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Unformatted text preview: Organizational Behavior Chapter One: What is OB? Organizational Behavior : Field of study devoted to understanding, explaining, and ultimately improving the attitudes and behaviors of individuals and groups in organizations (WHY they behave the way they do)- Not just common sense, scientific study of attitudes/behavior, intersection of theory, research, and practice Human Resource Management : Field of study that focuses on the applications of OB theories and principles in organization Strategic Management : Field of study devoted to exploring the product choices and industry characteristics that affect an organizations profitability Two primary outcomes of OB: Job Performance (Perform their jobs well) and Organizational Commitment (Remain a member of an organization that they respect) Firms with effective OB politics and practices make the management of their people a priority. Good OB can actually improve a firms profitability, but theres no magic bullet OB practice Resource-based view (RBV) Rare Resource Value Inimitable History Numerous Smal Decisions Social y Complex Resources The value of resources depends on several factors....
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- Spring '08