Understanding Management,
11th Edition

Richard L. Daft, Dorothy Marcic

ISBN-13: 9780357033821 | ISBN-10: 0357033825

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 736 pages

List Price USD $249.95


Discover the keys to management success as Daft/Marcic's UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 11E integrates classic management principles with today's latest management ideas. This captivating, market-leading edition focuses on management and entrepreneurial issues within small to midsize companies -- where you are most likely to begin your career – while still addressing challenges in larger global enterprises. Numerous new examples from today's food business further reflect today's trends. You gain valuable insights as you examine best practices in current management. This streamlined edition helps you build practical skills with engaging examples, skill-building and application exercises in every chapter. You examine how change demands innovation and how innovation requires forward-thinking and flexible leaders and organizations. Learn to become the successful manager who seizes business opportunities and leads change.

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Meet the Authors

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Richard L. Daft is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management and Principal Senior Lecturer in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor 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 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 14 books and written dozens of scholarly articles, papers and chapters in other books. .

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 teaches courses at the Monterrey Institute of International Studies and at the University of Economics in Prague. She has taught courses and presented at 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 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, including ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: EXPERIENCES AND CASES, MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL and WOMEN AND MEN IN ORGANIZATIONS. Another of her books -- MANAGING WITH THE WISDOM OF LOVE: UNCOVERING THE VIRTUE IN PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS -- was rated one of the top 10 business books of 1997 by Management General. In addition, she has written dozens of articles for professional publications, such as Journal of Management Development, International Quarterly of Community Health Education, Psychological Report and Executive Development. Dr. Marcic has conducted hundreds of seminars on various business topics and consulted for executives at various companies.

  • IN-TEXT EXAMPLES PROVIDE OUTSTANDING ILLUSTRATIONS OF FORWARD-THINKING BUSINESSES. These memorable, contemporary examples, highlighted with blue brackets, represent a broad range of large, small and international companies. Students recognize familiar powerhouses, such as Toyota, JetBlue, Trader Joe's, and Gap Inc., at work. They are also introduced to smaller international firms, such as Bremen Castings, Inc., Godrej & Boyce, Semco, and Illumination Entertainment.
  • "THE GREEN POWER" FEATURE EXAMINES HOW TODAY'S COMPANIES USE SMART MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TO REDUCE IMPACT ON THE PLANET. These "Green Power" boxed feature in every chapter highlights familiar companies. Students review how Nike uses its Considered Design Index to monitor the total environmental impact of the running shoe production cycle. They study how GE is creating labs for innovative sustainability research and review Burt's Bees commitment to a "zero-waste, zero-carbon" goal by 2020.
  • UPDATED AND POPULAR FEATURES REFLECT THE LATEST MANAGEMENT THINKING. Manager's Self-Test and "Spotlight on Skills," two of students' favorite features, appear in every chapter of this edition. Current "Spotlight on Skills" topics highlight goal-setting, time-management tips, creative problem-solving and ace interviewing techniques. New Manager's Self-Tests explore students' aptitude for servant leadership, teach them how to delegate and help them develop a personal mission statement.
  • MINDTAP DIGITAL SOLUTION ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO THINK AND ACT LIKE MANAGERS. Using meaningful management activities and real-time course analytics as well as an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. This personalized teaching experience provides relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply and improve thinking while allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease.
  • BRIEF CHAPTER-OPENING QUESTIONNAIRE ENCOURAGES CONCISE PERSONAL SKILLS INVENTORY. This opening questionnaire asks students to briefly examine their personal inventory before they dive into chapter topics, bringing management principles to the forefront through self-assessment.
  • "REMEMBER THIS" SUMMARIES GUIDE STUDENTS IN REVIEW AND STUDY. These helpful summaries, at the end of each major section of the chapter, offer convenient bullet-point summaries of the key concepts, ideas and terms discussed in that section.
  • "THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS " AND "SUNNY SIDE UP" FEATURES EXAMINE SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AT WORK TODAY. "The Recipe for Success " features highlight effective techniques developed and implemented by today's outstanding managers and companies. "Sunny side Up" boxes focus on key practices at work throughout diverse organizations. Students gain a better understanding of the value and practical importance of the key management concepts they're learning.
  • "THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS " AND "SUNNY SIDE UP" FEATURES EXAMINE SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AT WORK TODAY. "The Recipe for Success " features highlight effective techniques developed and implemented by today's outstanding managers and companies. "Sunny side Up" boxes focus on key practices at work throughout diverse organizations. Students gain a better understanding of the value and practical importance of the key management concepts they're learning.

Table of Contents

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1. The World of Innovative Management.
2. The Environment and Corporate Culture.
3. Managing in a Global Environment.
4. Managing Ethics and Social Responsibility.
5. Planning and Goal Setting.
6. Managerial Decision Making.
7. Designing Organization Structure.
8. Managing Change and Innovation.
9. Managing Human Resources and Diversity.
10. Understanding Individual Behavior.
11. Leadership.
12. Motivating Employees.
13. Managing Communication.
14. Leading Teams.
15. Managing Quality and Performance.

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Understanding Management

  • ISBN-10: 0357033825
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