Understanding Management

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Cengage Learning, 2006 - Business & Economics - 720 pages
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The primary vision for UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 5th edition is to provide students with an engaging survey of modern management practice, while providing ample opportunity for enrichment and skill development. UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT is unparalleled in

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A good basic textbook on management. Includes wide range of fundamental theories on organizations, motivation, leadership and so on and therefore takes ages to read through. An easy book to understand if you just have the patience to go through the whole thing. Read full review

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Introduction to Management
The Environment of Management
Continuing Case
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Answers to Managers Workbook Exercises
End Notes
Name Index
Company Index
Subject Index

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About the author (2006)

Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Academic Programs and the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor in Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership, and enjoys applying these ideas in his roles as Associate Dean. 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 the Associate Editor-in-Chief of Organization Science and served for three years as associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Professor Daft has authored or co-authored 12 books and has also authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters. His work has been published in 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, California Management Review, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Professor Daft has been awarded several government research grants to pursue studies of organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing. Dr. Daft also is an active teacher and consultant. He has taught management, leadership, organizational change, organizational behavior, organizational theory, and organizational behavior. He has been involved in management development and consulting for many companies and government organizations.

Professor Dorothy Marcic is on faculty at Vanderbilt University, in the department of Leadership and Organizations, Peabody College. She also serves as Director of Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development at Vanderbilt. A recent Fulbright scholar at the University of Economics-Prague, where she taught MBA students and practicing managers, her consulting practice has grown to include multinationals and governmental agencies in the Czech Republic. In addition to Organizational Behavior: Experiences and Cases, she is the author of several other books, including Organizational Behavior and Management International, Women and Men in Organizations, and Managing with the Wisdom of Love: Uncovering Virtue in People and Organizations. She began her extensive and varied academic career at Arizona State University, with additional academic postings at St. Bonaventure University, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and La Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico.

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