This comprehensive text provides a detailed review and analysis of the building-block theories in Organizational Behavior. Expanding on his previous work in the field, John Miner has identified the key theories that every student or scholar needs to understand to be considered literate in the discipline.
Organizational Behavior: Essential Theories of Motivation and Leadership analyzes the work of leading theorists. Each chapter includes the background of the theorist represented, the context in which the theory arose, the initial and subsequent theoretical statements, research on the theory by the theory's author and others (including meta-analysis and reviews), and practical applications.
Special features including boxed summaries of each theory at the beginning of each chapter, two introductory chapters on the scientific method and the development of knowledge, and detailed and comprehensive references, help make this text especially useful for graduate courses in Organizational Behavior and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
List of Tables and Figures; Preface; Part I. Scientific Introduction; 1. Science and Its Theory; 2. The Conduct of Research and the Development of Knowledge; Part II. Theories of Motivation; 3. From Social Psychology and Personality Theory: Kurt Lewin; 4. Achievement Motivation Theory: David McClelland; 5. Motivation-Hygiene Theory: Frederick Herzberg; 6. Job Characteristics Theory: Richard Hackman, Edward Lawler, and Greg Oldham; 7. Expectancy Theories: Victor Vroom, and Lyman Porter and Edward Lawler; 8. Operant Behavior and Organizational Behavior Modification: Clay Hamner, and Fred Luthans and Robert Kreitner; 9. Equity Theory: J. Stacy Adams; 10. Goal-setting Theory: Edwin Locke and Gary Latham; 11. Attribution Theory - Managerial Perceptions of the Poor Performing Subordinate: Terence Mitchell and Stephen Green; Part III. Theories of Leadership; 12. Normative Decision Process Theory: Victor Vroom, Philip Yetton, and Arthur Jago; 13. Contingency Theory of Leadership: Fred Fiedler; 14. Vertical Dyad Linkage and Leader-Member Exchange Theory: George Graen; 15. Information Processing Theory of Leadership: Robert Lord; 16. Substitutes for Leadership: Steven Kerr; 17. Role Motivation Theory: John Miner; 18. Charismatic Leadership Theory: Robert House; 19. Transformational Leadership Theory: Bernard Bass; Name Index; Subject Index