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PDF Versions of Textbooks

  • 1.  PDF Versions of Textbooks

    Posted 23 days ago
    I have used Robbins and Judge's Essentials of Organizational Behavior textbook for years now, along with Browne & Keeley's Asking the Right questions textbook. I am basically going completely digital now and I asked Pearson to provide me PDF copies of the textbooks so I do not always need Internet access to read them and I can use Adobe for writing notes, highlighting, etc. This is not to mention that some of my international students might not have reliable Internet access or may have Internet access censored if they suddenly have to go back home on short notice (like this past spring). However, Pearson refuses to provide PDF copies to me. Pearson will give me access to electronic versions through RedShelf, which does not substitute for the PDF copies. Do you have any recommendations for publishers that have textbooks similar to Essentials of Organizational Behavior and Asking the Right Questions that are available in PDF format? Or publishers that have core readings for the major OB topics available in PDF format? I know Harvard Business Publishing has some core OB readings, but Harvard does not provide them for more than a handful of topics. If you know of any PDF versions of textbooks to replace Thompson's Making the team: A guide for managers, I'll take those too since I will need to replace that textbook offered by Pearson in the spring for my groups and teams elective. Any help you can provide will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    Kevin S. Cruz, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Management, University of Richmond

    Incoming Associate Editor, Group & Organization Management

    E-mail: kevinscruz@yahoo.com

  • 2.  RE: PDF Versions of Textbooks

    Posted 23 days ago

  • 3.  RE: PDF Versions of Textbooks

    Posted 23 days ago
    Edited by Jeremy Meuser 23 days ago
    Flatworld had PDFs - at least for the instructors (and I am almost sure for the students too). I use Erdogan & Bauer's book.
    They also have an "essentials" book

    Jeremy D. Meuser, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Management
    The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
    School of Business Administration
    Holman 231
    P.O. Box 1848
    University, MS 38677
    jmeuser@bus.olemiss.edu | www.olemiss.edu

  • 4.  RE: PDF Versions of Textbooks

    Posted 22 days ago
    Hi Kevin--I contacted my editor and she tells me there is a solution to your problem. Your Pearson rep will be contacting you shortly.
    Stephen Robbins
    Prof Emeritus; San Diego State

    S Robbins
    Cleveland Heights OH
    (216) 229-6069

  • 5.  RE: PDF Versions of Textbooks

    Posted 21 days ago
    Hello Professor Robbins

    I'm following this thread with great interest. I am also looking for a pdf version of the same book by you and I've been told by my university library that they only have hard copies. Would Pearson be willing to extend the solution to me too? I'd be so grateful.

    Thanks so much, in advance, for your help.


    Kiran Kandade
    Aston University

  • 6.  RE: PDF Versions of Textbooks

    Posted 21 days ago
    Kiran--I think the person who can help you is Steven Jackson, the management editor at Pearson UK. I apologize for not having an email or phone for him, but I expect you can reach him at the Pearson London office.

    S Robbins
    Cleveland Heights
    (216) 229-6069