Higher Education

Essentials of Management, 9th Edition

  • Andrew J. DuBrin Rochester Institute of Technology
  • ISBN-10: 0538478233  |  ISBN-13: 9780538478236
  • 720 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2003
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

Focus on the fundamental principles and practices of effective management today with DuBrin's comprehensive, yet concise, ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT, 9E. This brief but thorough new edition functions both as a solid introduction for new students or an in-depth review of core concepts and the latest research and applications for working professionals. Written from the first edition as an essentials text, this book is not a condensation of a larger text, but provides concise, complete coverage that clearly translates the latest research, theories, and management experiences into actual practice. The author's proven functional approach introduces the role of a manager and today’s managerial environment before exploring critical topics in planning, organizing, leading, and control. This edition addresses emerging issues, such as sustainability and environmental concerns, management in difficult times, employee morale, diverse workforces, and teamwork. New coverage of ethics, personal productivity, the latest information technology, and decision making are also included. Compelling, memorable examples show how leaders effectively apply principles of management in a wide variety of business settings. New action features, new online skill builders, new cases and video cases work with proven exercises and self-assessment quizzes to help readers develop the managerial, interpersonal, and technical skills necessary for outstanding career success. Help your students acquire the knowledge and skills to manage, lead, and successfully compete in today's rapidly changing business environment with DuBrin's ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT, 9E.

Features and Benefits

  • WRITTEN FROM THE BEGINNING AS AN ESSENTIALS TEXT, THIS BOOK PROVIDES COMPLETE BUT CONCISE TREATMENT OF MANAGEMENT. This edition continues to presents a comprehensive study of management in a concise format that can realistically be covered in a single course. Unlike other books, this edition is not merely a condensation of a larger text, but was designed from the first edition to offer a complete content coverage ideal for the time you have available in your course.
  • EMPHASIS ON INTERPERSONAL AND ANALYTICAL SKILLS PREPARES STUDENTS TO EXCEL AS MANAGERS. This edition continues to focus on the skills necessary to effectively manage people and also provides essential information to help students make decisions, manage information technology, cut costs, oversee inventory, and handle other critical business skills.
  • SELF-QUIZZES HELP PINPOINT STUDENTS’ STRENGTHS AND DETAIL SPECIFIC AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT. Your students learn valuable information about their skills and strengths in various areas of management, such as ethics, trust, leadership style, team skills, procrastination, handling stress and more with these intriguing Self-Quizzes. The Quizzes, which appear throughout the text, help students examine their personal position on managerial and professional work behaviors.
  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES PROVIDE DETAILED OVERVIEW OF KEY MANAGEMENT TOPICS. Helpful Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter preview major topics and are then referenced throughout the text to draw students’ attention to key chapter topics. End-of-chapter Summaries of Key Points further reinforce learning by reiterating Learning Objectives and guiding review.
  • CONCRETE, REAL EXAMPLES DRAWN FROM BUSINESS HELP YOUR STUDENTS IDENTIFY WITH THE MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES PRESENTED. A wealth of original examples and specifics drawn from research and the latest news in today’s magazines, journals, and the Internet help translate theory into useful applications.
  • EMPHASIS ON VARIETY OF WORK SETTINGS PREPARES YOUR STUDENTS FOR TODAY’S DIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES. This text emphasizes management principles at work in a variety of large, medium and small business settings in profitable business as well as not-for-profit organizations. Examples and cases woven throughout the book reinforce the emphasis on diverse work settings, drawing attention to management within retail and service firms as well.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT.
1. The Manager's Job.
2. International Management and Cultural Diversity.
3. Ethics and Social Responsibility.
Part II: PLANNING.
4. Essentials of Planning.
5. Problem Solving and Decision Making.
6. Quantitative Techniques for Planning and Decision Making.
Part III: ORGANIZING.
7. Job Design and Work Schedules.
8. Organization Structure, Culture, and Change.
9. Staffing and Human Resource Management.
Part IV: LEADING.
10. Leadership.
11. Motivation.
12. Communication.
13. Teams, Groups, and Teamwork.
Part V: CONTROLLING.
14. Information Technology and e-Commerce.
15. Essentials of Control.
16. Managing Ineffective Performers.
Part VI: MANAGING FOR PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS.
17. Enhancing Personal Productivity and Managing Stress.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • NEW COVERAGE OF EMERGING TOPICS PREPARES STUDENTS TO MANAGE IN DIFFICULT AND CHANGING TIMES. All of the chapters reflect the latest developments, management research, and today’s most current management trends. This edition now discusses key emerging topics that instructors and students have requested most, including sustainability and environmental concerns, managing in difficult and changing times, dealing with employee morale, managing a diverse workforce, working in teams, and other topics of growing importance.
  • NEW EMPHASIS ON ETHICS SHOWS STUDENTS HOW TO HANDLE TODAY’S MOST CHALLENGING ETHICAL DILEMMAS. New coverage throughout Chapter 3 examines unethical decisions and moral issues; discusses ethical temptations such as extraordinary compensation; and reviews of ethics involved when deceiving investors, using the memorable example of Bernard L. Madoff.
  • NEW DISCUSSION OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE ISSUES PREPARES STUDENTS FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS CHALLENGES. New coverage in Chapter 2 demonstrates how future managers can cope with the dangerous and defective products involved in international trade.
  • NEW COVERAGE OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OFFERS STUDENTS MEMORABLE PERSPECTIVES. New discussion within this edition thoroughly explores the cognitive, linguistic, and conative components of corporate social responsibility. Expanded coverage also addresses environmental protection as a social responsibility.
  • NEW MATERIAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA EQUIPS STUDENTS TO USE THIS GROWING TOOL IN BUSINESS. This edition highlights the use of social media as a communication channel within the organization (Ch. 12) as well as an important tool in customer relationships (Ch. 14).
  • NEW PERSPECTIVES ON CREATIVITY, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY PREPARE STUDENTS TO PERFORM AT THEIR BEST. This edition explores the latest developing technology, such as cloud computing (Ch. 14), and its impact on management and the inner workings of organizations today. Additional coverage highlights tips on increasing creativity (Ch. 5) and demonstrates how controls can limit innovation (Ch. 15).
  • NEW SECTION ON LEADERSHIP HELPS STUDENTS EXCEL AS MANAGERS AMIDST ADVERSITY AND CRISIS. New insights within Chapter 10 prepare future and current managers to transform challenges and crises into management opportunities with strong leadership skills and insights.
  • NEW COVERAGE OF DIVERSITY DEMONSTRATES THE IMPACT OF A COHESIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT ON PRODUCTIVITY. Students examine how workplace harassment contributes to ineffective performance (Ch. 16) and how ostracism of a group member presents a potential disadvantage for all (Ch. 13). Students also learn tips for reducing cross-cultural communication barriers (Ch. 12).
  • NEW DISCUSSION (Ch. 6) HIGHLIGHTS HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE USE OF FORECASTS. New scenario planning demonstrates to students how to make good use of forecasts. This edition also emphasizes the Delphi technique for increasing the accuracy of forecasts.
  • NEW OPENING AND CLOSING CASES HIGHLIGHT TODAY’S BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. Updated opening and closing cases draw attention to the best management practices found within some of today’s strongest, fastest-growing companies, from big, familiar firms, such as Staples, PepsiCo and Olive Garden, to mid-size, small firms and entrepreneurial start-ups. Fifteen of this edition’s chapter-opening cases are new, while 23 of the book’s 34 end-of-chapter cases are new.
  • NEW “MANAGEMENT NOW: ONLINE SKILL-BUILDING EXERCISES” KEEP YOUR COURSE CURRENT AND STUDENTS ENGAGED. You no longer face the challenge of staying up to the minute with the latest business developments. New “Management Now: Online Skill-Building Exercises” at the end of each chapter immediately captivate students with new material. Students explore the internet to find the latest research, information, and applications directly related to each chapter's topic.
  • NEW “ON THE JOB” VIDEO CASES GIVE STUDENTS FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE WITH THE LATEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. Captivating new “On The Job” videos give your students an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at some of today’s most familiar companies: Numi Teas, Evo Gear, Recycline, Flight 001, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Maine Media Workshops, and the City of Greensburg, Kansas. Each brief 5-to 8-minute video clip correlates to specific chapter content to ensure material is relevant to students. A set of critical thinking questions accompanies each video, guiding students as they examine principles at work within the actual businesses.
  • STRONGER INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT OFFERS MORE TIME-SAVING ASSISTANCE. This edition’s instructor materials offer more resources to experienced and first-time instructors. The Instructor’s Manual contains more supplementary items and correlates closely with lecture notes accompanying PowerPoint® slides. PowerPoint® slide are more thorough than before with new Discussion Starter questions to prompt meaningful classroom interaction. This edition’s new Test Bank contains even more applications-based and critical-thinking questions.
  • NEW “MANAGEMENT IN ACTION” FEATURES DEMONSTRATE HOW INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANIZATIONS PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TODAY. Almost all of this edition’s “Management in Action” boxes are new. These intriguing, memorable examples drawn from specific individuals or organizations, including Wal-Mart and Hypotherm, present a meaningful portrait of how the aspects of management discussed within the chapter are actually practiced in today’s business.

