Understanding organizational behaviour means knowing how and why businesses and other organizations operate in the way they do. Organization behaviour has become a well established multidisciplinary field, drawing on concepts from sociology and psychology, as well as from economics, industrial and labour relations, political science, production engineering and social anthropology. It applies academic disciplines to the practical realm of business in order to reveal the underlying structures and human dynamics that influence the day to day reality of management throughout the world. This handbook offers a comprehensive reference guide to organizational behaviour thinking and practice and brings together a collection of original essays, integrating the respective elements of organizational behaviour into a unified field of study.
The IEBM Handbook of Organizational Behavior is a unique, ground-breaking reference guide to organizational behavior thinking and practice. It brings together original essays from the world's leading OB experts and presents them in an accessible, single volume publication.Drawing from material provided in the highly acclaimed six volume International Encyclopedia of Business and Management, The IEBM Handbook of Organizational Behavior presents exclusive in-depth, global coverage of a wide range of OB topics and approaches.
"This text is unique in demonstrating clearly the linkages between corporate strategy, organisational behaviour and the management of change. This is an ideal undergraduate text that will also be valuable for experienced managers on masters programmes." David Buchanan, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Cranfield School of Management "This is the essential and definitive text on change management. It integrates the vast sweep of organisational theory and practice in a highly readable way. Every student and practitioner must have this."Michael Griffin, Director of Human Resources, King's College Hospital NHS Trust Globalisation. Mergers and Acquisitions. New technologies. New competitors. Rapid growth. Rapid decline. Economic boom. Financial crisis. In order to maximise their success, organisations today need to adapt to a turbulent environment. Yet one of the world's leading consultancies, Bain & Co, claims that the failure rate of change management projects is around 70 per cent. Managing change is not easy. The purpose of this leading textbook is to help you understand and consider the theoretical approaches to change and to make sense of these in the light of practical examples. Managing Change is written for students on modules covering management, strategy and organisational change as part of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Sociology, Work and Organisation builds on the five popular and successful editions of Sociology, Work and Industry. The new text is outstanding in how effectively it explains the value of using the sociological imagination to understand the nature of institutions of work, organisations, occupations, management and employment and how they are changing in the 21st century. The book combines intellectual depth with accessible language and a user-friendly layout. It is unrivalled in the breadth of its coverage and its authoritative overview of both traditional and emergent themes in the sociological study of work and organisation. It explains the basic logic of the sociological analysis of work and the way work is organised, whilst also providing an appreciation of the different theoretical traditions which the subject draws upon. It fully considers: the direction and implication of trends in technological change, globalisation, labour markets, work organisation, managerial practices and employment relations the extent to which these trends are intimately related to changing patterns of inequality in modern societies and to the changing experiences of individuals and families the ways in which workers challenge, resist and make their own contributions to the patterning of work and shaping of work institutions. Key features include: a new sign-posting system which integrates material and brings out themes which run through the various chapters; ‘key issue’ guides and summaries with each chapter; and the identifying of key concepts throughout the book, which are then brought together in an unrivalled glossary and concept guide at the end.
Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management is uniquely holistic in its approach to advanced HRM and takes the reader logically through a wide variety of practical issues and functions that affect HR practitioners. Topics addressed include competition and choice, people and skills, regulation and public policy, social trends, engaging people, managing an international workforce, and developing and implementing HR strategies. It is an essential one-stop resource that clearly evaluates the issues surrounding the way people are managed, offers insight into the future development of HRM, and provides the theoretical framework that will enable success in practice. Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management is packed full of engaging features, such as chapter-by-chapter learning outcomes, case studies, critical reflections, questions and activities designed to actively engage you with the material addressed and summaries of key points to aid learning. Taking you step-by-step through the aspects of HR management so vital for the practice of HR within an organisation, Stephen Taylor's innovative textbook is ideal for students taking an HRM module at undergraduate or Master's level, as well as students taking other modules that explore people management in relation to the wider business context. Online resources are offered to complement the material and include annotated web links, for a wealth of useful sources and information to develop your understanding, multiple choice questionnaires, PowerPoint slides for tutors to design their programmes, along with Lecturer’s guides.
