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Management (10TH 11 - Old Edition)by Ricky W. Griffin
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Introduce management using the book that has already helped almost two million students prepare for successful business careers. Griffin's MANAGEMENT, 10E combines classic theory, current research, a student-friendly presentation, and memorable examples to present both traditional management coverage and the newest emerging management topics. This edition examines the latest on organizational justice and negotiation as well as the impact of the 2008-2009 economic recession and global warming on business. The book's well-organized, inviting approach organized around the functions of management helps students strengthen their management skills with an effective balance of theory and practice using numerous proven learning features. Hundreds of well-researched popular examples — from well-known Coca-Cola to emerging companies, such as Google and Facebook, as well as smaller and non-profit organizations — underscore that strong management is critical to success in any type of organization.
Known for its cutting edge research and examples, Griffin's Management has helped hundreds of thousands of students prepare for careers in business. This highly successful program takes a functional approach to the process of management, with a focus on active planning, leading, organizing, and controlling. Ricky Griffin's straightforward writing style and well-researched in-text examples have made this book uncommonly student-friendly. The Ninth Edition has been significantly revised to reflect the most recent issues that managers face, with a new and enhanced focus on the service sector, ethics, global management, and information technology. Additionally, the text integrates issues such as the balance of theory and practice and uses examples based on small companies and non-profit organizations to underscore the idea that management is not simply confined to large businesses.
Trust the management text that has already helped almost two million students prepare for successful careers in business. Griffin's leading MANAGEMENT, 10E takes a functional approach to management using classic theory, current research, an inviting reader-friendly style, and hundreds of memorable business examples. You examine both traditional management and emerging topics, including organizational justice and negotiation as well as the impact of the 2008-2009 economic recession and global warming on business. Examples from well-known and emerging companies as well as small and non-profit organizations demonstrate the importance of strong management for success in any type of organization.
About the Author
Ricky W. Griffin serves as distinguished professor and Blocker Chair in Business at Texas A&M. He received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Houston. He has served as editor of the Journal of Management and as an officer in the Southwest Regional Division of the Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, and the Research Methods Division and the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Griffin spent three years on the faculty at the University of Missouri (Columbia) before moving to Texas A&M University in 1981. His research interests include workplace violence, employee health and well-being in the workplace, and workplace culture. A well-respected author recognized for his organizational behavior and management research, Dr. Griffin has written many successful textbooks, including: Management, Organizational Behavior, HR, Management Skills, Introduction to Business, and International Business.
Table of Contents
PART I. AN INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT. 1. Managing and the Manager's Job. 2. Traditional and Contemporary Issues and Challenges. PART II. THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT OF MANAGEMENT. 3. The Environment and Culture of Organizations. 4. The Ethical and Social Environment. 5. The Global Environment. 6. The Multicultural Environment. PART III. PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING. 7. Basic Elements of Planning and Decision Making. 8. Managing Strategy and Strategic Planning. 9. Managing Decision Making and Problem Solving. 10. Managing New Venture Formation and Entrepreneurship. PART IV. THE ORGANIZING PROCESS. 11. Basic Elements of Organizing. 12. Managing Organization Design. 13. Managing Organization Change and Innovation. 14. Managing Human Resources in Organizations. PART V. THE LEADING PROCESS. 15. Basic Elements of Individual Behavior in Organizations. 16. Managing Employee Motivation and Performance. 17. Managing Leadership and Influence Processes. 18. Managing Interpersonal Relations and Communication. 19. Managing Work Groups and Teams. PART VI. THE CONTROLLING PROCESS. 20. Basic Elements of Control. 21. Managing Operations, Quality, and Productivity. 22. Managing Information and Information Technology.
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