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Management - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0324595840

Cover of Management 9TH 10 (ISBN 978-0324595840)
ISBN13: 978-0324595840
ISBN10: 0324595840

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 9TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2010
International: No

List price: $355.00

Management - 9TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0324595840

Richard L. Daft

ISBN13: 978-0324595840
ISBN10: 0324595840

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 9TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2010
International: No

Discover true innovation in management today ? within the pages and throughout the technology-driven package accompanying the latest edition of this market-leading text. Respected author Richard Daft helps you build better managers for today and tomorrow with the latest managerial theories based on established research, engaging contemporary applications, and a wealth of cutting-edge exercises and examples. Students develop a strong managerial foundation, organized around the four functions of management and supported by a seamless blend of theory and applications within the pages of each chapter. Unique photo essays, challenging cases, and topics not typically found in other management texts help students build the innovative skills to manage successfully throughout turbulent times in business today. Fresh management ideas and the best practices blend with traditional theory as this book ? recognized for its quality and trusted for its strong content ? once again puts management into practice with proven exercises and learning features that support the book's research orientation and tightly connect concepts. A complete supplement package helps ensure your students reach their full management potential with an all-new video package featuring Hollywood film scenes that demonstrate management principles in action. The innovative new ThomsonNOW? online course management and learning system saves time in assigning homework and grading, while offering personalized learning paths to ensure your students develop the management skills they need for success today and tomorrow.

Author Bio

Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership. Dr. Daft is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. Professor Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Organization Theory and Design (South-Western, 2010), The Leadership Experience (South-Western, 2011), and What to Study: Generating and Developing Research Questions (Sage, 1982). He published Fusion Leadership: Unlocking the Subtle Forces That Change People and Organizations (Berrett-Koehler, 2000) with Robert Lengel. He has also authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters. His work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Accounting Organizations and Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, California Management Review, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Professor Daft is also an active teacher and consultant. He has taught management, leadership, organizational change, organizational theory, and organizational behavior. He has been involved in management development and consulting for many companies and government organizations, including the American Bankers Association, Bridgestone, Bell Canada, the Transportation Research Board, Nortel, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, State Farm Insurance, Tenneco, the United States Air Force, the United States Army, J. C. Bradford & Co., Central Parking System, Entergy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, First American National Bank, and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Table of Contents

1. Innovative Management for Turbulent Times.
2. The Evolution of Management Thinking.
3. The Environment and Corporate Culture.
4. Managing in a Global Environment.
5. Managing Ethics and Social Responsibility.
6. Managerial Planning and Goal Setting.
7. Strategy Formulation and Implementation.
8. Managerial Decision Making.
9. Designing Adaptive Organizations.
10. Managing Change and Innovation.
11. Managing Human Resources.
12. Managing Diversity.
Part 5: LEADING.
13. Dynamics of Behavior in Organizations.
14. Leadership.
15. Motivating Employees.
16. Managing Communication.
17. Leading Teams.
18. Managing Quality and Performance.
19. Managing the Value Chain, Information Technology, and E-Business.
Appendix A: Managing Small Business Start-Ups.