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Which of the following is a primary individual outcome of interest to organizational behavior researchers according to the integrative model?

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  1. Job performance 

The right-most portion of the model contains the two primary individual outcomes of interest to organizational behavior researchers: job performance and organizational commitment.

  1. Culture
  2. Team processes
  3. Personality
  4. Stress

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The integrative model of OB acknowledges that employees typically work in one or more work teams, which may be led by a formal or an informal leader.

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The integrative model also acknowledges that employees do not work alone. Instead, they typically work in one or more work teams, led by some formal (or sometimes informal) leader.

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According to the integrative model of organizational behavior, motivation, trust, justice, and ethics are _____.

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  1. a. individual mechanisms

The integrative model illustrates a number of individual mechanisms that directly affect job performance and organizational commitment. These include job satisfaction, motivation, trust, justice, and ethics.

  1. organizational mechanisms
  2. group mechanisms
  3. individual outcomes
  4. group outcomes

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Learning and decision making deal with how employees gain job knowledge and how they use that knowledge to make accurate judgments on the job.

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Learning and decision making deal with how employees gain job knowledge and how they use that knowledge to make accurate judgments on the job.

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According to the resource-based view of organizations, a firm’s resources include resources related to organizational behavior, such as the knowledge, ability, and wisdom of the workforce.

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According to the resource-based view of organizations, a firm’s resources include resources related to organizational behavior, such as the knowledge, ability, and wisdom of the workforce, as well as the image, culture, and goodwill of the organization.

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Which of the following takes the theories and principles studied in OB and explores the “nuts and bolts” applications of those principles in organizations?

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  1. Human resource management

Human resource management takes the theories and principles studied in OB and explores the applications of those principles in organizations.

  1. Strategic management
  2. Economic research
  3. Operations management
  4. Financial management

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The theories and concepts found in OB are drawn from two disciplines: human resources management and strategic management.

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The theories and concepts found in OB are actually drawn from a wide variety of disciplines such as industrial and organizational psychology, social psychology, and anthropology. Models from economics are used to understand motivation, learning, and decision making. This diversity brings a unique quality to the study of OB.

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Research on satisfaction, emotions, and team processes found in OB draws heavily from studies in _____.

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  1. anthropology
  2. organizational goals
  3. industrial relations
  4. social psychology

The theories and concepts found in OB are actually drawn from a wide variety of disciplines. Research on satisfaction, emotions, and team processes draws heavily from social psychology.

  1. team management

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Which of the following focuses on the product choices and industry characteristics that affect an organization’s profitability?

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  1. Organizational behavior
  2. Process management
  3. Operations management
  4. Strategic management

Strategic management focuses on the product choices and industry characteristics that affect an organization’s profitability. A strategic management study can help in examining the relationship between a firm’s diversification and its profitability.

  1. Human resource management

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Which of the following is one of the two primary goals managers have for their employees?

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  1. Maximization of job performance 

The two primary goals managers have for their employees are high levels of job performance and organizational commitment. They want to maximize employees’ job performance and retain dedicated, committed workers.

  1. Optimization of stock price
  2. Rationalization of job structure
  3. Utilization of rational decision-making techniques
  4. Obedience to organizational rules and regulations

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