Synopses & Reviews
Readers discover the confidence to manage and develop the ability to lead with innovative solutions in today's rapidly changing business environment with Daft's marketing-leading MANAGEMENT, 10E. Daft explores the emerging themes and management issues most important for managers in businesses today. Future and current managers learn to look beyond traditional techniques and ideas to tap into a full breadth of management skills. With the best in proven management and new competencies that harness creativity, D.A.F.T. defines 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. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership. He 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. Professor Daft has authored or coauthored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Organization Theory and Design (South-Western, 2010), The Leadership Experience (South-Western, 2011), and What to Study: Generating and Developing Research Questions (Sage, 1982). He published Fusion Leadership: Unlocking the Subtle Forces That Change People and Organizations (Berrett-Koehler, 2000) with Robert Lengel. He also has 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 also is an active teacher and consultant. He has taught management, leadership, organizational change, organizational theory, and organizational behavior. He has been involved in management development and consulting for many companies and government organizations, including the American Bankers Association, Bridgestone, Bell Canada, the Transportation Research Board, Nortel, TVA, Pratt and Whitney, State Farm Insurance, Tenneco, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, J. C. Bradford and Co., Central Parking System, Entergy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, First American National Bank, and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Table of Contents
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT. 1. Innovative Management for a Changing World. 2. The Evolution of Management Thinking. Part II: THE ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGEMENT. 3. The Environment and Corporate Culture. 4. Managing in a Global Environment. 5. Managing Ethics and Social Responsibility. 6. Managing Small Business Start-Ups. Part III: PLANNING. 7. Managerial Planning and Goal Setting. 8. Strategy Formulation and Execution. 9. Managerial Decision Making. Part IV: ORGANIZING. 10. Designing Adaptive Organizations. 11. Managing Change and Innovation. 12. Managing Human Resources. 13. Managing Diversity. Part V: LEADING. 14. Understanding Individual Behavior. 15. Leadership. 16. Motivating Employees. 17. Managing Communication. 18. Leading Teams. Part VI: CONTROLLING. 19. Managing Quality and Performance. Appendix A: Managing the Value Chain, Web 2.0, and E-Business. Appendix B: Video Case Library.