Using a three-pronged approach of concepts, applications, and skill development, this text provides students with a solid foundation of management concepts and real skills they can use in the workplace. Through a variety of thought-provoking applications, Lussier challenges students to think critically and apply concepts to their own experiences. Proven skill-building exercises, behavioral models, self-assessments, and group exercises throughout the text help students realize their own managerial potential. The 15-chapter format is comprehensive enough for the one term course, but is also flexible enough to allow for additional readings, activities, or discussions.
An introductory textbook to business management concepts, applications, and skills. The work takes an approach that stresses systems integration, emphasizing the interrelationships between the constituent parts of a business. Chapters cover the organizational environment, organizational behavior, team leadership, communication, performance and motivation, leadership theories, financial and human control systems, operations and quality systems, and information and technology systems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Robert N. Lussier is Professor of Management at Springfield College. Having taught management for more than 25 years, he has developed innovative and widely copied methods for applying concepts and developing skills that can be used personally and professionally. A prolific writer, Dr. Lussier has more than 350 publications to his credit, including other best selling textbooks (such as Management Fundaments: Concepts, Applications, Skill Development, also by South-Western/Cengage) and articles published in Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, Business Horizons, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Small Business Management, Family Business Review, and Journal of Small Business Strategy and many others. He served as founding director of Israel Programs and taught courses in Israel. His international experience also stretches to Namibia and South Africa. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, master's degrees in education and business administration from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven.
PART I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Management. 2. The Environment: Globalization, Ethics, and Social Responsibility. Part II: PLANNING SKILLS. 3. Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making. 4. The Strategic and Operational Planning Process. 5. Plans and Planning Tools. Part III: ORGANIZING SKILLS. 6. Organizing Concepts and Delegating Work. 7. Managing Change: Culture, Innovation, Quality, and Diversity. 8. Human Resource Management: Staffing. Part IV: LEADING SKILLS. 9. Organizational Behavior: Power, Politics, Conflict, and Stress. 10. Group and Team Development. 11. Communicating. 12. Motivating. 13. Leading. Part V: CONTROLLING SKILLS. 14. Control Systems: Financial and Human. 15. Operations, Quality, and Information Control Systems. Appendix A: A Brief History of Management. Appendix B: How to Research Case Material Using the Internet.