Exploring Management, 2nd Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Revised and updated, Exploring Management provides business managers with a powerful resource on how to become more effective on the job. The second edition has been redesigned and reorganized for a smoother presentation of material. Managerial concepts and theory are presented in a straightforward style with a strong emphasis on application. Hands-on applications, exercises, cases, and the integration of technology shows how to apply theory to practice. A study guide is incorporated at the end of each chapter to measure their progress. Important aspects of the POLC model are also included. This will help business managers build core management competencies for today's global workplace.

Author Biography

Dr. John R. Schermerhorn Jr. is the Charles G. O’Bleness Professor Emeritus of Management in the College of Business at Ohio University where he teaches undergraduate and MBA courses in management, organizational behavior, and Asian business. He also serves the university as Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. He earned a PhD degree in organizational behavior from Northwestern University, after receiving an MBA degree (with distinction) in management and international business from New York University, and a BS degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Highly dedicated to instructional excellence and serving the needs of practicing managers, Dr. Schermerhorn continually focuses on bridging the gap between the theory and practice of management both in the classroom and in his textbooks. He has won awards for teaching excellence at Tulane University, The University of Vermont, and Ohio University, where he was named a University Professor, the university’s leading campus-wide award for undergraduate teaching. He also received the excellence in leadership award for his service as Chair of the Management Education and Development Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Schermerhorn’s international experience adds a unique global dimension to his teaching and textbooks. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Pécs in Hungary, awarded for his international scholarly contributions to management research and education. He has also served as a Visiting Professor of Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as on-site Coordinator of the Ohio University MBA and Executive MBA programs in Malaysia, and as Kohei Miura visiting professor at the Chubu University of Japan. Presently he is Adjunct Professor at the National University of Ireland at Galway, a member of the graduate faculty at Bangkok University in Thailand, Permanent Lecturer in the PhD program at the University of Pécs in Hungary, and advisor to the Lao-American College in Vientiane, Laos. An enthusiastic scholar, Dr. Schermerhorn is a member of the Academy of Management, where he served as chairperson of the Management Education and Development Division. Educators and students alike know him as author of Management 10e (Wiley, 2010) and senior co-author of Organizational Behavior 10e (Wiley, 2009). His many books are available in Chinese, Dutch, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish language editions. Dr. Schermerhorn has also published numerous articles in publications such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Management Education, and the Journal of Management Development. Dr. Schermerhorn is a popular guest speaker at colleges and universities. His recent student and faculty workshop topics include innovations in business education, teaching the millennial generation, global perspectives in management, and textbook writing and scholarly manuscript development.

Table of Contents

Managers and the Management Process
Management Learning
Ethics and Social Responsibility
Managers as Decision Makers
Plans and Planning Techniques
Controls and Control Systems
Strategy and Strategic Management
Organization Structure and Design
Organizational Cultures, Innovation, and Change
Human Resource Management
Individual Behavior
Teams and Teamwork
Conflict and Negotiation
Diversity and Global Cultures
Globalization and International Business
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
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