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Instructor Supplements

Management CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111765944 | ISBN-13: 9781111765941)

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Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111571325 | ISBN-13: 9781111571320)

Place all the key instructor supplements at your fingertips with this convenient new Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM (IRCD). You’ll find the time-saving Instructor’s Manual filled with new teaching aids and content, including two comprehensive cases to help you integrate the topics covered in your course and a media guide to assist you in using new “On the Job” videos for class discussion or homework. This edition’s Test Bank, available in ExamView®, offers new questions that require application and critical thinking contributed by Susan Leshnower. New PowerPoint® slides help you efficiently customize lectures and energize your classroom interaction.

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1111571309 | ISBN-13: 9781111571306)

All-new "On the Job" video cases for this edition feature a wide range of recognizable businesses and memorable management challenges. Student gain insightful looks into how management issues and topics discussed throughout this edition are addressed every day.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111748942 | ISBN-13: 9781111748944)

Stay connected to your instructor, classmates, and textbook content! More than just an interactive study guide, WebTutor™ is an anytime, anywhere online learning resource. You’ll find a full array of interactive resources and online study tools, including learning objectives, glossary flashcards, practice quizzes, and web links. Tools work seamlessly with the text’s companion website to provide a dynamic learning environment and help you stay ahead of the game.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Andrew J. DuBrin

Andrew J. DuBrin is Professor Emeritus of Management in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he served as department chairman and team leader. Dr. DuBrin has taught courses and conducted research in leadership, management, organizational behavior, and career management. He presents at other colleges, career schools, and universities. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Michigan State University. Dr. DuBrin has experience in human resource management and is a business and personal consultant in career management, leadership, and management development. Dr. DuBrin is an established author of both textbooks and trade books, and he contributes to professional journals, magazines, newspapers, and online media. He has written textbooks on management, leadership, organizational behavior, human relations, political behavior in organizations, and impression management. His trade books address management issues from charisma, team play, and office politics to overcoming career self-sabotage, and coaching and mentoring.