Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications / Edition 4

Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications / Edition 4

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by Stephen P. Robbins, David DeCenzo, David DeCenzo, David A. DeCenzo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131019643

ISBN-13: 9780131019645

Pub. Date: 07/21/2003

Publisher: Pearson

This streamlined volume covers the principle concepts of management to provide readers with a solid foundation for understanding key issues. Organized around the four traditional functions of management—planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, it reflects current trends in management and organizations, and presents the latest research studies in the…  See more details below

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This streamlined volume covers the principle concepts of management to provide readers with a solid foundation for understanding key issues. Organized around the four traditional functions of management—planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, it reflects current trends in management and organizations, and presents the latest research studies in the field. The authors address managing in today's world, foundations of planning and decision making, basic organization designs, staffing and human resource management, foundations of individual and group behavior, leadership and trust and foundations of control and value chain management. For managers of all kinds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131019645
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/21/2003
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
471
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Managers and Management2
Learning from Experience - One Manager's Reflection: James C. Ray, Jr.13
Ethical Dilemma in Management: Are U.S. Executives Overpaid?17
History Module: The Historical Roots of Contemporary Management Practices26
Details on a Management Classic: Frederick Taylor29
Ch. 2Managing in a Contemporary World42
Learning from Experience - One Manager's Reflection: D. J. Hanlon58
Ethical Dilemma in Management: The Contingent Workforce62
Ch. 3Foundations of Planning76
Details on a Management Classic: Locke and Goal-Setting Theory83
Ch. 4Foundations of Decision Making104
Ethical Dilemma in Management: Stem-Cell Research116
Learning from Experience - One Manager's Reflection: James C. Ray, Jr.121
Quantitative Module: Quantitative Decision-Making Aids130
Ch. 5Basic Organization Designs140
Details on a Management Classic: Stanley Milgram144
Ethical Dilemma in Management: Obeying Orders147
Ch. 6Staffing and Human Resource Management168
Ethical Dilemma in Management: The Stress Interview179
Career Module: Building Your Career196
Ch. 7Managing Change, Stress, and Innovation202
Details on a Management Classic: Coch and French: Resistance to Change209
Ethical Dilemma in Management: The OD Intervention212
Ch. 8Foundations of Individual and Group Behavior226
Ethical Dilemma in Management: Must Attitudes and Behaviors Align?230
Learning from Experience - One Manager's Reflection: Brendan McGinty237
Details on a Management Classic: Solomon Asch and Group Conformity249
Ch. 9Understanding Work Teams256
Learning from Experience - One Manager's Reflection: Steve Peters266
Ethical Dilemma in Management: Does Everyone Have To Be a Team Player?268
Ch. 10Motivating and Rewarding Employees278
Details on a Management Classic: David McClelland and the Three-Needs Theory285
Ethical Dilemma in Management: Rewarding Appropriate Behavior290
Learning from Experience - One Manager's Reflection: Mark Boice296
Ch. 11Leadership and Trust308
Details on a Management Classic: The Fielder Contingency Model of Leadership316
Ethical Dilemma in Management: Do Men and Women Lead Differently?326
Learning from Experience - One Manager's Reflection: Adele Sacarelli327
Ch. 12Communication and Interpersonal Skills338
Ethical Dilemma in Management: Distorting Information Purposely345
Learning from Experience - One Manager's Reflection: Lori A. De Gasso355
Ch. 13Foundations of Control372
Ethical Dilemma in Management: Invasion of Privacy?387
Ch. 14Operations and Value Chain Management400
Ethical Dilemma in Management: The Bully Supplier408
Notes425
Photo Credits449
Name/Organization Index451
Glindex (combined subject index/glossary)461

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Fundamentals of Management 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have Windows 8 or Galaxy S II, do not try to purchase this ebook format. Neither of those devices/program support NookStudy which is required for reading this book.
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Davidson_Krintacio_III More than 1 year ago
This is largely dry material, but Robbins & DeCenzo manage to guide the reader through the book on a well-designed path that covers the essentials, skips the superfluous, and offers excellent additional resource materials in the endnotes section at the back of the book.