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Organizational Behavior 3: Historical Origins, Theoretical Foundations, and the Future
Authored by: John B. Miner
 




Cloth ISBN: 978-0-7656-1527-5 Paper ISBN: 978-0-7656-1528-2
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Information: 336pp. Tables, figures, references, index.
Publication Date: March 2006.  

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Description: This is the first comprehensive overview of the development of the field of Organizational Behavior. It belongs on the shelf of every scholar and student in the discipline.

Part I covers the foundations of the scientific method, theory development, and the accrual of scientific knowledge in the field. Part II introduces the ideas of pioneers whose work pre-dates the emergence of Organizational Behavior. Part III considers the actual emergence of OB as we know it today, with an analysis of the environmental forces that impinged upon it (such as the recruiting of social scientists into business schools). Part IV presents an assessment of the current state of the art in OB research, with an original assessment of the importance, validity, and practical usefulness of 73 core theories in OB. Finally, Part V sets forth a vision for the future identity and growth of Organizational Behavior research, theory, and practice.


Selected Contents:

List of Table and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgements

PART I. THEORY, RESEARCH, AND KNOWLEDGE OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
1. Science and Its Theory
2. Theory Building and Kinds of Theories
3. Measurement of Variables and Design of Research
4. Knowledge of Organizational Behavior
5. The Context of Theory as Organizational Behavior Emerged

PART II. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ORIGINS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
6. Elton Mayo and Hawthorne
7. Chester Barnard's Views on Management
8. Kurt Lewin--Personality Theory and Social Psychology Arrive
9. Mary Parker Follett--Social Philosopher and Prophet of Management
10. Max Weber and His Theory of Bureaucracy
11. Classical Management Theorists: The Antiheroes--Henri Fayol and Frederick Taylor

PART III. ESTABLISHING THE GROUND AGAINST WHICH ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR BECAME FIGURE
12. The Foundations, Their Reports, and the Aftermath
13. The Management Laureates
14. Psychologists in Business Schools
15. The Uncertainty Factor
16. A Personal and Theoretical Odyssey

PART IV. THE IMPORTANCE, VALIDITY, PRACTICAL USEFULNESS, AND INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR THEORIES
17. Methodology of the Importance, Validity, and Usefulness Analyses
18. Findings from the Importance, Validity, and Usefulness Analyses
19. Background and Hypotheses for the Institutionalization Analyses
20. Methodology of the Institutionalization Analyses
21. Findings from the Institutionalization Analyses

PART V. FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION
22. The Historical Core and Inherent Identity of Organizational Behavior
23. A Vision for Ensuing Generations

Name Index
Subject Index
About the Author


Review(s): " On the first three volumes: ... these books are fine scholarly works. One can hardly imagine a professor of management or management doctoral student who does not have these books and regularly refer to them as a source of information and inspiration." -- Academy of Management Review


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