Organizational Behavior with Connect Plus

Organizational Behavior with Connect Plus

5th Edition

By Angelo Kinicki and Mel Fugate

  • Copyright: 2012

  • Publication Date: Jun 17 2011

  • ISBN 10: 0077890442

  • ISBN 13: 9780077890445



In addition to facilitating active learning, Organizational Behavior: Key Concepts, Skills & Best Practices meets the needs of those instructors looking for a brief, paperback text for their OB course

In addition to facilitating active learning, Organizational Behavior: Key Concepts, Skills & Best Practices meets the needs of those instructors looking for a brief, paperback text for their OB course, who do not want to sacrifice content or pedagogy. This book provides lean and efficient coverage of topics such as diversity in organizations, ethics, and globalization, which are recommended by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Timely chapter-opening vignettes, interactive exercises integrated into each chapter, practical boxes titled Skills & Best Practices, four-color presentation, lively writing style, captioned color photos, cartoons, and real-world in-text examples make Organizational Behavior: Key Concepts, Skills & Best Practices the right choice for today’s business/management student. The topical flow of this 16-chapter text goes from micro (individuals) to macro (groups, teams, and organizations). Mixing and matching chapters and topics within chapters in various combinations is possible and encouraged to create optimum teaching/learning experiences. Students relate to this textbook...they thank me for choosing this book; they say it's a book they will hold onto for future use! Kathleen M Foldvary, Harper College

  • Language: English – lower case

  • Imprint: Irwin/McGraw-Hill

  • Page Count: 0

New Features

  • NEW Connect Management with Interactive Applications® is McGraw-Hill’s web-based assignment and assessment platform that connects you and your students to the coursework. Interactive Applications provided for each chapter of the textbook allow students to “do” management, stimulate critical thinking, and reinforce key concepts. Students receive immediate feedback and can track their progress in their own report. The following 4 types of Interactive Applications were developed for Organizational Behavior 5e based on actual book-specific content: Case Video Pop-up Analysis, Drag and Drop, Sequencing Activity, and Self-Assessment.
  • NEW – Mel Fugate from Southern Methodist University has joined as the text as the new co-author. Dr. Fugate has won numerous teaching awards for his great work in the classroom teaching OB, which he is still enjoying today. Mel received his B.S.E. at Michigan State University and his Ph.D. at Arizona State University. Mel brings years of teaching undergraduate, MBA and graduate students to this textbook, which helps this text stay clearly focused on the student reader audience. His active role in the research community help this text stay extremely current with the latest research and practice.
  • Uniquely strong link of Concepts to Skills and Practice - This text presents clear application of the theory presented throughout its carefully crafted narrative. Additionally, the boxed feature “Skills & Best Practices” (40 of which are new to this edition) delivers additional readings and practical application items that are designed to sharpen users’ skills by either recommending how to apply a concept, theory, or model, or by giving an exemplary corporate application.

    “Yes, it exceeds my expectations in this regard. Excellent job of linking concepts to practical application (a clear distinguishing factor of this text).”
    Karen S. Markel, Ph.D. SPHR Oakland University
  • Engage Students with Current, Relevant Cases – 14 of 16 new, brief real-world cases open every chapter with timely, relevant situations providing that needed hook to get students engaged into the chapter materials. The text’s website also features interpretations for each case.

    “Excellent. These cases really seem to set the tone with relevant and interesting situations.”
    Tom Myers, Champlain College
  • CREATE, our Custom Textbook Option Craft your teaching resources to match the way you teach! With McGraw-Hill Create,, you can easily rearrange chapters, combine material from other content sources, quickly upload content you have written like your course syllabus or teaching notes, then personalize your book's appearance by selecting the cover and adding your name, school, and course information. Find the content you need in Create by searching through thousands of leading McGraw-Hill textbooks. Arrange your book to fit your teaching style. Order a Create book and you'll receive a complimentary print review copy in 3 – 5 business days or a complimentary electronic review copy (eComp) via email in about one hour. Go to today and register. Experience how McGraw-Hill Create empowers you to teach your students your way.
  • Tegrity Campus - Tegrity Campus is a service that makes class time available all the time by automatically capturing every lecture in a searchable format for students to review when they study and complete assignments. With a simple one-click start and stop process, you capture all computer screens and corresponding audio. Students replay any part of any class with easy-to-use browser-based viewing on a PC or Mac.
  • Blackboard Partnership – McGraw-Hill and Blackboard have teamed up to simplify your life. Now you and your students can access Connect and Create right from within your Blackboard course – all with one single sign-on. The gradebooks are seamless, so when a student completes an integrated Connect assignment, the grade for that assignment automatically (and instantly) feeds your Blackboard grade center. Learn more at

Key Features

  • Personalize and expand key concepts – 16 Hands-On Self-Assessment Exercises encourage active and thoughtful interaction rather than passive reading and personalize the study experience while evaluating their own skills, abilities and interests in a variety of areas.

