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Organizational Behavior

Introduction

Summer 2010

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Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior is the study of individuals and their behavior within the context of the organization in a workplace setting. It is an interdisciplinary field that includes sociology, psychology, communication and management. 

Keywords– Organizational Behavior, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Corporate Culture, Corporate Communication, Group Behavior, Human Decision Making

By Debra Lamb-Deans

Starting Points

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks

Dictionary of Statistics and Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?Search_Arg=Dictionary+of+statistics+and+methodology+%3A+a+nontechnical+guide+for+the+social+sciences&Search_Code=TALL&PID=1820&SEQ=20060727131931&CNT=50&HIST=1

ILR Reference HA17 .V64 1993

Vogt, W. Paul. Newbury Park, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1993.

The Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences is the sourcebook of simple definitions and explanations of statistical and statistics-related concepts.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/4560459

Smelser, Neil J., Baltes, Paul B. Amsterdam: Elsevier; Miamisburg, OH: ScienceDirect, online distributor, 2002.

Maps the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale. The Encyclopedia includes: 3,842 signed articles; 15 million words of text; 90,000 bibliographic references; 150 biographical entries. The printed edition runs to 24 volumes plus 2 index volumes.

It is alphabetically organized and extensively cross-referenced throughout and is supported by a comprehensive name index and multi-level, hierarchical subject index. It also includes a classified list of entries. The electronic edition will offer all of this and much more: the vast database of articles will be enhanced by flexible search-and-retrieval facilities and by a rich variety of electronic reference links. Every article in the electronic edition will be supported by an abstract prepared specifically for the online publication. These abstracts will be posted to the website as they become available, offering an extended preview of the content of the Encyclopedia in advance of full publication.

With annual updates planned for release from 2004, the online version of the International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences will be a dynamic resource for students and faculty alike.

Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

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https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?Search_Arg=+Sage+encyclopedia+of+social+science+research+methods&Search_Code=TALL&PID=1820&SEQ=20060727132015&CNT=50&HIST=1

ILR Reference H62 .L456 2004

Lewis-Beck, Michael S., Bryman Alan and Liao Tim Futing. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2004.

This unique multi-volume reference set offers readers an all-encompassing education in the ways of social science researchers. Written to be accessible to general readers, entries do not require any advanced knowledge or experience to understand the purposes and basic principles of any of the methods.

The Encyclopedia features two major types of entries: definitions, consisting of a paragraph or two, provide a quick explanation of a methodological term; and topical treatments or essays discussing the nature, history, application/example and implication of using a certain method. Also included are suggested readings and references for future study.

Social Science Encyclopedia

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=1&ti=1,1&Search%5FArg=%20social%20science%20encyclopedia&Search%5FCode=TALL&CNT=50&PID=1820&SEQ=20060727132040&SID=4

ILR Reference H41 .S63 2004

Kuper, Adam and Kuper Jessica. London; New York: Routledge, 2004.

The new edition of this already classic reference work, which was first published in 1985 to great acclaim from social scientists, librarians and professionals, has been updated and radically recast. Ninety per cent of the entries are either new, entirely rewritten or substantially revised. The new entries cover developments in traditional fields over the last decade, newly vital areas of study such as environmental economics and cross-disciplinary pursuits such as women's studies and cultural studies. Theoretical movements such as post-modernism which were only beginning to be discussed in 1985 are now given prominent coverage.

Databases

SocINDEX

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/5821896

Cornell University community only

Comprehensive article database with abstracts for more than 590 "core" Sociology journals dating back to 1895. In addition, this file provides data mined from more than 500 "priority" coverage journals as well as 1,040 "selective" coverage journals. Also includes indexing for books, monographs, conference papers, and other sources. SocINDEX offers coverage from all subdisciplines of sociology, including abortion, anthropology, criminology, criminal justice, cultural sociology, demography, economic development, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, politics, religion, rural sociology, social psychology, social structure, social work, sociological theory, sociology of education, substance abuse, urban studies, violence, welfare, and many others.

PsycINFO (WebSPIRS Web : 1887- )

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/2351079

Cornell University community only

Contains citations and summaries of the international literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences, including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology, and linguistics. Includes applied psychology, communication systems, developmental psychology, educational psychology, experimental human and animal psychology, personality, physical and psychological disorders, physiological psychology and intervention, professional personnel and issues, psychometrics, social processes and issues, sports psychology and leisure, and treatment and prevention.
Social Sciences Citation Index

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/apz6164

Cornell University community only

Stamford, CT: Thomson Corp.

