This unique version of Daft's best-selling principles of management text is geared for instructors who desire a briefer, condensed principles text, which emphasises small to medium sized local corporations. It covers management topics in enough depth to compete very favourably with so-called "Essentials" texts. The second edition includes increased coverage of exercises and experimental material, technology, and entrepreneurial and smaller business companies. Features: * Each chapter begins with a real-life problem faced by an organization manager. A Management Solution ends each chapter with an examination of how managers use chapter concepts to solve a problem. * Chapters from the market-leading Management 4/e have been consolidated, condensed and re-written based on input from numerous instructors at two-year institutions and quarter institutions. * All chapters emphasize entrepreneurial companies and small business, to help students relate to their own experiences. * Features an emphasis on line and mid-level managers' planning process and MIS needs. * An emphasis on supervisory decision-making is thoroughly integrated within the text. New to this edition: * Exceptional experiential material concludes each chapter. In addition to a case for critical analysis and an ethical dilemma, each chapter contains the Manager's Workbook--an activity for the individual, the Manager's Workshop--for group interaction, and 'Surf the Net--designed to stimulate creativity in using the Internet to practice, investigate, or solve management scenarios. * A strong technological focus throughout the text is exhibited in a new boxed item, "Technology for Today", which appears in each chapter, and in in-text examples describing companies' successful use of technology. * The "Learning Organization"--a company that embraces change, innovation, and leadership--is a central theme of the text. Each chapter features a "Leading the Management Revolution" box, to highlight companies that are succeeding amid chaos and thriving in an unpredictable economic environment. Introduced in Chapter 1 and detailed in Chapter 2, this corporate philosophy is taking hold in colleges and businesses around the world. * Reduced from 18 chapters to 17, paperbound, and less expensive, the text provides a concise and solid foundation to principles of management.
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Richard L. Daft, PhD, the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly and Journal of Management Education. He was the Associate Editor-in-Chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Professor Daft has authored or co-authored 12 books as well as dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters. His work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Accounting Organizations and Society, MIS Quarterly, and many others. Professor Daft is currently completing a new book, THE EXECUTIVE AND THE ELEPHANT. An active teacher and consultant, Dr. Daft has taught management, leadership, organizational change, organizational theory, and organizational behavior. He has served as associate dean and managed a start-up enterprise. A well-known management consultant, he has assisted numerous well-know organizations, including the American Banking Association, Bridgestone, the National Transportation Research Board, Nortel, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, State Farm Insurance, Tenneco, United States Air Force, Central Parking System, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Professor Dorothy Marcic, Ed. D. and M.P.H., serves on the faculty at Vanderbilt University in the department of Leadership and Organizations, Peabody College. She also serves as Director of Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development at Vanderbilt. A recent Fulbright scholar at the University of Economics-Prague, where she taught MBA students and practicing managers, Professor Marcic's consulting practice has grown to include multinational and governmental agencies in the Czech Republic. Professor Marcic is the author of several other books, including ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL, WOMEN AND MEN IN ORGANIZATIONS, and MANAGING WITH THE WISDOM OF LOVE: UNCOVERING VIRTUE IN PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS. She began her extensive and varied academic career at Arizona State University with additional academic postings at St. Bonaventure University, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and La Universidad AutÃ³noma de Guadalajara, Mexico.
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Book Description Dryden Pr, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0030245931
Book Description Dryden Pr, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0030245931
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