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Management - Vantage Learning Platform

Management - Vantage Learning Platform
Think, Decide, Act

Third Edition

April 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2119-0

About Management, Third Edition

Management, Third Edition
introduces students to the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions of management with an emphasis on how managers can cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset. Authors Christopher P. Neck, Jeffrey D. Houghton, and Emma L. Murray use a variety of examples, applications, and insights from real-world managers to help students develop the knowledge, mindset, and skills they need to succeed in today’s fast-paced, dynamic workplace.

About Management, Third Edition - Vantage Digital Option


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Management introduces students to the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions of management with an emphasis on how managers can cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset. Management – Vantage Digital Option, Third Edition delivers the trusted content from Christopher P. Neck, Jeffery D. Houghton, and Emma L. Murray's text on Sage Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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Chapter 1. Management: An Entrepreneurial Approach
Chapter 1S. Chapter 1 Supplement: The Evolution of Management
Chapter 2. Ethics and Social Responsibility
Chapter 3. Organizational Environment and Culture
Chapter 4. Diversity in a Global Community
Chapter 5. The Entrepreneurial Manager
Chapter 6. Making Effective Decisions
Chapter 7. Setting Goals
Chapter 8. Designing Strategies
Chapter 9. Managing Change and Innovation
Chapter 10. Structuring Organizations
Chapter 11. The Human Side of Management
Chapter 12. Managing Team Performance
Chapter 13. Managing as Leaders
Chapter 14. Understanding Individual Behavior
Chapter 15. Motivating Others
Chapter 16. Communicating
Chapter 17. Controlling Information and Operations


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  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
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  • Self-assessments (available on SAGE Vantage) allow students to engage with the material in a more meaningful way that supports learning.
  • A new chapter, The Entrepreneurial Manager, explains the role of managers as entrepreneurs, illustrates the various types of entrepreneurship, outlines the components of the entrepreneurship method, and explains the different ways in which entrepreneurs can learn from failure.
  • New end-of-chapter exercises provide additional opportunities for students to build valuable experience and increase their skills through decision-oriented and hands-on activities.
  • New cases on real-world companies spark interest through brands students are familiar with, like Trader Joe’s and Patagonia.
  • A unique, entrepreneurial mindset approach helps students overcome challenges, accept responsibility for outcomes, and learn how to make decisions in fast-paced, unpredictable environments.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of chapters and repeated before relevant sections help keep students focused on what they should be able to do upon completion of readings.
  • Chapter-opening case studies and chapter-ending Case Snapshots tell the stories of real com¬panies from various sectors and markets to illustrate chapter concepts and encour¬age further exploration of these topics.
  • Voices of Management sections feature real-world anecdotes, quotes, and examples from seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurs who share their knowledge and experience with students. Accompanying questions help students see how management concepts impact real people and organizations.
  • Entrepreneurial Manager Mindset activities encourage students to take part in practical activities that can be performed inside or outside the classroom. Accompanying questions stimulate critical thinking.
  • Examining the Evidence sections highlight a recent seminal management study from a high-quality management journal and discuss its practical applications in the busi¬ness world. Accompanying critical thinking questions help students see how research applies to real-life settings.
  • Up for Debate activities at the end of chapters present a scenario and statement for students to form their own opinions on. Reasons for agreeing and disagreeing with the statement are included for consideration.
  • Chapter-ending study resources include lists of key terms, summaries tied back to learning objectives, and exercises with discussion questions.

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