7th Edition

Danny Samson, Timothy Donnet, Richard L. Daft

ISBN-13: 9780170444040 | ISBN-10: 017044404x

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 896 pages

List Price USD $123.25


Management provides a balance of broad, theoretical content with an engaging, easy-to-understand writing style. It covers the four key management functions: planning, organising, leading, and controlling – conveying the elements of a manager's working day. Real-life local and international examples showcase the ongoing changes in the management world. Focusing on a 'skills approach', they bring concepts to life, supporting motivation, confidence and mastery. Each part includes a case study, for example, car company Toyota as it faces managerial challenges and opportunities in the region.

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Meet the Authors

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Danny A. Samson, B.E., Ph.D., is Professor of Management and was Head of the Department of Management at the University of Melbourne, where he has also been Associate Dean (Development) of the Faculty of Economics and Commerce and Director of the Foundation for Sustainable Economic Development and the Centre for Manufacturing Management. Professor Samson has been a member of a number of boards of directors, committees and industry bodies, including appointments as a member of the TAC Board, Australian Manufacturing Council and the Commonwealth Government Industry Task Force on Leadership and Management (Karpin committee). He has written eight books in the fields of decision analysis, manufacturing and production strategy, strategy, e-business and technology management.

Tim is an academic at QUT. He has established an extensive research-publishing record and is highly teaching-focused. He is a member of the Learning and Teaching Committee for QUT’s School of Management and sits on the Academic Misconduct Committee for QUT Business School. Tim’s teaching style includes the application of innovative practices and technologies within the classroom, which has contributed directly to improving learning outcomes, increasing student satisfaction levels, and the facilitation of undergraduate students into postgraduate study pathways.

Richard L. Daft 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.

  • The continuing case: Toyota Corporation in Australia has been updated to reflect changes in technology and management in 2020
  • New video activities in the MindTap option keep students accountable by watching a video featuring a Holden executive, then answering questions regarding the theory behind what they just watched
  • The new ‘Managing in the future' feature opens each chapter by using a real-world example to explore how new technology in management is changing the industry. In the end-of-chapter the feature continues by looking forward at how the management industry could respond to these changes
  • New concept maps open each major Part of the text and display the student journey of content, visually linking the key concepts
  • New End-of-chapter summaries provide a concise review of the chapter's key points
  • Meet real managers in the 'Australian Manager Profiles' and gain insight into some of the challenges they've faced and overcome in their careers
  • Each chapter is rich with self-assessment activities, management challenges and real-world cases for students to engage with, developing their practical skills
  • 'Remember this' summaries in each section highlight key concepts at regular intervals
  • The authors have included new or revised sections on managing the technology-driven workplace, managing the people-driven workplace, the organisation-environment relationship, managers' ethical choices, managing change, innovations in HRM, leadership, and more to keep your course current and relevant to today's management challenges
  • Real-life examples from both the Asia-Pacific area, and the world, showcasing the ongoing changes in the management arena

Table of Contents

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Part one: Innovative management for a changing world
1 The changing world of management
2 The evolution of management thinking

Part two: The environment of management
3 The environment and corporate culture
4 Managing in a global environment
5 Managing ethics and social responsibility
6 Managing start-ups and new ventures

Part three: Planning
7 Organisational planning and goal setting
8 Strategy formulation and implementation
9 Managerial decision making

Part four: Organising
10 Designing organisation structure
11 Managing change and innovation
12 Managing human resources
13 Managing diversity

Part five: Leading
14 Understanding individual behaviour
15 Leadership
16 Motivating employees
17 Communication in organisations
18 Leading teams

Part six: Controlling
19 Managing quality and performance
20 Managing the value chain, information technology and e-business
Capstone chapter: Making effective management happen

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Management Instructor Companion Website

Your #1 resource for your course. This tailored collection of teaching tools includes Instructor's Manual, case database, instructor video teaching notes, downloadable PowerPoint lecture slides, artwork from the text, and Test Bank with customisable questions for quizzes and assessments. The revised Instructor’s Manual is packed with content that helps you set up and administer your class, including tutorial activities to cater to various levels of student knowledge and engage with the topics covered in the text, including video teaching notes. Log in or request an account to access instructor resources at cengage.com.au/instructors for Australia or cengage.co.nz/instructors for New Zealand.

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