East European University Research Project: ’’Organizational Behavior: A Skill-Building Approach’’ of the Book Translation Program 2020 announced by U.S Embassy in Georgia.
Principal Investigator: Professor Shalva Machavariani, Vice-Rector for Scientific Affairs of East European University;
Coordinator: Tatia Gherkenashvili, Senior Manager of Scientific Research and Development Division of East European University.
Book title (and edition): Organizational Behavior: A Skill-Building Approach (Second Ed.)
Authors: Christopher P. Neck, Jeffery D. Houghton, Emma L. Murray
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Publication year: 23 January, 2019
Organizational Behavior: A Skill-Building Approach is a textbook for students seeking insight into individual behavior, group behavior, organizational structure, and organizational processes through the lens of critical thinking. Students are provided with opportunities to develop motivational, leadership, and teamwork skills that will help them to analyze behavioral patterns and take appropriate actions to help shape and influence those behaviors in positive ways.
Practical applications, self-assessments, experiential exercises, and additional pedagogical features make OB come to life and encourage students to engage with OB concepts in meaningful ways.
Critical thinking is an essential skill; managers use critical thinking to understand, explain, predict, and influence behavior in the workplace. A critical thinker uses his or her intelligence, knowledge, and skills to question and carefully explore situations and to arrive at thoughtful conclusions based on evidence and reason. In Organizational Behavior: A Skill-Building Approach, authors use the components and core skills of critical thinking to teach the many facets of organizational behavior to students.
Publishing this book into Georgian language is also crucial on one hand due to its high demand of qualified books from students and lecturers’ side, and on the other hand practitioners for creating relevant organizational environment in public as well as private institutions.
Project Implementation Deadlines and Participants:
Book translation is fulfilled by:
- Mikheil Tokmazishvili – Researcher/Translator (TOU&EEU)
- Natia Chighvaria – Researcher/Translator (GIPA)
- Gela Grigolashvili – Researcher/Translator (EEU)
- Giorgi Ghaghanidze – Researcher/Translator (TSU)
- Tatia Gherkenashvili – Researcher/Translator (EEU)
Scientific Editor – Ph.D. of Economics, Professor – Shalva Machavariani.
Due to the project, working on the translation will end on June 30, 2022 and the latest modern manual ’’Organizational Behavior: A Skill-Building Approach’’ (authors: Christopher P. Neck, Jeffery D. Houghton, Emma L. Murray) will be accessible for interested persons in Georgian language.