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Work and Organizational Behaviour John Bratton (Thompson Rivers University, Canada)

Work and Organizational Behaviour By John Bratton (Thompson Rivers University, Canada)

Work and Organizational Behaviour by John Bratton (Thompson Rivers University, Canada)

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Work and Organizational Behaviour Summary

Work and Organizational Behaviour by John Bratton (Thompson Rivers University, Canada)

Critical and accessible, the new edition of this bestselling textbook offers valuable insight into contemporary management practices and encourages readers to reflect on the realities of the workplace. Work and Organizational Behaviour takes a unique and well-rounded approach, exploring key theories and topics through the lenses of sociology, psychology, ethics and sustainability. Firmly embedded in the latest research and the wider geopolitical environment, this new edition places OB in the context of climate change, the rise of unstable working conditions and the impact of new technologies. A strong suite of pedagogy supports student learning, demonstrating key theories in action and preparing readers for the real world of work. Cases and features illustrate contemporary organizational practices and their impact across the world, in a range of industries. With streamlined content, an improved structure, and an enhanced focus on leadership, Work and Organizational Behaviour is an essential companion for OB modules at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels. New to this Edition: - New chapters on 'Work and the gig economy' and 'Human resource management' - New decision making scenarios helping readers to develop practical leadership skills - 200+ new references to recent academic literature - Inclusion of important contemporary topics, including Covid-19 and the gig economy - Coverage of new technologies, including the impact of AI, robots, remote working and big data - Increased coverage of corporate social responsibility and ethics - New end of chapter cases, Reality of Work features and Globalization and Organization Behaviour features Accompanying online resources for this title can be found at These resources are designed to support teaching and learning when using this textbook and are available at no extra cost.

About John Bratton (Thompson Rivers University, Canada)

John Bratton is Visiting Professor at Strathclyde University in Glasgow and Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Hull and a PhD in the sociology of work from the University of Manchester. He has more than 30 years' experience teaching a range of organizational behaviour, leadership and human resource management courses, at both undergraduate and graduate levels mainly in the UK and Canada, but also in Finland and Singapore. His research interests traverse the sociology of work and management. In addition to writing this book, John is author of Japanization at Work: Managerial Studies in the 1990s; co-author of Workplace Learning: A Critical Introduction (2004); co-author (with Keith Grint and Debra Nelson) of Organizational Leadership (2005); co-author (with Jeff Gold) of Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice (2017); co-author (with David Denham) of Capitalism and Classical Social Theory (2019), and editor of Organizational Leadership (2020).

Table of Contents

1. Introducing contemporary organizational behaviour 2. Work and the gig economy 3. Studying work and organizations 4. Class, gender, race and equality 5. Personality and self-identity 6. Perception and emotions 7. Motivation 8. Learning 9. Group and team dynamics 10. Communication 11. Structure 12. Technology 13. Culture 14. Human resource management 15. Leadership 16. Decision making, ethics and social responsibility 17. Power, politics and conflict 18. Change.

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Work and Organizational Behaviour by John Bratton (Thompson Rivers University, Canada)
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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