This milestone Handbook brings together an impressive collection of international contributions on micro research in Organizational Behavior. Focusing on core micro Organizational Behavior issues, chapters cover key themes such as individual and group behaviour. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volumes I provides students and scholars with an insightful and wide reaching survey of the current state of the field and is an indespensible road map to the subject area. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volume II will publish in November 2008. Edited by Stewart R Clegg and Cary L Cooper this Handbook draws together contributions from leading macro Organizational Behavior scholars.
It is hardly a bold statement to argue that leadership is one of the more foundational topics in organizational behavior. Every organizational behavior text has at least one, and often two, chapters on leadership, and leadership concerns are regularly at the forefront of business organizations and social policy debates. In all societies human and nonhuman alike individuals organize themselves into groups, and leaders emerge. Leaders are, by definition, at the pinnacle of these groups and organizations, and their actions, while not occurring in a vacuum, often change the course of the groups and organizations they lead and, in some cases, entire societies. Although the stakes are high, and the importance of their decisions are fundamental, effective leadership is all too often in the eye ...