Management: An Asia Pacific Perspective

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9780470807095: Management: An Asia Pacific Perspective
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***Now available in Australia with the most up-to-date information about the new \'Work Choices\' legislation. For orders use isbn 0470813202

The aims of the author team for the second edition of this text are the same as those that made their first edition so popular with Australasian students and lecturers - to deliver an Introductory Management text that is engaging and relevant to read, challenging in terms of management issues and perspectives, and useful for both current and future workplace careers.

Management theory is presented in a visually appealing colour design, with an abundance of diverse and practical Asia Pacific examples interwoven throughout. There is a balanced coverage of both small to medium sized enterprises and larger multinational corporations operating throughout our region.

Contemporary management challenges such as workforce diversity, ethics, employee empowerment, sustainability, innovation and the ever increasing impact of technology are viewed and explored with a positive, rather than overwhelming, focus. Its flexible framework allows allows Management topics to be taught from both a macro to micro perspective, and vice versa.

The practical, end of text Career Readiness Workbook is cross referenced to each chapter, enabling students to discover the dynamics of management in the context of the career skills needed for the modern work environment. In addition, the Workbook;s running case study on the challenges of management in a modern hospital provides a wholistic and fully integrated application of the management theory covered in all of the text chapters.


  • Revised and updated chapter theory to incorporate the latest research
  • Revised and updated chapter boxed features, cases, and end of chapter material
  • Revised and updated Career Readiness Workbook at the back of the text
  • Video cases featuring Australasian organisations
  • Enhanced student website includes:
    • Wiley Web Q (interactive quizzing for self assessment)
    • Revised and updated Internet exercises
    • Revised and updated Management at Work articles that references journals, magazines and newspapers, complete with questions for each. This feature is updated with additional material regularly throughout the academic year.


  • Getting Connected opens each chapter with an Australasian case study linked to the chapter\'s main theme. Further Get connected weblinks appear regularly throughout the chapter to encourage students to further research practical applications of management theory
  • Embedded Boxes are real world examples that exemplify the importance of contemporary issues that Australasian managers must face, such as Entrepreneurship, Quality, Globalisation, High Performance. Technology, Diversity, and Ethics. These boxed features provide concise and relevant examples without interrupting the flow of the chapter theory. Examples range from large, multinational organizations to small, local businesses, and also represent the non-profit sector.
  • Career Connection Sidebars in every chapter link the text material to realities and developments in the new workplace, along with relevant career development questions to students
  • Counterpoints offer a provocative viewpoint about one of the issues within each chapter and stimulate critical thinking and classroom discussion
  • Manager\'s Notepads assist in developing practical applications. These notepads consist of concise lists of helpful hints that describe the "dos" and "don\'ts" of contemporary managerial behaviour.
  • Reality Checks introduce a key fact or survey result relevant to the chapter discussion.
  • The End of Chapter material features a built-in Study Guide to allow students to revise material, work in tutorials, and prepare for examinations. It includes an extensive summary (linked to the chapter learning objectives), key terms, short response and application questions. They are then directed to the appropriate end of book Career Readiness Workbook activities for the chapter - which include Research and Presentation Projects, Integrative Case Study questions, Exercises in Teamwork and Management Skills Assessments. Finally, the electronic resources for the chapter are listed - which include online self-testing via Wiley Web Q, Management at Work articles and additional web based exercises.
  • A Case for Critical Thinking concludes each chapter, tying together the management theory in a real world Australasian context, complete with questions to challenge students to think critically about the chapter\'s main concepts.

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