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With a skills-based approach, this text focuses on the social learning perspective, applying critical managerial tools and techniques. In each chapter, the learner is presented with a short discussion of relevant theory and concepts and then actively participates in the application of these concepts through experiential exercises, self-assessment tools, and case studies. Throughout the text are examples and interviews with practitioners, emphasizing to the learner the importance of the topic at hand.
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Ray Aldag is the Glen A. Skillrud Family Chair in Business, co-director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, and past chair of the Department of Management and Human Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, his M.B.A. in Production Management, and his Ph.D. in Management from Michigan State University. He has worked as a thermal engineer on various Apollo, Voyager, and other aerospace projects at the Bendix Aerospace Division in Ann Arbor, Michigan. At Wisconsin, he has served as Associate Director of the Industrial Relations Research Institute and was the 1993 recipient of the Jerrod Distinguished Service Award.
Ray has 30 years of experience teaching management principles, organizational behavior, decision-making, introduction to business, human resource management, business policy, and other courses. He has served on more than 50 Ph.D. thesis committees.
An active researcher on such topics as leadership, culture, group decision processes, task design, and motivation, Ray has published more than 70 journal articles and book chapters in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Decision Sciences, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Psychological Bulletin, and others. He is co-author of six books, including Business in a Changing World (fourth edition), Management (second edition), and Leadership and Vision, and has served as associate editor for organizational theory and behavior for the Journal of Business Research, as essays co-editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry, and on the Board of Consulting Editors for the Journal of Applied Psychology. He currently serves on the Editorial Review Boards of Organization and Environment and the Journal of Leadership Studies.
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