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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-09-27
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Overview:Blending scholarship and imaginative writing, ASU business professor Kinicki (of Kreitner/KinickiOrganizational Behavior 9e) and writer Williams (of Williams/SawyerUsing Information Technology 7eand other college texts) have created a highly readable introductory management text with a truly unique student-centered layout that has been well received by today's visually oriented students. The authors present all basic management concepts and principles in "bite-size" chunks, 2- to 6-page sections, to optimize student learning and also emphasize the practicality of the subject matter. In addition, instructor and students are given supported by a wealth of classroom-tested resources.

Table of Contents

The Exceptional Manager: What You Do, How You Do It
Management Theory: Essential Background for the Successful Manager
The Environment of Management
The Manager’s Changing Work Environment & Ethical Responsibilities
Global Management: Managing Across Borders
Planning: The Foundation of Successful Management
Strategic Management: How Star Managers Realize a Grand Design
Individual & Group Decision Making: How Managers Make Things Happen
Organizational Culture, Structure, & Design: Building Blocks of the Organization
Human Resource Management: Getting the Right People for Managerial Success
Organizational Change & Innovation: Lifelong Challenges for the Exceptional Manager
Managing Individual Differences & Behavior: Supervising People as People
Motivating Employees: Achieving Superior Performance in the Workplace
Groups & Teams: Increasing Cooperation, Reducing Conflict
Power, Influence, & Leadership: From Becoming a Manager to Becoming a Leader
Interpersonal & Organizational Communication: Mastering the Exchange of Information
Control: Techniques for Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness
Epilogue: The Future of Management and the Keys to Your Managerial Success
Appendix: The Project Planner’s Toolkit: Flowcharts, Gantt Charts, & Break-Even Analysis
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Seems good so far October 17, 2011
This book seems to be up-to-date and well written. It is an engaging book that will spur your interest in the subject. It's easy to read, and ultimately helpful. The class isn't over yet, but so far it has been good to me.
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