Understanding Management 10th Edition Richard L. Daft, ISBN-13: 978-1305502215


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Understanding Management 10th Edition by Richard L. Daft, ISBN-13: 978-1305502215

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  • Publisher: ‎ Cengage Learning; 10th edition (January 4, 2016)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 752 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1305502213
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1305502215

Prepare for management success with this engaging survey of modern management practice. UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 10E, seamlessly integrates classic management principles with today’s latest management ideas to create a current market-leading text that you will find captivating. Acclaimed authors Richard Daft and Dorothy Marcic cover management and entrepreneurial issues within small to midsize companies, where you are most likely to begin your career, as well as within larger global enterprises. You’ll gain valuable insights into real contemporary business as you examine today’s best management practices. This text helps you establish and build on practical skills with engaging examples and numerous skill-building and application exercises in every chapter. Using a streamlined format, this edition takes a close look at how change demands innovation and how innovation requires forward-thinking, flexible leaders and organizations.

UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 10E, provides everything you need to become a successful manager who seizes business opportunities and leads change.

Table of Contents:

Part 1 Introduction to Management 02
1 The World of Innovative Management 02
Part 2 The Environment of Management 60
2 The Environment and Corporate Culture 60
3 Managing in a Global Environment 100
4 Managing Ethics and Social Responsibility 144
Part 3 Planning 182
5 Planning and Goal Setting 182
6 Managerial Decision Making 226
Part 4 Organizing 268
7 Designing Organization Structure 268
8 Managing Change and Innovation 316
9 Managing Human Resources and Diversity 358
Part 5 Leading 422
10 Understanding Individual Behavior 422
11 Leadership 468
12 Motivating Employees 514
13 Managing Communication 554
14 Leading Teams 594
Part 6 Controlling 636
15 Managing Quality and Performance 636
Glossary 678
Name Index 692
Company Index 696
Subject Index 699

Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership and is a fellow of the Academy of Management. He has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly and Journal of Management Education. He has been the associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and served for three years as associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 14 books and written dozens of scholarly articles, papers and chapters in academic books. A noted expert in organization behavior and organization design, Dr. Daft is one of today’s most highly cited academics in the fields of economics and business.

Dorothy Marcic, Ed.D., M.P.H., is a professor at Columbia University and a former faculty member at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Marcic is also a former Fulbright Scholar at the University of Economics in Prague and the Czech Management Center, where she taught courses and conducted research in leadership, organizational behavior and cross-cultural management. She has taught courses at the Monterrey Institute of International Studies, the University of Economics in Prague, the Helsinki School of Economics, Slovenia Management Center, College of Trade in Bulgaria, City University of Slovakia, Landegg Institute in Switzerland, the Swedish Management Association, Technion University in Israel and the London School of Economics. She has also served on the boards of the Organizational Teaching Society, the Health Administration Section of the American Public Health Association and the Journal of Applied Business Research. Dr. Marcic has authored 16 books addressing organizational behavior, international management and the roles of women and men in organizations. Her book, MANAGING WITH THE WISDOM OF LOVE: UNCOVERING THE VIRTUE IN PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS, was rated one of the top 10 business books of the year by Management General. Dr. Marcic has also written dozens of articles for professional publications, such as Journal of Management Development, International Quarterly of Community Health Education, Psychological Report and Executive Development. She has conducted hundreds of seminars on various business topics and consulted for executives at various companies. In addition, Dr. Marcic has written two successful musicals: RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women (played in 92 cities) and SISTAS: The Musical, which played off-Broadway for nine years. She has also written a true-crime book, With One Shot, which was turned into the leading podcast, Manslaughter.

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