Building upon the strengths of the first edition while continuing to extend the influence and reach of organizational behavior (OB), the Second Edition of this groundbreaking reference/ text analyzes OB from a business marketing perspective-offering a thorough treatment of central, soon-to-be central, contiguous, and emerging topics of OB to facilitate greater viability and demand of OB practice.
New edition incorporates more comparative perspectives throughout!
Contributing to the dynamic, interdisciplinary state of OB theory and practice, the Handbook of Organizational Behavior, Second Edition

  • comprehensively covers strategic and critical issues of the OB field with descriptive analyses and full documentation
  • details the essential principles defining core OB such as organizational design, structure, culture, leadership theory, and risk taking
  • advances solutions to setting operational definitions throughout the field
  • comparatively discusses numerous situations and variables to provide clarity to mixed or inconclusive research findings
  • utilizes cross-cultural approaches to examine recent issues concerning race, ethnicity, and gender
  • reevaluates value standards and paradigms of change in OB
  • investigates cross-national examples of OB development, including case studies from the United States and India
  • and much more!
    Written by 45 worldwide specialists and containing over 3500 references, tables, drawings, and equations, the Handbook of Organizational Behavior, Second Edition is a definitive reference for public administrators, consultants, organizational behavior specialists, behavioral psychologists, political scientists, and sociologists, as well as a necessary and worthwhile text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking organizational behavior courses in the departments of public administration, psychology, management, education, and sociology.
  • chapter 1|6 pages

    Introduction: Fitting a Market Metaphor to Organizational Behavior

    ByRobert T. Golembiewski

    chapter 2|12 pages

    The Contingency Approach to Organizational Design

    ByPaul R. Lawrence

    chapter 3|24 pages

    Work Motivation

    ByHal G. Rainey

    chapter 4|38 pages

    Motivation by Goal Setting

    ByEdwin A. Locke

    chapter 6|32 pages

    Small Group Research: Autonomous Teams and Progress on Issues of Context and Levels of Analysis

    ByClaus W. Langfred, Mark T. Shanley

    chapter 7|32 pages

    Organizational Culture: It's Alive! It's Alive! But There's No Fixed Address!

    ByRobert G. Isaac, Douglas C. Pitt

    chapter 8|30 pages

    Organization Design

    ByWilliam B. Stevenson

    chapter 9|64 pages

    Surveying Organizational Structures and Human Resource Practices: The National Organizations Study

    ByPeter V. Marsden, Arne L. Kalleberg, David Knoke

    chapter 11|88 pages

    Leadership Theory In Postmodernist Organizations

    ByKarl W. Kuhnert

    chapter 14|38 pages

    Psychological Burnout in Organizations: Research and Intervention

    ByRonald J. Burke, Astrid M. Richardsen

    chapter 15|50 pages

    Managing Organizational Conflict: Challenges for Organization Development

    ByChange M. Afzalur Rahim

    chapter 18|12 pages

    Management Training and Development

    ByDorothy Olshfski, Deborah Ann Cutchin

    chapter 19|34 pages

    Valuing Diversity in a Global Economy: The Sad State of Organizations and Gender

    ByAllan R. Cahoon, Julie I. A. Rowney

    chapter 21|22 pages

    Postmodernism: Implications for Organization Theory?

    ByDale "Skip" Newberg

    chapter 22|52 pages

    Behavioral Research in Auditing: A Review and Synthesis

    ByRonald A. Davidson

    chapter 23|12 pages

    Hegemonic Masculinity and Organizational Behavior

    ByMartin Kilduff

    chapter 24|20 pages

    A Positive Revolution in Change: Appreciative Inquiry

    ByDavid L. Cooperrider, Diana Whitney

    chapter 25|58 pages

    Paradigms in Organizational Change: Change Agent and Change Target

    ByPerspectives Achilles A. Armenakis, Stanley G. Harris, and Hubert S. Feild

    chapter 27|36 pages

    A Way Out of No Way? Strategy, Structure, and the "New Governance"

    ByRobert F. Durant

    chapter 28|12 pages

    A New Perspective on Organizing in Industry

    ByJohn Farm Ulhoi, Urs E. Gattiker, Inger Bojsen