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Fundamentals of Managementby Stephen P. Robbins
Synopses & Reviews
This streamlined volume covers the principle concepts of management to provide readers with a solid foundation for understanding key issues. Organized around the four traditional functions of management—planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, it reflects current trends in management and organizations, and presents the latest research studies in the field.
The authors address managing in today's world, foundations of planning and decision making, basic organization designs, staffing and human resource management, foundations of individual and group behavior, leadership and trust and foundations of control and value chain management.
For managers and students of business.
Principles of Management courses that require a brief and/or skills focused text.
Robbins/DeCenzo is the best-selling brief paperback text that gives students more depth and breadth of practical tools to practice their management skills (Management Workshop) than any other textbook.
Table of Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Managers and Management
History Module The Historical Roots of Contemporary Management Practices
2. The Management Environment
PART II: PLANNING
3. Foundations of Planning
4. Foundations of Decision Making
Quantitative Module Quantitative Decision-Making Aids
PART III: ORGANIZING
5. Basic Organization Designs
6. Staffing and Human Resource Management
Career Module Building Your Career
7. Managing Change, Stress, and Innovation
PART IV: LEADING
8. Foundations of Individual and Group Behavior
9. Understanding Work Teams
10. Motivating and Rewarding Employees
11. Leadership and Trust
12. Communication and Interpersonal Skills
PART V: CONTROLLING
13. Foundations of Control
14. Operations Management \n
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