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A new kind of organizational behavior

Multi-Level Issues in Organizational Behavior and Leadership

ISBN: 978-1-84855-502-0, eISBN: 978-1-84855-503-7

ISSN: 1475-9144

Publication date: 19 May 2009

Abstract

Following from the cutting-edge work of Stephen Wolfram in A New Kind of Science (2002), in this chapter we propose “a new kind of OB” (organizational behavior) based on the varient approach to theory building and testing. In particular, we offer four simple, yet comprehensive theories to account for individual behavior, interpersonal relationships, group dynamics, and collectivized processes in organizations. In each case, two constructs, their association, and the levels of analysis of their operation are proposed. While the four theories proposed here are simple notions, they can explain a variety of complex phenomena and behavior in organizations.

Citation

Yammarino, F.J. and Dansereau, F. (2009), "A new kind of organizational behavior", Yammarino, F.J. and Dansereau, F. (Ed.) Multi-Level Issues in Organizational Behavior and Leadership (Research in Multi-Level Issues, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 13-60. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1475-9144(2009)0000008001

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