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1870 Reading List

Behaviour in Organisations, 2021/22, 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  


Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2019) Organizational Behavior  (18th ed.). Pearson. ISBN-10: 129225923X   


Readings for each topic

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


Week 1: 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.    

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

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.


Week 2: Communication

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


Week 3: 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.    


Week 4: Motivation

*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.

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.

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.

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.


Week 5: 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.


Week 6: Teams 

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

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

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.

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


Week 7: Leadership

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

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.  


Week 8: 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.

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. 


Week 9: 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.    

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


Week 10: 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.    

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.

This list was last updated on 05/08/2021