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Chuck Williams presents today's most salient management concepts and theories, in a unique presentation that your students will thoroughly understand and enjoy. Using an effective story-telling technique, fresh examples and unique pedagogy, Williams relates and reinforces management for the student. Topics were carefully selected and outdated management theory was excluded to focus on those theories that have relevance to modern managers. Reviewers have highly praised Williams fresh approach and selection of topics stating that this is not only a text that their students will understand, they will truly enjoy reading it. The text is available as either a paperback or hardback and comes with a student CD-ROM including self-quizzes and a video case on Yahoo!
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Editorial Reviews

This textbook introduces the role of managers in business, and approaches to planning, decision making, organization, and leadership. The CD-ROM contains 11 CNN video clips, and 25 quiz questions for each chapter. The second edition adds sections on protecting data networks, internet training, stock options, and the outcomes of path- goal theory. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324568400
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/8/2008
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Student
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Chuck Williams is Dean of the College of Business at Butler University. Dr. Williams previously served as Dean of the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific and as Associate Professor of Management at the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. Dr. Williams has also served as Associate Dean and Chair of Management and has taught at Michigan State University and Oklahoma State University. Dr. Williams received his B.A. in psychology from Valparaiso University. He specialized in organizational behavior, human resources, and strategic management while earning his M.B.A and Ph.D. in business administration from Michigan State University. His research interests include employee recruitment and turnover, performance appraisal, and employee training and goal setting. Dr. Williams has published research in the JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, the ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REVIEW, PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY, and the ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS JOURNAL. He was a member of the JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT's editorial board and currently serves as a reviewer for numerous other academic journals. He was also Webmaster for the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Introduction to Management 1
Ch. 1 Management 2
Ch. 2 Organizational Environments and Cultures 36
Ch. 3 Ethics and Social Responsibility 74
Pt. 2 Making Things Happen 111
Ch. 4 Planning 112
Ch. 5 Managing Information 148
Ch. 6 Decision Making 182
Ch. 7 Control 220
Pt. 3 Meeting the Competition 261
Ch. 8 Global Management 262
Ch. 9 Organizational Strategy 302
Ch. 10 Innovation and Change 344
Ch. 11 Designing Adaptive Organizations 390
Pt. 4 Organizing People, Projects, and Processes 433
Ch. 12 Managing Individuals and a Diverse Work Force 434
Ch. 13 Managing Teams 472
Ch. 14 Managing Human Resource Systems 510
Ch. 15 Managing Service and Manufacturing Operations 562
Pt. 5 Leading 603
Ch. 16 Motivation 604
Ch. 17 Leadership 644
Ch. 18 Managing Communication 684
Endnotes 723
Glossary 759
Name and Organization Index 776
Subject Index 782
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