Exploring Management

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 30, 2009 - Business & Economics - 560 pages
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Exploring Management, Second Edition by John Schermerhorn, presents a new and exciting approach in teaching and learning the principles of management. This text is organized within a unique learning system tailored to students’ reading and study styles. It offers a clean, engaging and innovative approach that motivates students and helps them understand and master management principles.
 

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Contents

Everyone becomes a manager someday
2
1
16
Great things grow from strong foundations
26
Character doesnt stay home when we go to work
48
There is no substitute for a good decision
72
Good objectives get you there faster
94
What gets measured happens
114
Insight and hard work deliver results
136
Two heads really can be better than one
316
16
337
Working together isnt always easy
340
Environment
345
Conflict and Negotiation
346
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356
There are new faces in the neighborhood
358
18
376

Its all about working together
156
Adaptability and values set the tone
180
10
202
Nurturing turns potential into performance
206
Leading
224
A leader lives in each of us
230
Listening is the key to understanding
252
Theres beauty in individual differences
274
Respect unlocks human potential
294
15
313
Going global isnt just for travelers
378
Taking risks can make dreams come true
398
Exploring Management Cases
416
Quality and flexibility make the difference
425
Test Prep Answers 461
AO-1
Glossary
G-1
Subject Index
SB-1
systems 384
SB-8
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Dr. John R. Schermerhorn Jr. is the Charles G. O’Bleness Professor Emeritus of Management in the College of Business at Ohio University where he teaches undergraduate and MBA courses in management, organizational behavior, and Asian business. He also serves the university as Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. He earned a PhD degree in organizational behavior from Northwestern University, after receiving an MBA degree (with distinction) in management and international business from New York University, and a BS degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Highly dedicated to instructional excellence and serving the needs of practicing managers, Dr. Schermerhorn continually focuses on bridging the gap between the theory and practice of management both in the classroom and in his textbooks. He has won awards for teaching excellence at Tulane University, The University of Vermont, and Ohio University, where he was named a University Professor, the university’s leading campus-wide award for undergraduate teaching. He also received the excellence in leadership award for his service as Chair of the Management Education and Development Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Schermerhorn’s international experience adds a unique global dimension to his teaching and textbooks. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Pécs in Hungary, awarded for his international scholarly contributions to management research and education. He has also served as a Visiting Professor of Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as on-site Coordinator of the Ohio University MBA and Executive MBA programs in Malaysia, and as Kohei Miura visiting professor at the Chubu University of Japan. Presently he is Adjunct Professor at the National University of Ireland at Galway, a member of the graduate faculty at Bangkok University in Thailand, Permanent Lecturer in the PhD program at the University of Pécs in Hungary, and advisor to the Lao-American College in Vientiane, Laos. An enthusiastic scholar, Dr. Schermerhorn is a member of the Academy of Management, where he served as chairperson of the Management Education and Development Division. Educators and students alike know him as author of Management 10e (Wiley, 2010) and senior co-author of Organizational Behavior 10e (Wiley, 2009). His many books are available in Chinese, Dutch, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish language editions. Dr. Schermerhorn has also published numerous articles in publications such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Management Education, and the Journal of Management Development. Dr. Schermerhorn is a popular guest speaker at colleges and universities. His recent student and faculty workshop topics include innovations in business education, teaching the millennial generation, global perspectives in management, and textbook writing and scholarly manuscript development.

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