    “Love these! They are one of the best elements of the K&K text. Students like them as well, and they like discussing their results.”
    Mary Ellen Segraves, National-Louis University
  • Imaginative Writing Style for better Readability – This text was written with today’s student reader audience in mind.

    “I think that the readability of this book is excellent. Some of the examples are very rich, which gives the theory more grounding in reality.”
    Daniel Morrell, Middle Tennessee State University

    “Very readable. Upbeat tone. A somewhat 'interactive style' (use of in-text questions to the reader).”
    Mary Ellen Segraves, National-Louis University

    “Among the most readable texts on the market.”
    Joseph C. Rode, Miami (OH) University
  • Up-to-Date Real-World Examples - Nothing brings material to life better than rich in-text examples featuring companies, people and situations. This text delivers the most current and pertinent examples of any text on the market today.
  • Contemporary Ethical Issues – Legal/Ethical Challenges at the end of every chapter raise contemporary ethical issues, ask tough questions, and have corresponding interpretations in Instructor Manual by chapter.

    “Thoughtfully engaged students in a more comprehensive dialogue of the issues than my text currently does surrounding ethical dilemmas.”
    Karen S. Markel, Ph.D. SPHR Oakland University

    “These were very good. Brief yet meaty.”
    Daniel Morrell, Middle Tennessee State University

    “Loved all of the situations in the chapters I reviewed.”
    Janice S. Gates Western Illinois University
  • Manager’s Hot Seat Online! Now instructors can put students in the hot seat with access to an interactive program. Students are given an introduction to the situation, view a dossier of related management materials, and then watch 16 real managers apply their years of experience when confronting unscripted issues. As the scenario unfolds, questions about how the manager is handling the situation pop up, forcing the student to make decisions along with the manager. At the end of the scenario, students watch a post-interview with the manager, view how their responses matched up to the manager’s decisions, and then submit a report critiquing the manager’s choices while defending their own. Access to this online program is provided as part of the Premium Online Learning Access of this text. Access can also be purchased stand alone.
  • Asset Gallery (available via the text Online Learning Center - and within Connect): McGraw-Hill/Irwin Management is excited to provide a one-stop-shop for our wealth of assets making it super quick and easy for instructors to locate specific materials to enhance their course. The Asset Gallery includes (all our) non text-specific management resources (Self-Assessments, Test Your Knowledge exercises, Video's and information, additional group & individual exercises and more) along with supporting PowerPoint® and Instructor Manual materials. Additionally, to help incorporate the assets in the classroom, a guide is provided specific to McGraw-Hill/Irwin texts.



Organizational Behavior with Connect Plus



Part I: Managing People Within the External and Organizational Context

Chapter 1 - Needed: People-Centered Managers and Workplaces

Chapter 2 - Organizational Culture, Socializati

Table of Contents


Part I: Managing People Within the External and Organizational Context

Chapter 1 - Needed: People-Centered Managers and Workplaces

Chapter 2 - Organizational Culture, Socialization, and Mentoring

Chapter 3 - Developing Global Managers

Part II: Managing Individual Level Factors

Chapter 4 - Understanding Social Perception and Managing Diversity

Chapter 5 - Appreciating Individual Differences: Intelligence, Ability, Personality, Core Self-Evaluations, Attitudes, and Emotions

Chapter 6 - Motivation I: Needs, Job Design, and Satisfaction

Chapter 7 - Motivation II: Equity, Expectancy, and Goal Setting

Chapter 8 - Improving Performance with Feedback, Rewards, and Positive Reinforcement

Part III: Managing Group Level Factors and Social Processes

Chapter 9 - Effective Groups and Teamwork

Chapter 10 - Making Decisions

Chapter 11 - Managing Conflict and Negotiating

Chapter 12 - Communicating in the Digital Age

Chapter 13 - Influence, Power, and Politics: An Organizational Survival Kit

Part IV: Managing for Organizational Effectiveness

Chapter 14 - Leadership

Chapter 15 - Designing Effective Organizations

Chapter 16 - Managing Change and Creating a Learning Organization



About the Authors

Angelo Kinicki

Angelo Kinicki is a professor of management at Arizona State University. He received the Instructor of the Year Award for executive Education from the center for executive development in the college of business administration at ASU.

Mel Fugate