Management, 10th Edition

  • Richard L. Daft Vanderbilt University
  • ISBN-10: 0538479531
  • ISBN-13: 9780538479530
  • 704 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2008, 2005
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

Equip your students with the confidence and innovative skills they need to manage successfully in today's rapidly changing, turbulent business environment. The latest edition of Daft's market-leading MANAGEMENT helps you develop managers who look beyond traditional techniques and ideas to tap into a full breadth of innovative management skills. MANAGEMENT, 10E addresses emerging themes and the issues most important for meeting today's management demands and challenges. A blend of proven management techniques and new competencies demonstrate how to harness creativity and lead change, as students learn to put theory into practice. With the latest improvements in this edition, D.A.F.T. defines Management. D. Development of the latest managerial theories and innovative skills prepares students to adapt new technologies and inspire exceptional performances in managerial roles. A. Applications focus on contemporary ideas and relevance to students using a combination of cutting-edge exercises, memorable examples, unique photo essays, new video cases, and topics not typically found in other management texts. F. Foundations in the best management practices combine fresh ideas with proven managerial research organized around the four functions of management. T. Technology in a leading support package delivers innovative solutions, from course management tools to new video cases and a premium website that helps ensure students reach their full management potential.


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Features/Benefits

  • FRESH FOCUS ON THE FUTURE HIGHLIGHTS THE LATEST INNOVATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE AND MANAGEMENT TODAY. Author Richard Daft's engaging, insightful approach makes it easy to engage students with today's emerging ideas, examples of progressive organizations, and innovative responses to today's everyday challenges. You'll find captivating discussions of the latest business crises that reflect the changing field of management and help prepare students with important management skills.
  • CHAPTER-OPENING ASSESSMENTS ENCOURAGE PERSONAL MANAGERIAL DEVELOPMENT. Students immediately become engaged in chapter topics as brief "Opening Questionnaires" pose thought-provoking questions related to the chapter's content. In addition, "New Manager Self-Test" features within each chapter let students inventory their personal skills and check their understanding of how concepts apply, first-hand, to the manager's role.
  • UNIQUE PHOTO ESSAYS REINFORCE LEARNING BY SHOWING THE VIBRANCY OF MANAGEMENT TODAY. Throughout the text, captivating photos accompanied by detailed "Concept Connection" photo essay captions illustrate specific concepts from the chapter. Intimate glimpses of management scenes, events, and people provide memorable visuals that reinforce a solid understanding of management events in today's business world.
  • "APPLY YOUR SKILLS" EXERCISES ALLOW STUDENTS TO EXPERIENCE AND APPLY MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS THEY’VE LEARNED. Engaging end-of-chapter "Experiential Exercises" and "Ethical Dilemmas" allow students to check their understanding of management principles as they experience common management situations and apply concepts to practical events. Questionnaires, scenarios, and activities provide opportunities for students to work individually or in teams.
  • "CASES FOR CRITICAL ANALYSIS" SHARPEN DIAGNOSTIC SKILLS FOR MANAGEMENT PROBLEM SOLVING. Brief, but substantive, cases at the end of each chapter provide opportunities to apply, analyze, and discuss management events within well-known organizations. Case situations are based on real management events; however, the identities of companies and managers have been disguised.
  • CHAPTER OUTLINES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES GUIDE DEVELOPMENT OF MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES. Clear learning outcomes and chapter outlines at the beginning of each chapter provide overviews to guide students through their studies. Students find opportunities to test their understanding and retention of important points. Each chapter focuses on the latest leadership ideas and practices based on established research findings to equip students with the tools to master effective leadership and management techniques.

