Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior

Fred Luthans

Language: English

Pages: 592

ISBN: 0073530352

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Organisational Behavior by Fred Luthans was one of the first mainstream organisational behavior texts on the market and continues the tradition of being the most current and up-to-date researched text today. Well-known author Fred Luthans is the 5th most prolific Publisher in Academy of Management Journals and a senior research scientist with the Gallup Organization, who continues to do research in the organisational behavior area. The Twelfth Edition of Organisational Behavior is ideal for instructors who take a research-based and conceptual approach to their OB course.

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management, and analyzing management styles.68 The theory goes back to pioneering Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung in the 1920s. He felt people could be typed into extraverts and introverts and that they had two basic mental processes—perception and judgment. He then further divided perception into sensing and intuiting and judgment into thinking and feeling. This yields four personality dimensions or traits: (1) introversion/extraversion, (2) perceiving/judging, (3) sensing/ intuition, and (4)

ethical perceptions. Conclusion: As women have become established in the workforce, not only is the workplace more diverse, but also ethical perceptions are changing. In particular, the ethical climate has emerged as an important managerial and societal concern. How this ethical climate is perceived by organizational participants, both male and female, can become important to decision making and business practices. A growing body of evidence suggests that gender plays a role in perceptions of

organization designs emerged. Whereas the horizontal designs broke down the former bureaucratic hierarchical and functional specialization boundaries within an organization, the twenty-first century designs have extended and broken the boundaries of the organization itself. Specifically, in order to compete in the global economy, far-thinking management recognized and then embraced the fact that they needed to outsource selected tasks, functions, and processes. For example, much of manufacturing

Context: Design and Culture 71 depicts graphically how TCG would look as a virtual organization. Because networks and virtual organizations both represent such radically different ways to structure firms, there are many challenges ahead, especially on the human side of these contemporary structural forms. THE ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE CONTEXT Going from Chapter 2’s discussion of the globalization context to more of a micro cultural impact on organizational behavior is organizational culture. The

increase his or her commission may spend less time listening to the needs of the customer and more time trying to convince the individual to buy the product or service, regardless of how well it meets the buyer’s needs. Also, there may be considerable differences along customer and industry lines with salespeople operating under the same incentive plan. For example, the New York Times sales force had considerable heterogeneity among clients that resulted in substantial earnings inequity and

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