Management: Current Practices and New Directions

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Cengage Learning, Aug 14, 2008 - Business & Economics - 624 pages
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Unlike any other text available today, Dyck/Neubert's MANAGEMENT: CURRENT PRACTICES AND NEW DIRECTIONS blends the strengths of two management perspectives. Now you can choose a truly unique management text that establishes a strong traditional management foundation while addressing the issues that today's millennial students will face in their future careers. The authors' solid mainstream approach in each chapter addresses the traditional four main functions of management. The authors then take management a step further by closely examining multistream topics that other books only mention, such as social justice and concern for the natural environment. The authors build upon the multistream understanding that effective management involves balancing a broad set of criteria, ranging from community enhancement and ecological sustainability to meaningful work and financial viability. Throughout the text, captivating experiences and stories from actual managers and leading organizations demonstrate managers making a difference. With a practical, hands-on focus, the text equips students with the knowledge and theoretical tools to further their own decision-making abilities. Dyck/Neubert's unique blend of traditional management strengths and the best of multistream management theories and practices promises to educate, inspire, and empower your students now and throughout their management futures.
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Introduction to Management
A Short History of Management Theory and Practice
The Task and Macro Environments of Management
The International Environment
The DecisionMaking Process
Setting Goals and Making Plans
Human Resource Management
Organizational Change
Groups and Teams
Photo Credits

Strategic Management
Fundamentals of Organizing
Organization Design

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Bruno Dyck is Professor at the I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in business from the University of Alberta in 1991 and has published dozens of articles and papers, many in leading management journals and publications. Dyck has numerous academic connections within the United States. He is active in the Academy of Management and the ASAC and has been the program and division chair. He serves as an editorial board member for several scholarly journals. For several years, he has been Chairperson for the Research and Publications Committee at his home university, where he has also received the University's Certificate of Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Dyck has also received many grants, research awards, and fellowships, including the Associates Achievement Award for Research in the Faculty of Management.

Mitchell J. Neubert holds the H. R. Gibson Professorship in Management Development at the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University. He received his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Iowa in 1998. He has published articles and papers in several major management journals and practitioner publications such as the JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY, LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY, and BUSINESS HORIZONS. Dr. Neubert teaches both undergraduate business students and executive M.B.A. students. Among many areas in which he serves, he is the Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business at Baylor University, a board member for the Servant Leadership Institute of Central Texas, the Academy of Leadership Development and Civic Engagement, and the Better Business Bureau, and an academic reviewer for journals such as the ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL. Dr. Neubert also is an active consultant with leaders in both small and large corporations and non-profit organizations.

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