Fundamentals of Management: Management Myths Debunked!, Global Edition (10e) : 9781292146942

Fundamentals of Management: Management Myths Debunked!, Global Edition (10e)

Robbins & Decenzo
 
Edition
 
10
ISBN
 
9781292146942
ISBN 10
 
129214694X
Published
 
25/04/2016
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
528
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$129.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For Principles of Management courses.

The Practical Tools of Management Presented Through In-depth Practice

 

Fundamentals of Management is the most engaging and up-to-date introduction to management resource on the market today. Covering the essential concepts of management, it provides a solid foundation for understanding the key issues and offers a strong, practical focus, including the latest research on what works for managers and what doesn’t.

 

The Tenth Edition has been updated with the latest coverage on hot topics such as sustainability, holacracy, the sharing economy, gamification, data analytics/big data, BYOD (bring your own device), and wearable technology. Engaging and fun videos and exercises motivate students and give them the practice they need to become successful managers.

 

MyManagementLab™ not included. Students, if MyManagementLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyManagementLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

MyManagementLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.
Table of contents

Part 1: Introduction

1. Managers and Management

  History Module: A Brief History of Management’s Roots

2. The Management Environment

3. Integrative Managerial Issues

 

Part 2: Planning

4. Foundations of Decision Making

  Quantitative Module: Quantitative Decision-Making Aids

5. Foundations of Planning

 

Part 3: Organizing

6. Organizational Structure and Design

7. Managing Human Resources

  Career Module: Building Your Career

8. Managing Change and Innovation

 

Part 4: Leading

9. Foundations of Individual Behavior

10. Understanding Groups and Managing Work Teams

11. Motivating and Rewarding Employees

12. Leadership and Trust

13. Managing Communication and Information

 

Part 5: Controlling

14. Foundations of Control

15. Operations Management

  Entrepreneurship Module: Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures

 

 

New to this edition

Encourage Students to Apply Concepts

  • Case Applications that cover a gamut of companies and elements—from modern management at Spotify and candidate selection by Protiviti, to a humanistic approach to management by Brunello Cucinelli and LinkedIn adopting a discretionary time off policy—tell a story about managers, management, and organizations and involve students in assessing a situation and answering questions about "how,” "why" and "what would [they] do."
  • UPDATED! Self-contained sections on developing management skills at the end of each chapter help instructors apply and use management concepts. These 18 skills were chosen because of their relevancy in developing management competence and their linkage to one or more of the topic areas in this book.

Stay on the Cutting-edge of Management Practice

  • Sustainability is emphasized throughout the text via sustainability “icon” to familiarize students with this topic, which is important to today’s leaders.
  • UPDATED! Commonsense Myths. Exciting and innovative chapter openers grab students' attention by introducing commonsense myths and then debunking them.

MyManagementLab™ not included. Students, if MyManagementLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyManagementLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

MyManagementLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

Before Class

  • NEW! Personal Inventory Assessment (PIA) is a collection of online exercises designed to promote self-reflection and engagement in students, enhancing their ability to connect with management concepts. Assessments are assignable by instructors who can then track students' completions.
  • The Chapter Warm-up helps you hold your students accountable for learning key concepts in each chapter before coming to class. The assignment consists of basic questions related to topics in the text, and gives students the chance to access their eText to read about the topics in question. Grading and item analysis in the assignment allow you to see what students know and don’t know.  
  • Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept using materials from the text. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
  • Pearson eText keeps students engaged in learning on their own time, while helping them achieve greater conceptual understanding of the course material. The worked examples bring learning to life, and algorithmic practice allows students to apply the very concepts they are reading about. Combining resources that illuminate content with accessible self-assessment, MyManagementLab with Pearson eText provides students with a complete digital learning experience–all in one place.
  • NEW! Watch It features recommend a video clip and can be assigned to students for outside classroom viewing or watched in the classroom. The video corresponds to the chapter material and is accompanied by multiple-choice questions that reinforce students' comprehension of chapter content.
  • NEW! Try It features recommend a mini simulation that can be assigned to students as an outside activity or be done in the classroom. Students watch the simulation, are asked to make choices based on the scenario presented in the simulation, and then receive immediate feedback based on the answers they gave, reinforcing chapter concepts and students' comprehension of those concepts.
  • NEW! Talk About It discussion-type questions can be assigned as an activity.
  • Branching, Decision-Making Simulations put your students in the role of manager as they make a series of decisions based on a realistic business challenge. The simulations change and branch based on their decisions, creating various scenario paths. At the end of each simulation, students receive a grade and a detailed report of the choices they made with the associated consequences included.

