Higher Education

Understanding Management, 8th Edition

  • Richard L. Daft Vanderbilt University
  • Dorothy Marcic Vanderbilt University
  • ISBN-10: 1111580243  |  ISBN-13: 9781111580247
  • 720 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2009, 2006
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $252.00
  • Newer Edition Available

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Overview

Prepare your students for management success with this engaging survey of modern management practice. UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 8E seamlessly integrates classic management principles with today's latest management ideas to create a responsive market leading text that captivates your students. Acclaimed authors Richard Daft and Dorothy Marcic cover management and entrepreneurial issues within small- to mid-size companies where most students will begin their careers, as well as within larger global enterprises. Many examples focus on the constantly-evolving entertainment industry. Students gain valuable insights into real, contemporary business as they examine today's best management practices. This edition helps students establish and build upon practical skills they can readily apply to future or current careers. Engaging examples and numerous skill-building and application exercises in every chapter help students deepen their understanding and refine their management abilities. With a streamlined format, this edition takes a close look at how change demands innovation and how innovation requires forward-thinking, flexible leaders and organizations. The book's complete ancillary package provides flexibility and solid support for your course as you use UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 8E to prepare today's students to seize business opportunities and lead change. Be sure to also investigate the menu of high impact digital options available with this edition, including Aplia and CengageNOW.

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Features and Benefits

  • BIZFLIX VIDEO CASES HIGHLIGHT MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS IN ACTION WITHIN POPULAR HOLLYWOOD MOVIES. Powerful, memorable scenes from today's popular Hollywood films highlight selected concepts from every chapter in these BizFlix Video Cases. Brief film clips examine essential management concepts in action, while case questions and chapter-closing analyses encourage deeper understanding and further study and review.
  • REVISED SELF-ASSESSMENTS PROVIDE DIRECTION FOR STUDENTS TO REFINE SKILLS. Three detailed Self-Assessments for your students appear within the chapter and as part of the comprehensive final review. Assessments give students ample opportunity to evaluate their professional management skills as well as improve their personal understanding of each chapter's key concepts.
  • VARIETY OF ENGAGING LEARNING FEATURES FOCUSES ON MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE IN LEADING ORGANIZATIONS. Throughout this edition, "Benchmarking" features highlight effective techniques that outstanding managers or companies have developed. "Spotlight On" boxes focus on key practices at work throughout today's diverse organizations. These proven learning features and others help your students better understand the value and practical application of the key management concepts they're learning for today's business success.
  • END-OF-CHAPTER EXERCISES ENCOURAGE SELF-ASSESSMENT AND ENABLE FURTHER EXPLORATION. A variety of proven questionnaires, interesting business scenarios, and engaging individual or group activities encourage students to assess their knowledge of management issues as well as explore how key management topics apply to their personal career goals.
  • BRIEF, SIGNIFICANT CASES INTRODUCE SOME OF TODAY'S MOST INTRIGUING MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES. Your students analyze, discuss, and hone their diagnostic skills in management problem-solving as they review brief, but substantive, Management Cases at the end of each chapter. Many cases feature companies students will instantly recognize, while others present actual management events without disclosing the identities of the companies and managers involved.
  • "BUSINESS BLOOPERS" DEMONSTRATE HOW TO LEARN FROM COMMON MANAGEMENT MISTAKES. Mistakes are both common in business and an ongoing source for invaluable learning opportunities. Intriguing "Business Bloopers" throughout this edition explore well-known and significant mistakes real businesses have experienced as well as their subsequent responses and ultimate outcomes.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION.
1. Innovative Management for a Changing World.
Part II: THE ENVIRONMENT.
2. The Environment and Corporate Culture.
3. Managing in a Global Environment.
4. Managing Ethics and Social Responsibility.
Part III: PLANNING.
5. Managerial Planning and Goal Setting.
6. Managerial Decision Making.
Part IV: ORGANIZING.
7. Designing Adaptive Organizations.
8. Managing Change and Innovation.
9. Managing Human Resources and Diversity.
Part V: LEADING.
10. Understanding Individual Behavior.
11. Leadership.
12. Motivating Employees.
13. Managing Communication.
14. Leading Teams.
Part VI: CONTROLLING.
Chapter 15: Managing Quality and Performance.
Appendix A: Managing Small Business Start-Ups.
Appendix B: Continuing Case.

