Take Five: Organizational Behavior Alive

by Joseph E. Champoux



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/18/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781480815261
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781480815278

About the Book

Movies can be great teaching tools for everything from behavior theories and concepts to ethical dilemmas.


For instance, when John (Jack Lemmon) and Max (Walter Matthau) must decide in Grumpier Old Men whether to go to Max’s wedding or once again try to catch the most elusive fish in the lake, “Catfish Hunter,” they aren’t sure what to do.


In Take Five: Organizational Behavior Alive, cinema instructor and expert Joseph E. Champoux presents carefully selected film scenes that showcase organizational behavior concepts and issues that can be used at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels.


Classics like The Godfather, contemporary films like Morning Glory, and even animated films that rely on computer graphics technology all offer valuable insights into understanding organizational behavior. There are even overlooked gems such as James and the Giant Peach, which includes an underappreciated scene showcasing work force diversity.


Each scene that’s presented includes questions to ask yourself as well as space to write down your own observations. There’s also a list of concepts and examples that you can check off as you see them in a scene.

About the Author

Joseph E. Champoux is a Regents Professor of Management Emeritus with the Robert O. Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. He earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from San Diego State University and a doctorate in administration from the University of California, Irvine.