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This is a wonderful, innovative idea which brings the material to life and integrates the discrete islands of subject areas that we often cover, leaving students with a more holistic understanding of OB. The authors have a real skill of explaining complex ideas in a very comprehensible way. I continue to be enormously impressed by this textbook and excited about it.
This is an original take on OB. I've been teaching first year modules for 25 years and have never seen a textbook adopting this type of approach. I was impressed by the way it offers a very personal perspective - the student is really out there in the organizational situation, rather than a distant observer of theoretical material.
The running case is an exciting and engaging resource that will bring these issues to life and make them memorable. It should also encourage students to become more critical through reflection.
Excellently written and integrates management and critical/social theory well. Does not preach, but introduces.
A great introduction to organizational behaviour that offers something extra! This book helps bring theory to life with an engaging case study that runs throughout the text. The use of visuals, added online learning features, 'critical thinking' questions and the accessible style make this textbook an enjoyable read and a valuable resource. It helps students see that the things we talk about are all around them and are part of everyday life.
The authors' explanations are very clear - they bring the topics to life without undermining the theory. I think the running case study is an excellent idea for integrating the whole enterprise, and making students think actively about the issues underpinning the theory.
Compared to other books I have read this year, this one certainly handles information in a more user friendly way. It interprets ideas at a level that new students will be able to comprehend easily, and links to real life experiences that students are able to put themselves in and relate to.