Part I: AN INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT. 1: Managing and the Manager's Job. 2: Traditional and Contemporary Issues and Challenges. Part II: THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT OF MANAGEMENT. 3: The Environment and Culture of Organizations. 4: The Ethical and Social Environment. 5: The Global Environment. 6: The Multicultural Environment. Part III: PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING. 7: Basic Elements of Planning and Decision Making. 8: Managing Strategy and Strategic Planning. 9: Managing Decision Making and Problem Solving. 10: Managing New Venture Formation and Entrepreneurship. Part IV: THE ORGANIZING PROCESS. 11: Basic Elements of Organizing. 12: Managing Organization Design. 13: Managing Organization Change and Innovation. 14: Managing Human Resources in Organizations. Part V: THE LEADING PROCESS. 15: Basic Elements Of Individual Behavior in Organizations. 16: Managing Employee Motivation and Performance. 17: Managing Leadership and Influence Processes. 18: Managing Interpersonal Relations and Communication. 19: Managing Work Groups and Teams. Part VI: THE CONTROLLING PROCESS. 20: Basic Elements of Control. 21: Managing Operations, Quality, and Productivity. 22: Managing Information and Information Technology.
Ricky W. Griffin serves as Distinguished Professor of Management and Blocker Chair in Business at Texas A&M. He received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Houston. He served as editor of the Journal of Management and as an officer in the Southwest Regional Division of the Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, and the Research Methods Division and the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Griffin spent three years on the faculty at the University of Missouri (Columbia) before moving to Texas A&M University in 1981. His research interests include workplace violence, employee health and well-being in the workplace, and workplace culture. A well-respected author recognized for his organizational behavior and management research, Dr. Griffin has written many successful textbooks, including: Management, Organizational Behavior, HR, Management Skills, Introduction to Business, and International Business.