The seventh edition of Management: A Practical Introduction by Kinicki/Williams-a concepts book for the introductory course in management-uses a wealth of instructor feedback to identify which features from prior editions worked best and which should be improved and expanded. By blending Angelo's scholarship, teaching, and management-consulting experience with Brian's writing and publishing background, we have again tried to create a research-based yet highly readable, practical, and motivational text.The primary goal is simple to state but hard to execute: to make learning Principles of Management as easy, effective, and efficient as possible. Accordingly, the book integrates writing, illustration, design, and magazine-like layout in a program of learning that appeals to the visual sensibilities and respects the time constraints and different learning styles of today's students. It is the hope that this product will make a difference in the lives of students, to produce a product that students will enjoy reading, and that will provide them with practical benefits.
BARIN K. WILLIAMS has a B.A and M.A from Stanford University and held managerial jobs in education, communication, and publishing. Professor of management at Arizona State University. He received the Instructor of the Year Award for executive Education from the center for executive development in the college of business administration at ASU.
Part 1: IntroductionChapter 1: The Exceptional Manager: What You Do, How You Do ItChapter 2: Management Theory: Essential Background for the Successful ManagerPart 2: the Environment of ManagementChapter 3: The Manager's Changing Work Environment & Ethical Responsibilities: Doing the Right ThingChapter 4: Global Management: Managing Across BordersPart 3: PlanningChapter 5: Planning: The Foundation of Successful ManagementChapter 6: Strategic Management: How Exceptional Managers Realize a Grand DesignChapter 7: Individual & Group Decision Making: How Managers Make Things HappenPart 4: OrganizingChapter 8: Organizational Culture, Structure, & Design: Building Blocks of the OrganizationChapter 9: Human Resource Management: Getting the Right People for Managerial SuccessChapter 10: Organizational Change & Innovation: Lifelong Challenges for the Exceptional ManagerPart 5: LeadingChapter 11: Managing Individual Differences & Behavior: Supervising People as PeopleChapter 12: Motivating Employees: Achieving Superior Performance in the WorkplaceChapter 13: Groups & Teams: Increasing Cooperating, Reducing ConflictChapter 14: Power, Influence, & Leadership: From Becoming a Manager to Becoming a LeaderChapter 15: Interpersonal & Organizational Communication: Mastering the Exchange of InformationPart 6: ControllingChapter 16: Control & Quality Control Improvement: Techniques for Enhancing Organizational EffectivenessAppendix: The Project Planner's Toolkit: Flowcharts, Gantt Charts, & Break-Even Analysis3>