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MNGT 3460 - Organizational Behavior: Chapter 1

by: Ashley Watts

MNGT 3460 - Organizational Behavior: Chapter 1 MNGT 3460

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Chapter 1 Notes. Highlighted portions were emphasized in class and will most likely be on the test
Organizational Behavior
Jeremy David Mackey
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ashley Watts on Saturday August 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MNGT 3460 at Auburn University taught by Jeremy David Mackey in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see Organizational Behavior in Management at Auburn University.


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Date Created: 08/20/16
● What is organizational behavior? ○ Field of study devoted to understanding explaining and ultimately improving the attitudes and  behaviors of individuals and groups in organizations ● Human resource management ○ Field of study that focuses on the applications of organizational behavior theories and principles  in organizations Strategic management ■ Field of study devoted to exploring the product choices and industry characteristics that affect  an organization's profitability ● Resource­ based view of organizations ○ A model that argues that rare and inimitable resources help firms maintain competitive  advantage ■ Resources: ● Inimitiable ­ incapable of being imitated or copied ● History ­ a collective pool of experience, wisdom, and knowledge created by people that  benefits the organization ● Numerous small decisions ­ people making small decisions every day that are invisible to  competitors  ● Socially complex resources ­ resources created by people, such as culture, teamwork, trust, and reputation. The source of competitive advantage is known, but the method of replicating the  advantage is unclear ●  Rule of 1/8th ○ ½ of managers in orgs will not believe the connection between management and profits ○ ½ of managers who believe the connection will make a single change to solve problems ○ ½ of managers will persist with comprehensive changes ●  Organizational behavior knowledge ○ Method of experience ■ Theory that people hold firmly to some belief because it is consistent with their own experience  and observations ○ Method of intuition ­ theory that people hold firmly to some belief because it “just stands to  reason” ­ it seems obvious or self evident  ○ Method of authority ■ Theory that people hold firmly to some belief because some respected official, agency, or  sources has said it is so ○ Method of science ■ Theory that people accept some belief because scientific studies have tended to replicate that  result using a series of samples, settings, and methods ● Scientific Method ○ Theory ■ Verbal and symbolic assertions that specify how and why variables are related, as well as the  conditions in which they should (and should not be) related ○ Hypotheses ■ Written predictions that specify relationships between variables ○ Correlation ( r )  ■ Describes the statistical relationship between two variables ■ R can range from 0 to I 1 I ■ Correlation does not imply causation ● Meta­analysis ­ WILL BE ON TEST ○ A method that combines the results of multiple scientific studies by essentially calculating a  weighted average correlation across studies (with larger studies receiving more weight than  smaller studies_ ●  Evidence­ based management ○ A perspective that argues that scientific findings should form the foundation for management  education ●  Application questions: ○ Nova flies around Jordan ­ Hare stadium at the beginning of Auburn's home football games.  Novas experience flying around the football stadium is rare. According to the _______, nova is  valuable to auburn ■ Economic theory of the firm ■ Integrative theory of organizational behavior ■ Normative selection model ■ Performance based theory of organizations ■ Resource based view of organiziation ○  AUbie is interested in the effects of motivation on performance. Aubie knows that there have  been several studies done on this subject, so Aubie calculates an average correlation across  different studies. Aubie is conducting a _______. ■ Moderated analysis ■ Mediation analysis ■ Linear analysis ■ Curvilinear analysis ■ Meta analysis


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