Resource Management for Individuals and Families / Edition 4

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For courses in Family Resource Management.

With an emphasis on decision-making, this book explains the resource management process and ways to cope with issues such as time, energy and financial constraints. Using a five-step model, it discusses how to identify needs, determine resources, and even evaluate the end-result. This fourth edition is fully revised to meet the standards needed for the CFLE designation and includes more on stress, the environment, and current economic conditions. Each chapter incorporates new case studies, new critical-thinking exercises, chapter-opening illustrations and activities that help individuals and families learn how to navigate daily life within an increasingly complex world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135001301
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 10/14/2009
  • Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 931,459
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth B. Goldsmith (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is Professor of Resource Management and Consumer Economics at Florida State University where she has been the recipient of the University Teaching Award and the Teaching Incentive Award for teaching excellence. Dr. Goldsmith's published writings include journal articles, encyclopedia chapters, and a textbook, Resource Management for Individuals and Families, Second Edition. She has served as associate editor of the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, and as an advisor to the Wall Street Journal, the United Nations, and other organizations.

Her research interests focus on work and family, women and money, the functioning of the American home, and environmental issues. During a 1992 sabbatical, she conducted research at the White House and the Smithsonian Institution. Since then, she has had grants from the Smithsonian, Duke University, the Hoover Presidential Library, and been a researcher, policy advisor, and guest at the White House. In 1996, she was named Outstanding Alumna of Michigan State University. During a 1999 sabbatical, she conducted research in Ireland and at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston. In 2002-2003 she was featured in the Florida State University Bulletin as a Distinguished Faculty Member.

She serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Consumer Studies and has given speeches in Wales, Mexico, Finland, Sweden, Australia, Malta, England, Northern Ireland, and Germany. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Family and Economic Issues and represents consumers on the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and theFlorida Motor Vehicle and Repair Council.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Management Today

2. Management History and Theories

3. Values, Attitudes, Goals and Motivation

4. Resources

5. Decision Making and Problem Solving

6. Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating

7. Communication

8. Managing Human Resources

9. Managing Time

10. Managing Work and Family

11. Managing Stress and Fatigue

12. Managing Environmental Resources

13. Managing Finances

14. Looking Ahead

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