Management Fundamentals: Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development (International Edition)

 
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Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback* Packed with experiential exercises, self-assessments, and group activities to develop management skills students can use in their personal and professional lives.   Written using a three-prong approach that covers concepts, application, and skills for all traditional and current topics in management, providing in-depth coverage of key topics such as diversity, ethics, technology, and globalization.   New to this edition:   New case studies highlighting contemporary challenges and opportunities facing managers at well-known organizations such as Whole Foods, Wells Fargo, and the Chicago Cubs.  Expanded and updated Trends and Issues sections explore timely topics such as the changing nature of work, managing multiple generations, and virtual teams.  All of the Applying the Concept boxes are new and engage students in applying the concepts to their own experiences and provide situational analysis opportunities to develop critical thinking skills.  Management in Action videos illustrate fundamental management concepts using a variety of relatable scenarios and assessment questions to challenge students to apply and analyze workplace situations. Key learning features include : Self-Assessments - helping readers gain personal knowledge of management functions in the real world and providing opportunities for readers to learn about their personal management styles and apply chapter concepts. Work Applications - empowering students to apply the text concepts to their own experience (full-time, part-time, summer, volunteer work). Ideas on Management - chapter-opening cases highlight real companies and people, and are used to illustrate and reinforce chapter concepts. Join the Discussion boxes provide opportunities for classroom dialog around ethical dilemmas facing today’s organizations.   The book is complemented with online resources for lecturers and students, which include tools and resources such as Diagnostic chapter pre-tests and post-tests, Test banks, Assignable SAGE Premium Video, Animated videos and Management in Action videos, eFlashcards, eQuizzes, and Chapter learning objectives. Suitable reading for introductory management modules. *Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback product (ISBN 9781544331331). Access not guaranteed on second-hand copies (as access code may have previously been redeemed).

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Robert N. Lussier is a professor of management at Springfield College. Through teaching management courses for more than 25 years, he has developed innovative and widely adopted methods for applying concepts and developing skills that can be used both personally and professionally. A prolific writer, Dr. Lussier has more than 444 publications to his credit, including Management 7e (SAGE), Human Relations 11e (McGraw-Hill), and Leadership 6e (Cengage) and has published in top tier academic journals. Over one million people globally have used his textbooks, earning him an unsurpassed national and international reputation as an author and keynote speaker. Dr. Lussier is the founder of Publish Don’t Perish (www.publishdonotperish) and through contact, his Publish Don’t Perish: The Top Secrets to Get Published book, and keynote presentations/workshops has helped hundreds of institutions and individuals in 80 countries get published. His presentations inspire comments like: “Bob explains complex business topics in an easy-to-understand language while keeping his audience engaged and spell-bound.” - Dr. Raj V. Mahto, Professor, University of New Mexico. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, master’s degrees in  education and business from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven. He served as founding director of Israel Programs and has taught courses in Israel.

 

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"Dr. Lussier's commitment to the teaching process is evident throughout the book. His implementation of application and skill building tools is well designed and student-friendly. All in all, his efforts will benefit all who use them."

--Violet Zlatar-Christopher

"We are in a huge, fast paced global economy. To lead, develop, and strengthen any business toward positive and sustainable progression and growth in such an environment, integral concepts of management fundamentals must be understood. Robert Lussier brings together all of the important basics needed for business and industry leaders in his wonderful new Eighth Edition of Management Fundamentals. This book is essential for understanding concepts, applications, and skill development."

--Michael E. Cox

"I'm always impressed with how responsive Lussier and the editorial team are in incorporating feedback from faculty in the revisions for new editions. In doing so, each new edition provides not only updated content, examples, and references, but also improved alignment with the changing needs of both teachers and learners."

--Eric S. Ecklund

"Dr. Lussier is an exceptional author and educator. His insights always make me think and his writing inspires me. . . . If my colleagues are not using his textbooks, they are missing out on beneficial information to share with their students."

--Carl Blencke

"Management Fundamentals is one of the foremost and comprehensive textbooks written on the subject. The textbook enriches the business management curriculum and is useful for skill development and application."

--Charles J. Mambula

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