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Modern Human Relations at Work (Harcourt Series in Management)by Richard M. Hodgetts
Synopses & Reviews
Master human relations concepts with MODERN HUMAN RELATIONS AT WORK! With examples about real people and real companies, this management text examines the most interesting human relations developments of the early millennium. Appropriate for readers who are novices in the area of human relations or for practitioners with little formal training in the subject, the authors reinforce concepts and theories by making them easily understandable and applicable.
Book News Annotation:
About 20% of the material in the eighth edition of this human relations text is new, relating to the impact of technology in the workplace, the development of knowledge-based organizations, the use of total quality management, the use of charismatic and transformational leadership, and coping with cultural diversity. Sections cover the foundation of human relations, social systems, technical systems, administrative topics, behavioral effectiveness, and the future. Web exercises, new to this edition, encourage students to explore real company Web sites and perform analyses. Hodgetts teaches management at Florida International University.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The original intent of the book remains paramount: to provide an up-to-date textbook for readers who are novices in the area of human relations or for practitioners with little formal training in the subject. This edition examines the most interesting human relations developments of the early millennium. Many of these issues, while not found in other human relations textbooks, relate to current topics discussed in today's newspapers and magazines.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -484) and index.
About the Author
Dr. Richard M. Hodgetts (1942-2001) was the Suntrust Professor of Strategic Management at Florida International University (FIU). He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, an M.B.A. from Indiana University, and a B.S. from New York University. Dr. Hodgetts published more than 125 articles and papers on a variety of topics ranging from entrepreneurship to strategic management to total quality management. His articles appeared in a host of journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Organizational Dynamics, Business Horizons, Personnel, Personnel Journal, and the Journal of Small Business Management. He was also the author or coauthor of 49 books. Some of the most recent include International Business, International Management, Modern Human Relations at Work, Measures of Quality and High Performance, and Effective Small Business Management, Seventh Edition, which he wrote with Dr. Kuratko. Dr. Hodgetts consulted for a number of Fortune 500 firms and provided training for a wide variety of companies, including AT&T Technologies, Delco Electronics, Eastman Kodak, General Electric, IBM, Motorola, Texas Instruments, and Wal-Mart. He also lectured in Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Jamaica, Trinidad, Denmark, Kuwait, and at a host of U.S. colleges and universities. Professor Hodgetts was a Fellow of the Academy of Management and a past member of the Academy's Board of Governors. He served on three academic review boards and wrote a biweekly column on small business and entrepreneurship in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.Kathryn W. Hegar, Ph.D., Mountain View College. Dr. Hegar received her B.B.A., M.B.E., and Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. She has taught business and management courses in addition to self-paced online courses. Professor Hegar has authored or coauthored more than six textbooks and numerous ancillaries.
Table of Contents
PART I. INTRODUCTION 1. The Nature of Human Relations 2. Fundamentals of Motivation PART II. THE SOCIAL SYSTEM 3. Individual Behavior 4. Group Behavior 5. The Informal Organization PART III. THE TECHNICAL SYSTEM 6. Technology and People at Work 7. Productivity and Quality Improvement 8. Job Redesign and Job Enrichment PART IV. THE ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM 9. Fundamentals of Leadership 10. Developing, Appraising, and Rewarding Personnel PART V. BEHAVIORAL EFFECTIVENESS 11. Communicating for Effectiveness 12. Managing Conflict and Change PART VI. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE 13. International Human Relations 14. Human Relations Challenges of the Future 15. Human Relations and You
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