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Management : Challenges for Tomorrow's Leaders

Management : Challenges for Tomorrow's Leaders - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0324155570

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ISBN13: 978-0324155570
ISBN10: 0324155573
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2004
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Management : Challenges for Tomorrow's Leaders - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0324155570

Pamela S. Lewis, Stephen H. Goodman and Patricia M. Fandt

ISBN13: 978-0324155570
ISBN10: 0324155573
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Management: Challenges for Tomorrow's Leaders, Fourth Edition, explains the function and role of management in today's organization, presenting current theory, trends, and influences on today's managers and organizations. The text balances theory and practice, providing numerous applications for students to better understand how management concepts are applied. The primary theme of the fourth edition is the role and importance of leadership in today's organization. Throughout the text are discussions and highlighted examples of the impact of leadership and how organizations diffuse responsibility through every level of an organization.

Benefits:

  • Ethics "Take a Stand": The "Take A Stand" features present students with ethical dilemmas. Students are asked to evaluate various courses of actions in terms of their ethical implications and select the alternative that best meets the organization's needs.
  • InfoTrac College Edition (ICE): This text is packaged with InfoTrac College Edition, free of charge! ICE is a fully searchable online database that gives users access to full-text articles from more than 900 periodicals. Authoritative sources are updated daily and date back as far as four years.
  • Textchoice Cases and Exercises: Textchoice is the home of Thomson Learning's digital content. The Management Cases and Exercises content database allows you to easily evaluate and select cases, experiential exercises, activities, and even your own material to create a course companion tailor-fit to your course.
  • NEW! Leadership in Action: Leaders in Action boxes in every chapter capture ?the voice of leadershipof leadership in today?s organizations from a variety of angles.
  • NEW! Now Apply It: "Now Apply It" boxes throughout the text, provide short experiential applications whereby students can ?try outchapter content.
  • NEW! At the Forefront: At the Forefront boxes report on contemporary, often provocative, business trends
  • Web site: The text's support web site includes downloadable supplements for instructors and PowerPoint, interactive practice quizzes, exercises, and other information for students.
  • NEW! Leadership Model: The leadership model presented throughout the text focuses on three key components: competence, character, and community.
  • NEW! Xtra!: Text is packaged with access to a robust set of online study tools, including Xtra! practice quizzes, Experiencing Management, additional video, and more.
  • Updated End of Chapter Exercises: New cases, 14 new video cases, review questions, experiential exercises, and discussion questions help students review and apply the chapter objectives.

Table of Contents

PART 1. MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY.

1. Management and Managers: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
2. Evolution of Management Thought.
3. Social Responsibility and Ethics.

PART 2. PLANNING CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY.

4. Planning in the Contemporary Organization.
5. Strategic Planning in a Global Environment.
6. Effective Managerial Decision Making.
7. Decision-Making Tools and Techniques.

PART 3. ORGANIZING CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY.

8. Organizing for Quality, Productivity, and Job Satisfaction.
9. Designing the Contemporary Organization.
10. Strategic Human Resource Management.
11. Organizational Culture, Change, and Development.

PART 4. LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY.

12. Communicating Effectively within Diverse Organizations.
13. Leading in a Dynamic Environment.
14. Exploring Individual Differences and Team Dynamics.
15. Motivating Organizational Members.

PART 5. CONTROL CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY.

16. Organizational Control in a Complex Business Environment.
17. Productivity and Quality in Operations.
18. Information Technology and Control.

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