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Fundamentals of Management 8th Edition

Ricky Griffin

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Give your students the strong theoretical and functional framework they need for success in management with Ricky Griffin's FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT, 8th Edition. This brief resource gives you the flexibility to integrate your own cases, exercises, and projects throughout your course. The author invites students into the study of management with a dynamic approach organized around the functions of management. Students strengthen their management skills with a proven balance of theory and practice as well as engaging learning features. Student-oriented skill applications and cases keep students focused and actively learning. A variety of exercises equip future managers to handle critical business situations.

Ricky Griffin, Texas A&M University

Ricky W. Griffin is Distinguished Professor of Management and the Blocker Chair in Business in Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. After receiving his PhD from the University of Houston in 1978, Dr. Griffin joined the faculty at the University of Missouri for three years before moving to Texas A&M in 1981. His research on task design and dysfunctional work behavior has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, the Journal of Management, and other outlets. He also served as Editor of the Journal of Management. Ricky has been Program Chair and Division Chair of the Organizational Behavior Division and Program Chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy, Program Chair and President of the Southwest Academy of Management, and a member of the Board of the Southern Management Association. He is a fellow of both the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association. Dr. Griffin has taught organizational behavior, human resource management, international management, and research methods at all levels and has won several teaching awards. He is a frequent speaker to executive audiences and is the author of several widely used textbooks. Dr. Griffin was Director of the Center for Human Resource Management at Texas A&M and just returned to the faculty at Mays after 11 years of full-time appointments as Management Department Head, Executive Associate Dean, and Interim Dean. His current research interests include workplace culture, managerial skills development, and decision making during times of crisis.

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  • This concise text combines streamlined discussion with engaging pedagogical tools and student-focused, skill-development applications. Lively, current content and a variety of materials answer the need for a more flexible approach to management education.
  • This edition replaces traditional paragraph-form summaries with bulleted lists that make it easier for students to quickly scan key concepts and study in a time-effective manner.
  • Each 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.

Fundamentals of Management


1. Understanding the Manager's Job.
2. The Environment of Organizations and Managers.
3. Planning and Strategic Management.
4. Managing Decision Making.
5. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management.
6. Organization Structure and Design.
7. Organization Change and Innovation.
8. Managing Human Resources in Organizations.
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.
14. Basic Elements of Control.
15. Managing Operations, Quality, and Productivity.

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Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305396845
Find all of the helpful, time-saving teaching resources you need to create a dynamic, interactive management course. The Instructor's Website includes the Instructor's Manual (IM) files, Testing files, PowerPoint slides, and a DVD Guide to help you most effectively use this edition's accompanying video cases. Updated content throughout the IM and PowerPoint slides reflects the latest edition of the text. Almost one-third of the TestBank questions are new. New to this edition, we the Test Bank is now provided in Cognero.


ISBN: 9781305396876
Put management in action with this edition's new video package. The "On the Job" videos illustrate management concepts at work within familiar companies, large and small, giving students an insider's perspective.

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Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your learning management system, your classroom, or wherever you want! The test bank contains more than 3,000 true/false, multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay questions, all tagged according to difficulty level, Bloom's taxonomy, learning outcomes, and other institutional criteria.