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Summary Management And Organisational Behaviour

- Wendy Bloisi, et al
ISBN-10 0077111079 ISBN-13 9780077111076
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A snapshot of the summary - Management and organisational behaviour Author: Wendy Bloisi Curtis W Cook Phillip L Hunsaker ISBN: 9780077111076

  • 1 Introduction to management and organisational behaviour

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  • Which theory was developed (1940-1950) by Abraham Maslow? 

    Theory of motivation
  • What is the critism of scientific management?
    its to preoccupied with productivity
  • What are de six subsystems Fayol divided business in?

    • Purchasing
    • Production
    • Sales
    • Finance
    • Acounting
    • Administration
  • What are the five social disciplines which have been major contributors to management and organisational behaviour?

    • Psychology  - focusses directly on understanding and predicting individual behaviour
    • Sociology - how individuals interactwith one another in social systems
    • Social psychology - a behavioural science hybrid that integrates phsychology and sociologyto study why indivuals behave as they do when part of a group
    • Anthropology - studies the relationship between individuals and their enviroments and how a person or a group adapts to his enviroment
    • Political science - studies the individuals and groups in governmental and public  policy-making enviroments


  • Which models and theories are seen as the classical theories of management?

    Scientific Management by Taylor, Management functions by Fayol and Bureaucray Theory by Weber 
  • What did the theory of motivation do with the way of managing?
    It shifted management attention away from simply providing basic needs and towards awareness that people's growth needs could be achieved at work
  • What did Elton Mayo try to do with the Hawtorne studies?

    Hawtorne studies was done to determine the relationship between physical working conditions and worker productivity

  • What is scientific method ?

    The use of theory to guide systematic, empirical research from which generalisations can be made to influence applications.
  • What are the five management functions Fayol described to handle the six subsystems of business?
    • Planning
    • Organising
    • Co-ordinating
    • Directing
    • Controlling
  • Who developed the first management priciples that focussed on administrative aspects of the managers' job?
    Henri Fayol

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