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People in Organisations. An Active Learning Approach

  • ID: 2214558
  • Book
  • April 1997
  • 688 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.

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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.


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Kevin Gallagher
Craig Rose
John Reynolds
R J McClelland
Steve Tombs
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