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Management and Organizational Behaviour
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Engineering

'Management and Organizational Behaviour' is a course offered in M. C. A. (Master of Computer Applications) program at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Managers and Management – Meaning – Role of managers – Processes of management – Historical roots of contemporary management practices.

Organizational behavior – Nature and levels of organizational behavior – Individuals in organization – individual differences – Personality and ability – The Big 5 Model of personality – organizationally relevant personality traits. The nature of perception – characteristics of the perceiver, target and situation – perceptual problems.

Foundations of planning – Types of plans–Approaches to planning – Planning in dynamic environment. Organizational designs and structures – traditional and contemporary organizational designs. Organizational culture and ethical behavior – factors shaping organizational culture–creating an ethical culture.

Motivation–early and contemporary theories of motivation. Leadership – early and contemporary approaches to leadership. Groups and group development – turning groups into effective teams. Managing change – process, types and challenges.

Power, Politics, Conflict and Negotiations–Sources of individual, functional and divisional Power. Organizational politics. Conflict – causes and consequences – Pondy’s model of organizational conflict–conflict resolution strategies. Communicating effectively in organizations – communication process–barriers to communication–overcoming barriers to communication–persuasive communication–communication in crisis situations.

  • Jennifer George and Gareth Jones “Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior”,Published by Pearson Education Inc.
  • Jon L Pierce and Donald G. Gardner, “Management and Organizational behavior”, Cengage Learning India (P) Limited.
  • Richard Pettinger, “Organizational Behaviour”, 2010 Routledge.
  • Dipak Kumar Bhattacharya, “Organizational Behavior, Concepts and Applications”, Oxford
  • K. Aswathappa, “Organizational behavior”, Himalaya Publishing House.