ISI citation databases are multidisciplinary databases of bibliographic information indexed to be searched by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. They can also be searched for articles that cite a known author or work. Cited reference searching allows use of a given work as if it were a subject term, to identify more recent articles on the same topic.

Sociological Abstracts (OCLC Web : 1963- )

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/firs/aqf7856

Cornell University community only

Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Provides citations from 1963 to the present, and abstracts since 1974, to journal articles, conference papers, books, and dissertations. Subjects covered include community development, culture and social structure, demography and human biology, environmental interactions, family and social welfare, health and medicine and law, religion and science, social psychology and group interactions, welfare services, and women’s studies.
ABI/Inform (ProQuest Direct Web: 1971- )

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/umia/akx9769

Cornell University community only

ABI/Inform (from Proquest), an extensive international business and management database, contains bibliographic citations, abstracts, and full text of articles appearing in professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines published worldwide.

ABI/Inform covers the areas of accounting, banking, computers, economics, engineering management, communications, finance, health care, human resources, insurances, international trends, labor relations, law, management, marketing, organizational behavior, public administration, real estate, taxation, transportation.

Business Source Complete

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/6576918

Cornell University community only

Ipswich, MA: EBSCO Publishing.

Business Source Complete, which includes all journals covered in Business Source Premier, provides full text for scholarly business journals and other sources, including full text for peer-reviewed business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database provides full text (PDF) for top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

Journals

Journal of Occupational Behaviour

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&v1=3&ti=1,3&Search%5FArg=Journal%20of%20occupational%20behaviour&Search%5FCode=JALL&CNT=50&SID=1

ILR BF56 .J85

Also available electronically

Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Journal of Organizational Behavior Management

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&v1=1&ti=1,1&Search%5FArg=Journal%20of%20organizational%20behavior%20management&Search%5FCode=JALL&CNT=50&SID=2

ILR BF637.B4 J86

Also available electronically

Binghamton, NY:  Haworth Press

Organization: the Interdisciplinary Journal of Organization, Theory and Society

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&v1=2&ti=1,2&Search%5FArg=Organization%20%3A%20the%20interdisciplinary%20journal%20of%20organization%2C%20theory%20and%20society&Search%5FCode=JALL&CNT=50&SID=4

ILR HM131 .O63

Also available electronically

London; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&v1=1&ti=1,1&Search%5FArg=Organizational%20behavior%20and%20human%20decision%20processes&Search%5FCode=JALL&CNT=50&SID=3

ILR BF636.A1 O68

Also available electronically

New York, NY: Academic Press

Research in Organizational Change and Development

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=Research+in+organizational+change+and+development&Search_Code=JALL&CNT=50

ILR HD58.8 .R43

Greenwich, Conn: JAI Press

Research on Negotiation in Organizations

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=Research+on+negotiation+in+organizations&Search_Code=JALL&CNT=50

ILR HD58.6 .R43

Associations and Organizations

American Psychological Association

http://www.apa.org/

Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
American Society for Training and Development

http://www.astd.org/astd

ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD's 70,000 members and associates come from more than 100 countries and thousands of organizations--multinational corporations, medium-sized and small businesses, government, academia, consulting firms, and product and service suppliers.
American Sociological Institute

http://www.asanet.org/index.ww

The American Sociological Association is a non-profit membership association based in Washington, DC that is dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.  Founded in 1905, it is an association of nearly 14,000 members and home to 44 special interest sections with more than 21,000 members.  ASA hosts of an annual meeting with more than 6,000 participants and is a  publisher of 10 professional journals and magazines.  Members include college and university faculty, researchers, students and practitioners.

Statistics and Data

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Census - United States Census Bureau

http://www.census.gov/

The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.  The Bureau adds new material continually. If one wishes to monitor the new kinds of data becoming available, frequent trips to the "new on this site" page and "latest news releases" will be necessary.

CISER - Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research

http://www.ciser.cornell.edu/

The Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER) was founded in 1981 to provide research support services to social science researchers at Cornell University. Our programs are tailored to the needs of faculty, research staff, and graduate students from departments across campus.
CISER's mission is reflected in our suite of services: a state-of-the-art computing environment, support for the latest statistical software packages, and a variety of personalized consulting services. In addition, we are committed to anticipating the evolving needs of our users.

Government

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Census - United States Census Bureau

http://www.census.gov/

The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.  The Bureau adds new material continually. If one wishes to monitor the new kinds of data becoming available, frequent trips to the "new on this site" page and "latest news releases" will be necessary.