New Era of Management

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Cengage Learning EMEA, 2008 - Industrial management - 815 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 ThomsonNOW‚Ę 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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As organizations become more technology-driven, which do you think will become more important—the management of the human element of the organization or the management of technology.

Contents

INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT 2
The Learning Process 573 I Learning Styles 574 I Continuous Learning 575
Management Types 13
Managing in Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations 23
Managers Solution 29
The Evolution of Management Thinking 36
Unlocking Innovative
Humanistic Perspective 46
i Human Resources 262
New Manager SelfTest
Managers Solution 263
Unlocking Innovative
Managers Shoptalk
Human Resource Management 378
Technology Of Railroads
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Recent Historical Trends 52
CONTINUING CASE 726
THE ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGEMENT 68
Unlocking Innovative
Unlocking Innovative
Unlocking Innovative
The International Business Environment 11 3
Types of Decisions and Problems 272
New Manager SelfTest
Technology Can Success
Personal Decision Framework 286
What Is Your Strategy
Ethics and Social Responsibility 138
Managers Shoptalk Tips
What Is Social Responsibility? 150
Managing Company Ethics and Social Responsibility 1 57
Managers Solution 165
for Effective Strategy
Managing Small Business StartDps 172
Entrepreneurship and the Environment 1 75
An Innovative Approach to Small Business 185
Managing a Growing Business 194
CONTINUING CASE 302
PLANNING 206
Criteria for Effective Goals 217
Planning in a Turbulent Environment 223
Managers Solution 230
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Formulating CorporateLevel Strategy 249
Leaping over Language
Formulating FunctionalLevel Strategy 257
ORGANIZING 304
Meeting the Challenge of Diversity 414
Managers Shoptalk
New Manager SelfTest
Unlocking Innovative
Managers Solution 440
CONTINUING CASE 448
CONTROLLING 450
Meeting the Challenge of Diversity 414
Whats Your Crisis
Information Technology and EBusiness 486
Partnership Strategies 255
Operations and Value Chain Management 516
LEADING 550
LEADING 550
Stress and Stress Management 576
Dynamics of Behavior in Organizations 552
Leadership 588
Leadership 588
The Concept of Motivation 622
Motivation 620
Communication 656
Organizational Communication 668
Communicating During Turbulent Times 677
Managers Solution 684
Teamwork 692
Unlocking Innovative
New Manager SelfTest
Helpful Hints for Writing
Ebbs and Flows
Information and Control
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