Balanced coverage of the way the field of organizational behavior theory and research looks today and to overlay that coverage with application. The perspective of real world cases is designed to leaven theory(ies), which may seem too abstract at times, with some practical considerations. The author use several approaches to discussing the issues raised in this book. The theme case that begins each chapter is referred to within the chapter for illustrations of the concepts being discussed. In addition, features-short illustrations, examples, or extensions of various points-are interspersed throughout each chapter.