THE FIELD OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR is oriented toward developing a better understanding of human behavior and using that knowledge to help people be more productive and satisfied in organizational settings. The primary values characterizing this field include (1) an emphasis on establishing cause-and-effect relationships, (2) a commitment to change, (3) a humanistic concern for people, (4) a concern for organizational effectiveness, and (5) a reliance on empirical research and the scientific method.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE is to provide students with an understanding of the field of organizational behavior and the various research strategies that it employs. Students will receive extensive exposure to the scientific method, various research methodologies, and the use of academic research journals.
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