Gain a solid understanding of management and the power of innovation in the workplace with Griffin’s MANAGEMENT, 11E. This dynamic book, known for its cutting edge research and memorable examples, takes a functional approach to the process of management with a focus on active planning, leading, organizing and controlling. This book’s reader-friendly approach examines today’s emerging management topics, from the impact of technology and importance of a green business environment to ethical challenges and the need to adapt in changing times. Using a proven successful balance of theory and practice, the author interweaves numerous new and popular cases and learning features as well as hundreds of well-researched examples to vividly demonstrate the importance of strong management to any type of organization. Continue reading
The thirteenth edition of Business, Government and Society by John F. Steiner and George A. Steiner continues a long effort to tell the story of how forces in business, government, and society shape our world. In addition, an emphasis on management issues and processes allows students to apply the principles they learn to real-world situations. As always, a stream of events dictated the need for extensive revision. Accordingly, Steiner and Steiner have updated the chapters to include new ideas, events, personalities, and publications, while continuing the work of building insight into basic underlying principles, institutions, and forces. Continue reading
Discover some of the most progressive thinking about organizations today as acclaimed business author Richard Daft blends contemporary, innovative organizational ideas with proven classic theories and effective business practices. The result is a best-selling book–ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN–that’s as enjoyable and engaging as it is useful and informative. You’ll see, firsthand, how well-known organizations cope and even thrive within today’s rapidly changing, highly competitive, international environment. Featured organizations include BP, Disney/Pixar, Volvo, Barnes & Noble, and Cisco Systems. Fascinating detailed examples, contemporary case studies and proven learning features bring organization concepts to life while helping you develop the skills and insights that will leave you well equipped to meet the challenges of today’s business world.
“I very much like the explicit presentation of [the Managing by Design] questions as a launching point to in-class discussion. It would give the students something concrete to start with in terms of preparing for the session’s discussion.” Continue reading
Readers discover the confidence to manage and develop the ability to lead with innovative solutions in today’s rapidly changing business environment with Daft’s marketing-leading MANAGEMENT, 11E. Daft explores the emerging themes and management issues most important for managers in businesses today. Future and current managers learn 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, Daft defines Management.
“I like the ethical dilemmas and the case studies. We do those every class period and they generate good discussion. I like the experiential exercises.”
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Introduce your students to strategic management with the market-leading text that has set the standard for the most intellectually rich, yet thoroughly practical, analysis of strategic management concepts today. Written by highly respected experts and prestigious instructors Hitt, Ireland and Hoskisson, STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: COMPETITIVENESS AND GLOBALIZATION, CONCEPTS, 10E is the only book that integrates the classic industrial organization model with a resource-based view of the firm to give students a complete understanding of how today’s businesses use strategic management to establish a sustained competitive advantage. The authors combine the latest, cutting-edge research and strategic management trends with insights from some of today’s most prominent scholars. A strong global focus and carefully selected examples from more than 600 emerging and established companies place concepts into context within an inviting, relevant and complete presentation. A wealth of learning features and experiential exercises address numerous critical issues confronting managers today. Various online teaching tools and a complete electronic business library help keep study current and relevant. Count on this Concepts text to provide the solid understanding of critical strategic management concepts your students need to increase performance and establish a clear competitive advantage. Continue reading