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Management 1e

ISBN-13: 9781844808823 / ISBN-10: 1844808823

Richard L. Daft, Vanderbilt University
Martyn Kendrick, Leicester Business School
Natalia Vershinina, Leicester Business School
Published by Cengage Learning, ©2010

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.


  • Employs the same hallmark table of contents of the original text but with new EMEA examples and theory threaded throughout
  • New EMEA and global chapter cases throughout, while a new running case study on IKEA prepared by Alan Hogarth at Glasgow Caledonian University ensures students will identify easily with the material
  • Boosted coverage of ethics and enterprise
  • Stronger emphasis on getting students to reflect critically on the material, with extended “Take a Moment” boxes populated throughout
  • Fully adapted supplements package including Instructor’s Manual, ExamView Test Bank, Additional Case Studies and much more

1 Innovative management for turbulent times
2 The evolution of management thinking

3 The environment and corporate culture
4 Managing in a global environment
5 Managing ethics & social responsibility
6 Managing small business start-ups

7 Managerial planning and goal setting
8 Strategy formulation and implementation
9 Managerial decision making

10 Designing adaptive organisations
11 Managing change and innovation
12 Managing human resources
13 Managing diversity

14 Dynamics of behaviour in organizations
15 Leadership
16 Motivating employees
17 Communication
18 Leading teams

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 and Principal Senior Lecturer in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, where he specializes in the study of leadership and organization theory. 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. He was associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant, Organization Theory and Design, and Management. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters, and he has published in the 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, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Dr. Daft has received several government research grants in organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing. An active teacher and respected consultant, Dr. Daft has served as associate dean and helped manage a start-up enterprise. He has been involved in management development and consulting for numerous organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, Bridgestone, Vulcan Materials, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, Central Parking System, USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Martyn Kendrick
Martyn Kendrick is postgraduate head of the Faculty of Business and Law and Principal Lecturer in International Management and Strategy at the Leicester Business School, De Montfort University. 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 Vershinina
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.