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Hong Kong Baptist University
Department of Management
BUS 2210 Organizational Behavior
2012-2013 (Semester 1)

Course Outline

|Lecturer |Contact |Phone |Office | |Mr. Sunny C. S. Yung |cssyung@hkbu.edu.hk |3411-3160 |SMC1236 |

This course aims to introduce theories and concepts related to understanding people’s behavior in organizations. Through studying the behaviors of individuals and groups within organizations in order to gain both a theoretical understanding as well as practical knowledge that can be applied in a work setting.

Key Text:Nelson, Debra L. & Quick, James Campbell (2012). Principles of Organizational Behavior (8th Edition). Thomson South-Western.

References:1.Bratton, John; Sawchuk, Peter (2010). Work & Organizational Behavior.(2nd Ed.).Macmillan.

2.Colquitt, J; LePine, Jeff; & Wesson, Michael. (2010). Essentials for Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplace. (1st Ed.). McGraw-Hill.

3.Gibson, James. (2009). Organizations – Behavior, Structure, Processes. (13th Ed.). McGraw-Hill.

4.Ivancevich, John; Konopaske, Robert. (2011) Organizational Behavior and Management. (9th Ed.) McGraw-Hill.

5.Linstead, Stephen; &Fulop. (2009). Management and Organization(2ndEd.).MacMillan East Asia.

6.Luthans, Fred. (2011). Organizational Behavior.(12th Ed.). McGraw-Hill.

7.McShane, S.; & Von Glinow. (2010). Organizational Behavior. (5th Ed.).McGraw-Hill.

8.Newstrom, John. (2011). Organizational Behavior– Human Behavior at Work. (13th Ed.) McGraw-Hill.

9.Phillips, Jean; & Gully, Stanley. (2012). Organizational Behavior: Tools for Success. ( 1st Ed.) South-Western.

Class Management
Our collective efforts should focus on making this class interesting, challenging, thought provoking, interactive and fun! This course will use a variety of learning methods including lectures, in-class discussions, case study and exercises, videos and other interactive processes. Your responsibility is to attend each class on time, to complete assignments according to the schedule, and to be involved in the class discussions and activities. These elements will determine how much you learn, and your grade, in this class.

Class Norms
In order to be fair to everyone in the class the following norms are to be followed by all class members including me: Classes start on time and end on time. Using mobile phone in class is prohibited (including SMS), please turn it off in class. No chatting in class except in a small group activity or assigned discussions. Using of personal computers is not encouraged.

Academic Integrity
Your philosophy on this matter should be very simple: absolutely no tolerance for cheating or plagiarizing. To violate this sacred trust strikes at the very core of why you paid so much effort in attending to school, which is to learn, to challenge, to dialogue with others, and to receive feedback. Those who violate this cardinal rule should be ready to receive an “F” in the class.

Feedback and Student consultation
You are encouraged to contact me any time you have questions, problems, or need advice on class matters. Or on ANY matter! I welcome feedback on my teaching.

Student consultation hours: Tuesday 15:00 pm – 17:00 pm

If you want to see me in other times, you are very welcomed! Please give me a call or send me email for appointment in advance.

Assessment
The assessment will be based on continuing assessment of the course works (50%) and the final examination (50%). The components of the total 100% of the subject:

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