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Module Reading List

Behaviour in Organisations, 2019/20, Semester 1
Samuel Farley
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Key Text

Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2016) Organizational Behavior (17th ed.). Pearson Education LTD. ISBN 10: 1-292-14630-3

Other sources of information (also available in the library):

Huczynski, A. and Buchanan, D. (2017) Organizational Behaviour . (9th ed.). London: Pearson Education. ISBN 978-1-292-09288-1.

Readings for each topic

* Key readings. Further supplementary readings introduced during lectures and classes.

Introduction to People in Organisations 

*Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2016). What is Organizational Behavior? Chapter 1 (pp. 40-77) In Organizational Behavior (17th ed.). Pearson Education LTD.

Huczynski, A. and Buchanan, D. (2017). Explaining Organizational Behaviour. Chapter 1 (pp.5-38) In Organizational Behaviour (9th ed.). Pearson Education LTD.

Pfeffer, J. and Sutton, R.I. (2006). Evidence-based management. Harvard business review, 84, (1), 63-74.

DeShon, R. P., Kozlowski, S. W., Schmidt, A. M., Milner, K. R., & Wiechmann, D. (2004). A multiple-goal, multilevel model of feedback effects on the regulation of individual and team performance. Journal of Applied Psychology. , 89(6), 1035.

Grant, A. M., Campbell, E. M., Chen, G., Cottone, K., Lapedis, D., & Lee, K. (2007). Impact and the art of motivation maintenance: The effects of contact with beneficiaries on persistence behavior. Organizational behavior and human decision processes. , 103(1), 53-67.


*Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2016). Communication, Chapter 11 (pp. 380-417) In Organizational Behavior (17th ed.). Pearson Education LTD.

Lehmann-Willenbrock, N., & Allen, J. A. (2014). How fun are your meetings? Investigating the relationship between humor patterns in team interactions and team performance. Journal of Applied Psychology. , 99(6), 1278.

Kauffeld, S., & Lehmann-Willenbrock, N. (2012). Meetings matter: Effects of team meetings on team and organizational success. Small Group Research, 43(2), 130-158. Available from:

Kauffeld, S., & Meyers, R. A. (2009). Complaint and solution-oriented circles: Interaction patterns in work group discussions. European journal of work and organizational psychology. , 18(3), 267-294.

Kim, T. Y., Rosen, B., & Lee, D. R. (2009). South Korean managerial reactions to voicing discontent: The effects of employee attitude and employee communication styles. Journal of organizational behavior. , 30(7), 1001-1018.

Kock, N. (2004). The psychobiological model: Towards a new theory of computer-mediated communication based on Darwinian evolution. Organization science. , 15(3), 327-348.

Walther, J. B. (1996). Computer-mediated communication: Impersonal, interpersonal, and hyperpersonal interaction. Communication research. , 23(1), 3-43.

Personality and Individual Differences

*Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2016). Personality and Values, Chapter 5 (pp. 172-205) In Organizational Behavior (17th ed.). Pearson Education LTD.

Costa, P. T., & McCrae, R. R. (1992). Normal personality assessment in clinical practice: The NEO Personality Inventory. Psychological assessment. , 4(1), 5.

Costa Jr, P. T., & McCrae, R. R. (1990). Personality disorders and the five-factor model of personality. Journal of personality disorders, 4(4), 362-371. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 19/09/2018) 

Edwards, J. R. (1991). Person-job fit: A conceptual integration, literature review, and methodological critique. John Wiley & Sons.   

DeYoung, C. G., Quilty, L. C., & Peterson, J. B. (2007). Between facets and domains: 10 aspects of the Big Five. Journal of personality and social psychology. , 93, 880–896

Judge, T. A., Rodell, J. B., Klinger, R. L., Simon, L. S., & Crawford, E. R. (2013). Hierarchical representations of the five-factor model of personality in predicting job performance: integrating three organizing frameworks with two theoretical perspectives. Journal of Applied Psychology. , 98(6), 875.

Kluemper, D. H., McLarty, B. D., & Bing, M. N. (2015). Acquaintance ratings of the Big Five personality traits: Incremental validity beyond and interactive effects with self-reports in the prediction of workplace deviance. Journal of Applied Psychology. , 100(1), 237.

