Inspire… with Robbins Management 6e!
We live in dynamic times and business as usual is no longer an option. Management students must be well prepared to manage modern, ever-changing organisations.
The new 6th edition of Management is once again a resource at the leading edge of thinking and research for this dynamic discipline. Blending management theory with inspiring and innovative management practices, Robbins shows managers and organisations how to meet their economic, environmental and social responsibilities.
Management 6e is accompanied by a flexible and completely revised suite of instructor and student resources designed to encourage critical thinking, make management concepts meaningful, and excite students about the possibilities of a career in management.
New content in this edition is aligned to six important principles:
- The need for ethical managerial behaviour
- The need for more sustainable management practices
- The need for innovation and change
- The challenges of globalisation
- Workforce diversity and inclusion
- Good management practice is not just applicable in large corporations
New to this edition:
- EXPANDED ethics coverage in every chapter with new themed boxes and in-text examples, as well as ethical dilemmas in the end-of-chapter material.
- NEW! In response to reviewer feedback--more concise subject coverage within 18 chapters and an increased focus on critical analysis of issues.
- Updated reference base so many of the references are now 2009, 2010 or 2011 references.
- NEW! 4 New Fusion Videos: Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Ethics, and Diversity in the Workplace. Concise, with a tight focus on the key theme, each video is around 4 minutes in length.
- NEW! Mini-simulations in MyManagementLab which use adaptive technology to allow students to make management decisions and see the impact of their decisions. Help students practice concepts such as:
* Decision Making
* Working in Teams
* Inspiring Creativity
* Handling Change
- Management concepts are presented in a lively and conversational style, with a careful blend of theories and examples. This, together with the attractive four-colour design, makes the book very appealing to students.
- Australasian and international examples and research are integrated throughout the text, increasing the relevance of the material for readers.
- The dominance of small–medium enterprises (SMEs) in Australia and New Zealand is recognised with the inclusion of material relevant to these enterprises as well as examples and data from large multinational corporations.
- Clear and effective teaching and learning tools are integrated into each chapter.
- Learning outcomes precede the content of each chapter.
- In-text review questions throughout the chapters enable students to synthesise concepts and achieve each of the learning outcomes.
- Extensive End of Chapter material, including
- Chapter summaries organised by the chapter learning outcomes.
- Thinking critically about management issues - questions stimulate in-class discussion.
- Becoming a manager – some practical suggestions as to what students can do to further reinforce certain issues and content raised in the chapter.
- Working together - team-based exercises enable small groups to work together on ideas and share with the class.
- Ethical dilemma sections present practical examples and encourage critical analysis of the issues involved.
- Case applications built on real-life events and organisations ask students to use the concepts studied in the chapter to analyse in-depth the content of the case.
- Printed on FSC paper. Pearson Australia and the authors are committed to a sustainable future for our business, our readers and our planet. The book is made from paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, as was the previous, 5th edition.
- Instructor Resources
- Instructor’s Manual
- Testbank: MyTest
- Instructor PowerPoints including video links
- Fusion DVD-Video case studies
- Blackboard and Moodle Cartridges.
Management 6e can be packaged with MyManagementLab, an interactive online solution which enables you, the lecturer, to engage students and hold them accountable for their class performance.
- Customisable online tests that assess student mastery of every objective in the text.
- A powerful test manager that allows you to quickly and easily create extra tests that can be delivered in class or in an online environment.
- Automatic marking of tests and online homework assignments.
- A Gradebook that:
- Tracks all students’ results on tests.
- Helps you to identify key topics and specific questions that your class is having a problem with, allowing you to focus your teaching time more productively.
- Exports the results of an entire class into a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel®.
- NEW! Mini-simulations which use adaptive technology to allow students to make management decisions and see the impact of their decisions. Help students practice concepts such as:
* Decision Making
* Working in Teams
* Inspiring Creativity
* Handling Change
- Video Activities. Students watch a video case, and then answer the discussion questions that follow.
- Interview Videos
MyManagementLab offers students a fun and personalised learning experience, with:
- An online learning resource that saves them time and improves results.
- A diagnostic pre-test to gauge their mastery of the concepts.
- A resulting personalised study plan, focusing on the areas where learning is required.
- A post-test that offers practise for exam preparation.
- Immediate feedback on tests and an automatic Gradebook to monitor results.
- Links to the e-text and other learning tools such as Power Points, Glossary Flashcards and local DVD segments.
- VidBits! Mini lectures that help students to quickly grasp the key concepts they are studying. Can be viewed on any portable player capable of playing video content (e.g. iPod touch), as well as on a computer via iTunes, or any other application capable of playing .m4v format files.
- Pearson eText : a media rich, portable eBook.
Stephen Robbins received his PhD from the University of Arizona and has taught at several North American universities. He is professor emeritus of management at San Diego State University and the world’s best-selling author of textbooks in both management and organisational behaviour. His books are used at more than a thousand US colleges and universities, have been translated into 16 languages, and have adapted editions for Canada, Australia, South Africa and India.
Rolf Bergman lectured until recently in the Department of Management at Monash University, where he taught management, human resource management and managerial communication. He is now having a career break before going back into management consulting and management education, which are areas he has been involved in over the last 30 years across Australia, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Sweden. He also has a background in tourism management in Sweden.
Ian Stagg retired recently after 25 years of teaching management, business creation and electronic commerce at Monash University. He continues to teach on a part-time basis in the field of electronic commerce. Ian has on a number of occasions worked on attachment to the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London on research projects for the European Union.
received her PhD in management from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and currently teaches at Missouri State University. Her research interests have focused on competitive strategies for not-for-profit arts organisations and the use of new media in the educational process.
Audience: 1st and 2nd year undergraduate courses in Introductory Management.
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