This collection of objective summaries of a broad sampling of business “best-sellers” introduces readers to the thoughts, philosophies, views, and experiences of a number of authors whose works have captivated the attention of today's management community. It considers the works of noted authors on such topics as management paradigms, high-performing organizations, organizational vision and goals, motivation, empowerment and participation, teams and teamwork, leadership, managing diversity, organizational change and renewal, organizational learning and knowledge-driven management, global dimensions, and managing personal effectiveness. For managers of all types.
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This collection of short, objective summaries of more than 40 recent business management "best-sellers" introduces readers to the thoughts, philosophies, views, and experiences of a number of authors whose works have captivated the attention of today's management community.Considers works by such noted authors as Douglas McGregor, Stephen Covey, Bill Byham, Thomas Peters, Margaret Wheatly, John Case, Peter Senge, Judy Rosener, etc., writing about such topics as ethics, global perspectives, participative practices, environmental trends, organizational culture, managing diversity, strategy, managerial/leadership styles, etc.About the Author:
Jon L. Pierce is Professor of Management and Organization in the School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He received his Ph.D. in management and organizational studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of more than 60 papers that have been published or presented at various professional conferences. His publications have appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Occupational Behavior, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Organizational Dynamics, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. His research interests include sources of psychological ownership, employee ownership systems, and organization-based self-esteem. He has served on the editorial review board for the Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management. He is the coauthor of six other books—Management, Managing, Management and Organizational Behavior: An Integrated Perspective, and along with John W. Newstrom, Alternative Work Schedules, Windows into Management, and Leaders and the Leadership Process.
John W. Newstrom is Professor of Management in the School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He completed his doctoral degree in management and industrial relations at the University of Minnesota and then taught at Arizona State University for several years. His work has appeared in publications such as Personnel Psychology, California Management Review, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Journal, and The Journal of Occupational Behavior. He has served on the editorial review boards for the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Human Resource Development Quarterly, and The Journal of Management Development. He is the coauthor of 19 books, including Organizational Behavior: Human Behavior at Work (eleventh edition, with Keith Davis), Supervision (eighth edition, with Lester Bittel), Transfer of Training (with Mary Broad), and The Complete Games Trainers Play (with Ed Scannell).
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