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Fundamentals of Management, 7th Edition

  • Ricky W. Griffin Texas A&M University
  • ISBN-10: 1133627498  |  ISBN-13: 9781133627494
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2008, 2006
  • © 2014 | Published
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Provide your students with the strong theoretical and functional framework they need for success in management today with this brief option that gives you the flexibility to integrate your own cases, exercises and projects throughout your course. FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT, 7E from respected leading management author Ricky Griffin invites students into the study of management with a dynamic approach efficiently organized around the functions of management. Students strengthen their management skills with a proven balance of theory and practice as well as numerous, engaging learning features. New and revised "First Things First" opening vignettes draw students into each chapter, while clear learning objectives and chapter outlines, summaries of key points and key terms, and numerous student-oriented skill applications and new cases keep students focused and actively learning. New "Building Skills" exercises equip future managers to handle some of today's most critical business situations. Prepare your students for management today with the current, concise approach in FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT, 7E that gives you the flexibility you need to make each course your own. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Features and Benefits

  • PRACTICAL, MANAGEABLE APPROACH PROVIDES SOLID THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK. This concise text by well respected, experienced author Ricky Griffin provides a strong theoretical, yet functional, framework for the study of management. The text combines streamlined discussion with engaging pedagogical tools and student-focused, skill-development applications. This book's lively, current content and variety of materials answer the need for a more flexible approach to management education.
  • SUMMARIES OF LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND KEY POINTS PROVIDE LISTS FOR QUICK STUDENT REVIEW. This edition replaces traditional paragraph-form summaries with bulleted lists that make it easier for students to quickly key concepts scan and study in a time-effective manner.
  • HANDS-ON EXERCISES GUIDE STUDENTS IN APPLYING THE CONCEPTS LEARNED IN EACH CHAPTER. Each meaningful chapter concludes with a Skills Self-Assessment Instrument and Experiential Exercise. These valuable tools help students apply what they've learned in the chapter. "BUILDING SKILLS" Exercises give students valuable advice on how to approach various management situations most effectively. The exercises build upon the overall managerial skills framework from the book's first chapter and give students hands-on opportunities to improve personal management skills.

Table of Contents

PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT.
1. Understanding the Manager's Job.
2. The Environment of Organizations and Managers.
PART II: PLANNING.
3. Planning and Strategic Management.
4. Managing Decision Making.
5. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management.
PART III: ORGANIZING.
6. Organization Structure and Design.
7. Organization Change and Innovation.
8. Managing Human Resources in Organizations.
PART IV: LEADING.
9. Basic Elements of Individual Behavior in Organizations.
10. Managing Employee Motivation and Performance.
11. Leadership and Influence Processes.
12. Communication in Organizations.
13. Managing Work Groups and Teams.
PART V: CONTROLLING.
14. Basic Elements of Control.
15. Managing Operations, Quality, and Productivity.

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  • ALL-NEW BOXED FEATURES HIGHLIGHT TODAY'S MOST INTRIGUING CHALLENGES OR EMERGING MANAGEMENT ISSUES. Focus students' attention on topics of increasing interest or importance in management today with these engaging boxed features throughout this edition. "Ethnically Speaking" boxes examine the increasing importance of ethics while "World of Difference” boxes highlight the dynamic diverse culture of business. "The More Things Change" boxes focus on the ever-evolving business climate.
  • NEW AND REVISED "MANAGEMENT IN ACTION" CHAPTER-OPENING VIGNETTES INTRODUCE KEY MANAGEMENT TOPICS. Engaging real-world scenarios open each chapter, capturing students' attention with unforgettable examples from recognizable organizations, such as Netflix and Citigroup. Contemporary topics like Fair Trade and Hybrid Vehicles are also explored. Corresponding "You Make the Call" end-of-chapter exercises place students in a consulting role, while referring back to the chapter-opening vignettes.
  • NEW AND REVISED "CLOSING CASES" CHALLENGE STUDENTS TO APPLY CONCEPTS TO TODAY'S REAL MANAGEMENT SITUATIONS. Detailed Case Studies at the end of each chapter ask students to apply new concepts or management ideas to actual management and business scenarios drawn from companies such as Steinway Piano, groups like the Auto Industry, and theories such as GroupThink.
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"I have used Dr. Griffin's book for many years and find it to be SINGLE best textbook on the market. It is by far superior in research and experiential exercises than any text."

— Joseph Adamo, Cazenovia College

"[The text] has a good mix of all of the management functions, including planning, organization, directing or staffing, and control."

— Janice Feldbauer, Schoolcraft College

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ricky W. Griffin

Ricky W. Griffin serves as Distinguished Professor of Management and Blocker Chair in Business at Texas A&M. He received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Houston. He served as editor of the Journal of Management and as an officer in the Southwest Regional Division of the Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, and the Research Methods Division and the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Griffin spent three years on the faculty at the University of Missouri (Columbia) before moving to Texas A&M University in 1981. His research interests include workplace violence, employee health and well-being in the workplace, and workplace culture. A well-respected author recognized for his organizational behavior and management research, Dr. Griffin has written many successful textbooks, including: Management, Organizational Behavior, HR, Management Skills, Introduction to Business, and International Business.