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Organizational Behavior Hardcover – Jan 1 2010
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"I like the way concepts are carried through one chapter to others. Example: Competencies are carried into discussions in later chapters."-- MaryRose L. Hart, Rogers State University
"The Learning Content with Competency listings is great!"-- Consuelo M. Ramirez, University of Texas, San Antonio
About the Author
Don Hellriegel is Emeritus Professor of Management in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Dr. Hellriegel joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 1975. He has also taught at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Colorado. He received his B.S. and M.B.A. from Kent State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington. His research interests include organizational behavior, the effects of organizational environments, managerial cognitive styles, and organizational innovation and strategic management processes. His research has been published in a number of leading journals. Dr. Hellriegel served as Vice President and Program Chair of the Academy of Management, President Elect, President, and Past President. He has also served a three-year term as Dean of the Fellows Group of the Academy of Management. He has also been Editor of the Academy of Management Review and served on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management. Dr. Hellriegel has performed many other leadership roles, including President, Eastern Academy of Management; Division Chair, Organization and Management Theory Division; President, Brazos County United Way; Co-Consulting Editor, West Series in Management, Head, Department of Management (TAMU); Interim Dean, Executive Associate Dean, Mays School of Business (TAMU); and Interim Executive Vice Chancellor (TAMUS). Dr. Hellriegel has consulted with a variety of groups and organizations, including 3DI, Sun Ship Building, Penn Mutual Life Insurance, Texas A&M University System, Ministry of Industry and Commerce for the nation of Kuwait, Ministry of Agriculture for the Dominican Republic, AACSB, and Texas Innovation Group.
John W. Slocum, Jr. is an Emeritus Professor in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He has taught at the University of Washington, Penn State, Ohio State, International University of Japan, and the Amos Tuck School of Dartmouth College. Dr. Slocum has been awarded the Alumni Citation for Professional Accomplishment by Westminster College and the Nicolas Salgo, Rotunda, and Executive MBA Outstanding Teaching Awards at SMU. He holds a B.B.A. from Westminster College, a M.B.A. from Kent State, and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Washington. He is Past President of the Eastern Academy of Management, the 39th President of the Academy of Management and Editor of the Academy of Management Journal. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, Decision Science Institute, and the Pan-Pacific Institute. He serves as co-editor of the Journal of World Business and the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and Associate Editor of Organizational Dynamics. Dr. Slocum has consulted for organizations including ARAMARK, Baylor Hospital, University of North Texas Health Science Center, LBJ School at the University of Texas, Celanese Chemical Corporation, Pier 1, NASA, and Brakke Consulting. He is a regular speaker for many senior executive development programs, including the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, SMU, and Lockheed Martin. He is currently on the Board of Directors of ViewCast Corporation, Kisco Senior Living, and GoToLearn.
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The colorful tables and figures are not only informative, but they are pleasant to look at.
All of the chapters contain insight features. Also, the various Competencies: (Ethics, Self, Diversity, Across Cultures, Communication, Teams, and Change) gives each chapter structure, which makes it easier to follow. I find the key terms and discussion questions helpful for studying and preparing for tests.
The case studies and photos are very informative and even intriguing.
The text is a solid overview text for Human Resource Development, with interesting case studies and examples. The authors got a carried away with their structural framework, and the graphic illustrations are both numerous and of little value. It's a solid introductory book, but I would not describe it as well-written, or an efficient use of language and paper.
The e-textbook format means that (at least at present) the book cannot be read on a Kindle or Android tablet. It can be read only on a computer, or an iPad. A few pages have copyrighted content by others that is omitted from the online text due to copyright issues. I have found these two factors to be a serious encumbrance. So inconvenient, in fact, that I've considered buying a paper copy of the book -- that's saying a lot given the cost.
1) This particular e-book caused my reader application to crash constantly; this did not happen with any other book and I was eventually refunded my money as Amazon could not resolve. In my case I rented and viewed with Kindle for PC app on a Windows 8.1 OS...this book is not available on the actual app for Windows 8.1 so you are forced to use the original application. Was not available on other devices I own and wouldn't have been efficient anyways.
2) There is a lot of missing information due to digital copyright issues. This is not Amazon's fault (and in fact exists in all electronic copies I've found) but still creates a big problem when you need to get all of the information or read and answer a case that is completely greyed out.
My advice to you if you prefer e-book format as I do:
Test out the purchase/rental with your preferred application first with free preview if available...flip through some different pages to see if it will try to crash the app. I ended up renting the e-book elsewhere but the search/navigation/categorization options are definitely not as nice as Kindle for PC.
Also, purchase or rent a cheap hard copy that's not in great shape as a backup...you'll need it for all the missing cases and illustrations.
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