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Course Detail

Course Name Management and Organizational Behaviour
Course Code 18HU431
Program M. C. A., M. C. A. ( Offered at Mysuru Campus )
Credits Three
Year Taught 2018
Degree Postgraduate (PG)
School School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering
Campus Kochi, Mysuru, Amritapuri


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.

Text Books

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

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