ISBN-13: 9781844808823 / ISBN-10: 1844808823
The market-leading textbook for principles of management courses reaches a new level with Richard L. Daft being joined by Martyn Kendrick and Natalia Vershinina (both Leicester Business School) to provide an unparalleled resource for students in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). After listening to the requirements of lecturers, the authors have maintained the same comprehensive coverage and structure of the original work but carefully threaded in new EMEA and wider global examples and theory throughout. A new running case on IKEA allows students to track their understanding throughout the course, while a new text-opening case study on managing in times of turbulence ensures learning is mapped directly against modern business challenges.
PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT
1 Innovative management for turbulent times
2 The evolution of management thinking
PART 2: THE ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGEMENT
3 The environment and corporate culture
4 Managing in a global environment
5 Managing ethics & social responsibility
6 Managing small business start-ups
PART 3: PLANNING
7 Managerial planning and goal setting
8 Strategy formulation and implementation
9 Managerial decision making
PART 4: ORGANIZING
10 Designing adaptive organisations
11 Managing change and innovation
12 Managing human resources
13 Managing diversity
PART 5: LEADING
14 Dynamics of behaviour in organizations
16 Motivating employees
18 Leading teams
PART 6: CONTROLLING
19 Managing quality and performance
20 Information technology and e-business
21 Operations and value chain management
"Management covers the latest theory and terminology in a well written, reader-friendly style. There is a good mix of very up-to-date and international case material that is perfect for stimulating critical analysis." - Professor Gideon Nieman, Head of the Department of Business Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa
"This is a strong new text with great breadth of coverage, ideally suited to introductory management courses. The “Manager’s Shoptalk” feature is very valuable and offers excellent practitioner advice. The cases are internationally diverse and discuss many well-known organizations and important issues." - Dr. Bobby Mackie, Senior Lecturer in Public Sector Management, University of the West of Scotland and formerly Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programmes, Caledonian Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University
Richard L. Daft
Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership. Dr. Daft is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. Professor Daft has authored or coauthored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Organization Theory and Design (South-Western, 2010), The Leadership Experience (South-Western, 2011), and What to Study: Generating and Developing Research Questions (Sage, 1982). He published Fusion Leadership: Unlocking the Subtle Forces That Change People and Organizations (Berrett-Koehler, 2000) with Robert Lengel. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters. His work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Accounting Organizations and Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, California Management Review, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Professor Daft is an active teacher and consultant. He has taught management, leadership, organizational change, organizational theory, and organizational behavior. He has been involved in management development and consulting for many companies and government organizations, including the American Bankers Association, Bridgestone, Bell Canada, the Transportation Research Board, Nortel, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, State Farm Insurance, Tenneco, the United States Air Force, the United States Army, J. C. Bradford & Co., Central Parking System, Entergy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, First American National Bank, and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Martyn is Deputy Head, Department of Strategy and Management, and Principal Lecturer in International Management and Strategy at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University. He is also Subject Leader and Deputy Chair of the DMU Strategy and Management Subject Authority Board, and Chair of MSc International Business and Management Programmes. He lectures and researches in the areas of Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, E-Business, International Business, Relationship, Reputation and Risk Management, and Strategic Management. At postgraduate level he is currently module leader for Critical Perspectives in Management for the MSc programmes. At undergraduate level he is module leader for the final year core module, Contemporary Business Issues.
Natalia is Principal Lecturer in Strategic Management and Programme Leader for BA Business and Marketing and MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship Programmes at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University. Her teaching experience covers a wide range of modules: Business Communications, Quantitative Methods for Business Decision Making, Strategic Management, Applied Strategic Management, Management and Strategy, Entrepreneurship in Business Today, Creative Action in Organisations, Entrepreneurial Organisations and Critical Perspectives in Global Management, and Dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.