Students have changed. Has your textbook kept up? There are things your students cana t wait to open. Their Principles of Management text should be one of them. Exploring Management in Modules, by John Schermerhorn, is an exciting and new approach to Principles of Management textbooks. Written by an instructor who teaches Principles of Management every semester, Exploring Management is organized using an innovative modular approach that presents the material in manageable chunks. Students want to succeed and Exploring Management in Modules facilitates active student learning and assessment. A built--in study guide stops the student every 6--8 pages to review the material they just read while test prep at the end of each module allows students to assess their comprehension and feel confident about doing well on the next quiz or exam. In addition, Exploring Management in Modules reaches your students just like you do in your classroom by using up--to--date examples, challenging yet fun exercises, self--assessments and an exclusive and free online casebook featuring companies like MySpace.com and Nike. This is a book that works with you as you build excitement about management.
Table of Contents
PART I. MANAGERS TODAY. Module 1. Our New Workplace: This is no time for Complacency. 1.1 What Issues and Concerns Complicate the New Workplace? 1.2 What are Organizations like as Work Settings? Module 2. The Management Process: Everyone Becomes a Manager Someday. 2.1 What does it mean to be a manager? 2.2 What do Managers do? Module 3. Management Learning: Good Things Grow from Strong Foundations. 3.1 What can we learn from Classical Management Thinking? 3.2 What is Unique about the Behavioral Management Approaches? 3.3 What Are the Foundations Underlying our Modern Management Approaches? Module 4. Ethics and Ethical Behavior: Character Doesn't Stay Home when we go to Work. 4.1 What is Ethical Behavior? 4.2 How can Organizations Maintain High Standards of Ethical Conduct? PART 2. MANAGEMENT AND SOCIETY. Module 5. Social Responsibility and Governance: Organizations have Ethics too. 5.1 What should we know about Organizational Environments and Social Responsibility? 5.2 What are Current Issues in Corporate Governance? Module 6. Diversity and Global Cultures: These are New Faces in the Neighborhood. 6.1 What should we know About Diversity in the Workplace? 6.2 What should we know About Diversity among Global Cultures? Module 7. Globalization and International Business: The World isn't just for Travelers Anymore. 7.1 What is the Nature of International Business? 7.2 What are Multinational Corporations and how do they Work? Module 8. Entrepreneurship and Small Business: It's Nice to be Your Own Boss. 8.1 What is Entrepreneurship and who are Entrepreneurs? 8.2 What should we know About Small Business, and how can you Start One? PART 3. MANAGEMENT PROCESSES, STRUCTURES, AND SYSTEMS. Module 9. Managers as Decision Makers: Decide, Then Act. 9.1 How do Managers use Information to Make Decisions and Solve Problems? 9.2 What are the Steps in the Decision--Making Process? 9.3 What are Some Practicalities in Managerial Decision Making? Module 10. Plans and Planning Techniques: Goals and Objectives get you there Faster. 10.1 How and why do Managers Plan? 10.2 What Types of Plans do Managers Use? 10.3 What are Some Useful Planning Tools and Techniques? Module 11. Controls and Control Systems: What gets measured happens. 11.1 What is Important to know about the Control Process? 11.2 What are some Organizational Control Systems and Techniques? Module 12. Strategic Management: Insights and Hard Work Deliver results. 12.1 What types of Strategies are used by Organizations? 12.2 How are Strategies Formulated and Implemented in Strategic Management? Module 13. Organizational Structures: It's all About Working Together. 13.1 What is organizing as a Managerial Responsibility? 13.2 What are the most Common Types of Organization Structures? Module 14. Organizational Design and Culture: Adaptability and Values Set the Tone. 14.1 What are the Trends in Organizational Design? 14.2 What is the Nature of Organizational Culture? Module 15. Human Resource Management: Nurturing Turns Potential into Performance. 15.1 What are the Purpose and Legal Context of Human Resource Management? 15.2 What are the Essential Human Resource Management Practices? PART 4. MANAGERS IN ACTION. Module 16. Leadership: A Leader Lives in each of us. 16.1 What are the Foundations for Effective Leadership? 16.2 What are Current Issues and Directions in Leadership Development? Module 17. Communication: Listening can be the Key to Understanding. 17.1 What is Communication and when it is Effective? 17.2 How can we Improve Communication with People at Work? Module 18. Individual Behavior: There's Beauty in Individual Differences. 18.1 How do Personalities Influence Individual Behavior? 18.2 How do Perceptions Influence Individual Behavior? 18.3 How do Attitudes Influence Individual Behavior? Module 19. Motivation: Treat others as you would like to be Treated. 19.1 How do Human Needs Influence Motivation to Work? 19.2 How do Thought Processes and Decisions Affect Motivation to Work? 19.3 What Role does Reinforcement Play in Motivation? Module 20. Motivational Dynamics: Money Isn't Everything; the Job Counts Too. 20.1 What is the Link Between Motivation, Performance, and Rewards? 20.2 How do Job Designs and Work Schedules Influence Motivation? Module 21. Teams and Teamwork: Two Heads can be better than One. 21.1 Why is Understanding of Teams so Important? 21.2 What are the Foundations for Successful Teamwork? Module 22. Conflict and Negotiation: Working Together Isn't Always Easy. 22.1 What should we know About Dealing with Conflict? 22.2 How can we Negotiate Successfully? Module 23. Innovation and Change: Change can be Your Best Friend. 23.1 What are the Roles of Innovation and Change in Organizations? 23.2 How do Managers Lead the Processes of Organizational Change? Test Prep Answers. Glossary. Endnotes. Photo Credits. Name Index. Subject Index. Organizational Index.
Dr. John R. Schermerhorn, Jr., is the Charles G. Oa Bleness Professor of Management in the College of Business at Ohio University, and formerly served as Director of the Ohio University for Southeast Asian Studies. He earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Northwestern University, and an M.B.A. (with distinction) in management and international business from New York University. Dr. Schermerhorn previously taught at Tulane University, The University of Vermont, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he served as Head of the Department of Management and Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration. A specialist in general management, organizational change and interorganizational cooperation, his clients have included Corning Glass Works, Pepsico, Inc., American Bankers Association, New England Hospital Assembly, Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, Petroleos de Venezuela, and the Vietnam Training Center for Radio and Television, among other organizations.