2nd Edition

Richard L. Daft, Alan Benson, Brian Henry

ISBN-13: 9781473770799 | ISBN-10: 1473770793

Copyright 2020

| Published 2020

| 640 pages

List Price USD $73.50


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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.

Alan Benson was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Management at the University of Exeter Business School, where he held module leader responsibilities for Master’s-level modules, such as ‘Managing in a Multinational Context’ and ‘Strategy’, as well as ‘Business Projects’ on the undergraduate degree programmes. He has worked in UK academia for more than 25 years, taught MBA-level modules in Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the UK, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia, and supervised numerous Master’s-level dissertations and student internship project reports. Before becoming a full-time academic, Dr Benson worked as a management consultant and gained senior management experience in several industrial sectors, including a number of blue-chip engineering and manufacturing companies.

Brian Henry is a full-time Research Fellow at INSEAD and an adjunct professor at a number of private business schools in France, such as ISCOM, ISG and NEOMA. As a Research Fellow, he writes business cases about family-run firms. A versatile instructor, Dr Henry teaches International Business, Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management and European Institutional History. Before becoming a full-time academic, Dr Henry worked as a senior communications and marketing specialist for the financial service industry in New York. Previously, he was a financial journalist for a weekly trade publication in New York and London covering the petrochemical industry.

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  • Fully revised and updated with innovative and stimulating real-life examples from Europe, the Middle East and Africa to ensure students are learning from material they can relate to.
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  • End-of-chapter discussion questions and ‘apply your skills’ exercises enable learners to use their critical-thinking skills and provide the type of challenges that are found in practice.
  • Self-assessment exercises in each chapter provide learners with useful formative feedback on attitudes and personal development attributes relevant to new managers.
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  • Green Power features provide topical sustainability cases from the corporate world.
  • Clear Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter ensure students know what they need to learn.
  • ·        A fully updated Companion Website is also available with an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides and a Test Bank.

Table of Contents

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Part 1 Introduction to Management
1 Introduction to management
2 The evolution of management thinking
Part 1 Integrative case: James Dyson and the electric vehicle revolution
Part 2 Managing External and Internal Environment
3 The organization and corporate culture
4 The dynamics of alternative organizational forms
5 Managing in a global environment
6 Managing ethics and social corporate governance
Part 2 Integrative case: Rehumanizing Poult biscuits: empowering factory workers
Part 3 Planning
7 Managerial planning and goal setting
8 Strategy formulation and execution
9 Managerial decision-making
Part 3 Integrative case: The European Commission
Part 4 Organizing
10 Managing small business start-ups
11 Managing change and innovation
12 Managing corporate diversity
Part 4 Integrative case: Hermès
Part 5 Leading
13 Leadership
14 Managing human resources
15 Managing communication
16 Leading teams
Part 5 Integrative case: Unjani Clinics
Part 6 Controlling
17 Managing quality and performance

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