Kristof, A. L. (1996). Person‐organization fit: An integrative review of its conceptualizations, measurement, and implications. Personnel psychology. , 49(1), 1-49.

McCrae, R. R., & Costa Jr, P. T. (1997). Personality trait structure as a human universal. The American psychologist. , 52(5), 509.

Morgeson, F. P., Campion, M. A., Dipboye, R. L., Hollenbeck, J. R., Murphy, K., & Schmitt, N. (2007). Reconsidering the use of personality tests in personnel selection contexts. Personnel psychology. , 60(3), 683-729.

Ones, D. S., Dilchert, S., Viswesvaran, C., & Judge, T. A. (2007). In support of personality assessment in organizational settings. Personnel psychology. , 60(4), 995-1027

Pittenger, D. J. (2005). Cautionary comments regarding the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Consulting psychology journal : practice and research. , 57(3), 210.

Rantanen, J., METSÄPELTO, R. L., Feldt, T., Pulkkinen, L. E. A., & Kokko, K. (2007). Long‐term stability in the Big Five personality traits in adulthood. Scandinavian journal of psychology. , 48(6), 511-518.

Roberts, B. W., Walton, K. E., & Viechtbauer, W. (2006). Patterns of mean-level change in personality traits across the life course: a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Psychological bulletin. , 132(1), 1.

Tett, R. P., & Christiansen, N. D. (2007). Personality tests at the crossroads: A response to Morgeson, Campion, Dipboye, Hollenbeck, Murphy, and Schmitt (2007). Personnel psychology. , 60(4), 967-993.

Verquer, M. L., Beehr, T. A., & Wagner, S. H. (2003). A meta-analysis of relations between person–organization fit and work attitudes. Journal of vocational behavior. , 63(3), 473-489.

Wrosch, C., & Scheier, M. F. (2003). Personality and quality of life: The importance of optimism and goal adjustment. Quality of life research. , 12(1), 59-72.


*Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2016). Motivation Concepts, Chapter 7 (pp. 244-279) In Organizational Behavior (17th ed.). Pearson Education LTD.

Amabile, T. M. (1993). Motivational synergy: Toward new conceptualizations of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in the workplace. Human resource management review. , 3(3), 185-201.

Bevan, G., & Hood, C. (2006). Have targets improved performance in the English NHS?. British medical journal., 332(7538), 419-422.

Campbell, P., Boyle, A., & Higginson, I. (2017). Should we scrap the target of a maximum four hour wait in emergency departments?. British medical journal, 359, j4857.

Cerasoli, C. P., Nicklin, J. M., & Ford, M. T. (2014). Intrinsic motivation and extrinsic incentives jointly predict performance: A 40-year meta-analysis. Psychological bulletin. , 140(4), 980.

Colquitt, J. A., Long, D. M., Rodell, J. B., & Halvorsen-Ganepola, M. D. (2015). Adding the “in” to justice: A qualitative and quantitative investigation of the differential effects of justice rule adherence and violation. Journal of Applied Psychology. , 100(2), 278.

Dowling, W. F., & Sayles, L. R. (1978). How managers motivate : the imperatives of supervision . New York: McGraw-Hill.

Gouldner, A. W. (1960). The norm of reciprocity: A preliminary statement. American sociological review. , 161-178.

Grant, A. M. (2008). Does intrinsic motivation fuel the prosocial fire? Motivational synergy in predicting persistence, performance, and productivity. Journal of Applied Psychology. , 93(1), 48.

Herzberg, F. I. (1966). Work and the nature of man.

Latham, G. P., & Pinder, C. C. (2005). Work motivation theory and research at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Annual review of psychology. , 56, 495–516.

Locke, E. A., & Latham, G. P. (1990). A theory of goal setting & task performance . Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Locke, E. A., & Latham, G. P. (2009). Has goal setting gone wild, or have its attackers abandoned good scholarship?. The Academy of Management perspectives. , 23(1), 17-23.

Matta, F. K., Scott, B. A., Colquitt, J. A., Koopman, J., & Passantino, L. G. (2017). Is consistently unfair better than sporadically fair? An investigation of justice variability and stress. Academy of Management journal. , 60(2), 743-770.

