People in Organisations: An Active Learning Approach

People in Organisations: An Active Learning Approach

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By (author) Kevin Gallagher, By (author) John Reynolds, By (author) Bob McClelland, By (author) Craig Rose, By (author) Steve Tombs

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  • Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
  • Format: Paperback | 688 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 243mm x 35mm | 1,152g
  • Publication date: 14 July 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0631201815
  • ISBN 13: 9780631201816
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People in Organisations is concerned with the examination of contextual and content issues surrounding people and organisations. The module examines those sociological issues such as organisational theory, management, social structure and the nature of work. It also examines psychological issues such as leadership, motivation, perception and personality. The text is aimed at Level 1 business studies undergraduate students and is well supported with case study materials, articles and activities.

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Kevin Gallagher is Senior Lecturer in HRM at the Sunderland Business School, University of Sunderland. Bob McClelland is Reader in Educational Technology at the Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University. John Reynolds is Subject Group Leader for HRM at the Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University. Ed Rose is Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations at the Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University. Steve Tombs is Reader in Organizational Sociology at the Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University.

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"People in Organisations" is part of a major new national programme of highly developed texts and modules for undergraduate students following business studies courses. It provides 150 hours of quality study to be used by students in a supported learning environment. This text is concerned with the examination of contextual and content issues surrounding people and organizations. The module examines those sociological issues such as organizational theory, management, social structure and the nature of work. It also examines psychological issues such as leadership, motivation, perception and personality. The text is aimed at Level One business studies undergraduate students and is well supported with case study materials, articles and activities. "People in Organisations" has been written and developed by a highly experienced team drawn from the Open Learning Foundation's member universities. Extensively tested with students and using a range of questions, self-assessment exercises, worked examples and assignments, "People in Organisations" is the most effective teaching and learning resource available at this level.

Table of contents

1. Administration and Control. 2. Technology and Flexibility. 3. Continuity and Change. 4. The Nature of Organizations. 5. The Nature of Work. 6. Psychological Perspectives on Work and Organizations. 7. Motivating the Workforce. 8. Groups and Group Effectiveness. 9. Leaders Leading and the Led. 10. Organizational Communication. Resources.