What's New

  • NEW "REMEMBER THIS" FEATURES REINFORCE KEY CONCEPTS FOR STUDENT RECALL. These easily-recognizable sections at the end of each major topic discussion throughout this edition distill key concepts into easy-to-read bulleted lists. Students find a one-stop-shop for quick concept review as this section highlights key terms and definitions as well as other key points important to the management concept.
  • FRESH NEW FOCUS ON MANAGING IN TURBULENCE HIGHLIGHTS TODAY'S LATEST CHALLENGES AND MANAGEMENT TOPICS. This updated edition focuses on today's ever-changing business landscape and the recent and critical challenges facing managers working within this environment. A new "Hot Topic" icon now used throughout the text draws your students' attention to some of the most up-the-date examples of management turbulence.
  • A BRAND-NEW "CONTINUING CASE" HELPS STUDENTS DEVELOP SKILLS AND SYNTHESIZE CONCEPTS. At the end of each part, a "Continuing Case" highlights in-depth management situations and challenges at retail giant Walmart. Students develop stronger managerial competencies as they examine how concepts from each part of the text apply to management situations, help overcome problems, and assist in formulating long-term solutions.
  • NEW, FRESH "ON THE JOB" VIDEO CASES PROVIDE BEHIND-THE-SCENES INSIGHTS INTO TODAY'S MANAGEMENT ISSUES. New "On the Job" Video Cases, filmed specifically for Daft's MANAGEMENT, 10E, take viewers into the inner-workings of innovative organizations to see management theories applied in business. Corresponding printed cases found in an appendix at the end of the text vividly illustrate the value and application of the management concepts students are learning.
  • NEW "APPLY YOUR SKILLS: SMALL GROUP BREAKOUT" ACTIVITIES REINFORCE TEAMWORK AND INNOVATIVE THINKING. Your students have perfect opportunities to apply management skills with these new small group activities at the end of each chapter. Students consider real management situations and problems and work together as a team to develop and apply solutions.

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Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT.
1. Innovative Management for a Changing World.
2. The Evolution of Management Thinking.
Part II: THE ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGEMENT.
3. The Environment and Corporate Culture.
4. Managing in a Global Environment.
5. Managing Ethics and Social Responsibility.
6. Managing Small Business Start-Ups.
Part III: PLANNING.
7. Managerial Planning and Goal Setting.
8. Strategy Formulation and Execution.
9. Managerial Decision Making.
Part IV: ORGANIZING.
10. Designing Adaptive Organizations.
11. Managing Change and Innovation.
12. Managing Human Resources.
13. Managing Diversity.
Part V: LEADING.
14. Understanding Individual Behavior.
15. Leadership.
16. Motivating Employees.
17. Managing Communication.
18. Leading Teams.
Part VI: CONTROLLING.
19. Managing Quality and Performance.
Appendix A: Managing the Value Chain, Web 2.0, and E-Business.
Appendix B: Video Case Library.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Richard L. Daft

Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership. He is a fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. Professor Daft has authored or coauthored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Organization Theory and Design (South-Western, 2010), The Leadership Experience (South-Western, 2011), and What to Study: Generating and Developing Research Questions (Sage, 1982). He published Fusion Leadership: Unlocking the Subtle Forces That Change People and Organizations (Berrett-Koehler, 2000) with Robert Lengel. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters. His work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Accounting Organizations and Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, California Management Review, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Professor Daft also is an active teacher and consultant. He has taught management, leadership, organizational change, organizational theory, and organizational behavior. He has been involved in management development and consulting for many companies and government organizations, including the American Bankers Association, Bridgestone, Bell Canada, the Transportation Research Board, Nortel, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, State Farm Insurance, Tenneco, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, J. C. Bradford & Co., Central Parking System, Entergy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, First American National Bank, and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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"[Daft] provides both theory and real world coverage, thorough coverage of the content, appropriate corporate examples throughout the text." -- Deb Buerkley, Southwest Minnesota State University
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"[Daft] is comprehensive but readable." -- Tom D. McFarland, Tusculum College
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"The book takes a classic approach to the subject area and is extremely comprehensive in nature. Daft is very proficient after so many editions of this text. … The text is clearly appropriate for a business core class in management." -- David Arseneau, Eastern Illinois University
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