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Understanding Management

Understanding Management - 8th edition

Understanding Management - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9781111580247

ISBN10: 1111580243

Understanding Management by Richard L. Daft - ISBN 9781111580247
Edition: 8TH 13
Copyright: 2013
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2013
International: No
Understanding Management by Richard L. Daft - ISBN 9781111580247

ISBN13: 9781111580247

ISBN10: 1111580243

Edition: 8TH 13

Summary

Prepare students for management success with this engaging survey of modern management practice. UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 8E seamlessly integrates classic management principles with today's latest management ideas to create a responsive market leading text that captivates today's readers. Acclaimed authors Richard Daft and Dorothy Marcic cover management and entrepreneurial issues within small- to mid-size companies where most students will begin their careers, as well as within larger global enterprises. Many examples focus on the constantly-evolving entertainment industry. Students gain valuable insights into real contemporary business as they examine today's best management practices. This edition helps students establish and build upon practical skills with engaging examples and numerous skill-building and application exercises in every chapter. Using a streamlined format, this edition takes a close look at how change demands innovation and how innovation requires forward-thinking, flexible leaders and organizations. With the book's complete ancillary package, UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 8E provides everything needed to prepare future managers to seize business opportunities and lead change. Be sure to also investigate the menu of high impact digital options available with this edition, including Aplia and CengageNOW.

Author Bio

Richard L. Daft
Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University where he specializes in the study of leadership and organization theory. 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. He was the Associate Editor-in-Chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN and MANAGEMENT. He has also authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters and has published in the 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, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Dr. Daft has received several government research grants in organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing. An active teacher and respected consultant, Dr. Daft has served as associate dean and helped manage a start-up enterprise. He has been involved in management development and consulting for numerous organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, Nortel, Bridgestone, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, J. C. Bradford & Co., Central Parking System, USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and many others.
Dorothy Marcic
Professor Dorothy Marcic, Ed. D. and M.P.H., serves on the faculty at Vanderbilt University in the department of Leadership and Organizations, Peabody College. She also serves as Director of Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development at Vanderbilt. A recent Fulbright scholar at the University of Economics-Prague, where she taught MBA students and practicing managers, Professor Marcic's consulting practice has grown to include multinational and governmental agencies in the Czech Republic. Professor Marcic is the author of several other books, including ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL, WOMEN AND MEN IN ORGANIZATIONS, and MANAGING WITH THE WISDOM OF LOVE: UNCOVERING VIRTUE IN PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS. She began her extensive and varied academic career at Arizona State University with additional academic postings at St. Bonaventure University, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and La Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION.
1. Innovative Management for a Changing World.
Part II: THE ENVIRONMENT.
2. The Environment and Corporate Culture.
3. Managing in a Global Environment.
4. Managing Ethics and Social Responsibility.
Part III: PLANNING.
5. Managerial Planning and Goal Setting.
6. Managerial Decision Making.
Part IV: ORGANIZING.
7. Designing Adaptive Organizations.
8. Managing Change and Innovation.
9. Managing Human Resources and Diversity.
Part V: LEADING.
10. Understanding Individual Behavior.
11. Leadership.
12. Motivating Employees.
13. Managing Communication.
14. Leading Teams.
Part VI: CONTROLLING.
Chapter 15: Managing Quality and Performance.
Appendix A: Managing Small Business Start-Ups.
Appendix B: Continuing Case.

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