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ORGB, 1st Edition

  • Ann Armstrong
  • Joan Condie
  • Debra L Nelson
  • James Campbell Quick
  • ISBN-10: 0176502831
  • ISBN-13: 9780176502836
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

Student Driven, Faculty Approved! With the helpful input from Organizational Behaviour students and faculty across Canada, ORGB has been developed to deliver a learning solution that incorporates a content-rich textbook with rich online learning, making this a truly innovative product for the different learning styles of today's students.


  • With fewer than 400 pages, ORGB provides an efficient presentation of the material, a more engaging layout and pedagogical tools, while including all key concepts, definitions, and learning outcomes, making the content more accessible to students.

  • Full content text and valuable online tools at a significantly lower price than most traditional Organizational Behaviour texts on the market today.

  • A variety of tools that help students apply their learning, such as Self Assessments, an Interactive Website, and Cases.

  • Built around today's students, ORGB offers study tools in a variety of formats to assist with students varied learning styles, for example, flashcards, downloadable audio chapter summaries, Interactive Quizzing, Review Questions, and Games.

  • Each chapter has Workplace Videos, which demonstrates real-life Organizational Behaviour in action.

  • Biz Flix videos bring OB concepts to life by showing OB applications in Hollywood block-buster movies.

  • Student Study Cards in each chapter sum up the important objectives, terminology, and theories.

  • ORGB is built around instructors and learners by employing a thoughtful research methodology tailored to Organizational Behaviour teachers and students.

  • Instructor Prep Cards are innovative one-pagers that help instructors prepare for class by providing extra example and highlighting key PowerPoint slides and videos clips for the learning objectives.

  • Comprehenisive Instructors Manual provides ideas for an active class, assignable exercises, and case studies and solutions.

  • Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) testbank takes assessment beyond recall to include higher level learning and avoiding common pitfalls in question construction.

  • NETA Instructor PowerPoints have been formatted to adhere to PowerPoint best practices.

About the Author

Ann Armstrong

Ann Armstrong has been an instructor at the Rotman School of Management for the past 18 years. She served as the Director of the Social Enterprise Initiative: in that role, she was responsible for increasing the School’s involvement in the non-profit/social enterprise sectors through curriculum design, research, and community engagement. She continues her affiliation with the Rotman School of Management, teaching in the Commerce program. She is also on the faculty of the Institute for Management and Innovation at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. She has co-authored several Canadian editions of a best-selling textbook on organization design with Dr. Richard Daft. As well, she has co-authored a textbook on Canada’s social economy with Drs. Jack Quarter and Laurie Mook. Along with Joan Condie, Ann has adapted, ORGB by Nelson and Quick, for a Canadian audience. Ann is now working on two textbooks as well as on a SSHRC/CURA-funded project on social businesses. Ann received her Ph.D. in organizational behaviour from the University of Toronto. In addition, she sits on several not-for-profit boards and consults principally in the non-profit and public sectors on change management and governance. (One day she hopes to become a comic!)

Joan Condie

Joan is the Dean of Sheridan College’s Centre for Teaching and Learning, having spent many years previously as a professor in the School of Business, as well as providing consulting and training services for a variety of organizations. In this newest role, Joan leads a team supporting new program development and curriculum enhancement, running the college’s learning management system, and supporting faculty in their growth as effective teachers, both online and in person. Recipient of two teaching awards, Joan is co-author of several textbooks and partnered with a research team at the University of Waterloo to create emotional intelligence training materials for business students.

Debra L Nelson

Dr. Debra L. Nelson is the Spears School of Business Associates' Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Management at Oklahoma State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she was the recipient of the R. D. Irwin Dissertation Fellowship Award. Dr. Nelson is the author of over 90 journal articles focusing on organizational stress management, gender at work, and leadership. Her research has been published in the ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, MIS QUARTERLY, ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS, JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, and other journals. In addition, she is coauthor/coeditor of several books, including ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: SCIENCE, THE REAL WORLD, AND YOU; POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (Sage, 2007); ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP (South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2004); GENDER, WORK STRESS, AND HEALTH (American Psychological Association, 2002); ADVANCING WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT (Blackwell, 2002); and PREVENTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT IN ORGANIZATIONS (American Psychological Association, 1997). Dr. Nelson has also served as a consultant to several organizations including AT&T, American Fidelity Assurance, Sonic, State Farm Insurance, and Southwestern Bell. She has presented leadership and preventive stress management seminars for a host of organizations, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Conoco/Phillips, Oklahoma Gas and Electric, Oklahoma Natural Gas, and the Federal Aviation Administration. She has been honored with the Greiner Graduate Teaching Award, the Chandler-Frates and Reitz Graduate Teaching Award, the Regents' Distinguished Teaching Award, the Regents' Distinguished Research Award, and the Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award at OSU. Dr. Nelson also serves on the editorial review boards of the JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, JOURNAL OF LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES, and LEADERSHIP.

James Campbell Quick

Dr. James Campbell (Jim) Quick is John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, Distinguished Professor in the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, and Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Department of Management, College of Business at The University of Texas at Arlington. He earned an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. at the University of Houston. He completed postgraduate courses in behavioral medicine (Harvard Medical School) and combat stress (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio). Dr. Quick is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the American Institute of Stress. Dr. Quick's and his brother's signature theory is preventive stress management, now in the APA Dictionary of Psychology (2007). Dr. Quick has over 100 books, book chapters, journal articles, and clinical monographs in 10 languages. Dr. Quick's awards and recognitions include Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Beta Delta honor societies membership; The Maroon Citation (Colgate University Alumni Corporation, 1993); 2002 Harry and Miriam Levinson Award (American Psychological Foundation); and a Presidential Citation (American Psychological Association, 2001). Quick won the 2007-2008 Honors College Outstanding Faculty Award and 2009 Award for Distinguished Record of Research at UT Arlington. Colonel Quick, United States Air Force Reserve (Ret.) was Distinguished Visiting Professor of Psychology, 59th Medical Wing (1999) and Visiting Scholar, United States Military Academy at West Point (2007). His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star. He currently serves by appointment from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on the Defense Health Board's Psychological Health External Advisory Subcommittee.

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction
Organizational Behaviour and Opportunity
Challenges for Individuals

Part Two: Individual Processes and Behaviour
Personality, Perception, and Attribution
Attitudes, Emotion, and Ethics
Motivation at Work
Learning and Performance Management
Stress and Well-Being at Work

Part Three: Interpersonal Processes and Behaviour
Work Teams and Groups
Decision Making by Individuals and Groups
Power and Political Behaviour
Leadership and Followership
Conflict and Negotiation

Part Four: Organizational Processes and Structure
Jobs and Design of Work
Organizational Design and Structure
Organizational Culture
Managing Change
Career Management


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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Write Experience 2.0 Printed Access Card for ORGB  (ISBN-10: 017665366X | ISBN-13: 9780176653668)
Write Exp 2.0 Instant Access Code for ORGB  (ISBN-10: 0176653708 | ISBN-13: 9780176653705)
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