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Prepare for success in management today with this brief, streamlined approach from leading management author Ricky Griffin. Fundamentals of Management, 6E offers a strong theoretical and functional framework clearly organized around the functions of management with a concise presentation that offers the flexibility to add cases, exercises or projects. The book's proven balance of theory and practice incorporates numerous, engaging learning features to help readers develop and strengthen today's most important management skills.
Opening vignettes immediately emphasize the relevance of each chapter's content, while skill applications and new cases keep readers focused and actively engaged. New features reflect today's emerging management challenges, including the economic crisis and energy crisis. With Fundamentals of Management, 6E, readers quickly find themselves equipped with the confidence of a management professional.
"I really like the self-assessment exercises at the end of each chapter. Students are required to do them each week to earn bonus points. It really helps them see how their personality and perceptions fit in the world of management."- Tim McCabe, Tompkins Cortland Community College
"The text highly readable with good examples and the length of chapters is about right." - Howard Stanger, Canisius College
Table of Contents
|An Introduction To Management|
|Understanding the Manager's Job|
|The Environment of Organizations and Managers|
|Planning and Strategic Management|
|Managing Decision Making|
|Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management|
|Organization Structure and Design|
|Organization Change and Innovation|
|Managing Human Resources in Organizations|
|Basic Elements of Individual Behavior in Organizations|
|Managing Employee Motivation and Performance|
|Leadership and Influence Processes|
|Communication in Organizations|
|Managing Work Groups and Teams|
|Basic Elements of Control|
|Managing Operations, Quality, and Productivity|
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