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Principles of Management

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ISBN-10: 0618730788

ISBN-13: 9780618730780

Edition: 2007

Authors: Ricky W. Griffin

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Book details

List price: $115.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694

Ricky W. Griffin is Distinguished Professor of Management and the Blocker Chair in Business in Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. After receiving his PhD from the University of Houston in 1978, Dr. Griffin joined the faculty at the University of Missouri for three years before moving to Texas A&M in 1981. His research on task design and dysfunctional work behavior has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, the Journal of Management, and other outlets. He also served as Editor of the Journal of Management. Ricky has been Program Chair and Division Chair of the Organizational Behavior Division and Program Chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy, Program Chair and President of the Southwest Academy of Management, and a member of the Board of the Southern Management Association. He is a fellow of both the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association. Dr. Griffin has taught organizational behavior, human resource management, international management, and research methods at all levels and has won several teaching awards. He is a frequent speaker to executive audiences and is the author of several widely used textbooks. Dr. Griffin was Director of the Center for Human Resource Management at Texas A&M and just returned to the faculty at Mays after 11 years of full-time appointments as Management Department Head, Executive Associate Dean, and Interim Dean. His current research interests include workplace culture, managerial skills development, and decision making during times of crisis.

An Introduction to Management
Understanding the Manager's Job
The Environment of Organizations and Managers
Planning and Strategic Management
Managing Decision Making
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management
Organization Structure and Design
Organization Change and Innovation
Managing Human Resources
Managing Individual Behavior
Motivating Employee Performance
Leadership and Influence Processes
Communication in Organizations
Managing Groups and Teams
Managing the Control Process
Managing Operations, Quality, and Productivity