Organizational Behavior, 13th Edition

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Organizational Behavior, 13th Edition

By Mary Uhl-Bien, John R. Schermerhorn, Jr., Richard N. Osborn

Uhl-Bien/Schermerhorn, Organizational Behavior 13th Edition is written in very accessible language to students and instructors. With pedagogical features designed to bring OB to life, the text relays the value of OB for the workplace and in life to engage students in this passion so they embrace the material and want to learn even more.

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A key theme underlying this edition is the need to move beyond the limits of hierarchical thinking and recognize we live in an increasingly interconnected and collaborative world. The changing nature of organizational life requires everyone, not just managers, to embrace shared responsibility and collaborative thinking. Making sense of and building skills to succeed in this collaborative context are mainstream themes for the book.

Emphasis on Relationships

Emphasis on Relationships is drawn from current research and highlights the importance of interpersonal relationships in OB. Special emphasis is placed on relationship-building processes relative to communication, power, and leadership

Context is a New Key Theme Throughout

Students are continually reminded to think about organizational behavior as it occurs in a dynamic and ever changing world. Chapters on organizational culture and structure will work well for those who like to start their course by framing first in organizational context, and then bringing it down to the individual level.


Organizations need effective communicators. The discussion of communication has been refreshed to incorporate research on voice, silence, feedback-giving and feedback-seeking.

Leadership process material has been substantially updated

Leadership process material has been substantially updated to reflect emerging trends in leadership research on identity, followership, relational leadership, and collective leadership. The overview of trait, behavioral, and contingency approaches to leadership is extended to include a discussion of complexity leadership and ethics.

Power and Politics

The new edition features a more balanced view of both positive and negative aspects of power and politics as well as new findings from network theory, research on perceptions of politics and political skills, and the nature of political climates to provide students with a broad-based and practical understanding of how power and politics issues matter to them.

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John Schermerhorn is the Charles G. O’Bleness Professor of Management in the College of Business at Ohio University. A specialist in organizational change, human resource productivity and inter-organizational cooperation, Dr. Schermerhorn has conducted management training and organization development programs for Corning Glass Works, Pepsico, Inc., American Bankers Association and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, among other organizations. He earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Northwestern University, after receiving an M.B.A. (with distinction) from New York University, and a B.S. in business administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Wiley is proud to publish John Schermerhorn’s innovative and applied books for the introductory management courses. Dr. Schermerhorn’s philosophy is anchored in bridging the gap between the theory and practice of management. His series of academic publications—Management, 12e, Exploring Management, 4e and Organizational Behavior, 13e—are an important part of the Wiley mission to provide the most current and comprehensive solutions to meet the changing needs of faculty and students.


We are pleased to feature in the 13th Edition of Organizational Behavior the ideas, insights, and scholarly expertise of Dr. Mary Uhl-Bien. Mary brings extensive knowledge of leadership and relational processes in OB. She has received awards for her research, and is currently serving in the OB Division Chair track in the Academy of Management. She places deep value on rigor and relevance in OB, which she accomplishes by engaging in cutting edge research conducted through strong partnerships between scholars and practitioners.

Dr. Uhl-Bien is Professor of Management at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. She earned her Ph.D. and M.B.A. in organizational behavior at the University of Cincinnati after completing an undergraduate degree with a focus in International Business and Spanish. She teaches organizational behavior, leadership, and ethics courses at the undergraduate and graduate (MBA and doctoral) levels, and has been heavily involved in executive education around the world, teaching to business executives and physicians in the United States, China, Europe, and Saudi Arabia and to the senior executive service of the U.S. government for The Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. She has been a visiting professor/scholar at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia, Lund University in Sweden, Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain, and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa/Catolica Portuguesa in Lisbon, Portugal, and University Lund in Sweden.

Dr. Uhl-Bien’s research interests are in leadership, followership, and ethics. In addition to her conceptual work on complexity and relational leadership, some of the empirical projects she is currently involved in include investigations of “Leadership and Adaptability in the Healthcare Industry” (a $300,000 grant from Booz Allen Hamilton), “Adaptive Leadership and Innovation: A Focus on Idea Generation and Flow” (at a major financial institution in the U.S.), and “Social Constructions of Followership and Leading Up.” She has published in such journals as The Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied PsychologyThe Leadership Quarterly, the Journal of Management, and Human Relations. She won the Best Paper Award in The Leadership Quarterly in 2001 for her co-authored article on Complex Leadership. She has been on the editorial boards of The Academy of Management JournalThe Academy of Management ReviewThe Leadership QuarterlyLeadership, and The International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management, and is senior editor of the Leadership Horizons series (Information Age Publishers). Dr. Uhl-Bien has consulted with Disney, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, British Petroleum, and the General Accounting Office, and served as the executive consultant for State Farm Insurance Co. from 1998-2004. She has been a Visiting Scholar in Spain, Portugal, and Sweden. Dr. Uhl-Bien has trained Russian businesspeople for the American Russian Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 1993–1996, worked on a USAID grant at the Magadan Pedagogical Institute in Magadan, Russia from 1995–1996, and participated in a Fulbright-Hays grant to Mexico during the summer of 2003.

Part 1 Organizational Behavior Today
Chapter 1 – Introducing Organizational Behavior

Part 2 Individual Behavior and Performance
Chapter 2 – Diversity, Personality, and Values
Chapter 3 – Perception, Attribution, and Learning
Chapter 4 – Emotions, Attitudes, and Job Satisfaction
Chapter 5 – Motivation
Chapter 6 – Motivation and Performance

Part 3 Teams and Teamwork
Chapter 7 – The Nature of Teams
Chapter 8 – Teamwork and Performance
Chapter 9 – Decision Making and Creativity
Chapter 10 – Conflict and Negotiation

Part 4 Influence Processes and Leadership
Chapter 11 – Communication
Chapter 12 – Power and Politics
Chapter 13 – The Leadership Process
Chapter 14 – Leadership Traits and Behavioral Styles

Part 5 Organizational Context
Chapter 15 – Organizational Culture
Chapter 16 – Organizational Structures
OB Skills Workbook  
OB Module Online
Research Methods in OB

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