During Class

  • Comprehensive online course content, tightly integrated with your textbook, lets you easily add, remove, or modify existing instructional material. You can also add your own course materials to suit the needs of your students or department. In short, MyManagementLab lets you teach exactly as you'd like.
  • Learning Catalytics™ is an interactive, student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Now included with MyManagementLab with eText, Learning Catalytics enables you to generate classroom discussion, guide your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Instructors, you can:
    • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills
    • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
    • Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class
    • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning   
  • Reporting Dashboard. View, analyze, and report learning outcomes clearly and easily, and get the information you need to keep your students on track throughout the course, with the new Reporting Dashboard. Available via the Gradebook and fully mobile-ready, the Reporting Dashboard presents student performance data at the class, section, and program levels in an accessible, visual manner.

After Class

  • UPDATED! Writing Space. Better writers make great learners–who perform better in their courses. To help you develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, we created the Writing Space. It’s a single place to create, track, and grade writing assignments, provide writing resources, and exchange meaningful, personalized feedback with students, quickly and easily. And thanks to integration with Turnitin®, Writing Space can check students’ work for improper citation or plagiarism.
    • NEW! Write It Assisted-Graded Writing Questions challenge students to assimilate information that they've read in the chapter.
  • Quizzes and Tests allow you to quiz students without having to grade the assignments yourself.
Easily scalable and shareable content. MyManagementLab lets other instructors copy your settings so a standardized syllabus can be maintained across your department. Should you want to use the same MyManagementLab course next semester, with the same customized settings, you can copy your existing course exactly—and even share it with other faculty members.
Features & benefits

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content that is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

Encourage Students to Apply Concepts

  • NEW! Various new Case Applications have been introduced in this Global Edition. Each tells a story about managers, management, and organizations, and involves students in assessing a situation and answering questions about "how,” "why" and "what would [they] do." These Case Applications cover a gamut of companies and elements—from modern management at Spotify and candidate selection by Protiviti, to a humanistic approach to management by Brunello Cucinelli and LinkedIn adopting a discretionary time off policy.
  • UPDATED! Certain Case Applications have been updated to reflect the most recent developments in policies and approaches adopted by the companies and management.
  • UPDATED! Self-contained sections on developing management skills at the end of each chapter help instructors apply and use management concepts. These 18 skills were chosen because of their relevancy in developing management competence and their linkage to one or more of the topic areas in this book.
  • Integrating Chapter Skills at the end of each chapter encourage students to apply the concepts they’ve just learned, helping them see how the concepts work together, while providing them with a review of the material.
  • Enhancing Your Skill in Ethical Decision-Making put students in the role of manager making decisions about current ethical issues. This exercise comes to life as students log into MyManagementLab and practice this skill in an interactive environment.
  • Diversity Perspectives put students in the role of a manager making decisions about managing a changing workforce. Students are prompted to visit MyManagementLab to practice their decision-making skills related to age, gender, or ethnic diversity in an interactive environment.
  • A You Be The Manager feature contains skill-building exercises that encourage students to apply and use management concepts, helping them to put their knowledge into action for 18 top areas, including:
    • A recommended Personal Inventory Assessment (PIA), including results interpretation
    • A review of a basic skill concept and specific behaviors associated with developing competence in the skill
    • A short, in-class application
    • Several reinforcement activities to give students additional opportunities to practice and learn the behaviors

