Management

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Thomson/South-Western, 2006 - Business & Economics - 699 pages
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MANAGEMENT, 4th edition by Chuck Williams presents management theory and applications in an engaging narrative style that students will find both enjoyable and illuminating. Williams focuses on the most important management theories and concepts, enhancing and illustrating them with detailed examples and stories that pull students into the reading. Drawing from his experience as an award winning educator, Williams believes that students understand and retain information when it is personally relevant and he includes innovative features that bring all the concepts together. Throughout the text the focus is on two key themes: how managers and organizations make things happen and what really works in today's workplace. Instructors and readers praised the first three editions for their innovative approach and tools that make management both relevant and interesting-the Fourth Edition continues and improves upon this foundation of innovation. MANAGEMENT, 4th edition by Chuck Williams presents management theory and applications in an engaging narrative style that students will find both enjoyable and illuminating. Williams focuses on the most important management theories and concepts, enhancing and illustrating them with detailed examples and stories that pull students into the reading. Drawing from his experience as an award winning educator, Williams believes that students understand and retain information when it is personally relevant and he includes innovative features that bring all the concepts together. Throughout the text the focus is on two key themes: how managers and organizations make things happen and what really works in today's workplace. Instructors and readers praised the first three editions for their innovative approach and tools that make management both relevant and interesting-the Fourth Edition continues and improves upon this foundation of innovation.

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About the author (2006)

Chuck Williams is Dean of the College of Business at Butler University. Dr. Williams previously served as Dean of the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific and as Associate Professor of Management at the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. Dr. Williams has also served as Associate Dean and Chair of Management and has taught at Michigan State University and Oklahoma State University. Dr. Williams received his B.A. in psychology from Valparaiso University. He specialized in organizational behavior, human resources, and strategic management while earning his M.B.A and Ph.D. in business administration from Michigan State University. His research interests include employee recruitment and turnover, performance appraisal, and employee training and goal setting. Dr. Williams has published research in the JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, the ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REVIEW, PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY, and the ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS JOURNAL. He was a member of the JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT's editorial board and currently serves as a reviewer for numerous other academic journals. He was also Webmaster for the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.

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