Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context

By Albert J. Mills, Jean C. Helms Mills, Carolyn Forshaw, and John Bratton

© 2006

In today's world we rely on formal organizations for almost everything that we do. These organizations in turn shape our expectations of how people should behave. Whether our interaction with an organization is positive or negative will depend on the structure, character, and control of the organization.

The text introduces and explains the central theories, concepts, and models of the field of organizational behaviour; at the same time, it advances the key ideas of competing paradigms, integrating many of their main issues. In this way Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context offers a unique view into twenty-first century organizations.

Featured studies and cases of several major organizations including British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines System, Ontario Hospitals, Pfizer, the Catholic Church, Mountain Equipment Co-operative, Workbrain, Wal-Mart (and many others) allow the reader to understand the context in which to consider specific themes. These themes are also explored in separate chapters—including chapters on gender at work and race/ethnicity in the workplace. Finally, the authors use current research to examine aspects of organizational behaviour from a gender, class, or race/ethnicity approach.

An instructor's manual, available on CD-ROM, includes chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint presentations, a 500-question test bank, additional discussion questions, and previously unpublished case studies drawn from the Dark Side Competition (on Rwanda, Coca-Cola in India, Bhopal, and Nestle).

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"At last there is a lucid, well-written OB book, which covers key issues required in OB teaching, but which has a mind of its own. Students and faculty will recognize this is more than standard fare." - Bill Cooke, Manchester Business School

Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context

By Albert J. Mills, Jean C. Helms Mills, Carolyn Forshaw, and John Bratton

© 2006

In today's world we rely on formal organizations for almost everything that we do. These organizations in turn shape our expectations of how people should behave. Whether our interaction with an organization is positive or negative will depend on the structure, character, and control of the organization.

The text introduces and explains the central theories, concepts, and models of the field of organizational behaviour; at the same time, it advances the key ideas of competing paradigms, integrating many of their main issues. In this way Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context offers a unique view into twenty-first century organizations.

Featured studies and cases of several major organizations including British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines System, Ontario Hospitals, Pfizer, the Catholic Church, Mountain Equipment Co-operative, Workbrain, Wal-Mart (and many others) allow the reader to understand the context in which to consider specific themes. These themes are also explored in separate chapters—including chapters on gender at work and race/ethnicity in the workplace. Finally, the authors use current research to examine aspects of organizational behaviour from a gender, class, or race/ethnicity approach.

An instructor's manual, available on CD-ROM, includes chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint presentations, a 500-question test bank, additional discussion questions, and previously unpublished case studies drawn from the Dark Side Competition (on Rwanda, Coca-Cola in India, Bhopal, and Nestle).

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 599 pages
  • Dimensions: 7.0in x 1.2in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    This text is not just global in its content and orientation; it is global in its appeal. At last there is a lucid, well-written OB book, which covers key issues required in OB teaching, but which has a mind of its own. Students and faculty will recognize this is more than standard fare.


    Bill Cooke, Manchester Business School

    Combining traditional and critical perspectives, theory and case application, Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context is an invaluable resource for understanding the increasingly complex organizational issues facing leaders, managers, and employees. A comprehensive, engaging, and contemporary text—highly recommended for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in organizational studies.


    Rosemary A. McGowan, Wilfrid Laurier University

    An engaging and accessible text that is very effective in bringing a critical perspective to bear on a comprehensive range of topics within organizational behaviour.


    Emma Bell, University of London

    Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context stands out among OB textbooks because of its excellent analysis of how gender, class, and race/ethnicity intersect with work and organizations, and for its critical reflection on various organizational behaviors that are taken for granted elsewhere.


    Yvonne Benshop, University of Nijmegen
  • Author Information

    Albert J. Mills is Director of the PhD (Management) program and Professor of Management at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Nova Scotia, Canada. His twelve books include (with T. Simmons) Reading Organization Theory: A Critical Approach, third edition (Broadview Press, 2004) and Sex, Strategy and the Stratosphere: The Gendering of Airline Cultures (Palgrave, 2006).



    Jean C. Helms Mills is Associate Professor of Management at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University. She has researched and written extensively on gender and the culture of organizations and is the author and editor of five books.



    Carolyn Forshaw teaches rhetoric and business communications at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC. She has had over twenty-five years experience in the field in the UK and Canada.



    John Bratton is a visiting professor at both Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in the UK.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgements

    Part I: Introduction

    Chapter 1. Introducing Organizational Behaviour
    Albert J. Mills

    Chapter 2. Understanding Organizational Behaviour in Context
    Albert J. Mills

    Part II: Individual Behaviour and the Organizational Context

    Chapter 3. Personality and Identity
    Peggy Wallace  

    Chapter 4. Perception, Stereotyping, and Attribution
    Elisabeth Wilson and Chris Rees

    Chapter 5. Values and Attitudes at Work
    Peter Chiaramonte  

    Chapter 6. Learning in Organizations
    John Bratton and James D. Grant

    Chapter 7. Motivation in Organizations
    Scott MacMillan  

    Chapter 8. Organizational Stress
    Kelly Dye  

    Part III: Interpersonal Processes in the Workplace

    Chapter 9. Groups and Teams in Organizations
    John Bratton and Peter Chiaramonte

    Chapter 10. Race, Ethnicity, and Workplace Diversity
    Natalie Vladi

    Chapter 11. Sex at Work
    Albert J. Mills and Jean Helms Mills  

    Chapter 12. Organizational Communication
    Carolyn Forshaw and Amy Thurlow

    Part IV: Organizational Structure and Change

    Chapter 13. Power and Organizational Life
    Gina Grandy

    Chapter 14. Organizational Culture
    Albert J. Mills and Jean Helms Mills

    Chapter 15. Organizational Structure and Design
    John Bratton and Peter Chiaramonte

    Chapter 16. Leadership in an Organizational Context
    John Bratton and Peter Chiaramonte

    Part V: Organizational Behaviour and the World Economy

    Chapter 17. Globalization Antenarratives
    David Boje

    Glossary 

    Contributors

    Index

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