Synopses & Reviews
Student-tested and faculty-approved, MGMT is an innovative approach to teaching principles of management. This brief paperback includes a suite of learning aids to accommodate the busy and diverse lifestyles of today's learners, including downloadable flash cards, video, MP3 review podcasts, and quick quizzes by cell phone that allow students to study wherever they are and whenever they have time. Designed to reach today's students, MGMT says it all in four letters, reflecting how this unique solution speaks in the language of today's learner. MGMT started with student conversations, focus groups, interviews, surveys, and input from nearly 150 faculty members like you. This innovative approach unites research and author Chuck Williams' unique storytelling approach in a visually rich, yet professional design that reads like a business periodical. MGMT provides a streamlined, concepts-driven format with optional exercises, cases, and applications found in the supplement package, which you can choose to use depending on your students' needs. Choose MGMT for the unique principles of management solution that you and your students have created together.
MGMT, a unique book for your principles of management course, began with YOU. We asked you, the students, through conversations, focus groups, surveys, and interviews, how you learn best. Based on your answers and input from faculty, we took your solutions--brief chapters, MP3 files, even quizzing--and built it into the most innovative approach to teaching and learning principles of management today. This student-tested, faculty-approved streamlined text and suite of multimedia learning aids is designed to accommodate the busy and diverse lifestyles of today's learners. With MGMT, you'll find everything you need to prepare efficiently and succeed in your principles of management course.
This student-tested, faculty-approved innovative approach presents core management concepts in a streamlined text with powerful content and multimedia resources such as MP3 review podcasts, online quizzing, and videos that encourage interactive learning.
About the Author
Chuck Williams is Dean of the College of Business at Butler University. Dr. Williams previously served as Dean of the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific and as Associate Professor of Management at the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. Dr. Williams has also served as Associate Dean and Chair of Management and has taught at Michigan State University and Oklahoma State University. Dr. Williams received his B.A. in psychology from Valparaiso University. He specialized in organizational behavior, human resources, and strategic management while earning his M.B.A and Ph.D. in business administration from Michigan State University. His research interests include employee recruitment and turnover, performance appraisal, and employee training and goal setting. Dr. Williams has published research in the JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, the ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REVIEW, PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY, and the ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS JOURNAL. He was a member of the JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT's editorial board and currently serves as a reviewer for numerous other academic journals. He was also Webmaster for the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.
Table of Contents
PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT. 1. Management. 2. History of Management. 3. Organizational Environments and Cultures. 4. Ethics and Social Responsibility. PART 2: PLANNING. 5. Planning and Decision Making. 6. Organizational Strategy. 7. Innovation and Change. 8. Global Management. PART 3: ORGANIZING. 9. Designing Adaptive Organizations. 10. Managing Teams. 11. Managing Human Resource Systems. 12. Managing Individuals and a Diverse Work Force. PART 4: LEADING. 13. Motivation. 14. Leadership. 15. Managing Communication. PART 5: CONTROLLING. 16. Control. 17. Managing Information. 18. Managing Service and Manufacturing Operations.