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About the Book: Organization behavior has assumed tremendous importance for business planning and growth in todays competitive scenario. It is an integral element of the core syllabi at MBA, M.Com, BBM, BBA, B.Com and PG Diploma Courses. This book presents an indepth and comprehensive coverage of organization behavior. Salient Features: Latest developments in the Indian industry scenario have been included Latest information technology concepts have been discussed in detail with all the aspects of strategic management Chapter contents and learning objectives which provide the direction to the students, managers, directors, teachers, strategic consultants and CEOs Boxes present the latest industry incidents and developments Exhibits, tables, and charts illustrate the concepts Numerous examples make the concept easy to understand Case studies Contents: Organization Behavior Foundations of Individual Behavior Personality and its Theories Perception Learning and its Theories Attitude and Values Management of Motivation and its Theories Team Building and Group Dynamics Change and Conflict Management Leadership and its Theories Organization Behavior Structure, Process and Design
Bridging the gap between theory and practice in organizational behavior, this book provides a practical guide to real-life applications of the 35 most significant theories in the field. It covers key managerial topics such as goal setting, training and development, assessment, job enrichment, influence processes, decision-making, and others.
While the term neural networks may be unfamiliar to many organizational psychologists, exciting new applications of artificial intelligence are attracting notice among organizational behavior researchers. In Neural Networks in Organizational Research: Applying Pattern Recognition to the Analysis of Organizational Behavior, authors David Scarborough and Mark Somers bring researchers, academics, and practitioners up to speed on this emerging field, in which powerful computing capabilities offer new insights into longstanding, complex I/O questions such as employee selection and behavioral prediction. Neural networks mimic the way the human brain works, using interconnected nodes and feedback loops to learn to recognize even subtle patterns in vast amounts of data. They can process data far more quickly and efficiently than conventional techniques can, and produce better empirical results. They are especially useful for modeling nonlinear processes. The book traces the development of this methodology and demonstrates how it opens up new ways of thinking about traditional problems. and non-linear elements of a given problem, and thus enhance their own research.
"In an age where even the best products are quickly imitated, businesses must constantly find new ways to outpace competitors. Successful companies differentiate themselves not just with superior products, but also by how they behave toward their customers at every touchpoint: service, product development, marketing, branding, bids and proposals, presentations, negotiations, and more. Behavioral Differentiation is emerging as the ""final frontier"" in competitive strategy, and "Winning Behavior" shows how leading companies use it to exceed expectations and outperform competitors. This eye-opening book offers case histories and examples from companies like GE, Volvo, EMC, Ritz-Carlton, Wal-Mart, and Harley-Davidson, plus interviews with executives like George Zimmer (Men's Wearhouse), Colleen Barrett (Southwest Airlines), and Gerry Roche (Heidrick & Struggles). In today's ultracompetitive business landscape, product quality and competitive pricing are prerequisites for staying afloat. "Winning Behavior" reveals the secrets the best companies use -- and any business can use -- to stay at the pinnacle of success in their industry."
This book provides a comprehensive summary of the major theories meant to explain the way business and other organizations work, why they look and act as they do, and what makes some succeed and others fail. Among the many different approaches to the subject, no one school of thought accurately reflects current thinking on these issues. The author presents a much-needed overview of thirty of the major theories that underpin Organization Theory and Economic Organization. Each theory is summarized in a stand-alone fashion, allowing each chapter to be used either in complement or as a separate perspective. Integration of the various topics and perspectives is accomplished within section introductions and in the overall introduction and conclusion to the text. The goal of this book is to inform students of the main issues confronting organizations, the main theoretical ideas within the different paradigms, why it is important to theorize about organizations, how these theories are constructed, and how learning is improved by scanning multiple perspectives. It can be used as a stand-alone uourse text or supplementary text for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in Organization Theory.