Management

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Cengage Learning, Feb 18, 2009 - Business & Economics - 704 pages
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Give your students the confidence to manage and the ability to lead with innovative solutions in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Daft’s market-leading MANAGEMENT, Ninth Edition, addresses the themes and issues directly relevant to both the everyday demands and significant challenges facing businesses today. Comprehensive coverage helps you develop managers able to look beyond traditional techniques and ideas to tap into a full breadth of management skills. With the best in proven management and new competencies that harness creativity and lead change, D.A.F.T. is Management. D. Development of better managers for today and tomorrow equips those ready to lead with the latest managerial theories and innovative skills to adapt new technologies and inspire exceptional performance. A. Applications focus on contemporary ideas and personal relevance with a combination of cutting-edge exercises, memorable examples, unique photo essays, video cases, and topics not typically found in other management texts. F. Foundations in the best of management practices from this trusted leader blend fresh ideas and proven research for a solid managerial footing, organized around the four functions of management with an emphasis on putting theory into practice. T. Technology at its best in a leading support package delivers innovative solutions, from course management tools to new video cases and a new premium website that helps ensure students reach their full management potential.
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Contents

Innovative Management for Turbulent Times
3
The Evolution of Management Thinking
33
The Environment and Corporate Culture
63
Managing in a Global Environment
95
Managing Ethics and Social Responsibility
129
Managerial Planning and Goal Setting
159
Strategy Formulation and Implementation
185
Managerial Decision Making
213
Leadership
409
Motivating Employees
441
Managing Communication
471
Leading Teams
503
Managing Quality and Performance
537
Managing the Value Chain Information Technology and EBusiness
569
Managing Small Business StartUps
601
Glossary
625

Designing Adaptive Organizations
243
Managing Change and Innovation
277
Managing Human Resources
307
Managing Diversity
341
Dynamics of Behavior in Organizations
377

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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 ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN and MANAGEMENT. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters and 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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