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Focus on the fundamental principles and practices of effective management most important for success in business today with DuBrin's comprehensive, yet concise, ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT, 9E. This brief edition offers a solid introduction for new managers or an in-depth review of core concepts and the latest research and applications for working professionals. Concise, complete treatment translates the latest research, theories, and management experiences into actual practice while addressing emerging issues, such as sustainability and environmental concerns, management in difficult times, employee morale, diverse workforces, and teamwork. Ethics, personal productivity, the latest information technology, and decision making are also included. Compelling examples show how to apply principles in a wide variety of business settings, while new skill-building features and self-assessments help readers refine the managerial, interpersonal, and technical skills necessary for career success.
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT. 1. The Manager's Job. 2. International Management and Cultural Diversity. 3. Ethics and Social Responsibility. Part II: PLANNING. 4. Essentials of Planning. 5. Problem Solving and Decision Making. 6. Quantitative Techniques for Planning and Decision Making. Part III: ORGANIZING. 7. Job Design and Work Schedules. 8. Organization Structure, Culture, and Change. 9. Staffing and Human Resource Management. Part IV: LEADING. 10. Leadership. 11. Motivation. 12. Communication. 13. Teams, Groups, and Teamwork. Part V: CONTROLLING. 14. Information Technology and e-Commerce. 15. Essentials of Control. 16. Managing Ineffective Performers. Part VI: MANAGING FOR PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS. 17. Enhancing Personal Productivity and Managing Stress. Glossary. Index.
Posted March 16, 2011
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