Management: An Asia-Pacific Perspective

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Management: An Asia-Pacific Perspective

ISBN : 9780470801048
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
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Overview The Australasian adaptation of the best selling US management text by John Schermerhorn brings together a core text, skill-building workbook, a comprehensive Web site with additional interactive case studies, skills assessments, career tools, and teaching resourcesdrawn from the author's award winning classroom. Together, the book and the assets that surround it show students how to "Get Connected" as they discover the dynamics of management in the context of a challenging and new work environment. They will learn about the responsibilities of a manager and what this means for their future career through many practical examples that are interwoven with core concepts and theories. They will appreciate the clear, concise, and engaging writing style that has made this text successful year after year. And, they will benefit from the solid foundation of research covered, as well as the high quality of examples presented. This comprehensive yet concise text will suit the increasing number of management units utilising experiential methods in their teaching of management.F EATURESThorough adaptation of theory and cases to suit students studying in AustralasiaThe Career Readiness Workbook includes the Career Advancement Portfolio, Cross-Functional Integrated 'Sarina Russo' Case, Exercises for Teamwork, Management Skills Assessments, and Research and Presentation Projects. Opening case studyPlanning Ahead. Each chapter opens with two very helpful sections. Planning Ahead presents a set of study questions that provide students with the desired learning objectives of the chapter. This is followed by a brief Opening Vignette offering a timely real world example that highlights the chapter themesEmbedded Boxes exemplify the importance of the issues managers must face. These in-depth examples are embedded in the general text discussion for each chapter. The boxes provide concise and relevant examples without interrupting the flow of the material. The examples range from large, multinational organizations to small, local businesses, and also represent the non-profit sector. The boxes illustrate themes of ethics and social responsibility, globalisation, diversity, and technology. Career Connection Sidebars in every chapter link the text material to realities and developments in the new workplace. These sidebars pose questions to the reader that are relevant to their career development and professionalismThe Counterpoint feature in every chapter offers a provocative viewpoint about one of the issues within the chapter and stimulates critical thinking and classroom discussionManager's Notepads assist in developing practical applications. These notepads consist of concise lists of helpful hints that describe the "dos" and "don'ts" of managerial behaviour. Reality Check and Get Connected features are short, high- interest features located in the chapter margins.Chapter Study Guide. The end-of-chapter material provides a built-in study guide for the students to prepare for examinations. Following an extensive summary, linked to the chapter learning objectives, students can test their understanding of the chapter content through short response and application questions. They are then directed to the career readiness activities for the chapter - which include research and presentation projects, integrative case study questions, exercises in teamwork and management skills assessments. Finally, the electronic resources for the chapter are listed - which include online self testing, additional cases and a wealth of interactive activities.Each chapter finishes with a case for critical thinking. It describes situations faced by organisations and their managers in a range of contexts and concludes with a list of questions for the student to answer.ABOUT THE AUTHORS John R. Schermerhorn Jr, PhD, MBA (distinction), BS, is professor of management in the College of Business at Ohio University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in management. He is dedicated to serving the needs of practising managers in all types of organisations and has written comprehensively on management to help others bridge the gaps between theory and practice. John has extensive international experience, and serves as a guest speaker at colleges and universities, lecturing on developments in higher education for business and management, as well as on instructional approaches and innovations. John is the author of the US edition of this textbook, Management, seventh edition, and senior co-author of Managing Organizational Behaviour, seventh edition, Introducing Management and Basic Organizational Behaviour, second edition.John Campling, BA Hons, MA, MIR, PhD (Cambridge), is a senior lecturer in management and the director of the Master of Business Administration program at the School of Business, James Cook University, Cairns. John has lectured, researched and published extensively on human resource management, industrial relations and organisational change in Australia, Europe and North America. He is the co-author of Bargained Out: Negotiating Without Unions in Australia, and his current research focuses on sustainable business strategies, innovation and the management of technology.David Poole, BS, MBA, MEdAdmin, PhD, is senior lecturer in management within the School of Management at the University of Western Sydney. His research interests include public sector management, university management, organisational behaviour and business strategy. David's research has been published in journals such as Management Today, Leading and Managing, Higher Education and the International Journal of Public Sector Management. During 2001, he served as Visiting Professor of Management at Utah State University. David has also taught in the MBA programs of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM).Retha Wiesner is associate professor in the Faculty of Business and head of the Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour at the University of Southern Queensland. Before entering academia in 1989, she gained extensive human resource management and organisational behaviour experience as an industrial psychologist and HR manager. Retha has taught human resource management and organisational behaviour courses in Australia and overseas, and is still actively involved as a consultant to many Australian organisations. She has published extensively in Australia and overseas, and is the co-author of Management & Organisational Behaviour. Her current research interests include a major national and international study on employee management practices and organisational change in small and medium-sized enterprises. Supplements:Instructors Resource GuideTest BankPowerPointArt filesVideosVideo GuideManagement at WorkOutcome Assessment FrameworkThe Author's ClassroomComputerised Test BankWeb siteWebCT

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