Making Management Manageable
This brand new text covers essential Management concepts in a fresh, lively format that’s perfectly suited to a typical university semester.
Management: The Essentials is packed with examples from Australasian businesses — big and small, private and public — and promises:
- a rigorous and engaging introduction to the essential management principles, theories and practices
- an understanding of why these principles are important and relevant to you (whether or not you ever become a manager)
- a clear, easy-to-read design which breaks material into manageable sections designed for maximum comprehension
- a clear set of examples and exercises designed to help you start developing the skills to become the manager you want to be.
See the online preview here
Part 1 Introduction
Chapter 1 Managers and management
History module A brief history of management theory
Chapter 2 The external management environment
Part 2 Planning
Chapter 3 Foundations of decision making
Chapter 4 Foundations of planning
Entrepreneurship module Managing entrepreneurial ventures
Part 3 Organising
Chapter 5 Organisational structure and culture
Chapter 6 Managing human resources
Chapter 7 Managing change and innovation
Part 4 Leading 209
Chapter 8 Foundations of individual behaviour
Chapter 9 Understanding groups and managing work teams
Chapter 10 Motivating and rewarding employees
Chapter 11 Leadership and trust
Chapter 12 Communication and interpersonal skills
Part 5 Controlling
Chapter 13 Foundations of control
- Management concepts are presented in simple, straightforward language to help students quickly understand the material.
- Theories are demonstrated using business situations and organisations that students can identify with, such as planning a music festival, managing staff at a beachside restaurant and communicating via social media.
- Each chapter contains clear and effective teaching and learning tools, including
o 2 case studies per chapter asking students to apply the concepts studied in the chapter and analyse the content.
Each case study presents a diverse range of examples from corporations to SME’s, not-for-profit organisations and public sector agencies.
o Right or Wrong? feature uses thought-provoking issues to encourage critical thinking.
o Understanding Yourself quizzes help students determine their own managerial style and give clarity to concepts learned in the chapter.
o Developing Your …Skill helps student apply key skills.
o From Past to Present feature outlines the development of management theory.
o Understanding Management Practice activities at chapter end, explores some of the gaps between theory and practice.
for self-testing and revision, in a wide variety of formats, covering the learning objectives for each chapter.
Weekly Case Study Blog (authored by Irit Alony) provides a new case each week based on a current news item or topical management issue. Discussion questions and links to the original story accompany the case.
Video Case Studies covering core concepts in Management.
- Instructor’s Manual
This manual, authored by Megan Woods, includes many ideas and activities to help instructors teach their course.
For each chapter it provides learning objectives, a teaching outline, case study summaries for the chapter opener and case application with discussion questions and teaching notes, answers to all in-chapter and end-of-chapter discussion questions.
- Computerised Testbank
Using Pearson’s TestGen software, this testbank allows educators to create customised exams in just minutes.
Lecturers can access hundreds of true/ false, multiple choice, short answer and essay response questions to meet your specific teaching needs. You can add/revise questions as you need.
- PowerPoint Slides
This dynamic resource facilitates classroom presentation. Each chapter has a dedicated presentation, containing the learning objectives and key points, as well as bright visuals and graphics from the text to help you deliver key content to your students.
- Video Teaching Notes
Companion resource for the videos that are available on the companion website for this text. Includes a summary of content and some discussion questions/ ideas for using videos in your classes.
STEPHEN P. ROBBINS received his PhD from the University of Arizona. He previously worked for the Shell Oil Company and Reynolds Metals Company and has taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Concordia University in Montreal, the University of Baltimore, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and San Diego State University. He is currently professor emeritus in management at San Diego State.
Dr Robbins’ research interests have focused on conflict, power and politics in organisations, behavioural decision making, and the development of effective interpersonal skills.
His articles on these and other topics have appeared in such journals as Business Horizons, the California Management Review, Business and Economic Perspectives, International Management, Management Review, Canadian Personnel and Industrial Relations and The Journal of Management Education.
Dr Robbins is the world’s best-selling textbook author in the areas of management and organisational behaviour. His books have sold more than 5 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. His books are currently used at more than 1500 US colleges and universities, as well as hundreds of schools throughout Canada, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.
DAVID A. DeCENZO (PhD, West Virginia University) is president of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. In his capacity as president, Dr DeCenzo is responsible for the overall vision and leadership of the university. He has been at Coastal since 2002 when he took over leadership of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business. Since then, the college established an economics major and developed an MBA program. During that period, student enrolment and faculty positions nearly doubled. The college also established significant internship opportunities locally, nationally and internationally in major Fortune 100 companies. As provost, Dr DeCenzo worked with faculty leadership to pass a revised general education core curriculum as well as institute a minimum salary level for the university’s faculty members. Before joining the Coastal faculty in 2002, he served as director of partnership development in the College of Business and Economics at Towson University in Maryland. He is an experienced industry consultant, corporate trainer and public speaker.
Dr DeCenzo is the author of numerous textbooks that are used widely at colleges and universities throughout the US and the world.
MARY COULTER (PhD, University of Arkansas) held different jobs including high school teacher, legal assistant and government program planner before completing her graduate work. She has taught at Drury University, the University of Arkansas, Trinity University and Missouri State University (since 1983). Dr Coulter’s research interests have focused on competitive strategies for not-for-profit arts organisations and the use of new media in the educational process.
Her research on these and other topics has appeared in such journals as International Journal of Business Disciplines, Journal of Business Strategies,
Journal of Business Research, Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing, and Case Research Journal. In addition to Fundamentals of Management, Dr Coulter has published other books with Prentice Hall including Management, now in its tenth edition; Strategic Management in Action, now in its fifth edition; and Entrepreneurship in Action, which is in its second edition.
MEGAN WOODS (PhD, University of Tasmania) is a lecturer for the University of Tasmania, on whose behalf she teaches management, international human resource management and research methods to students in Australia and China. Her overarching interest in experiential learning informs her research and teaching. Dr Woods’ research focuses on adaptive learning at individual and organisational levels, with a particular focus on learning in alliance relationships. She is a keen methodologist with a special interest in computer-supported qualitative and mixed methods research. Dr Woods’ teaching is grounded in helping learners see the relevance and value of what they learn. She co-authored Management in Focus: the Global Financial Crisis, published by Pearson Australia in 2009.