The fifth edition of this market- leading text, Management raises the bar to all new heights - incorporating more leadership, technology, emerging issues, real-world application, and innovation - and offering the absolute best Management text in the market. As in all previous editions, Management, Fifth Edition, remains on the cutting edge of management theory and practice, offering in-depth coverage of the latest research and practices coupled with the best traditional management concepts.
This undergraduate textbook explores the environment of management, approaches to planning and organizing, theories of leadership, and the controlling function of management. A note-worthy chapter considers managerial ethics and corporate social responsibility. The sixth edition adds sections on Internet start-ups, multi-cultural teams, and emotional intelligence. The CD-ROM contains video clips and quizzes. Color photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author
Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership. He is a fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. Professor Daft has authored or coauthored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Organization Theory and Design (South-Western, 2010), The Leadership Experience (South-Western, 2011), and What to Study: Generating and Developing Research Questions (Sage, 1982). He published Fusion Leadership: Unlocking the Subtle Forces That Change People and Organizations (Berrett-Koehler, 2000) with Robert Lengel. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters. His work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Accounting Organizations and Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, California Management Review, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Professor Daft also is an active teacher and consultant. He has taught management, leadership, organizational change, organizational theory, and organizational behavior. He has been involved in management development and consulting for many companies and government organizations, including the American Bankers Association, Bridgestone, Bell Canada, the Transportation Research Board, Nortel, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, State Farm Insurance, Tenneco, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, J. C. Bradford & Co., Central Parking System, Entergy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, First American National Bank, and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.