Volume two of the Handbooks of Management Accounting Research consists of two groups of chapters. The first draw together research that has focussed on particular management accounting practices. The second set synthesise contributions to the literature that have been focussed within particular organisational contexts. Volume two concludes with a review of research on how management accounting practice and research varies around the world. Special pricing available if purchased as a set with Volume 1. Documents the scholarly management accounting literature Publishing both in print, and online through Science Direct International in scope
This volume provides theory and research on organizational change and predominantly features the application of these ideas to the health care domain, broadly defined. It addresses enduring issues in advancing to an effective health care system. The aim of this book is to offer an accessible and readable text aimed at provoking thought and questioning, and aiding creativity. It proffers arguments and ideas which are firmly based in empirical data and evidence, so that the reader may make informed personal evaluations. This book is designed to furnish a comprehensive theoretical basis for understanding organizational change in health care, as well as selected core issues of contemporary and future importance to the provision of effective care within sustainable systems. A series of coherent themes are addressed throughout the book from differing perspectives. However, every chapter has been written to standalone and be read independently. Each offers resources relevant to its’ focal topic, in the form of references, case studies and critique. Setting out a future research agenda, the book will be vital reading for organizational change researchers and practitioners in the healthcare industry.
Grid Technologies for E-Health: Applications for Telemedicine Services and Delivery examines innovations to further improve medical management using grid computing. A defining collection of field advancements, this publication discusses the significance of automation and IT resources in healthcare technology previously infeasible due to computing and data-integration constraints.
"The Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate provides an overview of current research, theory and practice in this expanding field. The editorial team and the authors come from diverse professional and geographical backgrounds, and provide an unprecedented coverage of topics relating to both culture and climate of modern organizations.... Well-known editors Neal Ashkanasy, Celeste P. M. Wilderom, and Mark F. Peterson lend a truly international perspective to what is the single most comprehensive and up-to-date source on the growing field of organizational culture and climate. In addition, the Handbook opens with a foreword by Andrew Pettigrew and two provocative commentaries by Ben Schneider and Edgar Schein, and concludes with an invaluable set of combined references." --Publisher.
Conducting a good interview is more difficult than one might imagine. Of course, thorough preparation is essential, but equally important are knowledge of the specific subject area and effective communication skills. Interviewing: Theory, Techniques and Training presents relevant theoretical perspectives, provides material to help develop a range of communication skills and describes tried and tested ways of preparing for interviews. There have been many developments in the field of interviewing in recent years. Computer-assisted protocols now play a prominent role in interviewing and there has been much research into the role of communication processes in interviews. Interviewing incorporates these recent developments and insights and offers up-to-date examples and practical suggestions.
Engaging the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals is an edited volume that brings together a diverse set of academic and professional perspectives within the three themes of attracting, educating, and retaining the next generation of aviation professionals (NGAP). This compilation is the first academic work specifically targeting this critical issue. The book presents a rich variety of perspectives, academic philosophies, and real-world examples. Submissions include brief case studies, longer scholarly works from respected academics, and professional reflections from individuals who have made important contributions to their field. The book includes academic chapters that explore the topic from a more theoretical standpoint yet are accessible and understandable to a professional audience. These are complemented by both broad and specific practice examples that describe initiatives and applications occurring in the industry around the three themes. All submissions include descriptive insights, experiences, and first-hand accounts of accomplishments, intended to support the work of other professionals managing NGAP issues. This work will be valuable to anyone involved in attracting, educating, or retaining NGAP, including academics, operators, national and international regulators, and outreach coordinators, among many others.
This Handbook grapples conceptually and practically with what the sharing economy - which includes entities ranging from large for-profit firms like Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, Taskrabbit, and Upwork to smaller, non-profit collaborative initiatives - means for law, and how law, in turn, is shaping critical aspects of the sharing economy. Featuring a diverse set of contributors from many academic disciplines and countries, the book compiles the most important, up-to-date research on the regulation of the sharing economy. The first part surveys the nature of the sharing economy, explores the central challenge of balancing innovation and regulatory concerns, and examines the institutions confronting these regulatory challenges, and the second part turns to a series of specific regulatory domains, including labor and employment law, consumer protection, tax, and civil rights. This groundbreaking work should be read by anyone interested in the dynamic relationship between law and the sharing economy.