Synopses & Reviews
The Seventh Edition of this market leading text continues to raise the standard through its cutting-edge presentation of managerial thought, carefully developed applications, and innovative technology components. Richard Daft seamlessly integrates the topic of this edition, managing in turbulent times, with traditional management concepts to show what influences and guides managerial action in today's organizations. To illustrate the conceptual material and engage the learner, Daft includes diverse examples, exercises, and applications in every chapter. Through each edition, Management has continued to build an outstanding reputation with instructors for its quality, topic selection, applications, and authorship. The number one text on the market, it is renowned for its strong content, the quality of its examples, its readability and its numerous applications that reinforce concepts and involve users. Some hallmark features include Management in Practice exercises, Concept Connection photo essays, and Manager's Shoptalk boxes.
The sixth edition of this market leading text continues to raise the standard through its cutting-edge presentation of managerial thought, carefully developed applications, and innovative technology components. Richard Daft seamlessly integrates the new workplace with traditional management concepts to show what influences and guides managerial action in today's organizations. To illustrate the conceptual material and engage the student, Daft includes diverse examples, exercises, applications in every chapter. Through each edition, Management has continued to build an outstanding reputation with instructors for its quality, topic selection, applications, and authorship.
In response to the dynamic environment of management, this text integrates management thinking with a solid foundation in the essentials of management.
About the Author
Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, where he specializes in the study of leadership and organization theory. 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. Dr. Daft has authored or coauthored 13 books covering organization theory, management, research, and leadership. He 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. Dr. Daft has been awarded several government research grants in organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing. An active teacher and consultant, Dr. Daft has served as associate dean, produced for-profit theatrical productions, and helped manage a start-up enterprise. He has been involved in management development and consulting for many companies and government organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, Bell Canada, Nortel, Bridgestone, TVA, Pratt and Whitney, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, J. C. Bradford and Co., Central Parking System, USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction to Management 1. Managing the New Workplace 2. Historical Foundations of Management Part II. 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 III. Planning 7. Organizational Planning and Goal Setting 8. Strategy Formulation and Implementation 9. Managerial Decision Making Part IV. 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 V. Leading 15. Foundations of Behavior in Organizations 16. Leadership in Organizations 17. Motivation in Organizations 18. Communicating in Organizations 19. Teamwork in Organizations Part VI. Controlling 20. The Importance of Control 21. Information Technology and E-business 22. Operations and Service Management