Management

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Cengage Learning, Feb 16, 2012 - Business & Economics - 720 pages
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Introduce today's students to management and highlight the power of innovation in the workplace with Griffin's MANAGEMENT, 11E. This dynamic book, known for its cutting edge research and memorable examples, takes a functional approach to the process of management with a focus on active planning, leading, organizing and controlling. This book's exceptionally reader-friendly approach examines today's emerging management topics, from the impact of technology and importance of a green business environment to ethical challenges and the need to adapt in changing times. This latest edition builds on proven success to help your students strengthen their management skills with an effective balance of theory and practice. Numerous new and popular cases and learning features highlight the challenges facing today's managers. Hundreds of well-researched contemporary examples, from the large Wegmans to the innovative Snopes.com, vividly demonstrate the importance of strong management to any type of organization. Leading Aplia online student engagement tools and CengageNOW for MANAGEMENT course solutions provide integrated multimedia resources to draw students into your course and further ensure interaction and comprehension. CourseMate online resources and a complete eBook offer additional concept support to help you prepare your students for management and business career success.
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Contents

An Introduction to Management
1
The Environmental Context of Management
57
Planning and Decision Making
173
The Organizing Process
293
The Leading Process
413
The Controlling Process
567
Name Index
659
Organization and Product Index
663
Subject Index
669
Features Designed to Engage Students
691
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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 served as editor of the Journal of Management and as an officer in the Southwest Regional Division of the Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, and 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.

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