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Management / Stephen P. Robbins

Main Author Robbins, Stephen P., 1943- Country Estados Unidos. Edition 3rd ed Publication Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, cop. 1991 Description XIX, 732 p. : il. ; 29 cm ISBN 0-13-556655-X CDU 658
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Robbins and Coulter's best-selling text demonstrates the real-world applications of management concepts and makes management come alive by bringing real managers and readers together. As it successfully integrates the various functions of management, the book establishes a dialogue with managers from a variety of fields. The authors examine managerial issues concerning defining the manager's terrain, planning, organizing, leading and controlling. For managers of all kinds.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Specific Changes to Chapters
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to Organisations and Management
  • Additional text on viewing the manager's job from the perspective of managing systems as well as taking a contingency view on management in order to manage in different and changing situations
  • Both these perspectives have been introduced in the first Chapter to reflect today's complexities involved in managing
  • Chapter 2 The Evolution of Management
  • In addition to covering the development of management throughout the 20th century, Chapter 2 now contains a discussion about current trends and issues in management
  • These are globalisation, workforce diversity, information technology, continually learning and adaptive organisations, TQM, dismantling the hierarchy and ethics and trust
  • Chapter 3 Organisational Culture and Environment: The Constraints
  • Organisational culture is beefed up with a new expanded section
  • The Section on the business environment has also been updated to reflect some of the current issues that influence organisational life such as the economic situation in South-east Asia as well as global and technological conditions
  • Chapter 4 Managing in a Global Environment
  • Chapter 4 has been reorganised to provide a more focused and tighter discussion of globalisation of business and its influence on management practice
  • Chapter 5 Social Responsibility and Managerial Ethics
  • Chapter 5 now contains material on values-based management and the greening of management
  • Chapter 6 Decision-making
  • Chapter 7 Foundations of Planning
  • Chapter 8 Strategic Management and
  • Chapter 9 Planning Tools and techniques
  • Chapters 6,7,8 and 9 have undergone only minor rewriting
  • The examples are either new or updated from a diverse set of organisations
  • The selection is a balance of manufacturing and service organisations, large and small businesses, profit and not-for-profit organisations as well as including organisations from a variety of different global locations
  • Chapter 10 Organisational Structure and Design
  • Chapter 10 comprises old Chapter 10 and 11. The material is now tighter and more focused
  • New material in organisational design such as the boundary-less organisation and the learning organisation as well as how modern communication technologies affect organisational design
  • Chapter 11 Human Resource Management
  • New material on skill-based pay and broadbanding compensation, family-friendly work arrangements and the importance of dealing with occupational health and safety
  • Chapter 12 Managing Change and Innovation
  • New material on re-engineering and managing downsized workplaces has been added
  • Chapter 13 Foundations of Behaviour
  • Chapter 14 Understanding Groups and Teams
  • These chapters have undergone minor change to the content
  • New examples of organisations and managers have been included
  • Chapter 15 Motivating Employees
  • Discussion on designing motivating jobs has been moved from Chapter 11 in the old edition
  • New material on pay-for-performance, open-book management, employee share ownership plans, and motivating the 'new workforce'
  • Chapter 16 Leadership
  • New material of visionary leadership, team leadership and creating a culture of trust
  • Chapter 17 Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Changes to the examples and boxes
  • Chapter 18 Foundations of Control
  • Ethical issues of control such as employee workplace privacy, computer monitoring and off-the-job behaviour
  • Chapter 19 Operations Management
  • Rewritten to include latest changes
  • New topics on customer-driven operations, reengineering work processes, project management, technology and product development, ISO 9000, and outsourcing
  • Chapter 20 Management Information Systems: Control Tools and Techniques
  • This Chapter has been considerably rewritten to reflect how modern management information systems are changing the manager's job
  • Chapter 21 Career Planning
  • Some changes based on latest trends, downsizing, delayering, restructuring and reengineering
  • Supplements
  • Instructor's Resource CD: This CD contains the Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slides
  • Instructor's Manual contains expanded outlines of each Chapter and thorough teaching notes for all in-text activities along with key terms and answers for discussion questions
  • PowerPoint slides: Over 250 full colour slides, with accompanying Teachers notes, have been developed to accompany the text
  • Test Item File: A comprehensive test bank featuring 2000 multiple choice, true/false and essay type questions
  • The program allows lecturers to select, edit and create their own texts
  • Tests can be delivered in paper format or on-line
  • Australian Companion Website: This content rich website provides students and academics with updated current events articles on management and study guide material for students to test their understanding.
  • Student learning guide and workbook: This saleable supplement is designed to be used in conjunction with the text to support and reinforce the concepts, models and theories of OB provided within the text
  • For study guide details refer to page 108
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