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Organizational Behavior 5: From Unconscious Motivation to Role-Motivated Leadership
Authored by: John B. Miner

Cloth ISBN: 978-0-7656-1990-7 Paper ISBN: 978-0-7656-1991-4
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Information: 512pp. Tables, references, index.
Publication Date: July 2008.  


Description: This volume makes available in one place the large body of research that has been developed over the years on role motivation theory. Author Jack Miner has always been concerned with unconscious factors in human experience, and this work is designed to give proper emphasis to their role in organizational behavior.

Part I reviews the current status of projective techniques and the recent work that has been done on unconscious motivation. Part II covers Miner's significant research in the field, from his early work at the Atlantic Refining Company to his career-long leadership studies of Princeton University graduates. The chapters in Part III involve psychometric data analysis, meta-analysis, and factor analysis.

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Chapter 1. Unconscious Motivation as Viewed from the Projective Perspective
Chapter 2. Unconscious Motivation as Viewed from the New Unconscious Perspective


Chapter 3. Managers at the Atlantic Refining Company
Chapter 4. Students at the University of Oregon with Managerial Career Goals
Chapter 5. Consultants Employed by McKinsey & Company
Chapter 6. Students at Western Michigan University (Organized on a Hierarchic Basis) and at the University of South Florida (Organized on a Group Basis)
Chapter 7. Human Resource Managers from a Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Panel
Chapter 8. Diversity Among General Motors Corporation Managers
Chapter 9. Academy of Management Members as Professionals
Chapter 10. Georgia State University MBA Students Enrolled in a Career Planning Course
Chapter 11. Changes in the Managerial Motivation of University Students across the 1960-1980 Period
Chapter 12. Varied Personnel from Hierarchic, Professional, Task, and Group Systems: An Instrument for Classifying Organizations, John E. Oliver
Chapter 13. Students at the U. S. Military Academy (West Point) and at the Branch Immaterial Officer Candidate Course (Ft. Benning, GA)
Chapter 14. Top Executives from Various Companies
Chapter 15. Entrepreneurs Who Applied to the National Science Foundation for Funding of Hi-tech Innovations
Chapter 16. Contrasts Among Entrepreneurs and Managers
Chapter 17. Managers in the People's Republic of China
Chapter 18. Active Volunteers Working in Voluntary Organizations in Western New York
Chapter 19. Labor Arbitrators Nationwide (Many of Them Lawyers)
Chapter 20. Attendees at the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Program Over 7 Years
Chapter 21. Graduate Students Who Attended an Entrepreneurship Course over 5 Years
Chapter 22. Princeton University Alumni (Class of 1948) on Whom Whole Career Data Are Available, and the Subsequent Creation of the Leadership Theory
Chapter 23. Adolescents in Orange County, CA: Family Influences on the Development of Task Motivation in Adolescents, Jennifer L. Miner


Chapter 24. The Psychometric Soundness of the MSCS
Chapter 25. The Construct Validity of the MSCS,
Kenneth P. Carson and Debora J. Gilliard

Chapter 26. Meta-analyses of Gender Differences in Responses to the MSCS-Form H
Chapter 27. Meta-analyses of Risk Propensity Differences Between Managers and Entrepreneurs on the MSCS-Form T
Chapter 28. Relationships Involving Projective Techniques, Self-report Measures and Criteria
Chapter 29. Congruence and the Significance of Careers in Testing Role Motivation Theory: Using Task Motive Patterns
Chapter 30. Congruence and the Significance of Careers in Testing Role Motivation Theory: Using Hierarchic Motive Patterns
Chapter 31. Congruence and the Significance of Careers in Testing Role Motivation Theory: Using Professional Motive Patterns
Chapter 32. Factor Analysis of the MSCS Subscales, Jennifer L. Miner

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Comment(s): "This book provides in a single convenient source a compilation of influential research on motivation, the context of leadership, and entrepreneurship, conducted by Jack Miner and his colleagues over the past several decades. It will make a nice addition to the bookshelf of any serious OB scholar." -- Robert Liden, University of Illinois at Chicago

"Miner addresses the critical, but often neglected topic, of unconscious motives. This book not only provides an important theoretical framework likely to guide future research in this area, it also examines in depth how unconscious motives shape leader performance across a range of settings and organizations. Accordingly, this book will prove of great interest, and great value, to both those interested in motivation and those interested in the effects of motivation on leadership." -- Michael D. Mumford, University of Oklahoma

"Jack Miner is one of the all-time great management and OB scholars and writers whose contributions are legion. This seminal book continues in that tradition and is a tour de force of role motivation theory-not only a scholarly lesson in theory building, but also one in theory testing. It is a must-read for all serious scholars, current and aspiring, in the fields of management, OB, and applied psychology." -- Fran Yammarino, State University of New York at Binghamton

"Miner has done it again! He has put together a magical historical and current overview of OB. The work covers qualitative and quantitative thrusts, ties OB and OT together, and spins out a combination of traditional and current theory that makes for a compelling read. I know of few people in the field who could pull all this off as effectively as Jack Miner." -- Jerry Hunt, Texas Tech University

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