Understanding Management

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-21
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Prepare students for management success with this engaging survey of modern management practice. Understanding Management, 7E 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, 7E provides everything needed to prepare future managers to seize business opportunities and lead change.

Table of Contents

Innovation for Turbulent Times
The Environment
The Environment and Corporate Culture
Managing in a Global Environment
Managing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Managerial Planning and Goal Setting
Managerial Decision Making
Designing Adaptive Organizations
Managing Change and Innovation
Managing Human Resources and Diversity
Dynamics of Behavior in Organizations
Motivating Employees
Managing Communication
Leading Teams
Managing Quality and Performance
Managing Small Business Start Ups
Continuing Case
Solutions to Chapter Three's Group Learning
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Great resource July 31, 2011
This textbook summarizes management in a very simple, enjoyable, easy to remember, and interactive way. This text is full of real life and practical examples which enrich the student's understanding of the different concepts. This textbook is a very good text to keep as a quick reference for the new and middle career managers. The textbook is new, like they stated it would be. Shipping was free as well, which was sweet, and the textbook came within 3 days.
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