Principles of Management and Organizational Behaviour
Year / Semester: 
1st Semester

The objective of this course is to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of management concepts and its application in organizations. Further, this course enables learners to understand the intricacies of group and individual behaviour and help students to apply the concept of team building, leadership, managerial effectiveness and conflict resolutions in business organisations.

Block I Introduction to Management
Unit I Concept and Nature of Management

Unit II Development of Management Thoughts
(Peter Drucker, Max Weber's Bureaucracy; F.W. Taylor’s Scientific Management; Henry Fayol's Process and Operational Management)
(Human Relations Approach; Behavioral Approach; System Approach and Contingency Approach and Hawthorne Experiments)
Unit-III Management Functions and Skills

Unit IV Emerging Horizons of Management
(Challenges before Managers in 21st Century)

Unit V Management Practices across the World
(Comparative study of main features of Japanese Management and Z-culture of American Companies)

 Block II Functions of Management
Unit VI Planning
Planning- Nature, Significance, Types and Steps - Management by Objectives- Nature, Concept and Process of MBO, Strategies & Policies, Planning Premises and Forecasting.

Unit VII Forecasting and Decision Making
Forecasting, Significance, Process and Environmental Forecasting
Decision Making- Significance, Rationality, Process and Models and Management by Exception.

Unit VIII Organizing
Organizing- Nature, Significance, Process, Influence of Socio-Cultural Factors on Organization. Line and Staff Relationship, Delegation and Decentralization and Groups Functions. Organizational Roles & Status-Power, Responsibility and Authority.


Unit IX Staffing
Unit X  Directing
Fundamentals of Directing-Communication

Unit XI Controlling
Controlling: Basic Control Process, Pre-Requisites, Requirements of Adequate Control-Human response to control & Dimensions/ Types of Control


Block III Individual Behaviour
Unit XII Introduction to Individual and Organizational Behaviour
OB – Overview – Meaning of OB, Importance of OB, Field of OB, Contributing Disciplines, Applications in Industry
Unit XIII Attitudes
Attitudes and Job Satisfaction – Sources of Attitudes, Types of Attitudes, Attitudes and Consistency, Cognitive, Dissonance Theory, Attitude Surveys
Unit XIV Personality; Measurement and Development of  Personality
Personality and Individual Differences – Meaning of Personality, Determinants of Personality- Theories of Personality, Measurement of Personality, Development of Personality.

Unit XV Perception, factors influencing perception
The Process of Perception – Process and Principles, Nature and Importance, Factors Influencing Perception, Perceptual Selectivity, Making Judgements, Social Perception.

Unit XVI Learning
Staffing- Nature, Importance and Factors in Selection


Block IV Motivation and Leadership

Unit XVII Motivation
Motivation, Types and Theories of Motivation.
Unit XVIII Leadership
Unit XIX  Power and Political Behavior
Unit XX Stress
Unit XXI Group Dynamics

Block V Organizational Behaviour
Unit XXII Organizational Climate and Culture
Organisational Climate-Organisational Culture – Creating & Sustaining Organisational Culture.

Unit XXIII Organizational Conflict
Organisations Conflict – Types – Causes – Measurement of Conflict
Unit XXIV Organizational Change
Organisational Change – Causes – Resistance to Change – Measures to Overcome Resistance.

Unit XXV Organizational Development

Suggested Readings: 
  1. Koontz O. Donald - Principles of Management, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi.
  2. L.M. Prasad - Principles and Practices of Management, Sultan Chand & Sons, New Delhi.
  3. V.S.P. Rao & V.Harikrishnan – Management-Text and Cases, Excel Books, New Delhi.
  4. Koontz, H and Wechrich. H, Management, New York. McGraw.
  5. Stoner, J. etc., Management. 6th ed., New Delhi. Prentice Hall of India
  6. Dr. Harpreet Singh and Parampal Singh – Principles and Practices of Management, Kalyani Publishers, Delhi
  7. S. P. Robbins ,Organizational Behaviour, Prentice Hall
  8. Fred Luthans ,Organizational Behaviour, McGraw Hill
  9. J. W. Newstrom & K. Davis, Organizational Behaviour, McGraw Hill.
  10. Hellriegel, Slocum and Woodman, Organisational Behavior, South-Western, Thomson Learning, 9th edition, 2001.
  11. Archana Tyagi, Organizational Behaviour, Excel Books.
  12. Madhukar Shukla ,Understanding Organizations – Organizational Theory & Practice in      India, Prentice Hall