Fundamentals of Management

  • AUTHOR: Ricky Griffin
  • ISBN-13: 9781285849041 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 544 Pages  Paperback 
  • 8th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2014
  • ©2016     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

Provide your students with the strong theoretical and functional framework needed for success in management today with this brief option that gives you the flexibility to integrate your own cases, exercises and projects throughout your course. FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT, 8E from respected management author Ricky Griffin invites students into the study of management with a dynamic approach efficiently organized around the functions of management. Students strengthen their management skills with a proven balance of theory and practice as well as numerous, engaging learning features. New and revised "First Things First" opening vignettes draw students into each chapter, while clear learning objectives and chapter outlines, summaries of key points and key terms, and numerous student-oriented skill applications and new cases keep students focused and actively learning. "You Make the Call" end-of-chapter features bring the students back to the opening case with the newfound knowledge they have gained after reading the chapter. New "Building Skills" exercises and "Skills Self-Assessment Instruments" equip future managers to handle some of today's most critical business situations. Following our state of the art, Engage, Connect, Perform, and Lead model, students truly learn to think and act like managers.

Features

  • This concise text combines streamlined discussion with engaging pedagogical tools and student-focused, skill-development applications. Lively, current content and a variety of materials answer the need for a more flexible approach to management education.
  • This edition replaces traditional paragraph-form summaries with bulleted lists that make it easier for students to quickly scan key concepts and study in a time-effective manner.
  • Each chapter concludes with a Skills Self-Assessment Instrument and Experiential Exercise. These valuable tools help students apply what they've learned in the chapter. "Building Skills" Exercises give students valuable advice on how to approach various management situations most effectively. The exercises build upon the overall managerial skills framework from the book's first chapter and give students hands-on opportunities to improve personal management skills.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Ricky Griffin

    Ricky W. Griffin is Distinguished Professor of Management and the Blocker Chair in Business in Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. After receiving his PhD from the University of Houston in 1978, Dr. Griffin joined the faculty at the University of Missouri for three years before moving to Texas A&M in 1981. His research on task design and dysfunctional work behavior has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, the Journal of Management, and other outlets. He also served as Editor of the Journal of Management. Ricky has been Program Chair and Division Chair of the Organizational Behavior Division and Program Chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy, Program Chair and President of the Southwest Academy of Management, and a member of the Board of the Southern Management Association. He is a fellow of both the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association. Dr. Griffin has taught organizational behavior, human resource management, international management, and research methods at all levels and has won several teaching awards. He is a frequent speaker to executive audiences and is the author of several widely used textbooks. Dr. Griffin was Director of the Center for Human Resource Management at Texas A&M and just returned to the faculty at Mays after 11 years of full-time appointments as Management Department Head, Executive Associate Dean, and Interim Dean. His current research interests include workplace culture, managerial skills development, and decision making during times of crisis.

Table of Contents

Part 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT.
1. Understanding the Manager's Job.
2. The Environment of Organizations and Managers.
Part II: PLANNING.
3. Planning and Strategic Management.
4. Managing Decision Making.
5. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management.
Part III: ORGANIZING.
6. Organization Structure and Design.
7. Organization Change and Innovation.
8. Managing Human Resources in Organizations.
Part IV: LEADING.
9. Basic Elements of Individual Behavior in Organizations.
10. Managing Employee Motivation and Performance.
11. Leadership and Influence Processes.
12. Communication in Organizations.
13. Managing Work Groups and Teams.
Part V: CONTROLLING.
14. Basic Elements of Control.
15. Managing Operations, Quality, and Productivity.

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  • A truly unique breakthrough is the inclusion of online role-play exercises and group activities. These experiential exercises help students to "think and act like managers" by giving them opportunities to collaborate online, apply course concepts, and create solutions to realistic management problems. These assignments enable students to practice the kind of technical, human, and conceptual skills that today's companies say they want in the managers they hire. Accessible to students and teachers only within MindTap, this turnkey homework solution works for both online and on-ground students. No other educational product offers this unique combination of value-adding, skill-building content and collaborative work tools.
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