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Organizational Behaviour

Organizational behaviour
SusanMiller, Hull University Business School

Chapter Overview

Key Concepts

Business Process Reengineering (BPR); Contingency approach to organizational structure; Emotional intelligence; Emotional labour; Group; High performance work systems; Lean manufacturing; Motivation; Network organizations; Nomothetic and idiographic approaches to personality; Organizational culture; Perception


The study of organizations is known by various titles including Organization Theory, Organization Studies and Organizational Behaviour. While some writers may seek to differentiate between them, in practice textbooks with these different titles tend to cover similar intellectual terrain, as do many textbooks about Management. ...

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