Management Fundamentals: Concepts, Applications, Skill Development

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Cengage Learning, Feb 14, 2008 - Business & Economics - 592 pages
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With its three-pronged approach of concepts, applications, and skill development, MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS gives you a solid foundation of management concepts and real skills you can use in the workplace. Through a variety of thought-provoking applications, Lussier challenges you to think critically and apply concepts to your own experiences. Proven skill-building exercises, behavioral models, self-assessments, and group exercises throughout the text will help you realize your own managerial potential.
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Contents

About the Author
1
Management and Entrepreneurship
2
The Global Environment Culture Ethics and Social Responsibility
44
Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
84
Strategic and Operational Planning
120
Organizing and Delegating Work
164
Managing Change Innovation and Diversity
198
Human Resources Management
228
Leading with Influence
314
Communicating and Information Technology
342
Motivating for High Performance
384
Team Leadership
412
Control Systems Financial and Human
446
Operations Quality and Productivity
482
Endnotes
523
Index
552

Organizational Behavior Power Politics Conflict and Stress
272

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Robert N. Lussier is Professor of Management at Springfield College. Having taught management for more than 25 years, he has developed innovative and widely copied methods for applying concepts and developing skills that can be used personally and professionally. A prolific writer, Dr. Lussier has more than 350 publications to his credit, including other best selling textbooks (such as Management Fundaments: Concepts, Applications, Skill Development, also by South-Western/Cengage) and articles published in Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, Business Horizons, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Small Business Management, Family Business Review, and Journal of Small Business Strategy and many others. He served as founding director of Israel Programs and taught courses in Israel. His international experience also stretches to Namibia and South Africa. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, master's degrees in education and business administration from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven.

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