115-0562/01 – Organizational Behaviour (OB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. PhDr. Iva Kirovová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorPhDr. Anna Dušková
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation2011/2012
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
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KIR30 doc. PhDr. Iva Kirovová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 3+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1.To explain interactions of main factors influencing organizational behavior 2.To explain main individual, group and organizational factors influencing organizational behavior 3.To understand interactions of organizational behavior and organizational processes 4 To explain the importance of organization design 5.To explicate the importance of leadership, power and influence 6.To explicate various aspects of change management 7.To explain the importance of organizational development and competitiveness in global context

Teaching methods



The course presents main concepts of OB and their application within organizational concepts. The course includes the issue of individual and group behavior that influences realization of organizational goals. Theoretical concepts are needed for analyses of main individual, group and organizational factors influencing organizational processes that have an impact for organizational competitiveness.

Compulsory literature:

HUCZYNSKI, Andrzej A. a David A. BUCHANAN. Organizational Behaviour. 9th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2017. 856 s. ISBN 978-1-292-16296-6. LANDY, Frank J. a Jeffrey M. CONTE. Work in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 5th ed. Hoboken: Wiley, 2016. 624 s. ISBN 978-1-118-97627-2. ROBBINS, Stephen P. a Timothy A. JUDGE. Organizational Behavior. 16th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2015. 741 s. ISBN 978-1-292-05655-5.

Recommended literature:

KING, Daniel a Scott LAWLEY. Organizational Behaviour. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 704 s. ISBN13 978-0198724025. MULLINS, Laurie J. Management and Organisational Behaviour. 11th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2016. 649 s. ISBN 978-1-292-08849-5. WOODS, Stephen A. a Michael A. WEST. The Psychology of Work and Organizations. 2nd ed. Cengage Learning, 2015. 524 s. ISBN 978-1408072455.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Preface into subject. 2. Organization and its goals 3. Regulation of human behavior in organization 4. Changes in organization 5. Resistance to change. 6. Strategy of implementation changes in organization. 7. Attitudes and process of influencing people. 8. Power and influence in organization 9. Power instruments and essence of their affects. 10. Communication in organization. 11. Formal communication 12. Informal communication 13. Decision making. 14. Individual and group decision making.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2009/2010 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2011/2012 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R174) European Business Studies P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B6209) Systems Engineering and Informatics (6209R025) System Engineering and Informatics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R174) European Business Studies P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R174) European Business Studies P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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