ISBN-10: 0131439944

ISBN-13: 9780131439948

Edition: 8th 2005 (Revised)

List price: $156.00
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Robbins and Coulter's best-selling text demonstrates the real-world applications of management concepts and makes management come alive by bringing real managers and readers together. As it successfully integrates the various functions of management, the book establishes a dialogue with managers from a variety of fields.The authors examine managerial issues concerning defining the manager's terrain, planning, organizing, leading and controlling.For managers of all kinds.
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List price: $156.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

David A. Decenzo received his Ph.D. from West Virginia University. He is the provost and senior vice president of academic administration at Coastal Carolina University. his major teaching and research interests focus on the general areas of human resource management, management, and organizational behavior. He has published articles in such journals as Harvard Business review, Business Horizons, risk Management, Hospital Topics, and Performance and Instruction.Dr. DeCenzo has spent the past two-plus decades writing textbooks, His books include Supervision Today, Fifth Edition (2007); Fundamentals of Management, Fifth Edition (2006) with Stephen Robbins; Human Relations, Second Edition (2002) with Beth Silhanek; Essentials of Labor relations (1992) with Molly Bowers; and Employee Benefits (1990) with Stephen Holoviak. These books are used widely at colleges and universities in the United states, as well as schools throughout the world.Dr. DeCenzo also has industry experience as a corporate trainer, and has served s a consultant to a number of companies, including Burroughs & Chapin, Inc., G&K Services, Inc., Fairpoint Communications, Moen, Inc., Healthcare Strategies, Inc., AlliedSignal Technical Services Corporation, Citicorp, teledyne/Landis Machine Company, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Maryland, the Tnemec Company, the James River Corporation, Packaging Division, and the Managerial and Professional Society of Baltimore.Dr. DeCenzo lives in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, with his wife and their four children.Stephen P. Robbins received his Ph.D. 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. Dr. Robbins; research interests have focused on conflict, power and politics in organizations, behavioral decision making, and the development of effective interpersonal skills. His articles on these and other topics have appeared in such journals as Business Horizons, California Management Review, Business and Economic Perspectives, International Management, Management Review, Canadian Personnel and Industrial relations, and Journal of Management Education.Dr. Robbins is a best-selling textbook author in the areas of management and organizational behavior. His books have sold in excess of three million copies and are currently used by students in more than a thousand U.S. colleges and universities, and have been translated into16 languages.Dr. Robbins also actively participates in masters' track competition. Since turning 50 in 1993, he has set numerous indoor and outdoor age-group world sprint records. He has set numerous indoor and outdoor age-group world sprint records. He has won more than a dozen indoor and outdoor U.S. Championships at 60 m, 100 m, 200 m, and 400 m, and won seven gold medals at World Masters Championships. In 2005, he was induced into the Masters track & Field Hall of Fame.

Specific Changes to Chapters
Introduction to Organisations and Management
Additional text on viewing the manager's job from the perspective of managing systems as well as taking a contingency view on management in order to manage in different and changing situations
Both these perspectives have been introduced in the first Chapter to reflect today's complexities involved in managing
The Evolution of Management
In addition to covering the development of management throughout the 20th century, Chapter 2 now contains a discussion about current trends and issues in management
These are globalisation, workforce diversity, information technology, continually learning and adaptive organisations, TQM, dismantling the hierarchy and ethics and trust
Organisational Culture and Environment: The Constraints
Organisational culture is beefed up with a new expanded section
The Section on the business environment has also been updated to reflect some of the current issues that influence organisational life such as the economic situation in South-east Asia as well as global and technological conditions
Managing in a Global Environment
Chapter 4 has been reorganised to provide a more focused and tighter discussion of globalisation of business and its influence on management practice
Social Responsibility and Managerial Ethics
Chapter 5 now contains material on values-based management and the greening of management
Foundations of Planning
Strategic Management and
Planning Tools and techniques
Chapters 6,7,8 and 9 have undergone only minor rewriting
The examples are either new or updated from a diverse set of organisations
The selection is a balance of manufacturing and service organisations, large and small businesses, profit and not-for-profit organisations as well as including organisations from a variety of different global locations
Organisational Structure and Design
Chapter 10 comprises old Chapter 10 and 11. The material is now tighter and more focused
New material in organisational design such as the boundary-less organisation and the learning organisation as well as how modern communication technologies affect organisational design
Human Resource Management
New material on skill-based pay and broadbanding compensation, family-friendly work arrangements and the importance of dealing with occupational health and safety
Managing Change and Innovation
New material on re-engineering and managing downsized workplaces has been added
Foundations of Behaviour
Understanding Groups and Teams
These chapters have undergone minor change to the content
New examples of organisations and managers have been included
Motivating Employees
Discussion on designing motivating jobs has been moved from Chapter 11 in the old edition
New material on pay-for-performance, open-book management, employee share ownership plans, and motivating the 'new workforce'
New material of visionary leadership, team leadership and creating a culture of trust
Communication and Interpersonal skills
Changes to the examples and boxes
Foundations of Control
Ethical issues of control such as employee workplace privacy, computer monitoring and off-the-job behaviour
Operations Management
Rewritten to include latest changes
New topics on customer-driven operations, reengineering work processes, project management, technology and product development, ISO 9000, and outsourcing
Management Information Systems: Control Tools and Techniques
This Chapter has been considerably rewritten to reflect how modern management information systems are changing the manager's job
Career Planning
Some changes based on latest trends, downsizing, delayering, restructuring and reengineering
Instructor's Resource CD: This CD contains the Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slides
Instructor's Manual contains expanded outlines of each Chapter and thorough teaching notes for all in-text activities along with key terms and answers for discussion questions
PowerPoint slides: Over 250 full colour slides, with accompanying Teachers notes, have been developed to accompany the text
Test Item File: A comprehensive test bank featuring 2000 multiple choice, true/false and essay type questions
The program allows lecturers to select, edit and create their own texts
Tests can be delivered in paper format or on-line
Australian Companion Website: This content rich website provides students and academics with updated current events articles on management and study guide material for students to test their understanding.
Student learning guide and workbook: This saleable supplement is designed to be used in conjunction with the text to support and reinforce the concepts, models and theories of OB provided within the text
For study guide details refer to page 108
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