Management: Theory, Research, and Practice is a business management text, featuring readings written expressly for the book by successful scholars and practitioners in the field. The text moves the study of management away from the typically dry, abstract, information-dense approach, and presents it as a hands-on, practical discipline.
The book is divided into nine sections covering topics such as individual differences, leadership, and social responsibility, ethics, and spirituality. Other topics include creativity and innovation, learning and knowledge management, organization design, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and managing communication, conflict, and stress.
Within the sections are chapters that cover important subjects often overlooked in other texts, including social and emotional intelligence, development of management thought, generational management, organizational learning, and family businesses. Each of the 24 chapters concludes with practical exercises and teaching notes, giving students the opportunity to apply what they are learning.
Featuring new contributors and a wide array of topics, Management: Theory, Research, and Practice is designed for use in undergraduate business management and administration courses. It is also an excellent text for courses in organizational psychology, communication, and public administration.
Afzal Rahim (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh) is a university distinguished professor of management and Hays Watkins Research Fellow at Western Kentucky University. He is the editor of Current Topics in Management and the founder of the International Journal of Organizational Analysis, International Journal of Conflict Management, International Association for Conflict Management, International Conference on Advances in Management, International Conference on Social Intelligence, and Bangladesh Academy of Business Administration. Dr. Rahim is the author/editor of 23 books, 117 articles, book chapters, survey instruments, and 91 conference papers. His articles have been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Intelligence, and Multivariate Behavioral Research, among others. His current research interests are in the areas of conflict management and leaders’ emotional and social intelligence.