Higher Education

Student Achievement Series: Foundations of Management: Basics and Best Practices, 2nd Edition

  • Robert Kreitner Arizona State University
  • ISBN-10: 0618907378  |  ISBN-13: 9780618907373
  • 472 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $71.25
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Based on Kreitner's First Edition Foundations of Management text, Student Achievement Series: Foundations of Management: Basics and Best Practices is an innovative program featuring a streamlined text with a strong emphasis on practical applications. Kreitner's user-friendly approach focuses on current developments in management with up-to-date examples, coverage of timely issues, and best practices.Student Achievement Series: Foundations of Management is part of a program developed in partnership with over 600 teachers and students from across the country to meet the learning, study, and assessment goals necessary for student success. Through extensive research and focus groups conducted with a diverse cross-section of students, Houghton Mifflin presents a groundbreaking solution for skills mastery, understanding, and retention. Feedback from students has been instrumental in all aspects of development--from design and pedagogy to testing and assessment to title and packaging. These elements culminate in a textbook program that reflects the way students learn and study best. As with all texts in the Student Achievement Series, Foundations of Management incorporates concise, to-the-point coverage; eliminates extraneous material; integrates pedagogy that reinforces key concepts; features a strong, supporting web component for review, testing, and assessment purposes; and provides students with real value for their educational dollar.

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Features and Benefits

  • Per student request, much of the concise chapter content, including chapter summaries, is presented in bulleted format for easy accessibility and review.
  • Best Practices boxes in each chapter cover topics such as selling your new business idea in 45 seconds, moving beyond "quick fix" management, and advice on strategic implementation and control, and feature familiar companies including Starbucks' and UPS.
  • Test Preppers at the end of every major section offer students an opportunity to gauge their comprehension and retention of chapter material. Answers to the true/false and multiple-choice quizzes are found at the end of the text.
  • Closing Case Studies at the end of every chapter raise thoughtful questions about how management is being practiced in the real world.
  • Integrated real-world examples capture students' interest and demonstrate what practices succeed--or fail--in today's large and small, public and private organizations.
  • A fully-integrated web site further promotes student studying, learning, and assessment. Icons in the text's margins indicate related online content and the website address is printed on the bottom of every other page for quick student access.

Table of Contents

I. The Management Challenge
1. Today's Managers and Entrepreneurs
2. Management's Changing Landscape: Demographics, Global Economy, and Technology
3. Management's Social and Ethical Responsibilities
4. International Management
II. Managing Core Administrative Processes
5. Planning and Strategy
6. Making Decisions and Solving Problems
7. Designing Effective Organizations
8. Maintaining Control and Improving Quality
III. Managing People
9. Human Resource Management
10. Communicating for Results
11. Motivating Employees
12. Managing Groups and Teams
13. Influencing and Leading
14. Managing Change and Conflict

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert Kreitner

Robert Kreitner, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Management at Arizona State University. After a 26-year career at ASU, Dr. Kreitner was named to the W. P. Carey School of Business Faculty Hall of Fame. Dr. Kreitner was born in Buffalo, New York. After a four-year enlistment in the U.S. Coast Guard, including service in Antarctica aboard the icebreaker Eastwind, he attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha on a football scholarship. He was a co-captain his senior year and received the Alumni Association's Scholar-Athlete Award. Dr. Kreitner received bachelors and master's degrees in business from UNO in 1970 and 1971 and a Ph.D. in business from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1974. He has taught at UNO, UNL, Western Illinois University, Thunderbird, and ASU. Dr. Kreitner also has taught in Micronesia, Albania, and Switzerland. Dr. Kreitner is the author or co-author of seven college textbooks that have been through a total of 31 editions since 1975. His management and organizational behavior books are leaders in their field and have been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese. He continues to pursue his passion for learning and teaching by working on new editions of his textbooks. Among his consulting and management development clients have been American Express, Nazarene School of Large Church Management, Ford Motor Company, SABRE Computer Services, Honeywell, Motorola, Salt River Project, Amdahl, the Hopi Indian nation, State Farm Insurance, Goodyear Aerospace, Doubletree Hotels, Bank One-Arizona, Caterpillar, and U.S. Steel. Dr. Kreitner and his wife Margaret, a Nebraska native who is a retired Intel Corp. manager, live in Phoenix with their two cats, Yahoo and Sweetie Pie, and enjoy hiking, world travel, and fishing in Alaska. His other leisure pursuits are exercising, attending sports events at ASU, tree planting and tending, and wood carving. He has been a Habitat for Humanity volunteer.