Mento, A. J., Steel, R. P., & Karren, R. J. (1987). A meta-analytic study of the effects of goal setting on task performance: 1966–1984. Organizational behavior and human decision processes. , 39(1), 52-83.

Ordóñez, L. D., Schweitzer, M. E., Galinsky, A. D., & Bazerman, M. H. (2009). Goals gone wild: The systematic side effects of overprescribing goal setting. The Academy of Management perspectives. , 23(1), 6-16.

Ryan, R. M., & Deci, E. L. (2000). Self-determination theory and the facilitation of intrinsic motivation, social development, and well-being. The American psychologist. , 55(1), 68.

Ryan, R. M., & Deci, E. L. (2007). Active human nature: Self-determination theory and the promotion and maintenance of sport, exercise, and health. Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in exercise and sport, 1-19.   

Business Ethics

Aguilera, R. V., Rupp, D. E., Williams, C. A., & Ganapathi, J. 2007. Putting the S back in corporate social responsibility: A multilevel theory of social change in organizations. The Academy of Management review. , 32: 836-863.

*Aguinis, H., & Glavas, A. (2012). What we know and don’t know about corporate social responsibility: A review and research agenda. Journal of management. , 38(4), 932-968

Crane, A., & Matten, D. (2016). Business ethics: Managing corporate citizenship and sustainability in the age of globalization. Oxford University Press.

Devinney, T. M. (2009). Is the socially responsible corporation a myth? The good, the bad, and the ugly of corporate social responsibility. The Academy of Management perspectives. , 23(2): 44-56.

Festinger, L. (1962). Cognitive dissonance. Scientific American. , 207(4), 93-106.

Gunia, B. C., Wang, L., Huang, L. I., Wang, J., & Murnighan, J. K. (2012). Contemplation and conversation: Subtle influences on moral decision making. Academy of Management journal. , 55(1), 13-33.

Johnson, R. A., & Greening, D. W. 1999. The effects of corporate governance and institutional ownership types on corporate social performance. Academy of Management journal. , 42: 564-576.

Lockett, A., Moon, J., & Visser, W. (2006). Corporate social responsibility in management research: Focus, nature, salience and sources of influence. Journal of management studies. , 43(1), 115-136.

Marcus, A. A., & Anderson, M. H. 2006. A general dynamic capability: Does it propagate business and social competencies in the retail food industry? Journal of management studies. , 43: 19-46.

Wilson, J. Q., & Kelling, G. L. (1982). Broken windows. The Atlantic monthly. , 249(3), 29-38.


*Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2016). Understanding Work Teams, Chapter 10 (pp. 348-379) In Organizational Behavior (17th ed.). Pearson Education LTD.

DeShon, R. P., Kozlowski, S. W., Schmidt, A. M., Milner, K. R., & Wiechmann, D. (2004). A multiple-goal, multilevel model of feedback effects on the regulation of individual and team performance. Journal of Applied Psychology. , 89(6), 1035.

Duhigg, C. (2016). What Google learned from its quest to build the perfect team. The New York Times Magazine, 26, 2016. Available from:

Edmondson, A. (1999). Psychological safety and learning behavior in work teams. Administrative science quarterly. , 44(2), 350-383.

Groysberg, B., Lee, L. E., & Nanda, A. (2008). Can they take it with them? The portability of star knowledge workers' performance. Management Science. , 54(7), 1213-1230.

Marks, M.A., Mathieu, J.E., & Zaccaro, S.J. (2001). A temporally based framework and taxonomy of team processes. The Academy of Management review. , 26, 356- 376.

McGrath, J.E. (1964). Social psychology : a brief introduction. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Rico, R., de la Hera, C. M. A., & Tabernero, C. (2011). Work team effectiveness, a review of research from the last decade (1999-2009). Psychology in Spain , 15(1), 57-79.

Swaab, R. I., Schaerer, M., Anicich, E. M., Ronay, R., & Galinsky, A. D. (2014). The too-much-talent effect: Team interdependence determines when more talent is too much or not enough. Psychological science. , 25(8), 1581-1591


*Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2016). Leadership, Chapter 12 (pp. 418-457) In Organizational Behavior (17th ed.). Pearson Education LTD.

