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Resource Management for Individuals and Families (with Infotrac)
Synopses & Reviews
The text applies the modern management theory and evaluation to the decision making and problem solving within the family unit. The text applies principles of planning, implementing and evaluating needs in household settings. The position that sees management as a process approach sets the text apart from earlier texts on family management.
Book News Annotation:
This edition incorporates the latest population data, new theories and models, and expanded coverage of managing money. Offering a process approach to management, a broad definition of household, and multiple theoretical approaches to decision-making, Goldsmith (Florida State U.) covers motivational, legal, and practical aspects of managing resources and stress throughout the life cycle. Chapters include Web-based resources. A trial subscription to an online library is offered. Dates of previous editions are not given.
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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES applies modern management theory and evaluation to decision making and problem solving within the family unit. The text applies principles of planning, implementing and evaluating needs in household settings.
About the Author
Elizabeth B. Goldsmith (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is Professor of Resource Management and Consumer Economics at Florida State University where she has been the recipient of the University Teaching Award and the Teaching Incentive Award for teaching excellence. Dr. Goldsmith's published writings include journal articles, encyclopedia chapters, and a textbook, Resource Management for Individuals and Families, Second Edition. She has served as associate editor of the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, and as an advisor to the Wall Street Journal, the United Nations, and other organizations.
Her research interests focus on work and family, women and money, the functioning of the American home, and environmental issues. During a 1992 sabbatical, she conducted research at the White House and the Smithsonian Institution. Since then, she has had grants from the Smithsonian, Duke University, the Hoover Presidential Library, and been a researcher, policy advisor, and guest at the White House. In 1996, she was named Outstanding Alumna of Michigan State University. During a 1999 sabbatical, she conducted research in Ireland and at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston. In 2002-2003 she was featured in the Florida State University Bulletin as a Distinguished Faculty Member.
She serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Consumer Studies and has given speeches in Wales, Mexico, Finland, Sweden, Australia, Malta, England, Northern Ireland, and Germany. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Family and Economic Issues and represents consumers on the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and the Florida Motor Vehicle and Repair Council.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents. Part 1: INTRODUCTION. 1. Management Today. 2. The Early Years of Management. Part 2: MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES. 3. Values, Attitudes, and Goals. 4. Resources. 5. Decision Making and Problem Solving. 6. Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating. 7. Communication. Part 3: MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS. 8. Managing Human Resources. 9. Managing Time. 10. Managing Work and Family. 11. Managing Stress and Fatigue. 12. Managing Environmental Resources. 13. Managing Finances. Part 4: LOOKING AHEAD. 14. Future Challenges. Appendixes. Index.
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