115-0562/05 – Organizational Behaviour (OB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. PhDr. ThDr. Lucjan Klimsza, PhD.Subject version guarantordoc. PhDr. Iva Kirovová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2019/2020
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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 Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1.To explain interactions of main factors influencing organizational behavior, and change management. 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 and organizational development. 5.To explicate the importance of leadership, power and influence.

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:

CLEGG, Stewart, Martin KORNBERGER, Tyrone PITSIS a Matthew MOUNT. Managing & organizations: an introduction to theory and practice. 5th ed. London: SAGE, 2019. 584 p. ISBN 978-1-5264-6009-7. MULLINS, Laurie J. Management and Organisational Behaviour. 12th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2019. 752 p. ISBN 978-1-292-24548-5. STERNAD, Dietmar. Effective management: developing yourself, others and organizations. London: Red Globe Press, 2020. 446 p. ISBN 978-1-352-00729-9.

Recommended literature:

ARNOLD, John et al. Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace. 7th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2020. 626 p. ISBN 978-1-292-26943-6. DENHARDT, Robert B., Janet V. DENHARDT, Maria P. ARISTIGUETA a Kelly C. RAWLINGS. Managing human behavior in public and nonprofit organizations. 5th ed. California: SAGE, 2020. 568 p. ISBN 978-1-5063-8266-1. GRIFFIN, Ricky W., Jean M. PHILLIPS a Stanley M. GULLY. Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organizations. 12th ed. Boston: Cengage, 2021. 608 p. ISBN 978-1305501393.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Basic knowledge of management.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Organizational behavior 2.Management and OB 3.Individual behavior 4.Group behavior 5.Leadership 6.Organizational communication 7.Organizational as open systems 8.Power and Influence in organizations 9.Organizational changes 10.Organizational development

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester, validity until: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 36 (36) 19
                zápočet Other task type 36  19 2
        Examination Examination 64  32 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2018/2019 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T037) Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T037) Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T037) Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T037) Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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