Organizational Behavior Management and Organization Development: Potential Paths to Reciprocation
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The origins of applied behavioral science can be traced back more than fifty years. While Skinner was pioneering efforts in the experimental analysis of behavior, and the grand theorists, Tolman, Hull, and Guthrie were battling for supremacy in the behavioral science arena, Kurt Lewin and Rensis Likert, prominent social psychologists of the era, began emphasizing the importance of connecting research and theory with practice. Their work strongly influenced the field of organizational behavior (OB), and spawned the field we will consider in detail in the present chapter: organization development (OD).
Eubanks, J. L. (2001). Organizational Behavior Management and Organization Development: Potential Paths to Reciprocation. In W. K. Redmon, T. C. Mawhinney, & C. M. Johnson (Eds.), Handbook of Organizational Performance: Behavior Analysis and Management (pp. 367-390). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203048184
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