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A PRIMER FOR MANAGEMENT, 2E is a concise introduction to the roles and responsibilities of management. Its brief format provides maximum instruction flexibility. You decide how best to enrich your curriculum--either by blending in your own material or by selecting from among the many supplemental offerings from South-Western. Beginning with an understanding of the management environment, you'll progress through the critical functions of managing: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Appropriate for use in an introductory class, as well as in an MBA refresher course. South-Western is a part of Cengage Learning.
- Key Terms & Definitions help clarify important text content and are noted in the bottom corner of the page on which they appear.
- Discussion Questions encourage class participation and reinforce key concepts for each chapter.
- Videos: Each chapter includes two short videos to illustrate (1) the main points through clips from popular films and (2) how real businesses apply management principles.
- Functional Organization: The text takes a traditional functional approach first by introducing the management environment and then the classic management functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. This traditional arrangement is a logical presentation of material for the reader and makes it easy to integrate into any course.
- Management Highlights: There are Management Highlight features in each chapter--that spotlight critical information or tools--giving this important information greater emphasis for the reader.
- Suggested Readings: For students interested in learning more about the topic presented in the chapter, a small selection of additional readings is provided at the end of each chapter.
1. Management and Managers.
2. History of Management.
3. The Management Environment, Social Responsibility, and Ethics.
4. The Global Management Environment.
Part Two: PLANNING.
5. Decision Making.
Part Three: ORGANIZING.
8. Organizational Structure and Design.
9. Job Analysis, Design, and Redesign.
10. Human Resource Management.
Part Four: LEADING.
11. Individual Behavior.
14. Interpersonal and Organizational Communications.
15. Groups, Processes, and Teams in Organizations.
Part Five: CONTROLLING.
16. Control Systems.
17. Managing Organizational Change and Development.