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Organizational Behavior Management

Selected Readings


Alavosius, M., Adams, A., Ahern, D., & Follick, M. (2000).  Behavioral approaches to organizational safety. In J. Austin & J. E. Carr (Eds.), Handbook of applied behavior analysis, (pp. 351-374).  Reno, NV:  Context Press.


Alvero, A. M., & Austin, J. (2004).  The effects of conducting behavioral observations on the behavior of the observer. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37, 457-468.

Alvero, A. M., Rost, K., & Austin, J. (2008).  The safety observer effect: The effects of conducting safety observations. Journal of Safety Research, 39, 365-373.


Austin, J. (2000).  Performance analysis and performance diagnostics.  In J. Austin & J. E. Carr (Eds.), Handbook of applied behavior analysis, (pp. 321-350).  Reno, NV:  Context Press.


Cooper, M. D. (2006). Exploratory analyses of the effects of managerial support and feedback consequences on behavioral safety maintenance.  Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 26, 1-41.


Geller, E. S. (2005). Behavior-based safety and occupational risk management.  Behavior Modification, 29, 539-561.


Haas, J. R., & Hayes, S. C. (2006).  When knowing you are doing well hinders performance: Exploring the interaction between rules and feedback. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 26, 91-112.
Kang, K., Oah, S., & Dickinson, A. M. (2003).  The relative effects of differing frequencies of feedback on work performance: A simulation. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 23, 21-54.


Krause, T. R., Sloat, K. C. M., & Seymour, K. J. (1999).Long-term evaluation of a behavior-based method for improving safety performance:  A meta-analysis of 73 interrupted time-series replications. Safety Science, 32, 1-18.


Rodriguez, M., Wilder, D. A., et al. (2005). Use of the performance diagnostic checklist to select an intervention designed to increase the offering of promotional stamps at two sites of a restaurant franchise. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 25, 17-35.


Rummler, G. A. (2001). Performance logic:  The organization performance Rosetta Stone.  In L. Hayes, J. Austin, R. Houmanfar, & M. Clayton (Eds.) Organizational change (pp. 111-132).  Reno, NV:  Context Press.



Abernathy, W. B. (1996). The sin of wages: where the conventional pay system has led us and how to find a way out. U.S.: PerfSys Press.


Daniels, A. C. (2004). Performance management: changing behavior that drives organizational effectiveness (4. ed.). Atlanta, GA: Performance Management Publications.


Gilbert, T. F. (2007). Human competence (Tribute ed.). San Francisco: Pfeiffer.


Malott, M. E. (2003). Paradox of organizational change: engineering organizations with behavioral systems analysis. Reno, NV: Context Press.


McSween, T. E. (2003). Value-based safety process: improving your safety culture with behavior-based safety (2nd ed.). Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Interscience.


Pershing, J. A. (2006). Handbook of human performance technology: principles, practices, and potential (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.


Rummler, G. A., & Brache, A. P. (1995). Improving performance: how to manage the white space on the organization chart (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.





Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (JOBM)





William B. Abernathy

John Austin

Beth Sulzer-Azeroff

Aubrey Daniels

Thomas F. Gilbert

Maria Malott

Gary Rummler





International Society for Performance Improvement

OBM Network




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