Higher Education

Effective Management, 6th Edition

  • Chuck Williams Butler University
  • ISBN-10: 1435462874  |  ISBN-13: 9781435462878
  • 624 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2010, 2008
  • © 2014 | Published
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Discover how Chuck does management like no one else with the latest edition of Chuck Williams' compelling EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT, Sixth Edition. This captivating text and comprehensive multimedia package help you reach every student in your management course with the learning style or combination of learning approaches that are ideal for their individual needs. No one else puts strong management theories into practice like award-winning educator Chuck Williams. Organized around traditional management functions, this book's student-oriented approach uses brief, clearly identified sections of text and a chapter outline system that reflect how today's multi-task-oriented students learns best. Fresh visuals, the latest examples, and meaningful applications reflect management practices today. Proven learning features move students beyond simple memorization to explore individual and group decision making, consider practical ethics, and even inventory personal management abilities using Self-Assessments. Unique videos demonstrate behind-the-scenes management concepts that correspond to this edition or present scenes from major motion pictures that demonstrate management in action. The multimedia resources for EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT offer award-winning study tools including student self-quizzes. Chuck's approach does management in a way that reaches every one of your students every time. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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  • INTEGRATED SELF-ASSESSMENTS PERSONALIZE MANAGEMENT SKILLS: Help your students gain a better understanding of their personal management potential with an entire suite of self-assessments. Students examine how their personal attitudes, perspectives, and behaviors affect their abilities as managers. Assessments and insights not only personalize your course's content but also encourage active connections between the content and your students' own experiences.
  • ENGAGING NARRATIVE APPROACH APPEALS TO TODAY'S STUDENT: No one else captivates your students with strong management theories put into practice like master story-teller and award-winning educator Chuck Williams. Chuck weaves the latest management stories and intriguing examples throughout this edition to help students connect management theory and application in a way they both understand and enjoy. The book's student-centered approach uses a numbered chapter outline system and small sections of text to guide today's busy student through multiple study sessions.
  • "WHAT REALLY WORKS CLARIFIES TODAY'S RESEARCH FINDINGS: In the midst of today's conflicting and ever-changing research results, "What Really Works?" features use the meta-analysis research tool (a study of studies) to analyze conflicting or multiple theories. Your students clearly see what management strategies are actually effective in each particular situation. This features serves as an excellent tool for initiating class discussion.
  • "DOING THE RIGHT THING" PRESENTS ETHICAL ADVICE FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS: These brief, ethical decision-making examples emphasize the increasingly important issue of ethics in management today. Practical, useful advice guides students in becoming more ethical business managers as they explore a range of practical topics, such as ethical competitive analysis, dealing with gifts from suppliers, and avoiding conflicts of interest.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT.
1. Management.
2. Organizational Environments and Cultures.
3. Ethics and Social Responsibility.
PART II: PLANNING.
4. Planning and Decision Making.
5. Organizational Strategy.
6. Innovation and Change.
7. Global Management.
PART III: ORGANIZING.
8. Designing Adaptive Organizations.
9. Managing Teams.
10. Managing Human Resource Systems.
PART IV: LEADING.
11. Motivation.
12. Leadership.
13. Managing Communication.
PART V: CONTROLLING.
14. Control.
15. Managing Information.
16. Managing Service and Manufacturing Operations.
Glossary.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Chuck Williams

Chuck Williams is Dean of the College of Business at Butler University. Dr. Williams previously served as Dean of the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific and as Associate Professor of Management at the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. Dr. Williams has also served as Associate Dean and Chair of Management and has taught at Michigan State University and Oklahoma State University. Dr. Williams received his B.A. in psychology from Valparaiso University. He specialized in organizational behavior, human resources, and strategic management while earning his M.B.A and Ph.D. in business administration from Michigan State University. His research interests include employee recruitment and turnover, performance appraisal, and employee training and goal setting. Dr. Williams has published research in the JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, the ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REVIEW, PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY, and the ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS JOURNAL. He was a member of the JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT’s editorial board and currently serves as a reviewer for numerous other academic journals. He was also Webmaster for the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.