Management

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Cengage Learning, Feb 18, 2009 - Business & Economics - 704 pages
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Give your students the confidence to manage and the ability to lead with innovative solutions in today's rapidly changing business environment. Daft's market-leading MANAGEMENT, Ninth Edition, addresses the themes and issues directly relevant to both the everyday demands and significant challenges facing businesses today. Comprehensive coverage helps you develop managers able to look beyond traditional techniques and ideas to tap into a full breadth of management skills. With the best in proven management and new competencies that harness creativity and lead change, D.A.F.T. is Management. D. Development of better managers for today and tomorrow equips those ready to lead with the latest managerial theories and innovative skills to adapt new technologies and inspire exceptional performance. A. Applications focus on contemporary ideas and personal relevance with a combination of cutting-edge exercises, memorable examples, unique photo essays, video cases, and topics not typically found in other management texts. F. Foundations in the best of management practices from this trusted leader blend fresh ideas and proven research for a solid managerial footing, organized around the four functions of management with an emphasis on putting theory into practice. T. Technology at its best in a leading support package delivers innovative solutions, from course management tools to new video cases and a new premium website that helps ensure students reach their full management potential.
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In my opinion this is a great book to learn about the management the English used in this book is easily understandable to everyone......

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I am an organizational change practitioner. I am also finishing up my PhD coursework in Industrial-Organizational psychology. I have read far too many textbooks in the past few years that present many theories, but are not able to differentiate between what works well and what does not.
Daft is one of the very few in academia that bridges the theories with the real practices. One of the things that shines brightest in this book is the repeated use of the concept of participation as a psychological construct. Managers who study this book will learn that a participation plan is even more important than a communication plan. Most other textbooks on leadership/management and HR lack this wisdom.
-- Ron Koller
 

Contents

Innovative Management for Turbulent Times
3
The Evolution of Management Thinking
33
The Environment and Corporate Culture
63
Managing in a Global Environment
95
Managing Ethics and Social Responsibility
129
Managerial Planning and Goal Setting
159
Strategy Formulation and Implementation
185
Managerial Decision Making
213
Leadership
409
Motivating Employees
441
Managing Communication
471
Leading Teams
503
Managing Quality and Performance
537
Managing the Value Chain Information Technology and EBusiness
569
Managing Small Business StartUps
601
Glossary
625

Designing Adaptive Organizations
243
Managing Change and Innovation
277
Managing Human Resources
307
Managing Diversity
341
Dynamics of Behavior in Organizations
377

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Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership. Dr. Daft is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. Professor Daft has authored or coauthored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Organization Theory and Design (South-Western, 2010), The Leadership Experience (South-Western, 2011), and What to Study: Generating and Developing Research Questions (Sage, 1982). He published Fusion Leadership: Unlocking the Subtle Forces That Change People and Organizations (Berrett-Koehler, 2000) with Robert Lengel. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters. His work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Accounting Organizations and Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, California Management Review, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Professor Daft is an active teacher and consultant. He has taught management, leadership, organizational change, organizational theory, and organizational behavior. He has been involved in management development and consulting for many companies and government organizations, including the American Bankers Association, Bridgestone, Bell Canada, the Transportation Research Board, Nortel, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, State Farm Insurance, Tenneco, the United States Air Force, the United States Army, J. C. Bradford & Co., Central Parking System, Entergy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, First American National Bank, and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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