Organisational Behaviour

ISBN Number : 978-93-5693-187-9

Student Price : Rs.898

Student Dollar Price : 36$

Library Price : Rs.1850

Library Dollar Price : 74$

Book Edition : Fourteenth

Year of Publication : 2023

No. Of Pages : 800

Book Weight :1322

About The Book

The structure of the book is well sequenced and balanced. All the 25 chapters have been clustered into five parts, each part focusing on one dimension of Organisational Behaviour. Part 1 contains discussion on an overview of the subject; part 2 has chapters that explain the dynamics of individual behaviour; contours of group behaviour have been brought out in part 3; part 4 details the organisation and its structures; and part 5 describes international perspectives of Organisational Behaviour.

Majority of the cases in the book are India centric and the principles of Organisational Behaviour have been largely Indianised. Each page in the book has a figure and or an exhibit thus making it highly attractive.

The book is rich with pedagogic aids. Every chapter contains learning objectives, opening and closing cases, self-check, relook, summary, key terms and exercises.

The present edition is much improved in terms of new cases, additional boxed items and enriched text. Two new features are unique in the tenth edition: `Successful Manager` and `Key Terms`. Key terms with definitions are appended at the foot of each page in the book. Definitions are catchy and close to the real-life happenings. `Successful Manager` boxed at different places contain takeaways from each chapter. The tidbits go away from the text and contain highly interesting and memorable promontories.

A must read for all students of commerce and management courses.


Contents -
Section A - Nature of OB
1. Understanding the Nature of Organisational Behaviour
2. Management and Managers
3. OB − The Emerging Challenges
Section B - Individual Behaviour
4. Foundations of Individual Behaviour
5. Intelligence
6. Personality
7. Perception and Attribution
8. Learning
9. Attitudes and Values
10. Motivation − Theories and Principles
11. Applied Motivation Practices
12. Work Stress
Section C : Group Behaviour
13. Group Dynamics
14. Team Dynamics
15. Power and Political Behaviour
16. Workplace Behaviour - Conflict, Negotiation, Trust, Psychological Contract and Deviance
17. Leadership - Influencing Others
18. Communication
Section D - Organisations, Culture and Change
19. Designing Organisational Structures
20. Organisational Culture, Creativity and Innovation
21. Organisational Change and Development
22. Decision Making
23. International Organisational Behaviour
Section E - Ethically and Socially Responsive Human Resource
24. Ethics and Social Responsibility
25. Human Resource Policies and Practices

About The Author

Dr. K. Aswathappa has a vast and diverse teaching experience, spanning over a period of nearly four decades. He has the honour of occupying many important positions in Bangalore University. He was the Chairman of Department of Commerce; Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management; Director, Canara Bank School of Management Studies and Member of Syndicate, Senate, and Academic Council. Now retired, he is spending all his time in reading, updating titles in circulation and writing new ones.

Besides guiding 25 Ph.D. research scholars, Dr. Aswathappa is also credited with adjudicating theses of other universities. He takes interest in content development and has been instrumental in revising syllabi of all Commerce and Management courses periodically, in order to make them reflect current developments in business world. His contribution to business education, though little, is significant, especially in Karnataka. At his instance, a course on business studies was introduced for plus two students of Commerce stream in the state of Karnataka, and he was invited by the National Book Trust to develop content for a course on factory organisation for CBSE students.

Dr. Aswathappa has been an author of three decades standing, having authored books on Human Resource Management, International Business, Organisational Behaviour and Business Environment. All his books are bestsellers and have run into multiple editions and reprints which demonstrate their acceptance all over.

He has enriched his titles with unique didactic aids, such as "Running Cases", "Walk the Talk", "Successful Manager", "Pause and Ponder", "Relook", "Self-Check", "Reinforcing Exercises" and the like. His writings reflect as much success stories of Tatas, Birlas, Ambanis, Mittals, Murthys, Azim Premji and Bill Gates as workplace harassment, beheading of expatriates, murdering of HR executives inside factories, plight of female employees in garments units, families living on pavements and impoverished children, and so on.

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