Aasland, M. S., Skogstad, A., Notelaers, G., Nielsen, M. B., & Einarsen, S. (2010). The prevalence of destructive leadership behaviour. British journal of management. , 21(2), 438-452.

Antonakis, J., Bastardoz, N., Jacquart, P., & Shamir, B. (2016). Charisma: An ill-defined and ill-measured gift. Annual review of organizational psychology and organizational behavior , 3, 293-319.

Antonakis, J., Fenley, M., & Liechti, S. (2011). Can charisma be taught? Tests of two interventions. Academy of Management Learning & Education , 10(3), 374-396.

Einarsen, S., Aasland, M. S., & Skogstad, A. (2007). Destructive leadership behaviour: A definition and conceptual model. The leadership quarterly. , 18(3), 207-216.

Fiedler, F. E. (1995). Cognitive resources and leadership performance. Applied psychology. , 44(1), 5-28.

Galvin, B. M., Waldman, D. A., & Balthazard, P. (2010). Visionary communication qualities as mediators of the relationship between narcissism and attributions of leader charisma. Personnel psychology. , 63(3), 509-537.

Hersey P. & Blanchard, K.H. (1988). Management of organizational behavior: Utilizing human resources. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall International.

House, R. J. 1977. A 1976 Theory of charismatic leadership. In J. G. Hunt, & L. L. Larson (Eds.), Leadership : the cutting edge ; a symposium held at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, October 27-28, 1976 . Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press

House, R. J., Hanges, P. J., Javidan, M., Dorfman, P. W., & Gupta, V. (Eds.). (2004). Culture, leadership, and organizations : the GLOBE study of 62 societies . Sage publications.

Judge, T. A., Bono, J. E., Ilies, R., & Gerhardt, M. W. (2002). Personality and leadership: a qualitative and quantitative review. Journal of Applied Psychology. , 87(4), 765

Kotter, J.P. (1990). A force for change : how leadership differs from management . New York: The Free Press.

Martinko, M. J., Harvey, P., Sikora, D., & Douglas, S. C. (2011). Perceptions of abusive supervision: The role of subordinates' attribution styles. The leadership quarterly. , 22(4), 751-764.

Schyns, B., & Schilling, J. (2013). How bad are the effects of bad leaders? A meta-analysis of destructive leadership and its outcomes. The leadership quarterly. , 24(1), 138-158.

Van Knippenberg, D., & Sitkin, S. B. (2013). A critical assessment of charismatic—transformational leadership research: Back to the drawing board?. The Academy of Management Annals, 7(1), 1-60. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 19/09/2018) 

Organisational Performance and Development 

*Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2016). Human Resource Policies and Practices, Chapter 17 (pp. 598-639) In Organizational Behavior (17th ed.). Pearson Education LTD.

Barrick, M. R., Shaffer, J. A., & DeGrassi, S. W. (2009). What you see may not be what you get: relationships among self-presentation tactics and ratings of interview and job performance. Journal of Applied Psychology. , 94(6), 1394.

Berry, C. M., Sackett, P. R., & Wiemann, S. (2007). A review of recent developments in integrity test research. Personnel psychology. , 60(2), 271-301

Bursell, M. (2007). What's in a name? A field experiment test for the existence of ethnic discrimination in the hiring process(No. 2007: 7). Stockholm University Linnaeus Center for Integration Studies-SULCIS. Available from:

Dimoff, J. K., & Kelloway, E. K. (2018). With a little help from my boss: The impact of workplace mental health training on leader behaviors and employee resource utilization. Journal of occupational health psychology.

Nielsen, K., & Randall, R. (2013). Opening the black box: Presenting a model for evaluating organizational-level interventions. European journal of work and organizational psychology. , 22(5), 601-617.

Ones DS, Viswesvaran C, Schmidt F. (1993). Comprehensive meta-analysis of integrity test validities: Findings and implications for personnel selection and theories of job performance. Journal of Applied Psychology. Monograph, 78, 679– 703

Richard, P. J., Devinney, T. M., Yip, G. S., & Johnson, G. (2009). Measuring organizational performance: Towards methodological best practice. Journal of management. , 35(3), 718-804.

