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Organizational Behaviour and Work: A critical introduction

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The most critical yet accessible introduction to work and organizational behaviour.

  • Provides a concise introduction to organizational behaviour which is critical, yet accessible, in its approach, and ideal for those new to the subject.
  • Challenges students to re-examine and question traditional views on organizational life and to use their analytical skills to further their own reading and research.
  • Draws on a wide range of research, thereby introducing students to the rich and varied contributions that have advanced the study of organizational behaviour.
  • Reflects the complexity of working life by focusing on key issues such as power, resistance, gender, well-being, and race.
  • Diverse real-life examples in every chapter, including the surface acting of airline staff, sexual harassment at universities, and digital staff surveillance, demonstrate how the theory of organizational behaviour can apply in practice.

New to this edition

  • New case studies and examples, on topics as varied as cross-cultural virtual teams, Leicester City Football Club, and size zero in the fashion industry, explore the reality of organizational behaviour in the contemporary workplace and society as a whole.
  • New and increased coverage of ethical behaviour, sexual harassment, well-being, and the impact of social media.
  • New diagrams of the most relevant theories aid understanding and facilitate visual learning.
  • New questions and additional links to films and novels encourage engagement through reflection on the key issues and signpost to those issues at play in the popular media.


Author’s Information:

Fiona M. Wilson, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Fiona Wilson is Professor of Organizational Behaviour in the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. Before moving to Glasgow, she worked at the University of St Andrews: first as a Lecturer, then as a Senior Lecturer. Previously, Fiona had been employed as a researcher at Manchester Business School and University of Bradford Management Centre. Fiona completed a PhD at Manchester Business School in 1986. She is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, an Academic Fellow of the CIPD, and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.


Table of Contents:


Approaching management critically

1: Setting the scene
2: Employees’ views of work
3: Managerial views of work
4: The rationality of management
5: Sexuality, sex typing, and gender

Classic organizational behaviour and the critique

6: Motivation
7: Leadership
8: Perception
9: Personality
10: Organizational learning
11: Culture
12: Teams and teamworking
13: Structure
14: All change?

The core of critical approaches

15: Managerial power and control
16: Organizational misbehaviour
17: Voluntary, not-for-profit, and alternative organizations
18: Health, well-being, emotion, and stress