Prepare for success in management today with this brief, inviting approach from leading management author Ricky Griffin. FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT, 8E combines a streamlined approach with a strong theoretical and functional framework clearly organized around the planning, leading, organizing and controlling functions of management. The book's proven balance of theory and practice incorporates numerous, engaging learning features and memorable examples to help you develop and strengthen your management skills. New and revised "First Things First" opening vignettes immediately show you the relevance of each chapter's content, while clear learning objectives and chapter outlines, summaries of key points and key terms, skill applications and new cases keep you focused and actively learning. "You Make the Call" end-of-chapter features bring the students back to the opening case with the newfound knowledge they've gained after reading the chapter. New "Building Skills" exercises and "Skills Self-Assessment Instruments "equip future managers to handle some of today's most critical business situations. Following our state of the art, Engage, Connect, Perform, and Lead model, students truly learn to think and act like managers.
Dr. 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 Ph.D. 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 leading professional journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly and Journal of Management. He has served as editor of the Journal of Management and 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.
Part 1: 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.