Understanding Management

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9780030247361: Understanding Management

This version of Daft's principles of management text emphasises small to medium sized local corporations.

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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 Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico.

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