Stephen P. Robbins's Management by Pearson
With a renewed focus on Skills and careers, management, 14E, can help better prepare students to enter the job market. The book vividly illustrates effective management theories by incorporating the perspectives of real-life managers. Through examples, cases and hands-on exercises, students will see and experience management in action, which in turn will help them understand how the concepts they’re learning actually work in today’s dynamic business world. New topics include big data, knack gamification, leaning in, twenty-percent-time innovation initiatives, stretch goals, social media, wearable technology and more. Examples from many new Indian start up are extensively used throughout the text to relate the concepts to real life. Issues in the workplace, such as, safety and emotions, risk aversion, self determination theory, managing information and downsizing are explored. Provides information on dealing with job Enrichment, bonuses, effective feedback and alternative work arrangements. Table of Contents: Part 1 - introduction to management Chapter 1: Managers and you in the workplace Chapter 2: Making decisions part 2 - basics of managing in today’s workplace Chapter 3: Managing the external environment and the organization’s culture Chapter 4: Managing in a global environment Chapter 5: Managing diversity Chapter 6: Managing social responsibility and ethics Chapter 7: Managing change and disruptive innovation part 3 - planning Chapter 8: Planning work activities Chapter 9: Managing strategy Chapter 10: Entrepreneurial ventures part 4 - organizing Chapter 11: Designing organizational structure Chapter 12: Managing human Resources Chapter 13: Creating and managing teams part 5 - leading Chapter 14: Managing communication Chapter 15: Understanding and managing individual behavior Chapter 16: Motivating employees Chapter 17: Being an effective leader part 6 - controlling Chapter 18: monitoring and controlling.