behaviour


behaviour
behaviour be‧hav‧iour [bɪˈheɪvjə ǁ -ər] , behavior noun [uncountable]
also behaviours the way that someone or something acts in different situations:

• They have changed their buying behavior and are postponing major purchases.

• The market's crash forced money managers to rethink basic assumptions about market behaviour.

• seminars that attempt to change attitudes and behaviors among white male managers

conˌsumer beˈhaviour , consumer behavior [uncountable]
MARKETING the study of where and how people buy things, why they choose one thing and not another etc:

• The family is still a major factor in consumer behaviour.

organiˌzational beˈhaviour , organizational behavior also organisational behaviour [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES
the study of how the people in an organization work together, and the effect this has on the organization as a whole, its effectiveness etc:

• organisational behaviour, a combination of psychology and management theory

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behaviour UK US UK (US behavior) /bɪˈheɪvjər/ noun [U]
the way that someone or something behaves in a particular situation: »

A boss's behaviour must be consistent both with the law and with broad public policy goals.

the behaviour of sb/sth »

In the last few years, the behavior of the stock market suggests that investors are cautious.

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Good corporate behaviour makes good commercial sense.

See also BUYING BEHAVIOUR(Cf. buying behaviour), CUSTOMER BEHAVIOUR(Cf. ↑customer behaviour), ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR(Cf. ↑organizational behaviour)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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