Schmidt, F. L., & Hunter, J. (2004). General mental ability in the world of work: occupational attainment and job performance. Journal of personality and social psychology. , 86(1), 162.

Woodrow, C., & Guest, D. (2017). Leadership and approaches to the management of workplace bullying. European journal of work and organizational psychology. , 26, 221–233.

Organisational Stucture, Design, Politics and Power

*Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2016). Power and Politics, Chapter 13 (pp. 458-493) In Organizational Behavior (17th ed.). Pearson Education LTD.

Aryee, S., Chen, Z. X., & Budhwar, P. S. (2004). Exchange fairness and employee performance: An examination of the relationship between organizational politics and procedural justice. Organizational behavior and human decision processes. , 94(1), 1-14.

Caniëls, M. C., & Roeleveld, A. (2009). Power and dependence perspectives on outsourcing decisions. European management journal. , 27(6), 402-417.

Cho, Y., & Fast, N. J. (2012). Power, defensive denigration, and the assuaging effect of gratitude expression. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. , 48(3), 778-782.

Cialdini, R. B. (1993). Influence : the psychology of persuasion . New York: William Morrow and Company.

Kacmar, K. M., Andrews, M. C., Harris, K. J., & Tepper, B. J. (2013). Ethical leadership and subordinate outcomes: The mediating role of organizational politics and the moderating role of political skill. Journal of business ethics. , 115(1), 33-44.

Maner, J. K., Gailliot, M. T., Menzel, A. J., & Kunstman, J. W. (2012). Dispositional anxiety blocks the psychological effects of power. Personality and social psychology bulletin. , 38(11), 1383-1395.

Pitesa, M., & Thau, S. (2013). Masters of the universe: How power and accountability influence self-serving decisions under moral hazard. Journal of Applied Psychology. , 98(3), 550.

Rosen, C. C., Levy, P. E., & Hall, R. J. (2006). Placing perceptions of politics in the context of the feedback environment, employee attitudes, and job performance. Journal of Applied Psychology. , 91(1), 211.

Salin, D. (2003). Bullying and organisational politics in competitive and rapidly changing work environments. International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 4(1), 35-46. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 19/09/2018) 

Organisational Culture and Change

*Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2016). Organizational Culture, Chapter 16 (pp. 562-597) In Organizational Behavior (17th ed.). Pearson Education LTD.

*Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2016). Organizational Change and Stress Management, Chapter 18 (pp. 640-681) In Organizational Behavior (17th ed.). Pearson Education LTD.

Appelbaum, S. H., Habashy, S., Malo, J. L., & Shafiq, H. (2012). Back to the future: revisiting Kotter's 1996 change model. Journal of management development , 31(8), 764-782.

Baillien, E., Griep, Y., Vander Elst, T., & De Witte, H. (2018). The relationship between organisational change and being a perpetrator of workplace bullying: A three-wave longitudinal study. Work & Stress, 1-20. Available from:

Cooke, R.A. & Rousseau, D.M. (1988). Behavioural norms and expectations: A quantitative approach to the assessment of organizational culture. Group & organization studies. , 13, 245-273.

D’Cruz, P., Noronha, E., & Beale, D. (2014). The workplace bullying-organizational change inter- face: Emerging challenges for human resource management. International journal of human resource management. , 25, 1434–1459.

Denison, D. R. (1996). What is the difference between organizational culture and organizational climate? A native's point of view on a decade of paradigm wars. The Academy of Management review. , 21(3), 619-654.

Goffee, R. & Jones, G. (1996). What holds the modern company together, Harvard business review. , 74 (6), 133-148.

Schein, E. H. (1990). Organizational culture (Vol. 45, No. 2, p. 109). American Psychological Association. Available from:

Schein, E. H. (1999). Kurt Lewin's change theory in the field and in the classroom: Notes toward a model of managed learning. Reflections : The SoL Journal, 1(1), 59-74

Smircich, L. (1983). Concepts of culture and organizational analysis. Administrative science quarterly. , 28, 339-358.

Zhao, Y. L., Erekson, O. H., Wang, T., & Song, M. (2012). Pioneering Advantages and Entrepreneurs' First‐mover Decisions: An Empirical Investigation for the United States and China. Journal of product innovation management. , 29, 190-210.

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