Organizational Behavior (L.)
Organizational behavior is a course in applied behavioral and social science that examines the factors influencing individual behavior in organizations. Topics covered include preferences, motivation, incentives, collaboration and conflict within and between teams, and organizational cultures. The general objective of the course is to provide the conceptual tools for supporting strategic thinking about individual and collective behavior within organizations.
The overview textbook assigned for this class is “Organizational Behavior” (Version 2.0) by Talya Bauer and Berrin Erdogan, published by Flat World Knowledge. The text may be viewed via: http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/catalog/editions/bauer_2-0-organizational-behavior-2-0. Participants may also purchase the text on line by visiting:
http://students.flatworldknowledge.com/course/2537455. Digital access passes for tablets, e-readers, and smartphones are available for students who are not interested in buying a paper copy of the book. Additional reading material will be indicated during the course.
Evaluation of coursework is based on the combined result of class participation, two prelim exams and a final exam.