People are the primary resources of an organisation. Hence, the first edition of Organisational Behaviour
by P. S. James focuses on how to help its readers 'create sustainable competitive advantage through people'.
It is a comprehensive text with depth and wide coverage that will not only provide a lucid explanation of
the concepts discussed but will also help understand the centrality of OB to create sustained competitive
advantage and initiate change.
Table of Content
Chapter 1 Fundamentals of an Organisation and Basics of Management
Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Behaviour
Chapter 3 Fundamentals of Organisational Behaviour
Chapter 4 Sensation and Perception
Chapter 5 The Self, Personality, and Other Individual Attributes
Chapter 6 Values and Attitudes
Chapter 7 Learning
Chapter 8 Work Motivation
Chapter 9 Intelligence, Emotions, and Moods
Chapter 10 Interpersonal Relationship and Interpersonal Behaviour
Chapter 11 Work Groups and Networks
Chapter 12 Leadership
Chapter 13 Power, Authority, Influence, and Politics
Chapter 14 Organisational Structure, Design, Systems, Processes, and Work Design"
H I G H L I G H T S O F T H E E D I T I O N
Embedded initiating cases. Every chapter has an initiating case. The events/incidents in the cases are embedded in the content of the chapter, which make the concepts more realistic and experiential.
Integration with practice. All chapters have a significant part which highlights how the theory can be applied to an organisation. In several chapters, the application part has been directly linked to functions of the management to ensure that the tools of OB can be used with precision. Quick revision mode. The long summary at the end of the chapter will allow the reader to revise the chapter quickly.
Value-added Knowledge. There are two ';Value-added Knowledge' sections in each chapter which will help broaden the understanding of OB. Bloom's taxonomy-driven understanding and assimilation questions. Each chapter has 15 questions
to test your understanding. In addition, there are 15 assimilation questions, which are a mix of direct questions, application questions, and critical thinking questions. They are set at various levels of cognitive complexity in accordance with Bloom's taxonomy.
Experiential learning. Every chapter has two application challenges that help to create experiential learning. These can be used effectively by all institutions irrespective of their pedagogical method.
Every chapter also recommends a suitable case. All recommended cases have been tested by the author in a class of OB for their suitability to generate discussion and bring out the concepts. The source for procuring the cases have also been indicated.
Online and offline resource: The delivery of this book is distinct and is a combination of print and online.