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Management Fundamentals
Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development

Seventh Edition
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March 2016 | 624 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Focusing on concepts, applications, and skill building, this best-selling text presents essential management themes and uses a variety of applications that challenge you to think critically and apply concepts to your own experiences. Throughout the book, proven skill-building exercises, behavioural models, self-assessments, and individual and group exercises help you to develop your personal and professional skills. 
 

Key Features:

  • A wide range of applications and company examples help you hone skills you can use in daily life and on the job
  • Self-Assessments help you gain personal knowledge of management functions in the real world
  • Work Applications help you apply the text concepts to your own experience (full-time, part-part, summer, volunteer work).

New to this edition:

  • Current Trends and Issues sections discuss how AACSB competencies of globalization, diversity, technology, and ethics/CSR apply to the chapters
  • A significantly revised and reorganized Chapter 10 includes provides expanded coverage of OB concepts such as personality, perception, attitudes, and job satisfaction
  • Revised Applying the Concept questions (plus 70 completely new questions) ask you to determine the most appropriate concept to be used in a specific short example.  

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Part I: The Global Management Environment
 
Chapter 1. Management and Its History
Why Study Management?  
What Is a Manager’s Responsibility?  
What Does It Take to Be a Successful Manager?  
What Do Managers Do?  
Differences among Managers  
A Brief History of Management  
Objectives of the Book  
Trends and Issues in Management  
 
Chapter 2. The Environment: Culture, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
The Internal Environment  
Organizational Culture  
The External Environment  
Business Ethics  
Methods to Help Ensure Ethical Behavior  
Social Responsibility and Sustainability  
Trends and Issues in Management  
 
Chapter 3. Managing Diversity in a Global Environment
The Global Environment  
Managing Global Business  
Workplace Diversity and Inclusion  
Types of Diversity and Managing Diversity  
Global Diversity  
Trends and Issues in Management  
 
Part II: Planning
 
Chapter 4. Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
Problem Solving and Decision Making: An Overview  
Classify and Define the Problem or Opportunity  
Set Objectives and Criteria  
Generate Creative and Innovative Alternatives  
Analyze Alternatives and Select the Most Feasible  
Plan, Implement the Decision, And Control  
Trends and Issues in Management  
 
Chapter 5. Strategic and Operations Planning
Strategic and Operational Planning  
Developing the Mission and Analyzing the Environment  
Setting Objectives  
Corporate Level Strategies  
Business Level Strategies  
Operational Level Planning  
Implementing and Controlling Strategies  
Trends and Issues in Management  
 
Chapter 6. Managing Change, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Innovation and Change  
Managing Innovation  
Managing Change  
Organizational Development  
Entrepreneurship  
Trends and Issues in Management  
 
Part III: Organizing
 
Chapter 7. Organizing and Delegating Work
Organization Considerations and Principles  
Authority  
Organizational Design  
Contemporary Organizational Design  
Job Design  
Organizing Yourself and Delegating  
Trends and Issues in Management  
 
Chapter 8. Managing Team Work
Groups and Teams and Performance  
Group Structure  
Group Process  
Stages of Group Development and Management Styles  
Developing Groups into Teams  
Managing Meetings  
Trends and Issues in Management  
Chapter 9. Human Resource Management  
The Human Resources Management Process  
Human Resources Planning  
Attracting Employees  
Developing Employees  
Retaining and Separating Employees  
Trends and Issues in Management  
Chapter 9. Appendix Career Management and Networking  
 
Part IV: Leading
 
Chapter 10. Organizational Behavior: Power, Politics, Conflict, and Stress
Organizational Behavior (OB)  
Personality  
Perception  
Attitudes  
Shaping Organizational Behavior Foundations  
Organizational Power and Politics  
Negotiation, Conflict, and Stress Management  
Trends and Issues in Management  
 
Chapter 11: Motivating for High Performance
Motivation and Performance  
Content Motivation Theories  
Process Motivation Theories  
Reinforcement Theory  
Combining the Motivation Process and Motivation Theories  
Motivating Employees With Rewards and Recognition  
Trends and Issues in Management  
 
Chapter 12: Leading with Influence
Leadership Theories  
Behavioral Leadership Theories  
Situational Leadership Theories  
Contemporary Leadership Theories  
Trends and Issues in Management  
 
Chapter 13: Communication and Information Technology
Organizational Communication  
Information Technology, Systems and Networks  
The Interpersonal Communication Process and Communication Barriers  
Message Transmission Channels  
Sending Messages  
Receiving Messages  
Responding to Messages  
Trends and Issues in Management  
 
Part V: Controlling
 
Chapter 14: Managing Control Systems, Finances, and People
Organizational and Functional Area Control Systems  
Establishing Control Systems  
Financial Controls: The Master Budgeting Process  
Managing People  
Trends and Issues in Management  
 
Chapter 15: Operations, Quality, and Productivity
Operations  
Classifying Operations Systems  
Designing Operations Systems  
Managing Operations Systems and the Supply Chain  
Productivity and the Balanced Scorecard  
Trends and Issues in Management  

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“I think it is the best text for this course because of the experiential approach. Excellent readability. The Applying the Concepts, Self-Assessments, workplace application questions, and the Skill Builders are exceptional, engaging, and provide personal, real world contexts.”

Lynn Klein
Chabot College

“This approach works very well, and is the primary reason I stick with the Lussier text. I use as many of the active learning and skill development activities as I can, and would use more if time allowed.”

Eric Ecklund
St. Francis University

“The three-pronged approach is perfect because students learn differently, and having the opportunity to approach the content from three perspectives equates to improved learning and student achievement.”

Cathy M. Littlefield
Pierce College

“The range of topics covered is excellent and topical. I like the layout and the flow of material. In my view the level of detail is very appropriate. In particular, the mix of theory and application are very well linked. The exercises are very helpful in developing an action learning approach that will benefit the student”

Robert W. Robertson
Independent University

“The various applications are quite helpful in aiding the student to understand and the professor to assign work.”

Joni Koegel
Cazenovia College

“There are numerous resources, enough to choose from to keep the class application oriented.  It provides information that allows for engaging in class discussion and interaction between students and faculty.  In comparison to other textbook these features are above average.”

Callie Burnley
California Polytechnic University, Pomona

“Concepts are kept clear, concise and uncluttered. The cases provide sufficient detail to go deeper into the real issues faced by a company when deciding upon a strategy.”

Geoffrey Desa
San Francisco State University

“It focuses on students’ skills and abilities with the assessments.  It is current and includes global business and technology impacts on management.”

Paula A. White
Independence University

“The text reads well. It is organized differently than some of the other texts I’ve seen and this works well.”

Jeffrey Anderson
Ohio University

“I really like the textbook and I plan on using it. I believe it provides a great experience for my students and the cases are indeed allowing my students to think about the concepts. I believe the cumulative questions allow the student to think back on previous chapters. Due to various components of the textbook (applying the concepts, self-assessment) it really allows students to take an active role in their learning process and achieve academic success.”

Simona Ileana Giura
SUNY Oneonta

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