Organizational Behavior
Year / Semester: 
3rd Semester

This course gives the students an understanding of organizational behaviour which would help them understand group dynamics and behaviour for effectively managing the enterprise.


Introduction:- The field of Organizational Behaviour Reasons to study O.B. Foundations and Background of OB, Approaches to OB, Contributing discipline to OB Field. Industrial Behaviour: Individual differences – Abilities, intelligence; personality- Meaning, development of personality, personality traits, major determinants. Perception- Nature, importance, perceptual selectivity, perceptual Organization, social perception; Attitudes- Nature, dimensions, importance; Job Satisfaction – importance, sources & consequences.
Motivation and Learning:- Motivation – Meaning; motives, process content theories and process theories of motivation, relationship between motivation and performance learning – Meaning, types; Theories of learning, Reinforcement, Law of effect, punishment. Group Behaviour :- Group – Concept, nature, classification; stages of group development, Group dynamics; Group Behaviour; Group structure, task & processes; Group cohesiveness; Dynamics of informal groups; Group decision – making.

Suggested Readings: 
  1.  Luthans, Fred, Organizational Behaviour McGraw Hill, 1998.
  2. Robbins, Stephan, Organizational Behaviour Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 1995.
  3. Sekran, Uma, Organizational behaviour Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 1994.
  4. Chandan, Jit S, Organizational Behaviour Vikas Punishing House, New Delhi, 1994.
  5. Davis, Keith, Human Behaviour at work McGraw Hill Inc.
  6. Feldman & Arnold, Managing individual and Group Behaviour in Organization, McGraw Hill Inc.
  7. Wegner, John A and Hullen Beck, John R, Management of Organizational Behaviour, Prentice Hall Inc, Englewood Cliffs, 1992.