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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.
|Edition description:||Seventh Edition|
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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 (Mc Graw-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
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorPart I: The Global Management EnvironmentChapter 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 SummaryChapter 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 SummaryChapter 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 SummaryPart II: PlanningChapter 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 SummaryChapter 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 SummaryChapter 6. Managing Change, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Innovation and Change Managing Innovation Managing Change Organizational Development Entrepreneurship Trends and Issues in Management Chapter SummaryPart III: OrganizingChapter 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 SummaryChapter 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 SummaryChapter 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 SummaryChapter 9 Appendix. Career Management and Networking Career Management Networking Appendix SummaryPart IV: LeadingChapter 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 SummaryChapter 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 SummaryChapter 12. Leading With Influence Leadership Theories Leadership Trait Theory Behavioral Leadership Theories Situational Leadership Theories Contemporary Leadership Theories Trends and Issues in Management Chapter SummaryChapter 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 SummaryPart V: ControllingChapter 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 SummaryChapter 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 SummaryGlossaryNotesAuthor IndexCompany IndexSubject Index