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, 11E. 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, Daft defines Management. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
"It is very engaging and easy to read. We love the text! The examples are very good and we like the approach of focusing on the student as a manager."
"I like the ethical dilemmas and the case studies. We do those every class period and they generate good discussion. I like the experiential exercises."
"I like the way it is laid out, it is easy to read and easy to find the main ideas of the chapters".
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 associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN and MANAGEMENT. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters and has published in the 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, and ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR TEACHING REVIEW. Dr. Daft has received several government research grants in organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing. An active teacher and respected consultant, Dr. Daft has served as associate dean and helped manage a start-up enterprise. He has been involved in management development and consulting for numerous organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, 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, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and many others.
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: Managing the Value Chain, Web 2.0, and E-Business.