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Management / Edition 8

Management / Edition 8

by Ricky W. Griffin


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The Seventh Edition retains the text's characteristic depth, while incorporating significant revisions throughout to address one of the most pervasive questions in the field: how do people acquire managerial skills in today's every-changing work environment? By offering a functional, skills-based approach to management, the text presents material in a manner which is both accessible and relevant to students.

  • Managing in an e-Business World boxed inserts appear throughout the text.
  • New! Each chapter features new opening incidents, boxed inserts, and closing cases to reinforce the concepts under review. Also, more examples now center on service-related businesses.
  • Diversity coverage has been moved to Chapter 6, laying the foundation for subsequent discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618354597
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/28/2004
Edition description: 8
Pages: 808
Product dimensions: 8.76(w) x 10.08(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Dr. Ricky W. Griffin serves as Distinguished Professor of Management and Blocker Chair in Business at Texas A&M. He received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Houston. He has worked as editor of the Journal of Management and as an officer in the Southwest Regional Division of the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association as well as in 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.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCING MANAGEMENT. 1. Managing and the Manager's Job. 2. Traditional and Contemporary Opportunities/Challenges. Part II: UNDERSTANDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT OF MANAGING. 3. Understanding the Organization's Environment. 4. Responding to the Ethical and Social Environment. 5. Navigating the Global Environment. Part III: UNDERSTANDING PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING. 6. Basic Elements of Planning and Decision Making. 7. Managing Strategy and Strategic Planning. 8. Managing Decision Making and Problem Solving. 9. Managing Start-Ups and New Ventures. Part IV: UNDERSTANDING THE ORGANIZING PROCESS. 10. Basic Elements of Organizing. 11. Managing Organization Design. 12. Managing Organization Change and Innovation. 13. Managing Human Resources. Part V: UNDERSTANDING THE LEADING PROCESS. 14. Basic Elements of Individual and Interpersonal Behavior. 15. Managing Employee Motivation and Performance. 16. Managing Leadership and Influence Process. 17. Managing Interpersonal Relations and Communication. 18. Managing Work Groups and Teams. Part VI: UNDERSTANDING THE CONTROLLING PROCESS. 19. Basic Elements of Control. 20. Managing Operations, Quality and Productivity.

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