Management: A Practical Introduction – Angelo Kinicki, Brian Williams – 5th Edition


The fifth edition of Management: A Practical Introduction — a concepts book for the introductory course in management — uses a wealth of instructor feedback to identify which features from prior editions worked best and which should be improved and expanded. By blending Angelo’s scholarship, teaching, and management consulting experience with Brian’s writing and publishing background, we have again tried to create a research based yet highly readable, innovative, and practical text.

Our primary goal is simple to state but hard to execute: to make learning principles of management as easy, effective, and effi cient as possible. Accordingly, the book integrates writing, illustration, design, and magazine like layout in a program of learning that appeals to the visual sensibilities and respects the time constraints and different learning styles of today’s students.

In an approach initially tested in our fi rst edition and finetuned in the subsequent editions, we break topics down into easily grasped portions and incorporate frequent use of various kinds of reinforcement techniques. Our hope, of course, is to make a difference in the lives of our readers: to produce a text that students will enjoy reading and that will provide them with practical benefits.

The text covers the principles that most management instructors have come to expect in an introductory text— planning, organizing, leading, and controlling—plus the issues that today’s students need to be aware of to succeed: customer focus, globalism, diversity, ethics, information technology, entrepreneurship, work teams, the service economy, and small business.

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  • Chapter 1. The Exceptional Manager: What You Do, How You Do It
    Chapter 2. Management Theory: Essential Background for the Successful Manager
    Chapter 3. The Manager's Changing Work Environment & Ethical Responsibilities: Doing the Right Thing
    Chapter 4. Global Management: Managing across Border s
    Chapter 5. Planning: The Foundation of Successful Management
    Chapter 6. Strategic Management: How Star Managers Realize a Grand Design
    Chapter 7. Individual & Group Decision Making: How Managers Make Things Happen
    Chapter 8. Organizational Culture, Structure, & Design: Building Blocks of the Organization
    Chapter 9. Human Resource Management: Getting the Right People for Managerial Success
    Chapter 10. Organizational Change & Innovation: Lifelong Challenges for the Exceptional Manager
    Chapter 11. Managing Individual Differences & Behavior: Supervising People as People
    Chapter 12. Motivating Employees: Achieving Superior Performance in the Workplace
    Chapter 13. Groups & Teams: Increasing Cooperation, Reducing Conflict
    Chapter 14. Power, Influence, & Leadership: From Becoming a Manager to Becoming a Leader
    Chapter 15. Interpersonal & Organizational Communication: Mastering the Exchange of Information
    Chapter 16. Control & Quality Control Improvement: Techniques for Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness
  • Citation
    • Full Title: Management. A Practical Introduction
    • Author/s:
    • ISBN-10: 0077652207
    • ISBN-13: 9780077652203
    • Edition: 5th Edition
    • Publication date: 2010
    • Topic: Business
    • Subtopic: Management
    • File Type: eBook
    • Idioma: English

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