Management, Global Edition eBook, 15th Edition

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Management, Global Edition eBook, 15th Edition

By Stephen P. Robbins, Mary A. Coulter
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With a renewed focus on job-relevant skills, the newest edition of this bestselling text helps management and non-management students alike better prepare to enter the workforce. Management, 15th Edition, Global Edition, vividly illustrates effective management theories by incorporating the perspectives of real-life managers. Through examples, cases, and hands-on exercises, students will see and experience management in action—helping them develop the specific skills that employers are looking for and understand how the concepts they’re learning about actually work in today’s dynamic business world.

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  • Research, discussion, and exhibits on current issues have been added, including a history of globalisation and a reassessment of both its positives and negatives; the “Me-Too” movement; the widespread impact of social media and how it’s reshaping management practices, and how big data, analytics, and AI are changing the manager’s job.
  • Examples illustrate current management practices and show students how the concepts they’re reading about relate to real life.
  • End-of-chapter Case Applications ask students to assess a situation and answer questions about how, why, and what they would do, helping them to apply management concepts to the real world.
  • A part-ending integrative Case helps students see how concepts can be applied in an organisation with which most are familiar (i.e., Starbucks) as well as see the integrative nature of management.
  • End-of-chapter skills exercises related to interviewing, motivating others, building trust, and more show students how to apply what they’ve just learned to real companies and roles.
  • Ethics Dilemma boxes present students with an ethical dilemma and encourage them to practice their skills in ethical decision making and critical decision making.
  • End-of-chapter team building exercises help students strengthen their collaboration skills.
  • My Turn to be a Manager exercises provide additional opportunities for students to apply management concepts introduced in the chapter.
  • An Employability Skills Matrix at the beginning of chapters 2-18 provides students with a visual guide to features that support the development of skills that employers are looking for in today’s business graduates.
  • Emphasis is placed on the employability skills that future managers and successful employees will need, including critical-thinking, communication, collaboration, knowledge application, and ethics/social responsibility skills.
  • Workplace Confidential boxes guide students on how to deal with challenges they’re likely to encounter at work, such as adjusting to a new job, job stress, and dealing with organisational politics.
  • It's Your Career boxes address skills that will enhance students’ career progress, such as identifying your skills and weaknesses, managing your time, and developing your negotiation skills.
  • Learning from Failure boxes highlight important learning opportunities for students by featuring actual companies and individuals, including James Dyson, Wells Fargo, Disney, IBM, Steve Jobs, etc., that have encountered setbacks, assessed what went wrong, gained new insight from their experience, and bounced back.
Table of contents
  • 1. Managers and You in the Workplace
  • 2. Making Decisions
  • 3. Influence of the External Environment and the Organization’s Culture
  • 4. Managing in a Global Environment
  • 5. Managing Diversity
  • 6. Managing Social Responsibility and Ethics
  • 7. Managing Change and Disruptive Innovation
  • 8. Foundations of Planning
  • 9. Managing Strategy
  • 10. Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • 11. Designing Organizational Structure
  • 12. Managing Human Resources
  • 13. Managing Groups and Teams
  • 14. Managing Communication
  • 15. Understanding and Managing Individual Behavior
  • 16. Motivating Employees
  • 17. Being an Effective Leader
  • 18. Controlling People and Operations