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Management Today

Management Today

Second Edition
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January 2024 | 680 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Integrating core management concepts with evidence-based research and strategies, Management Today, Second Edition provides students of all backgrounds with the foundations they need to start and enhance their careers. Authors Terri A. Scandura and Frankie J. Weinberg share their experiences as active researchers and award-winning teachers throughout the book to engage and inspire the next generation of managers. Students can apply what they have learned through self-assessments, reflection exercises, and experiential activities.

Real-world case studies explore business scenarios students may encounter throughout their own careers. Practical, concise, and founded upon cutting edge research, this text equips students with the necessary skills to become impactful members of today's business world.

Part I: Becoming A Manager
Chapter 1: The Evolution of Management Thought
Chapter 2: Ethics and Social Responsibility
Part II: Planning
Chapter 3: Decision Making and Analytics
Chapter 4: Organizational Culture and Planning
Chapter 5: Strategic Management and Planning
Part III: Organizing
Chapter 6: Organizational Design
Chapter 7: Communication Systems
Chapter 8: Human Resource Systems
Part IV: Leading
Chapter 9: Individual Differences
Chapter 10: Diversity
Chapter 11: Motivation
Chapter 12: Teams
Chapter 13: Leadership
Part V: Controlling
Chapter 14: Budget Control
Chapter 15: Management Control Systems and Technology


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  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook
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"Excellent resource book that I always recommend, in addition, the students are very satisfied with the book."

Theresa Maia
Florida Atlantic University

"This is a solid entry level book that could also be used in more advanced classes because it covers a wealth of material."

Frank A. Liselli
Farmingdale State College

"This book provides good examples and cases that bring the content to life."

Lucy R. Ford
Saint Joseph's University

"A good overview of management. Research based with good pedagogy."

Elizabeth Cooper
University of Rhode Island

"I use this book as a complement for the Management class. It is an excellent book with great examples."

Carlos Linares
Midway University
Key features
  • The new edition is available in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support.
  • 26 new case studies feature diverse organizations such as ChatGPT, TikTok, Duolingo, and Forever 21.
  • Updated research on current topics such as corporate social responsibility, the impacts of Covid-19 on the future of work, AI, self-managed work teams, strategic management, and prosocial development.
  • An expanded discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion explores cutting-edge research on diversity management strategies, psychological safety, and belonging.
  • New coverage of key leadership concepts such as shared leadership, adaptive leadership, and leader-member exchange.
  • Updated and expanded content on technology, data, and data analytics and its impact on controls.
  • The author team brings over 35 years of experience teaching management, leadership, ethics, strategy, organizational behavior, negotiation, and an array of business topics, and practical experience as consultants within and outside their universities.
  • Experiential "Toolkit" Activities engage students with selected industries of interest to them, such as gaming, and encourage application of the material.
  • Self-Assessments give students the chance to learn something about themselves and apply the material.
  • Careers in Management features encourage students to explore careers in management with each chapter focusing on careers within that chapter’s area.
  • Fact or Fiction features illustrate provocative issues that students can debate in class or online.
  • Current Case Studies engage students with topics they are familiar with and want to learn more about.
  • All materials are tied to the AACSB standards.
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