Stay on the Cutting-edge of Management Practice

  • NEW! Sustainability is emphasized throughout the text via sustainability “icon” to familiarize students with this topic, which is important to today’s leaders.
  • UPDATED! Commonsense Myths. Exciting and innovative chapter openers grab students' attention by introducing commonsense myths and then debunking them.
  • A contemporary and visually appealing chapter section reinforces key topics and ideas and engages students, making it easy for them to read and know what's important from that particular chapter.
  • Managing Diversity highlights the issues and rewards of successfully managing diversity.
  • Technology and the Manager’s Job discusses how technology changes and shapes the way we manage.
  • And the Survey Says presents survey findings about managers, employees, and the workplace.
  • From the Past to the Present connects management history to the present.

MyManagementLab™ not included. Students, if MyManagementLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyManagementLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

MyManagementLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

Before Class

  • NEW! Personal Inventory Assessment (PIA) is a collection of online exercises designed to promote self-reflection and engagement in students, enhancing their ability to connect with management concepts. Assessments are assignable by instructors who can then track students' completions.
  • The Chapter Warm-up helps you hold your students accountable for learning key concepts in each chapter before coming to class. The assignment consists of basic questions related to topics in the text, and gives students the chance to access their eText to read about the topics in question. Grading and item analysis in the assignment allow you to see what students know and don’t know.  
  • Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept using materials from the text. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
  • Pearson eText keeps students engaged in learning on their own time, while helping them achieve greater conceptual understanding of the course material. Worked examples bring learning to life, and algorithmic practice allows students to apply the very concepts they are reading about. Combining resources that illuminate content with accessible self-assessment, MyManagementLab with Pearson eText provides students with a complete digital learning experience–all in one place.
  • NEW! Watch It features recommend a video clip and can be assigned to students for outside classroom viewing or watched in the classroom. The video corresponds to the chapter material and is accompanied by multiple-choice questions that reinforce students' comprehension of chapter content.
  • NEW! Try It features recommend a mini simulation that can be assigned to students as an outside activity or be done in the classroom. Students watch the simulation, are asked to make choices based on the scenario presented in the simulation, and then receive immediate feedback based on the answers they gave, reinforcing chapter concepts and students' comprehension of those concepts.
  • NEW! Talk About It discussion-type questions can be assigned as an activity.
  • Branching, Decision-Making Simulations put your students in the role of manager as they make a series of decisions based on a realistic business challenge. The simulations change and branch based on their decisions, creating various scenario paths. At the end of each simulation, students receive a grade and a detailed report of the choices they made with the associated consequences included.

During Class

  • Comprehensive online course content, tightly integrated with your textbook, lets you easily add, remove, or modify existing instructional material. You can also add your own course materials to suit the needs of your students or department. In short, MyManagementLab lets you teach exactly as you'd like.
  • Learning Catalytics™ is an interactive, student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Now included with MyManagementLab with eText, Learning Catalytics enables you to generate classroom discussion, guide your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Instructors, you can:
    • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills
    • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
    • Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class
    • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning   
  • Reporting Dashboard. View, analyze, and report learning outcomes clearly and easily, and get the information you need to keep your students on track throughout the course, with the new Reporting Dashboard. Available via the Gradebook and fully mobile-ready, the Reporting Dashboard presents student performance data at the class, section, and program levels in an accessible, visual manner.

After Class

  • UPDATED! Writing Space. Better writers make great learners–who perform better in their courses. To help you develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, we created the Writing Space. It’s a single place to create, track, and grade writing assignments, provide writing resources, and exchange meaningful, personalized feedback with students, quickly and easily. And thanks to integration with Turnitin®, Writing Space can check students’ work for improper citation or plagiarism.
    • NEW! Write It Assisted-Graded Writing Questions challenge students to assimilate information that they've read in the chapter.
  • Quizzes and Tests allow you to quiz students without having to grade the assignments yourself.
Easily scalable and shareable content. MyManagementLab lets other instructors copy your settings so a standardized syllabus can be maintained across your department. Should you want to use the same MyManagementLab course next semester, with the same customized settings, you can copy your existing course exactly—and even share it with other faculty members.