Managing Organizational Behavior: What Great Managers Know and Do

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McGraw-Hill Education, Jan 19, 2012 - Business & Economics - 624 pages
Managing Organizational Behavior by Baldwin/Bommer/Rubin distinguishes itself from other OB texts by taking a carefully-balanced approach to OB. It covers all traditional OB topics but in a decision-oriented, not just descriptive, way. It embraces the best OB models and evidence but engages students in how to use those models to improve their skill-sets and more successfully navigate organizational life. It is expressly designed to reconcile student demands for relevance and application with instructor interests in rigor, evidence and appropriate coverage of the discipline. Its student-centric materials provide students with relevant cutting-edge research and applications through extensive case studies, Manage What? situations, and practical Tool Kits that bring OB and career success to real life.

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About the author (2012)

Robert (Bob) S. Rubin is a Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Education in the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University. Bob is a former Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Learning & Education journal and is currently the Director of the DePaul’s Doctorate in Business Administration
program. Professor Rubin is an award-winning teacher and scholar specializing in the areas of organizational behavior and human resource management. Bob teaches courses in organizational behavior, consulting skills, and recruitment and selection. His current research examines leadership assessment and development, organizational citizenship behavior, and graduate management education. He has been published in numerous books and leading academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business
Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, and Academy of Management Learning & Education. Bob’s research has been profiled in national publications including Business Week, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Financial Times, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. In addition to his academic work, Bob is an active human resources and organization development consultant to a variety of industries, including financial, healthcare, and transportation, serving such clients as Allstate, Capsim, Discover Financial Services, Inteliquent, Heitman, Fifth Third Bank, Thyssen Krupp, Jenner & Block, and Vi. His consulting work spans human capital management, leadership assessment and development, and organization development. In addition, Bob maintains a coaching practice for purposes of managerial skill development and support. Bob received a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Saint Louis University.

William (Bill) H. Bommer is currently a professor of management and the Director of Craig International Programs in the Craig School of Business at California State University–Fresno. In addition, Bill serves as the Chairman of the Board of the National Business and Economics Society. Prior to his move to California, Bill served as faculty at Bowling Green State University, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Georgia State University, and Cleveland State University. He earned his master’s degree in organizational development from Bowling Green State University, and his PhD in organizational behavior from Indiana University.


Bill has published widely in the management area in journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Organization Science.
His current research interests include transformational leadership and organizational change processes.
Prior to entering academia, Bill worked as a financial analyst and as a group process consultant in private industry. Bill has remained active in his business relationships and has designed and led numerous executive education programs. Bill has worked with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for more than 20 years designing and delivering
training programs for leadership and interpersonal skill development. When not involved with teaching, researching, or consulting, Bill enjoys traveling, hiking, and eating. At the time of this writing, Bill has visited approximately 55 countries and plans to make it to at least 20 more.

Timothy (Tim) T. Baldwin is the Tobias Distinguished Chair of Leadership & Professor of Management at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He also serves as the Chairperson of the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship. Professor Baldwin holds a PhD in organizational behavior and an MBA from Michigan State University. He has published his research work in leading academic and professional outlets, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, and Academy of Management Learning & Education. He has won several national research awards including eight Best Paper Awards from the Management Education & Development division of the Academy of Management. He has twice been the recipient of the Richard A. Swanson Excellence in Research Award presented by the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). He is the co-author of Improving Transfer Systems in Organizations (Jossey-Bass, 2003) and his current research interests include leadership development and organizational training effectiveness.
In his time at Indiana University, Tim has been recognized frequently for teaching excellence, winning eight MBA Teaching Awards, the Eli Lilly Alumni Teaching Award, the FACET All-University Teaching Award, and the Dow Innovation in Teaching Fellowship. He is a proud member of the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching
Society (MOBTS) and a passionate supporter of the mission of that organization to improve teaching effectiveness in our discipline.


Tim’s background includes consultation with Cummins Engine, Eli Lilly, FedEx, Ingersoll Rand, Whirlpool, and a variety of other organizations in both the public and private sectors. He has also designed and delivered numerous executive education seminars in the United States and abroad, including the Kelley School’s Asia-Pacific Management Development program. He serves on the Board of Directors of Cripe Architects & Engineers and World Arts, Inc. Tim is married with one son, one dog and one cat, and his interests include cooking, golf, gardening, and a little amateur magic.


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