Publication Date 1 Jan 2009
OverviewNow with FREE bonus supplements on the Global Financial Crisis and Labor's workplace relations reforms (including the Fair Work Act 2009). ***Note to our customers outside Australia - alternative packages are available with this text and can be requested by contacting our Customer Services Department: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org From overseas: Telephone: +61 7 3354 8444 Toll--free telephone (from New Zealand only): 0800 448 200 Fax (not toll-free): +61 7 3352 7107 Building on the strengths of its popular previous editions, Management 4th Australasian edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to both reflect contemporary management thinking and to highlight the issues facing managers of the 21st century. A solid foundation of theory provides the background to a wealth of illustrative examples, highlighting organisations operating in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. A balance of small- to medium- size enterprises and larger multinational corporations are featured. A critical thinking perspective is integrated throughout the book, asking and encouraging student to analyse research and theory in the light of contemporary management practice. Each copy of the printed textbook comes with a free copy of the Wiley Desktop Edition: a full electronic version of the text that allows students to easily search for key concepts, create their own colour-coded highlights and make electronic notes in the text for revision. Key themes of the text include: * The importance of ethical and socially responsible management * Recognition of the continuing need to cater for the increasing diversity of the workforce * The importance of managing people, technology, knowledge and quality in achieving organisational goals * An appreciation of the challenges and opportunities presented by the ever changing environment in which contemporary managers operate. NEW TO THIS EDITION *Now with Wiley Desktop Edition! When you purchase a new copy of this text you will also receive a Wiley Desktop Edition which allows you to study electronically. * Download the full text to your computer! * Use the search function to locate key concepts! * Create your own colour-coded highlights as you revise! * Make notes for revision and share them with your friends! * Brand new chapters on Risk Management, Project Management and Supply Chain Management * Engaging full colour presentation. Check out all the great features yourself in this DEMONSTRATION KEY FEATURES *Scene Setter - Introduces a real-world example that highlights the chapter's theme. *Management and the Community - Is a mini case study that highlights ethics and corporate social responsibility issues for contemporary managers. *Manager's Checklist - A list of helpful hints for current and future managers. *Management Decision - A boxed feature that puts students in a management situation, with responsibility for resolving specific workplace situations. *Managing Internationally - A mini case study focusing on international issues, including different cultural perspectives on management. *Critical Thinking Questions - Appear regularly throughout each chapter to encourage students to apply and examine the management theories being discussed. * Skill Self-Assessment - Questionnaires and activities for self-analysis provide students with insights into their own managerial skills and style. * End-of-Chapter Questions - Including review, discussion, application and advanced questions to test student understanding. * End-of-Chapter Case Study - Ties together the main concepts explored, via featuring the activities of a real-world Australasian small to medium-sized enterprise or larger multinational organisation. In addition, End-of-Part cases are strategically placed throughout the text to consolidate the themes of multiple chapters.
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