Course Research Pages

MGT 317 - Organizational Behavior

Places to Find Company and Industry Information

Look in the following resources to help locate company mission statements, industry information, key personnel, contact information, etc.

Business Insights: Essentials

Business Source Complete

Mergent Online

LexisNexis Academic - use the "Get Company Info" section

PrivCo - try this database if your company is privately held

Company web sites

Company annual reports

Use the NAICS codes for industry information.

Finding Books in the Book and Media Catalog

Bowman Library Catalog - search by keyword or subject heading to find books in the Bowman Library collection. Use this section to find relevant organizational behavior concepts to apply to your specific company. Some suggested subject headings are listed here.

Finding Information on Organizational Behavior Terminology

Credo Reference - an electronic collection of books, including many on business. This is a good place to look, in addition to your textbook, for definitions and background information on organizational culture, employee motivation, organizational power, organizational behavior, and organizational change. It's a useful place for finding good keywords for searching for articles in the databases listed below.

Finding Articles on Organizational Behavior

Use these resources to find magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journal articles on organizational behavior topics or to find information on current business trends or current news about your company.

Conference Board - reports on key business issues, including topics such as change management, employee engagement, innovation, and organizational design.

EBSCOhost - contains articles from both the popular press (newspapers and magazines) and scholarly journals. Be sure to use the "Subjects" listings after your initial search. A good place for current news on the company you are researching and observing.

JSTOR - contains scholarly articles on many aspects of business.

PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO - contains articles from the top psychology journals.

Workforce Management - a web site devoted to workplace issues. Use the Topics tab at the top of the page to see what's covered on this site. Some content requires free registration. The publication Workforce Management is available in several library databases.

Sources for Information on Conducting Interviews and Doing Observational Research

Cunningham, J. Barton. Researching Organizational Values and Beliefs. [electronic resource]

Davies, Martin Brett. Doing a Successful Research Project: Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods. H62 .D2543 2007

Keat, Daphne M. Interviewing: A Practical Guide for Students and Professionals. [electronic resource]

O'Reilly, Karen. Key Concepts in Ethnography. GN345 .O724 2009

Seidman, Irving. Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences. H61.28 S45 1998

Silverman, David. A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Qualitative Research. H62 .S4725 2007

Sunstein, Bonnie Stone and Chiseri-Strater, Elizabeth. FieldWorking: Reading and Writing Research. GN346 .S86 2007

Corner Office -- A collection of interviews from The New York Times with leaders and managers of large corporations and organizations. This is a great place to find good interviews with good questions. Bowman Library also has the recent book of interviews from the column, called The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons From CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed. HD57.7 .B784 2011

Interview as Method for Qualitative Research

Conducting Primary Research: Interviewing and Creating Good Interview and Survey Questions

Samples of Guided Interview Protocol

How to Create Questions and Appreciative Inquiry Protocol Samples -- see the sections on Crafting Appreciative Questions and Creating the Interview Protocol halfway down the page.

Writing an Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliographies from the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Annotated Bibliographies from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

Writing an Annotated Bibliography from the University of Minnesota Crookston

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