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Modern Management Concepts and Skills

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  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-02-02
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in management.


Concepts and skills for the successful manager

Modern Management: Concepts and Skills takes a unique approach that helps students develop a specific management skill in each chapter. Organized around the functions of planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling, the content specifically focuses on how students can be more strategic and more creative, work as team members, become successful leaders, and more. The chapters are designed to build these skills, and others, to fulfill the core objective: To help students both obtain employment and flourish in the workplace. The 15th Edition contains new case studies and examples to reflect the most recent research and developments in this field, as well as updated information. 

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Author Biography

Dr. Samuel C. Certo is presently Emeritus Dean and Steinmetz Professor of Management at the Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.  Over his career, Dr. Certo has received many prestigious awards, including the Award for Innovative Teaching from the Southern Business Association, the Instructional Innovation Award granted by the Decision Sciences Institute, and the Charles A. Welsh Memorial Award for outstanding teaching.  He has also received the Bornstein and Cornell Awards for teaching and global recognition of his scholarship.

Dr. Certo has also authored or co-authored several highly regarded textbooks, including Modern Management: Concepts and Skills, Strategic Management: Concepts and Applications, and Supervision: Concepts and Applications .  His textbooks have been translated into several languages for distribution throughout the world.  

His newest popular-market book, Chasing Wisdom: Finding Everyday Leadership in Business and Life , recommends combining business and biblical principles to build successful organizations.  His podcast program emphasizing the chasing wisdom concept is available on iTunes, growing in listeners, and now has listens in over 200 countries.

A past chairperson of the Management Education and Development Division of the Academy of Management, he has had the honor of being presented with the group’s Excellence in Leadership Award.  Dr. Certo has also served as president of the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, an associate editor for Simulation and Games, and as a review board member of the Academy of Management Review.  His consulting experience has been extensive, including notable participation on boards of directors in both public and private companies.

S. Trevis Certo is the Jerry B. and Mary Anne Chapman Professor of Business in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. His research focuses on corporate governance, top management teams, initial public offerings (IPOs), and research methodology. Certo’s research has appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, California Management Review, and Business Horizons. Certo also serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal and Strategic Management Journal. He has taught undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, and PhD courses in strategic management, research methodology, and international business at Arizona State University, Texas A&M University, Indiana University, Tulane University, and Wuhan University (China).

Table of Contents



1. Introducing Modern Management: Concepts and Skills

2. Management and Entrepreneurship: Handling Start-Ups and New Ventures



3. Society, Ethics and Sustainability

4. Management and Diversity

5. Managing in the Global Arena

6. Creativity and Innovation


7. Plans and Planning Tools

8. Making Decisions

9. Strategic Planning: Strategies, Tactics, and Competitive Dynamics


10. Fundamentals of Organizing

11. Responsibility, Authority, and Delegation

12. Human Resource Management

13. Changing Organizations: Stress, Conflict, and Virtuality


14. Influencing and Communication

15. Leadership 

16. Motivation

17. Groups and Teams

18. Building Organization Culture


19. Controlling, Information, and Technology

20. Production and Control

Appendix: Managing: History and Current Thinking


Author Index

Subject Index

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