Organization Behavior & Human Resource Management

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Introduction to Organization Behavior

Readings

Text: Kreitner & Kinicki, “Organizational Behavior: Developing People-Centered Organizations and Skills,” Organizational Behavior (6th Edition) bullet.gif (257 bytes) Article: Teal, “The Human Side of Management” Harvard Business Review (November-December 1996)

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The Evolution of Management

Introduction to Human Resource Management

Readings

Text: Byars & Rue, “Human Resource Management: Present and Future,” Human Resource Management (7th Edition) bullet.gif (257 bytes) Article: Ulrich, “A New Mandate for Human Resource Management” Harvard Business Review (January 1998)

Human Resource Planning

Readings

Text: Byars & Rue, “Human Resource Planning,” Human Resource Management (7th Edition) bullet.gif (257 bytes) Articles: Adler, “Making the HR Outsourcing Decision” MIT Sloan Management Review (Fall 2003); Herring, “HR Takes a Hands-on Approach and Delivers Results” Workforce (October 2001)

Case

“Resolution: Close Down the Human Resource Department” (includes related article: Stewart, “Taking on the Last Bureaucracy,” Fortune (January 15, 1996)

The Design and Definition of Work

Readings

Text: Bernardin, “Work Analysis and Design,” Human Resource Management: An Experiential Approach (3rd Edition)

Prepare

“Job Design at CompTech”

Staffing: Employee Recruiting

Readings

Text: Cascio, “Staffing,” Managing Human Resources (6th Edition)

People, Personality, and Perception

Readings

Text: McShane & Von Glinow, “Perception and Personality in Organizations,” Organizational Behavior (2nd Edition)

Case

“Managing a Bullying Top Performer”

Motivation: Concepts and Applications

Readings

Text: Martinko, “Motivation,” in Luthans, Virtual OB bullet.gif (257 bytes) Article: Manville & Ober, “Beyond Empowerment” Harvard Business Review (January 2003)

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Motivating

Staffing: Employee Selection

Readings

Article: “Employee Selection: Will Intelligence and Conscientiousness do the Job?” The Academy of Management Executive (February 1998)

Prepare

“Hiring a Plant Manager at Dynamo”

Performance Management

Readings

Text: Ivancevich, “Appraising and Managing Performance,” Human Resource Human Resource Management (9th Edition)

Case

“By The Numbers”

Groups Dynamics and High-Performance Work Teams

Readings

Text: Kreitner & Kinicki, “Group Dynamics” and “Teams and Teamwork for the 21st Century,” Organizational Behavior (6th Edition)

Case

“Break-up or Make-up?”

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The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Simulation Study of the Psychology of Imprisonment

Introduction to Leadership

Readings

Text: Kreitner & Kinicki, “Leadership,” Organizational Behavior (6th Edition)

Case

“Keeping Your Best Talent”

Exercising Influence, Power, and Empowerment

Readings

Text: Ivancevich & Matteson, “Influence Tactics, Empowerment and Politics,” Organizational Behavior and Management (6th Edition) bullet.gif (257 bytes) Articles: Seifert, Yukl, & McDonald, “Effects of Multisource Feedback and a Feedback Facilitator on the Influence Behavior of Managers Toward Subordinates” Journal of Applied Psychology (2003): 525–535; Yukl & Tracey, “Consequences of Influence Tactics Used with Subordinates, Peers and the Boss” Journal of Applied Psychology (1992): 561–569

Organization Structure

Readings

Text: Bloisi, Cook, & Hunsaker, “Organisational Structure and Design,” Management and Organisational Behaviour bullet.gif (257 bytes) Article: Leavitt, “Why Hierarchies Thrive” Harvard Business Review (March 2003)

Case

“Welcome to the Ranks of a Profit Center”

Organization Culture

Readings

Text: Bloisi, Cook, & Hunsaker, “Creating and Changing Organizational Culture,” Management and Organizational Behavior

Compensation and Benefits

Readings

Text: Ivancevich, “Compensation: An Overview” and “Compensation: Issues and Policies,” Human Resource Management (9th Edition) bullet.gif (257 bytes) Article: Kohn, “Why Incentive Plans Cannot Work” Harvard Business Review (September 1993)

Case

“Bidding for Global Talent”

Employee Relations

Readings

Articles: Bayer, “Termination with Dignity” Business Horizons (September 2000); Drucker, “They’re not Employees, They’re People” Harvard Business Review (February 2002); Hansen, “The Cutting Edge of Benefit Cost Control” Workforce (March 2003)

Training and Development

Readings

Text: Bernardin, “Training and Development,” Human Resource Management: An Experiential Approach (3rd Edition)

Case

“When is Executive Education Expendable?”

Globalization, Cross-Cultural Values, and Best HR Practices

Readings

Text: Kreitner & Kinicki, “International OB: Managing across Cultures,” Organizational Behavior (6th Sixth Edition)

Organizational Dynamics, Change, and Development

Readings

Articles: Mozenter, “Recent Research Links Macro Forces, Emerging Trends and OD’s Expanding Role” Organization Development Journal (Summer 2002); Woodell, “An interview with Chris Argris” Organization Development Journal (Summer 2003); Worley & Feyerherm, “Reflections on the Future of Organizational Development” Journal of Applied Behavioral Science (March 2003)

Case

“Not Just Another Toy Story”

Learning and Innovation

Readings

Text: Ivancevich & Matteson, “Managing Organizational Change and Innovation,” Organizational Behavior and Management (6th Edition) bullet.gif (257 bytes) Article: de Geus, “The Living Company” Harvard Business Review (March-April 1997)

Case

“The Vasa Capsizes”

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