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Management Fundamentals

Management Fundamentals
Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development

Eighth Edition (International Student Edition)
Additional resources:

February 2018 | SAGE Publications, Inc

Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback*

Packed with experiential exercises, self-assessments, and group activities to develop management skills students can use in their personal and professional lives.


Written using a three-prong approach that covers concepts, application, and skills for all traditional and current topics in management, providing in-depth coverage of key topics such as diversity, ethics, technology, and globalization.


New to this edition:


  • New case studies highlighting contemporary challenges and opportunities facing managers at well-known organizations such as Whole Foods, Wells Fargo, and the Chicago Cubs. 
  • Expanded and updated Trends and Issues sections explore timely topics such as the changing nature of work, managing multiple generations, and virtual teams. 
  • All of the Applying the Concept boxes are new and engage students in applying the concepts to their own experiences and provide situational analysis opportunities to develop critical thinking skills. 
  • Management in Action videos illustrate fundamental management concepts using a variety of relatable scenarios and assessment questions to challenge students to apply and analyze workplace situations.

Key learning features include:

  • Self-Assessments - helping readers gain personal knowledge of management functions in the real world and providing opportunities for readers to learn about their personal management styles and apply chapter concepts.
  • Work Applications - empowering students to apply the text concepts to their own experience (full-time, part-time, summer, volunteer work).
  • Ideas on Management - chapter-opening cases highlight real companies and people, and are used to illustrate and reinforce chapter concepts.
  • Join the Discussion boxes provide opportunities for classroom dialog around ethical dilemmas facing today’s organizations. 

The book is complemented with online resources for lecturers and students, which include tools and resources such as Diagnostic chapter pre-tests and post-tests, Test banks, Assignable SAGE Premium Video, Animated videos and Management in Action videos, eFlashcards, eQuizzes, and Chapter learning objectives.

Suitable reading for introductory management modules.

*Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback product (ISBN 9781544331331).
Access not guaranteed on second-hand copies (as access code may have previously been redeemed).

Chapter 1. Management and Its History
Chapter 2. The Environment: Culture, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
Chapter 3. Managing Diversity in a Global Environment
Chapter 4. Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
Chapter 5. Strategic and Operations Planning
Chapter 6. Managing Change, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Chapter 7. Organizing and Delegating Work
Chapter 8. Managing Team Work
Chapter 9. Human Resource Management
Chapter 9. Appendix Career Management and Networking
Chapter 10. Organizational Behavior
Chapter 11: Motivating for High Performance
Chapter 12: Leading with Influence
Chapter 13: Communication and Information Technology
Chapter 14: Managing Control Systems, Finances, and People
Chapter 15: Operations, Quality, and Productivity


Instructor Resource Site

Lecturer Resources:

  • Chapter pre-tests and post-tests
  • Test banks
  • Activity and quiz options
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions
  • Assignable SAGE Premium Video
  • Corresponding multimedia assessment options
  • Animated videos and Management in Action videos
  • SAGE journal and reference content
  • PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
Student Study Site

Student resources:

  • eFlashcards
  • eQuizzes
  • Video resources

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