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Interactive Text for Managementby Richard L. Daft
Synopses & Reviews
Management Interactive Text combines the thorough presentation of Richard Daft's Management 6th Edition, with rich multimedia, real-time updates, exercises, self-assessment tests, note-taking tools, and more. This combination of print and online material provides users with active learning tools and tutorials; helping instructors shorten preparation time and improve instruction. The Interactive Text offers a complete technology teaching solution that integrates all of the media together in one seamless package & no "assembly" is required. Management Interactive Text consists of two components: a Print Companion and a seamlessly integrated Online Companion, providing an easy-to-use teaching and learning experience. The Print Companion is a paperback textbook that includes the core content from Management 6th Edition. All time-sensitive pedagogical features and materials at the end of chapters have been moved from the printed textbook to the Online Companion. The Online Companion provides a dedicated Web site featuring all of the core content from the Print Companion combined with interactive learning resources, self-assessment tests, and note-taking features.
Book News Annotation:
Integrating new and traditional management ideas, this undergraduate textbook describes strategies for planning, organizing, leading, and controlling a department or an entire business. The sixth edition updates the case examples and reflects the atmosphere of the new workplace. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Management Interactive Text combines the thorough presentation of Richard Daft's Management 6th Edition, with rich multimedia, real-time updates, exercises, self-assessment tests, note-taking tools, and more. This combination of print and online material provides users with active learning tools and tutorials; helping instructors shorten preparation time and improve instruction. The Interactive Text offers a complete technology teaching solution that integrates all of the media together in one seamless package
About the Author
Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Academic Programs and the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor in Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership, and enjoys applying these ideas in his roles as Associate Dean.
Dr. Daft is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of 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 12 books and has also authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters. His work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Accounting Organizations and Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, California Management Review, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Professor Daft has been awarded several government research grants to pursue studies of organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing.
Dr. Daft also is an active teacher and consultant. He has taught management, leadership, organizational change, organizational behavior and organizational theory. He has been involved in management development and consulting for many companies and government organizations.
Table of Contents
PART 1. INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT. 1. Managing the New Workplace. 2. Historical Foundations of Management. PART 2. THE ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGEMENT. 3. The Environment and Corporate Culture. 4. Managing in a Global Environment. 5. Managerial Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. 6. Small Business and Internet Start-Ups. PART 3. PLANNING. 7. Organizational Planning and Goal Setting. 8. Strategy Formulation and Implementation. 9. Managerial Decision Making. PART 4. ORGANIZING. 10. Fundamentals of Organizing. 11. Using Structural Design to Achieve Strategic Goals. 12. Change and Development. 13. Human Resource Management. 14. Managing Diverse Employees. PART 5. LEADING. 15. Foundations of Behavior in Organizations. 16. Leadership in Organizations. 17. Motivation in Organizations. 18. Communicating in Organizations. 19. Teamwork in Organizations. PART 6. CONTROLLING. 20. The Importance of Control. 21. Information Technology and E-Business. 22. Operations and Service Management.
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