HS 490 : Organizational Behaviour and Implications for Management

This course is designed for final year engineering students.  It has four interrelated goals.  The first is to make prospective engineers familiar with the basic concepts of organizational behaviour.  Second, to introduce the management and behaviour sciences theories along with their application for managing people at work.  The third is to introduce major components of American and Japanese management.  Finally, an attempt will be made to critically examine all management strategies of organizational behaviour with reference to Indian organizations.  The course will be of help in applying engineering knowledge effectively in the field of business management and entrepreneurship development.

An Introduction of Organizational Behaviour.  Historical development and basic concepts.  Understanding a social system.  Mainsprings of motivation.  Human needs and motivating employees.  Interpreting motivational models of Maslow, Herzberg, Vroom, and McClelland.  Job satisfaction and work performance.  Appraising and rewarding performance.  Leadership and organizational development.  Supervision and participation,  Interpersonal and communication problems within the organizations.  Organizational Development : A brief introduction and theoretical development.  Organizational Development Techniques : Their applications in Indian Organizations.  Japanese Management : Basic philosophy and features.  Comparative analysis of American and Japanese management.  Organizational behaviour in perspective.


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Luthans, F. Organizational behaviour. NY: McGraw, 1995.

Hersey, P. & Blanchard, K.H. Management of organizational behaviour: Utilising human resources. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1988.