The new edition of this widely used, best-selling core textbook dissects contemporary management practices and encourages readers to reflect critically on workplace realities. A wealth of theories and subjects are explored in depth via an acclaimed range of clear and interesting international cases and examples. This strong suite of pedagogy ensures student engagement and understanding. Taking an academically rigorous and critical approach, best-selling author John Bratton draws on the fields of sociology and psychology to create a unique, well-rounded teaching and learning resource that reviewers and students alike have enthusiastically embraced.
Organizational Behaviour is crucial to any, business, management or HRM degree - the book's comprehensive content, approach and revised structure have all been designed to map closely onto target modules at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels.
New to this Edition:
- New chapters on organizational change, and diversity and people management
- Globalization and Organization Misbehaviour feature explores flawed organizational practice, from a host of contemporary international examples
- New feature The Reality of Work illustrates the interconnection between organizational behaviour and society
- An expanded and truly diverse range of expert interviewees, cases and examples that cover all sizes and sectors of business and organization
- All chapters and scholarship have been fully revised and updated
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 584
Weight: 1600 g
Dimensions: 276 x 216 x 24 mm
Edition: 3rd edition
'Bratton never fails to deliver! This is a well written and comprehensive resource for students and lecturers alike. In providing contemporary examples which will resonate with students, Bratton challenges them to view OB critically.' - Kirstine Collins, Robert Gordon University 'This book represents an ambitious and significant development in OB. It is well-written and manages to convey a critical awareness lacking in other texts.' - Michael Allvin, Uppsala University, Sweden 'This edition is a clearly navigable and in-depth resource that will enable critical discussion. Key OB theories are illustrated with contemporary examples that will resonate with students and will prompt them as future managers to consider their roles in addressing inequalities and ensuring sustainable practice.' - Helen Mortimore, Plymouth University, UK 'This is an extremely informed and thought-provoking text which should both stimulate and challenge all those interested in contemporary issues in modern organisations of all kinds. Students and teachers alike should find much here to provoke discussion and critical reflection.' - Susan Miller, Durham University Business School, UK 'This defining and lucid book on OB is essential reading for researchers and students looking to understand the complex nature of work and organizations. Well researched, providing historical and current information, and full of stimulating case studies, this is an excellent teaching tool and an exciting read.' - Nellie El Enany, Warwick Business School, UK 'Introduction to Work and Organizational Behaviour examines the field at all levels, from the individual to groups and teams and the organization as a whole. It is very well structured and the new organizational change chapter is a strong asset. The case examples and interviews with businesspeople offer the reader a better understanding of OB in practice.' - Andre Soares, Coventry University, UK