What's New

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  • APLIA FOR DAFT/MARCIC'S UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT 8th EDITION. Have your students "think like managers" with Aplia's premium student engagement tool for management. This tool allows you to easily manage the subtle dynamics of teaching Principles of Management, with problem sets that guide students through calculated combination of lower order thinking skills exercises and higher order thinking skills exercises. Engaging media is seamlessly integrated throughout including video cases, interactive charts/graphs, self assessments, and vivid examples. Holding students accountable for their own engagement becomes easy with Aplia's dynamic and flexible grading system, including grade analytics and easy gradebook export tools that allow Aplia to work with any learning management system. Aplia™ assignments match the language, style, and structure of UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 8E, allowing your students to apply what they learn directly to their work outside the classroom.
  • NEW ARE YOU READY TO BE A MANAGER? QUESTIONNAIRE MAKES MANAGEMENT PERSONAL FOR STUDENTS. A new short chapter-opening questionnaire asks students to take a brief personal inventory before diving into chapter topics, bringing management principles to the forefront through self assessment.
  • NEW REMEMBER THIS FEATURES REINFORCE LEARNING. At the end of each major section of a chapter, there is a Remember This bullet-point summary of the key concepts, ideas, and terms discussed in that section. The Remember This list gives students an easy way to review the salient points covered in the chapter.
  • NEW AND REVISED GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL EXERCISES PROVIDE MORE PRACTICAL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE. Revised end-of-chapter and Action Learning exercises provide additional opportunities to apply the concepts learned. Exercises throughout this edition are student-oriented, compelling, and applicable to today's actual business scenarios.
  • NEW "ON THE JOB" VIDEO CASES PROVIDE BEHIND-THE-SCENES INSIGHTS INTO TODAY'S BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. A new "On the Job" Applied Video Case in each chapter features real managers performing their duties in actual business environments. Managers candidly discuss today's challenges and share professional insights during brief interviews. These unique Video Cases illustrate the real value and application of the management concepts students are learning.
  • NEW ENGAGING "CONTINUING CASE" PROVIDES LONG-TERM PERSPECTIVE ON MANAGEMENT'S ROLE IN A FAMILIAR ORGANIZATION. Students examine a variety of management topics throughout as this edition's extensive "Continuing Case" delves into the impact of management decisions throughout the years within Walmart. Students benefit from seeing how the challenges, activities, and achievements of managers today shape the success or failure of an organization as a whole.
  • EXPANDED SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE PREPARES STUDENTS FOR CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS CHALLENGES. This edition provides additional enhanced coverage of social media and its influence on management to further prepare students for the business challenges awaiting them.

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Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111822557 | ISBN-13: 9781111822552)

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Business and Company Resource Center User's Guide (with Access Code)  (ISBN-10: 0759347956 | ISBN-13: 9780759347953)

Put a complete business library at your fingertips with The Business & Company Resource Center. The BCRC is a premier online business research tool that allows you to seamlessly search thousands of periodicals, journals, references, financial information, industry reports, company histories and much more.

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Global Economic Watch GEC Resource Center Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1439040753 | ISBN-13: 9781439040751)

The current global economic crisis leaves more and more questions unanswered every day and presents "one of the most teachable moments of the century." South-Western delivers the solution. The Global Economic Crisis Resource Center is an online one-stop shopping location that provides you with current news, journal articles, videos, podcasts, PowerPoint® slides, test questions, and much more.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Richard L. Daft

Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management and Principal Senior Lecturer in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, where he specializes in the study of leadership and organization theory. Dr. Daft 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. He was associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant, Organization Theory and Design, and Management. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters, and he has published in the 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, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Dr. Daft has received several government research grants in organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing. An active teacher and respected consultant, Dr. Daft has served as associate dean and helped manage a start-up enterprise. He has been involved in management development and consulting for numerous organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, Bridgestone, Vulcan Materials, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, Central Parking System, USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dorothy Marcic

Dorothy Marcic, EdD, MPH, is a professor at Columbia University and a former faculty member at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Marcic is also a former Fulbright Scholar at the University of Economics in Prague and the Czech Management Center, where she taught courses and did research in leadership, organizational behavior, and cross-cultural management. She teaches courses at the Monterrey Institute of International Studies and at the University of Economics in Prague, and she has taught courses and given presentations at the Helsinki School of Economics, Slovenia Management Center, College of Trade in Bulgaria, City University of Slovakia, Landegg Institute in Switzerland, the Swedish Management Association, Technion University in Israel, and the London School of Economics. She has served on the boards of the Organizational Teaching Society, the Health Administration Section of the American Public Health Association, and the Journal of Applied Business Research. Dr. Marcic has authored 12 books, including Organizational Behavior: Experiences and Cases, (South-Western Publishing, 6th Edition, 2001), Management International (West Publishing, 1984), Women and Men in Organizations (George Washington University, 1984), and Managing with the Wisdom of Love: Uncovering the Virtue in People and Organizations (Jossey-Bass, 1997), which was rated one of the top 10 business books of 1997 by Management General. In addition, she has had dozens of articles printed in publications such as Journal of Management Development, International Quarterly of Community Health Education, Psychological Reports, and Executive Development. Professor Marcic has conducted hundreds of seminars on various business topics and consulted for executives at various companies.