Student Achievement Series: Principles of Management is an innovative textbook program developed in partnership with professors and students to meet the learning, study, and assessment goals necessary for student success. Through extensive research and focus groups conducted with a diverse cross-section of participants, Houghton Mifflin presents a groundbreaking solution for skills mastery and retention. Feedback from instructors, and students in particular, has been instrumental in all key aspects of development--from design and layout to testing and assessment to title and packaging. These ideas culminate in a final product that students prefer, because it accurately reflects the way they learn and study best. Each text in the Student Achievement Series incorporates concise, to-the-point coverage; eliminates extraneous material; integrates pedagogy that reinforces key concepts; features a strong, supporting web component for review, testing, and assessment purposes; and provides students with real value for their educational dollar. Student Achievement Series: Principles of Management delivers a comprehensive--yet concise--introduction to management skills. Author Ricky Griffin combines up-to-date coverage of key functional areas, new research and examples, and a strong theoretical framework. The flexible, user-friendly format allows instructors to integrate their own case studies, exercises, and projects.
Ricky W. Griffin serves as Distinguished Professor and Blocker Chair in Business at Texas A&M. He received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Houston. He has served as editor of the Journal of Management and as an officer in the Southwest Regional Division of the Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, and the Research Methods Division and the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Griffin spent three years on the faculty at the University of Missouri (Columbia) before moving to Texas A&M University in 1981. His research interests include workplace violence, employee health and well-being in the workplace, and workplace culture. A well respected author recognized for his organizational behavior and management research, Dr. Griffin has written many successful textbooks, including MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, HR, MANAGEMENT SKILLS, INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS, and INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS.
I. An Introduction to Management 1. Understanding the Manager's Job 2. The Environment of Organizations and Managers II. Planning 3. Planning and Strategic Management 4. Managing Decision Making 5. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management III. Organizing 6. Organization Structure and Design 7. Organization Change and Innovation 8. Managing Human Resources IV. Leading 9. Managing Individual Behavior 10. Motivating Employee Performance 11. Leadership and Influence Processes 12. Communication in Organizations 13. Managing Groups and Teams V. Controlling 14. Managing the Control Process 15. Managing Operations, Quality, and Productivity