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Management / Edition 2

Management / Edition 2

by Chuck Williams


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Chuck Williams presents today's most salient management concepts and theories, in a unique presentation that your students will thoroughly understand and enjoy. Using an effective story-telling technique, fresh examples and unique pedagogy, Williams relates and reinforces management for the student. Topics were carefully selected and outdated management theory was excluded to focus on those theories that have relevance to modern managers. Reviewers have highly praised Williams fresh approach and selection of topics stating that this is not only a text that their students will understand, they will truly enjoy reading it. The text is available as either a paperback or hardback and comes with a student CD-ROM including self-quizzes and a video case on Yahoo!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780324177046
Publisher: Thomson South-Western
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 10.98(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Dr. Chuck Williams is a Professor of Management in the Andre B. Lacy School of Business, formerly known as the College of Business, at Butler University. Dr. Williams previously served as Dean of the College of Business at Butler University, Dean of Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific, and Associate Professor of Management at the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. Dr. Williams has also served as Associate Dean and Chair of Management and has taught at Michigan State University and Oklahoma State University. Dr. Williams received his BA in psychology from Valparaiso University. He specialized in organizational behavior, human resources, and strategic management while earning his MBA and PhD in business administration from Michigan State University. His research interests include employee recruitment and turnover, performance appraisal, and employee training and goal setting. Dr. Williams has published research in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Academy of Management, Human Resource Management Review, Personnel Psychology, and the Organizational Research Methods Journal. He was a member of the Journal of Management's editorial board and currently serves as a reviewer for numerous other academic journals. He was also webmaster for the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.

Table of Contents

Part 1Introduction to Management1
Chapter 1Management2
Chapter 2Organizational Environments and Cultures36
Chapter 3Ethics and Social Responsibility74
Part 2Making Things Happen111
Chapter 4Planning112
Chapter 5Managing Information148
Chapter 6Decision Making182
Chapter 7Control220
Part 3Meeting the Competition261
Chapter 8Global Management262
Chapter 9Organizational Strategy302
Chapter 10Innovation and Change344
Chapter 11Designing Adaptive Organizations390
Part 4Organizing People, Projects, and Processes433
Chapter 12Managing Individuals and a Diverse Work Force434
Chapter 13Managing Teams472
Chapter 14Managing Human Resource Systems510
Chapter 15Managing Service and Manufacturing Operations562
Part 5Leading603
Chapter 16Motivation604

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