This Global Edition has been edited to include enhancements making it more relevant to students outside the United States
The practical tools of management presented through in-depth practice.
Robbins/DeCenzo is the best-selling, brief, paperback text that gives students more depth and breadth of practical tools to practice their management skills than any other textbook. New author Mary Coulter brings a fresh perspective to the already best-selling duo of Stephen Robbins and David DeCenzo.
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See the hands in the air, hear the roar of discussionbe a Rock Star in the classroom. mymanagementlab makes it easier for you to be a Rock Star in the classroom by helping you hold students accountable for class preparation, and getting students engaged in the material through an array of relevant teaching and media resources.
Robbins/DeCenzo is the best-selling, brief, paperback text that gives students more depth and breadth of practical tools to practice their management skills than any other textbook.
New author Mary Coulter brings a fresh perspective to the already best-selling duo of Stephen Robbins and David DeCenzo.
Accompanied by mymanagementlab! See the hands in the air, hear the roar of discussionbe a Rock Star in the classroom. mymanagementlab makes it easier for you to be a Rock Star in the classroom by helping you hold students accountable for class preparation, and getting students engaged in the material through an array of relevant teaching and media resources.
Engaging Students and Holding Them Accountable for Their Class Performance mymanagementlab helps you hold students accountable for class preparation and supports more active learning styles by providing students with the tools necessary to assess their knowledge and identify areas for improvement. Consisting of the pretest, remediation material based on the pretest results, and the posttest, theStudy Plan helps professors ensure that their students have a basic understanding of course material before coming to class.
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Appeal to the Visual Learners: Interactive Lessons. Tied to each objective in the chapter, Interactive Lessons are designed for learners who benefit from a more visual/interactive approach. These lessons feature questions and answers and can be used as starting points. They can even serve as customized feedback in student study plans.
NEW! Get Students Involved: Mini-simulations. Unique mini-simulations use adaptive technology to allow students to make management decisions and see the impact of their decisions. Mini-simulations help students practice concepts such as:
Working in Teams
NEW! Course Currency at Your Fingertips: Business News Videos. The BizTube videos found in mymanagementlab will feature breaking business news and scenarios pertinent to the topics covered in your course. Discussion Questions (along with answers) accompany these videos so that you can use this asset in your classroom immediately. Videos are updated monthly.
Making it Easier for You to Rock the Room mymanagementlab puts an array of teaching resources at your fingertips, making it easy for you to be a Rock Star in the classroom! NEW! Show the Real-world Applications: Company Videos and Video Case Studies. Give your students access to videos and video cases that feature both large corporations and small businesses. These videos are also supported with teaching notes, slides, and discussion and quiz questions. Examples of featured companies include:
Ford Motor Company
Abercrombie and Fitch
Zifty (on-line deliveries)
homestarrunner.com (humorous and edgy flash animated Internet cartoon site)
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ROBBINS/DECENZO, FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT, 7e
A broad scope of the study of management. The authors believe that management shouldnt be studied solely from the perspective of top management, billion-dollar companies, or U.S. corporations. To hel
New to This Edition
NEW! The addition of new co-author Mary Coulter brings a renewed focus on real managers to the text. NEW! On the cutting-edge of management practice. There are always new issues and ideas confronting managers, which is why this edition now includes new exercises, modules, and boxes. Specific additions include:
Updates to all chapters
A self-assessment exercise in each chapter
For Your Immediate Action thinking and writing assignments
NEW! Chapter boxes that highlight key concepts. These new boxes highlight key points within in each chapter that are important for students to know. The new boxes that have been added to this edition include:
Managing Diversity highlights the issues and rewards of successfully managing diversity.
Technology and the Managers 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.
NEW! Enhanced Media Package to help you deliver an amazing classroom experience to your students!
mymanagementlab-a powerful online tool that combines assessment, reporting, and personalized study to help both students and instructors succeed.
BizTube-Each month, new video case studies will be added to mymanagementlab. These videos will feature breaking business news as well as scenarios pertinent to the topics covered in your course. Discussion Questions (along with answers) accompany these videos so that you can use this asset in your classroom immediately! Biz Tube: Course Currency at Your Fingertips!
mini-simulations-Allow your students additional opportunities to apply the concepts learned in the book and in lecture. Pearson mini-simulations are embedded in mymanagementlab and are tied to text learning objectives. Mini-Sims cover topics such as:
Pearson Cinema Resource-Spark classroom discussion by demonstrating how management themes and theories appear in today's popular movies and television shows! This resource shows how to use recently released movies and TV shows in class to demonstrate topics in management, incluuding where to get them and the exact time within the feature.
New Company Videos-Show students the real-world applications of textbook theories with Pearson's new company videos. Companies featured include:
Ford Motor Company
Abercrombie and Fitch
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Managers and Management Module: A Brief History of Managements Roots 2. The Management Environment Planning 3. Foundations of Decision Making 4. Foundations of Planning Module: Entrepreneurship Organizing 5. Organizational Structure and Culture 6. Managing Human Resources Module: Managing Your Career 7. Managing Change and Innovation Leading 8. Foundations of Individual Behavior 9. Understanding Groups and Managing Work Teams 10. Motivating and Rewarding Employees 11. Leadership and Trust 12. Communication and Interpersonal Skills Controlling 13. Foundations of Control 14. Operations Management