Organizational Behavior 3: Historical Origins, Theoretical Foundations, and the Future

Organizational Behavior 3: Historical Origins, Theoretical Foundations, and the Future

By: John B. Miner (author)Hardback

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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.

About Author

Jack Miner has written more than 50 books and over 140 articles in leading journals. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Academy of Management and also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.


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; About the Author; Name Index; Subject Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780765615275
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 317
  • ID: 9780765615275
  • ISBN10: 0765615274

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