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MANAGEMENT, 12E, takes a functional, skills-based approach to the process of management with a focus on active planning, leading, organizing and controlling. Griffin carefully examines today's emerging management topics, including the impact of technology, importance of a green business environment, ethical challenges, and the need to adapt in changing times. This edition builds on proven success to help strengthen your management skills with a balance of classic theory and contemporary practice. Numerous new and popular cases and learning features highlight the challenges facing today's managers. Hundreds of well-researched contemporary examples, from Starbucks to The Hunger Games to professional baseball, vividly demonstrate the importance of strong management to any type of organization. MindTap(R) has been completely revised and updated to incorporate a suite of new digital resources designed to facilitate and measure student success. Students can synchronously work together in the experiential exercises to create videos, write papers, deliver presentations and more. Interactive Self Assessments help students engage students by helping them make personal connections to the content presented in the chapter. Our adaptive learning solution provides customized questions, text, and video resources based on student proficiency.
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Part I: INTRODUCING MANAGEMENT. 1. Managing and the Manager's Job. 2. Traditional and Contemporary Opportunities/Challenges. Part II: UNDERSTANDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT OF MANAGING. 3. Understanding the Organization's Environment. 4. Responding to the Ethical and Social Environment. 5. Navigating the Global Environment. Part III: UNDERSTANDING PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING. 6. Basic Elements of Planning and Decision Making. 7. Managing Strategy and Strategic Planning. 8. Managing Decision Making and Problem Solving. 9. Managing Start-Ups and New Ventures. Part IV: UNDERSTANDING THE ORGANIZING PROCESS. 10. Basic Elements of Organizing. 11. Managing Organization Design. 12. Managing Organization Change and Innovation. 13. Managing Human Resources. Part V: UNDERSTANDING THE LEADING PROCESS. 14. Basic Elements of Individual and Interpersonal Behavior. 15. Managing Employee Motivation and Performance. 16. Managing Leadership and Influence Process. 17. Managing Interpersonal Relations and Communication. 18. Managing Work Groups and Teams. Part VI: UNDERSTANDING THE CONTROLLING PROCESS. 19. Basic Elements of Control. 20. Managing Operations, Quality and Productivity.

About the Author

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.

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