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ORGB, 3rd Edition

  • Debra L. Nelson
  • James Campbell Quick
  • Ann Armstrong
  • Chris Roubecas
  • Joan Condie
  • ISBN-10: 0176873384
  • ISBN-13: 9780176873387
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2012
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

ORGB, Third Canadian Edition, offers comprehensive coverage of contemporary organizational behavior topics in a format that is engaging and accessible for today’s learners. Our flexible hybrid solution was developed based on feedback from both Canadian instructors and students, reflecting today’s students’ study and reading habits. The third Canadian edition includes more examples from an assortment of organizations to appeal to a wider variety of programs, including legal assistance and hospitality. The product also includes contemporary cases, examples, self-assessments, and additional activities for active learning to help make the content applied and relevant for today’s on-the-go student.


  • The hallmark of ORGB is a visually engaging design, implemented with pedagogic sensibilities. Photos and graphics help the text come alive for visual learners and enrich the presentation of the material. Headers are easy to follow, allowing students to quickly identify the main concepts in the chapter and how they relate to each other.

  • At the back of the book, there are detachable Chapter Review cards, which contain all the pertinent review information from their corresponding chapters. Key terms and definitions, section summaries, and important diagrams are pulled together onto one card for students to use as they study

About the Author

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.

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!)

Chris Roubecas

Chris Roubecas is a Professor of Business and has been at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, where he is currently the Teaching Lead for Organizational Behaviour, for 12 years. He has his MBA and has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

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.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Organizational Behaviour and Opportunities
Chapter 2: Organizational Challenges for Today

Part 2: Individuals and Organizations
Chapter 3: Personality and Perception
Chapter 4: Emotions, Attitudes, and Ethics
Chapter 5: Motivation
Chapter 6: Stress and Well-Being at Work

Part 3: Interpersonal Processes and Behaviour
Chapter 7: Decision Making by Individuals and Groups
Chapter 8: Communication
Chapter 9: Groups and Teams
Chapter 10: Conflict and Negotiation
Chapter 11: Power and Political Behaviour
Chapter 12: Leadership
Chapter 13: Organizational Culture
Chapter 14: Learning and Performance Management

Part 4: Organizational Processes and Structure
Chapter 15: Jobs and the Design of Work
Chapter 16: Organizational Design and Structure
Chapter 17: Managing Change
Chapter 18: Career Management

Review cards

New to this edition

  • Motivation and leadership chapters have been thoroughly updated to better reflect the changes that have taken place over the last several years
  • Based on reviewer feedback, case studies have been reintegrated into the core text
  • A new running case featuring Shopify is found throughout the book. This new feature allows students to see how all of the concepts are tied together and relate to each other.
  • End-of-chapter sections, mini cases, and the Shopify running case make the engaging applications more pedagogically beneficial.
  • MindTap now available to provide instructors with the opportunity to craft unique learning experiences for their students, tailored toward this course. The interactive online resources also provide students with study tools, self-assessments, videos, and an e-book in a dynamic learning environment.
  • “Apply Your Knowledge” questions have been added to the end of mini-cases and the running case.


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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ORGB, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 0176906371 | ISBN-13: 9780176906375)
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