Organizational Behavior: An Introduction to Your Life in Organizations
(PrenticeHall 2008; ISBN 0-13-185495-X)


After decades of teaching OB I still wanted --and finally wrote--a textbook that works hard to be:

RELEVANT: Organizational behavior theories are showcased to demonstrate how practical they really are.....

ENGAGING: The applied and personalized approach makes the book a good read.(Many students report actually enjoying it!) To enhance the classroom experience, I also scoured the field to get a great selection of exercises, and wrote dozens of short, current cases....

INTERNATIONAL: Each chapter includes extensive global content,and one entire chapter explores cross-cultural relationships....

EXPERIENTIAL: The book and Instructor's Manual give professors MANY pedagogical supports, from videos for each chapter opening case to tested term projects for individuals and groups. I wrote the IM myself.

FEATURES

Do your students ever complain that reading their OB text is a chore? Perhaps because the theories seem disconnected from the real world? This text engages students because it:

1) Shows how OB theory is used to solve real life organizational problems.

2) Demonstrates to students how OB will be useful to them in their careers:

The first chapter emphasizes why mastering OB is important in your career (history and methodology are covered much later, in the last chapter)

The preview sections that open each chapter ask students to address issues as if they were managers.

Chapters often mention career applications.

3) Is personalized:

It is written in the second-person.

Within the chapters are many self-tests and
short exercises.

4) Is interesting to read:

Rather than being a theory string, each chapter is organized around a logical set of applied questions.

It includes many lively (and often thorough) examples and interesting quotes from
managers and commentators in the field.

It includes Advice from the Pro’s at the end of each chapter.

It includes many ideas for Explorations beyond the chapter material.


5) Supports a variety of teaching approaches by providing a large number of pedagogical choices.

The pedagogical supports include:

A short video (or videos) for every chapter opening case

Both shorter and longer cases for classroom discussion

Both easier and more challenging cases for students of different experience levels

Many! experiential exercises

A variety of classroom tested group and term projects

Enough materials to run a fully experiential
course, if that is your approach

On-line tests and student powerpoints for review

A test item file written by professionals (not me!)

6) Emphasizes global developments in OB. This text strongly emphasizes international OB because it:

Fully integrates global issues in each chapter and each topic (as space permits)

Devotes one full chapter to understanding cross-cultural relationships

Includes many opening and end-of-chapter international cases

Introduces, in Chapter 1, global issues as a major context for today’s organizations.

Selected Works

Organizations and the Environment
"Rae Andre is one of the first to address this issue and she does it well." --Michael S. Dukakis, Vice-Chairman of the Board, Amtrak; former Governor of Massachusetts............. "Makes a compelling case." Phaedra Pezzullo, ORGANIZATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Business and Leadership
A good read ... applied and career relevant...Includes lots of pedagogical supports.
"A cheeky but serious rebuttal...gives employees advice on how to advance by skillfully managing their bosses." --TIME MAGAZINE.
"Strongly recommended to anyone involved in the academic process." --Cynthia Lengnick-Hall, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW
Psychology and Sociology
"At once bold, realistic and sensitive—the most inspiring reflection on the singular strength of the human spirit I have encountered to date." ...a recent reader.
"An extremely important book." --Elaine Tyler May, MINNEAPOLIS TRIBUNE. "Good ideas...raises the right questions." Susan Jacoby, THE NEW REPUBLIC.
Fiction
Comic adventure in the Hobby. Comic relief for the author.