Higher Education

Management: Current Practices and New Directions, 1st Edition

  • Bruno Dyck University of Manitoba
  • Mitchell J. Neubert Baylor University
  • ISBN-10: 0618832041  |  ISBN-13: 9780618832040
  • 624 Pages
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $201.50
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Unlike any other text available today, Dyck/Neubert's MANAGEMENT: CURRENT PRACTICES AND NEW DIRECTIONS blends the strengths of two management perspectives. Now you can choose a truly unique management text that establishes a strong traditional management foundation while addressing the issues that today's millennial students will face in their future careers. The authors' solid mainstream approach in each chapter addresses the traditional four main functions of management. The authors then take management a step further by closely examining multistream topics that other books only mention, such as social justice and concern for the natural environment. The authors build upon the multistream understanding that effective management involves balancing a broad set of criteria, ranging from community enhancement and ecological sustainability to meaningful work and financial viability. Throughout the text, captivating experiences and stories from actual managers and leading organizations demonstrate managers making a difference. With a practical, hands-on focus, the text equips students with the knowledge and theoretical tools to further their own decision-making abilities. Dyck/Neubert's unique blend of traditional management strengths and the best of multistream management theories and practices promises to educate, inspire, and empower your students now and throughout their management futures.

Features and Benefits

  • Chapter-opening case studies inspire students: Each chapter opens with a captivating story of an actual manager practicing mainstream, traditional management or addressing multistream management issues for today's millennium. Students experience real-life successes and failures first-hand as each of these managers, who represent a variety of industries and organizations, large and small, make a difference that will both educate and inspire.
  • Road Maps provide quick reference and guide learning: Effective Road Maps begin each chapter, helping readers anticipate the direction of the chapter and provide a quick point of reference to assist in navigating the mainstream and multistream topics covered. This overarching view of the chapter also provides an effective tool for review.
  • Management in Practice boxes connect actual practices to chapter concepts: Students see management as it actually happens in business today with these candid inserts that connect engaging real-world anecdotes with the management principles presented in each chapter.
  • Digging Deeper boxes emphasize practical applications for students: Students better understand and remember the management principles within each chapter as Digging Deeper features demonstrate, first-hand, how the chapter's concepts can apply to their personal lives.
  • What Do You Think? Features encourage critical thinking and class discussion: These thought-provoking scenarios challenge students to form their own opinions about specific management situations and provide an excellent jump-start for class discussions and individual critical thinking.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Management.
2. A Short History of Management Theory and Practice.
3. The Task and Macro Environments of Management.
4. The International Environment.
5. Ethics.
6. Entrepreneurship.
7. The Decision-Making Process.
8. Setting Goals and Making Plans.
9. Strategic Management.
10. Fundamentals of Organizing.
11. Organization Design.
12. Human Resource Management.
13. Organizational Change.
14. Motivation.
15. Leadership.
16. Groups and Teams.
17. Communication.
18. Control.

Efficacy and Outcomes


"The Dyck/Neubert text is far and away the best management textbook that I have ever come across in my 12 years of a business professor."

— George Alexakis, Florida Gulf Coast University

"The major strengths of this text is the Mainstream and Multistream discussions; no other text does it this way, to my knowledge. The traditional materials, theories, studies, etc. covered in most traditional management texts are included here . . . "

— James Hess, Ivy Tech Community College

"I will adopt it at its earliest availability--it brings my classroom and students into the 21st century and will be a delight to teach."

— Dr. Bruce H. Charnov, Hofstra University

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Bruno Dyck

Bruno Dyck is Professor at the I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in business from the University of Alberta in 1991 and has published dozens of articles and papers, many in leading management journals and publications. Dyck has numerous academic connections within the United States. He is active in the Academy of Management and the ASAC and has been the program and division chair. He serves as an editorial board member for several scholarly journals. For several years, he has been Chairperson for the Research and Publications Committee at his home university, where he has also received the University's Certificate of Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Dyck has also received many grants, research awards, and fellowships, including the Associates Achievement Award for Research in the Faculty of Management.

Mitchell J. Neubert

Mitchell J. Neubert holds the H. R. Gibson Professorship in Management Development at the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University. He received his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Iowa in 1998. He has published articles and papers in several major management journals and practitioner publications such as the JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY, LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY, and BUSINESS HORIZONS. Dr. Neubert teaches both undergraduate business students and executive M.B.A. students. Among many areas in which he serves, he is the Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business at Baylor University, a board member for the Servant Leadership Institute of Central Texas, the Academy of Leadership Development and Civic Engagement, and the Better Business Bureau, and an academic reviewer for journals such as the ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL. Dr. Neubert also is an active consultant with leaders in both small and large corporations and non-profit organizations.