Management Fundamentals: Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development

Management Fundamentals: Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development

by Robert N. Lussier
Management Fundamentals: Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development

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Management Fundamentals: Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development by Robert N. Lussier

Praised as the greatest source of quality and quantity of application and skill development experiential learning!



Packed with experiential exercises, self-assessments, and group activities, the Eighth Edition of Management Fundamentals helps students develop essential management skills they can use in their personal and professional lives. Bestselling author Robert N. Lussier uses the most current cases and examples to illustrate management concepts in today’s ever-changing business world. This fully updated new edition provides in-depth coverage of key AACSB topics such as diversity, ethics, technology, and globalization.



New to This Edition


  • New case studies highlight contemporary challenges and opportunities facing managers at well-known organizations such as Whole Foods, Wells Fargo, and the Chicago Cubs.
  • The book is completely updated with hundreds of new references and examples.
  • Expanded and updated Trends and Issues sections explore timely topics such as the changing nature of work, managing multiple generations, and virtual teams.
  • All of the Applying the Concept boxes are new and engage students in applying the concepts to their own experiences and provide situational analysis opportunities to develop critical thinking skills.
  • Management in Action videos illustrate fundamental management concepts using a variety of relatable scenarios and assessment questions to challenge students to apply and analyze workplace situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506389387
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/17/2018
Edition description: Eighth Edition
Pages: 632
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Robert N. Lussier is a professor of management at Springfield College. Through teaching management courses for more than 25 years, he has developed innovative and widely adopted methods for applying concepts and developing skills that can be used both personally and professionally. A prolific writer, Dr. Lussier has more than 444 publications to his credit, including Management 7e (SAGE), Human Relations 11e (McGraw-Hill), and Leadership 6e (Cengage) and has published in top tier academic journals. Over one million people globally have used his textbooks, earning him an unsurpassed national and international reputation as an author and keynote speaker. Dr. Lussier is the founder of Publish Don’t Perish (www.publishdonotperish) and through contact, his Publish Don’t Perish: The Top Secrets to Get Published book, and keynote presentations/workshops has helped hundreds of institutions and individuals in 80 countries get published. His presentations inspire comments like: “Bob explains complex business topics in an easy-to-understand language while keeping his audience engaged and spell-bound.” - Dr. Raj V. Mahto, Professor, University of New Mexico. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, master’s degrees in education and business from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven. He served as founding director of Israel Programs and has taught courses in Israel.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Part I: The Global Management Environment
Chapter 1. Management and Its History
Why Study Management?
What Is a Manager’s Responsibility?
What Does It Take to Be a Successful Manager?
What Do Managers Do?
Differences Among Managers
A Brief History of Management
Objectives of the Book
Trends and Issues in Management
Chapter Summary
Chapter 2. The Environment: Culture, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
The Environment
Organizational Culture
Business Ethics
Methods to Help Ensure Ethical Behavior
Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Trends and Issues in Management
Chapter Summary
Chapter 3. Managing Diversity in a Global Environment
The Global Environment
Workplace Diversity and Inclusion
Types of Diversity and Managing Diversity
Global Diversity
Managing Global Business
Trends and Issues in Management
Chapter Summary
Part II: Planning
Chapter 4. Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
Problem Solving and Decision Making: An Overview
Classify and Define the Problem or Opportunity
Set Objectives and Criteria
Generate Creative and Innovative Alternatives
Analyze Alternatives and Select the Most Feasible
Plan, Implement the Decision, and Control
Trends and Issues in Management
Chapter Summary
Chapter 5. Strategic and Operational Planning
Strategic and Operational Planning
Developing the Mission and Analyzing the Environment
Setting Objectives
Corporate-Level Strategies
Business-Level Strategies
Operational-Level Planning
Implementing and Controlling Strategies
Trends and Issues in Management
Chapter Summary
Chapter 6. Managing Change, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Innovation and Change
Managing Innovation
Managing Change
Organizational Development
Entrepreneurship
Trends and Issues in Management
Chapter Summary
Part III: Organizing
Chapter 7. Organizing and Delegating Work
Organizational Considerations and Principles
Authority
Organizational Design
Contemporary Organizational Design
Job Design
Organizing Yourself and Delegating
Trends and Issues in Management
Trends and Issues in Management
Chapter Summary
Chapter 8. Managing Teamwork
Groups and Teams and Performance
Group Structure
Group Process
Stages of Group Development and Management Styles
Developing Groups Into Teams
Managing Meetings
Trends and Issues in Management
Chapter Summary
Chapter 9. Human Resources Management
The Human Resources Management Process
Human Resources Planning
Attracting Employees
Developing Employees
Retaining and Separating Employees
Trends and Issues in Management
Chapter Summary
Chapter 9 Appendix. Career Management and Networking
Career Management
Networking
Appendix Summary
Part IV: Leading
Chapter 10. Organizational Behavior: Power, Politics, Conflict, and Stress
Organizational Behavior (OB)
Personality
Perception
Attitudes
Shaping OB Foundations
Organizational Power and Politics
Negotiation, Conflict, and Stress Management
Trends and Issues in Management
Chapter Summary
Chapter 11. Motivating for High Performance
Motivation and Performance
Content Motivation Theories
Process Motivation Theories
Reinforcement Theory
Combining the Motivation Process and Motivation Theories
Motivating Employees With Rewards and Recognition
Trends and Issues in Management
Chapter Summary
Chapter 12. Leading With Influence
Leadership Theories
Leadership Trait Theory
Behavioral Leadership Theories
Situational Leadership Theories
Contemporary Leadership Theories
Trends and Issues in Management
Chapter Summary
Chapter 13. Communication and Information Technology
Organizational Communication
Information Technology, Systems, and Networks
The Interpersonal Communication Process and Communication Barriers
Message Transmission Channels
Sending Messages
Receiving Message
Responding to Messages
Trends and Issues in Management
Chapter Summary
Part V: Controlling
Chapter 14. Managing Control Systems, Finances, and People
Organizational and Functional Area Control Systems
Establishing Control Systems
Financial Controls: The Master Budgeting Process
Managing People
Trends and Issues in Manage
Chapter Summary
Chapter 15. Operations, Quality, and Productivity
Operations
Classifying Operations Systems
Designing Operations Systems
Managing Operations Systems and the Supply Chain
Productivity and the Balanced Scorecard
Trends and Issues in Management
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Notes
Author Index
Company Index
Subject Index

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