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.
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.
- Organizational Behavior
- Organizational Change
- Organizational Sociology
- Corporate Culture
- Employee Motivation
- Family-Owned Business Enterprises
- Conflict Management
- Power Social Sciences
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
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.
Page Last Updated: October 21 2013
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
650.543.3825 (circ desk)
650.543.3826 (ref desk)
M-Th, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
F, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sa, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Su, 1 - 11 p.m.
These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:
For more information on citation style, see:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - BF76.7 .P83 2010 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)