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Fundamentals of Management: Core Concepts & Applications

ISBN: 9780618472420 | 0618472428
Edition: 4th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: South-Western College Pub
Pub. Date: 1/1/2005

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Fundamentals of Management, 4/e, an abridged version of Management, 8/e, provides up-to-date coverage to key functional areas (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) plus new research and examples, all in a brief format. From respected author Ricky Griffin, this skills-based text gives instructors the flexibility to integrate their own cases, exercises, and projects while continuing to provide them with a strong theoretical framework. New! Each chapter also contains either a Technology Toolkit, Business of Ethics, or Today\'s Management Issues boxed feature. These are intended to briefly depart from the flow of the chapter to highlight or extend especially interesting or emerging points and issues relating to new technology and its role in management or ethical issues and questions facing managers today. New! Test Preppers, located at the end of every chapter, prompt students with true/false and multiple-choice quizzes to gauge their retention and comprehension of chapter material. The answers are found at the end of the text. New! HM e-Study Student CD-ROM is carefully tailored to supplement and enhance the content of the text, including ACE self-tests, selected videos, chapter outlines, company web links, a glossary, flashcards, learning objectives, ready notes, self-assessment exercises, and chapter summaries. The CD-ROM is free with the text. Knowledgebank Icon in the text refers students to the new Knowledgebank feature on the HM e-Study CD. Here they can find additional information about particular topics in the text. It can also be used to find further management knowledge or for a research project, and it can be found only on HM e-Study CD ROM. Building Management Skills exercises appear throughout the text and are organized around the set of basic management skills introduced in Chapter 1. The Skills Self-Assessment Instrument helps readers learn something about their own approach to management. Finally, an Experiential Exercise provides additional action-oriented learning opportunities, usually for group settings. Pedagogical features that support learning are features throughout the text. In addition to the end-of-the-chapter exercises, every chapter includes important learning objectives, a chapter outline, an opening incident, boldface key terms, a summary of key points, questions for review, questions for analysis, and an end-of-the-chapter case with questions. Eduspace, a flexible, powerful, and customizable e-learning platform, provides instructors with text-specific online courses and content for Management, 4/e, Eduspace permits the instructor to create part or all of their course online using the widely recognized tools of Blackboard and quality text-specific content of Houghton Mifflin (HMCo). Instructors can quickly and easily assign homework exercises, quizzes and tests, tutorials and supplementary study materials. Pre-loaded material can be modified, or instructors can add their own.

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