06210618 - Organisational Behaviour in an international context

Credit hour 3
Total number of hours 21
Number of hours for lectures 21

Goals

This course tries to give students a quick background in the field of Organizational Behavior, focusing on the nature of Organizational Behavior research and how that can be found and applied to real world settings.

TARGETED KNOWLEDGE
  • The nature of the field of OB.
  • The most notable findings of OB.
  • How OB findings can be applied to real world settings.

TARGETED SKILLS
  • Find relevant OB research
  • Apply key findings of OB to real world settings

CSR DIMENSION
The CSR dimension is presented throughout the class. The course presents recent management research which demonstrates the positive link between organizational performance and corporate responsibility in terms of employee satisfaction, work-life balance, and business ethics. The class looks at how social and financial performance can be and must be reconcilize in our globalized world. Students during the class analyze the cost of "unethical behaviors and leadership" and the benefits of cooperation. They think about the meaning of "being a responsible manager" and can reflect on their own values and beliefs in order to increase their own CSR awareness.

Content

1. Introduction to Organizational Behavior
a. Nature & history of the field
b. Nature of the research

2. Individuals
a. Human differences & perception
b. Demographic & cultural diversity
c. Attitude & behavior
d. Emotion
e. Motivation

3. Groups
a. Group dynamics & decision making
b. Conflict & negotiation
c. Communication
d. Management of groups

4. Organizations
a. Leadership, power & politics
b. Organizational structure & culture
c. Organizational change

Bibliography

BOOKS USED AS REFERENCE:
• Essentials of Organizational Behavior (eighth edition) S.P. ROBBINS, Pearson Ed.2005
• Training in Interpersonal Skills. Tips for managing People at work (fourth edition), S.P. Robbins,  Ph. L. Hunsaker, Pearson edition 2006

ADDITIONAL READINGS:
• Bassett-Jones, Nigel & Lloyd Geoffrey. “Does Herzberg’s Motivation Theory Have Staying Power?” The Journal of Management Development, 2005, p. 929.
• Bernstein, Ethan, John Bunch, Niko Canner & Michael Lee. “Holacracy, Beyond the Hype” Harvard Business Review, July-August, 2016
• Cialdini, Richard “Harnessing the Science of Persuasion.” Harvard Business Review, October 2001
• Edmans, Alex. “The Link Between Job Satisfaction and Firm Value” Academy of Management Perspecives, November 2012
• Harrison, Spencer & Elizabeth Rouse. “Let’s Dance. Elastic Coordination in Creative Group Work. A Qualitative Study of Modern Dancers.” Academy of Management Journal, 2014, vol. 53, no. 5.
• Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood. “Getting Reorgs Right” Harvard Business Review, November 2016
• Herzberg, Frederick. “One More Time How Do You Motivate Employees?” Harvard Business Review, September-October, 1987.
• Liden, Robert et al. “Servant Leadership and Serving Culture: Influence on Individual and Unit Performance.” Academy of Management Journal, 2014, vol. 53, no. 5.
• McCord, Patty “How Netflix Reinvented HR” Harvard Business Review, January-February 2014
• McGinn. “100 Best Performing CEOs in the World” Harvard Business Review, November 2016
• Poggi, I., & Germani, M. (2003, May). Emotions at work. In Proc. 8th Intl. Conf. on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing: Agility and Hybrid Automation (HAAMAHA’03) (pp. 461-468).
• Salas, Eduardo et al. Understanding and Improving Teamwork in Organizations: A Scientifically Based Practical Guide. Human Resource Management, July-August 2015.
• Turaga, Revathi. “Organizational Models of Effective Communication.” The IUP Journal of Soft Skills, Vol. X, No. 2, 2016.

EMBLEMATIC BOOKS OR RESEARCH PAPERS REGARDING THE SUBJECT OF THE COURSE
• Collinson, D & Tourish, D (2015), Teaching leadership critically: new directions for leadership pedagogy. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 14,(4) , 576-594

PUBLICATIONS OF THE iaelyon FACULTY REGARDING THE SUBJECT OF THE COURSE
• Conbere, J., Heorhiadi, A., & Glee, C. (2014, January). How Doctoral Students Are Advised: Case  Studies from France, Ukraine and the United States. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2014, No. 1, p. 13023). Academy of Management
• Glee-Vermande, C., & Tucker, D. (2014). Theocratic roots and the psychological contract: how history influences views of the employment relationship and makes change difficult EGOS Conference
• Mispelblom Beyer, F., & Glée, C. (2012). Diriger et encadrer autrement: théoriser ses propres stratégies alternatives. HAL.
• Glée, C., & Beyer, F. M. (2012). Manager sans perdre son âme. Revue internationale de psychosociologie et de gestion des comportements organisationnels, 18(45), 251-273..

Tests

Final Exam
Written 2 hours
Written analysis of chosen topics within
Organizational Behavior

Continuing Examination
In class examination 20 minutes
Group presentations on applying OB theory to their internship experiences, 40% of grade

Additional Information

TEACHING METHODS
Lectures
Discussions using the Socratic method
Group exercises

TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING:
We provided a course website with links to peer reviewed articles and course materials such as slideshows and videos.
We taught students to access the management databases in Lyon 3's online library.

PRE-REQUISITE
Professional experience can be very helpful in order to visualize the application of Organizational
Behavior to a variety of organizational settings