Management

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Cengage Learning, Mar 9, 2007 - Business & Economics - 848 pages
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Discover true innovation in management today - within the pages and throughout the technology-driven package accompanying the latest edition of this market-leading text. Respected author Richard Daft helps you build better managers for today and tomorrow with the latest managerial theories based on established research, engaging contemporary applications, and a wealth of cutting-edge exercises and examples. Students develop a strong managerial foundation, organized around the four functions of management and supported by a seamless blend of theory and applications within the pages of each chapter. Unique photo essays, challenging cases, and topics not typically found in other management texts help students build the innovative skills to manage successfully throughout turbulent times in business today. Fresh management ideas and the best practices blend with traditional theory as this book - recognized for its quality and trusted for its strong content - once again puts management into practice with proven exercises and learning features that support the book's research orientation and tightly connect concepts. A complete supplement package helps ensure your students reach their full management potential with an all-new video package featuring Hollywood film scenes that demonstrate management principles in action. The innovative new CengageNOW online course management and learning system saves time in assigning homework and grading, while offering personalized learning paths to ensure your students develop the management skills they need for success today and tomorrow.
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Contents

Introduction to Management
The Environment of Management
Planning
Organizing
Leading
Controlling
Video Case Library
Glossary
Name Index
Company Index
Subject Index
Copyright

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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, where he specializes in the study of leadership and organization theory. 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. He was associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant, Organization Theory and Design, and Management. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters, and he has published in the 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, And Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Dr. Daft has received several government research grants in organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing. An active teacher and respected consultant, Dr. Daft has served as associate dean and helped manage a start-up enterprise. He has been involved in management development and consulting for numerous organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, Nortel, Bridgestone, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, J.C. Bradford & Co., Central Parking System, USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and many others.

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