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.
Part I covers the foundations of the scientific method, theory development, and the accrual of scientific knowledge in the field. Part II introduces the ideas of pioneers whose work pre-dates the emergence of Organizational Behavior. Part III considers the actual emergence of OB as we know it today, with an analysis of the environmental forces that impinged upon it (such as the recruiting of social scientists into business schools). Part IV presents an assessment of the current state of the art in OB research, with an original assessment of the importance, validity, and practical usefulness of 73 core theories in OB. Finally, Part V sets forth a vision for the future identity and growth of Organizational Behavior research, theory, and practice.
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.
1. Expectancy Theories 2. Goal-Setting Theory 3. Kurt Lewins Social Psychology 4. Achievement Motivation Theory 5. Job Characteristics Theory 6. Theories Based on B F Skinner and Organizational Behavior Modification 7. Equity Theory and Distributive Justice 8. Attribution Theory as Applied to Managerial Perceptions 9. Existence Relatedness and Growth Theory 10. Psychoanalytic Theory as Applied to Organizations 11. Self-Determination Theory 12. Theory of Behavior in Organizations 13. Normative Decision Process Theory 14. Leader-Member Exchange Theory 15. Information Processing Theory of Leadership 16. Role Motivation Theory of Leadership 17. Charismatic Leadership Theory 18 Contingency Theory of Leadership 19. Substitutes for Leadership Theory 20. Path-Goal Theory 21. The Romance of Leadership 22. Administrative Behavior and Organizations 23. Image Theory 24. Theories Involving James March 25. Control Theory Using the Control Graph 26. Katz and Kahns Social Psychology of Organizations 27. Sociotechnical Systems Theory 28. Sociological Open Systems Theory Differentiation and Integration 30. Ralph Stogdills GroupFocused Systems Theory 31. Webers Theory of Bureaucracy 32. The Theory Undergirding the Aston Studies 33. Peter Blaus Theory of Differentiation 34. Goal Congruence Theory and Organization Development 35. Dysfunctions and Variants 36. Compliance Theory 37. Structural Contingency Theory 38. The Theory of Alpha Beta and Gama Change 39. Resource Dependence Perspective 40. Neoinstitutional Theory 41. Organizational Ecology and Demography 42. Conclusions on Conclusions