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Management 6th Edition
Danny Samson | Timothy Donnet | Richard L. Daft
ISBN-13: 9780170388412 | ISBN-10: 0170388417
© 2018  |  928  Pages

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Samson/Daft/ Donnet's Management is a robust foundation text providing a balance of broad, theoretical content with accessible language for students. Along with current management theory and practice, the text integrates coverage of innovation, entrepreneurship, agile workplaces, social media and new technology throughout. This sixth edition features a new author on the team and contains updates to content based on recent research. Examples within the text are both local and global, with a new focus on a ‘skills approach’.



  • Part 1: Introduction to Management
    1. The changing world of management
    2. The evolution of management thinking
    Part 2: The Environment of Management
    3. The environment and corporate culture
    4. Managing in a global environment
    5. Ethics, social responsibility and sustainable development
    6. The environment of entrepreneurship and small business management
    Part 3: Planning
    7. Organisational planning and goal setting
    8. Strategy formulation and implementation
    9. Managerial decision making
    Part 4: Organising
    10. Fundamentals of organising
    11. Managing change to achieve performance
    12. Human resource management
    13. Managing diversity
    Part 5: Leading
    14. Dynamics of behaviour in organisations
    15. Leading in organisations
    16. Motivation
    17. Communication in organisations
    18. Teamwork in organisations
    Part 6: Controlling
    19. Managerial and quality control
    20. Managing the value chain, Information Technology and e-business
    Capstone: Making effective management happen

    • Linked throughout to online learning activities so that students can practise, revise, check concepts and consolidate their learning
    • Aligned chapter-learning objectives and headings to assist with working through content
    • The authors have included new or dramatically revised sections on managing the technology-driven workplace, managing the people-driven workplace, the organisation-environment relationship, managers' ethical choices, managing change, innovations in HRM, leadership, and more
    • Each part of the text concludes with a contemporary continuing case study, focusing on car company Toyota as it faces managerial challenges and opportunities in the region.
    • Linked throughout to online learning activities so that students can practise, revise, check concepts and consolidate their learning.
    • Real-life examples from both the Asia-Pacific area, and the world, showcasing the ongoing changes in the management world.
    • Aligned chapter learning objectives and headings to assist with working through content.
    • The authors have included new or dramatically revised sections on managing the technology-driven workplace, managing the people-driven workplace, the organisation-environment relationship, managers' ethical choices, managing change, innovations in HRM, leadership, and more.
    • Cases for critical analysis sharpen students' diagnostic skills for management problem solving.
    • Links between concepts and cross-references are highlighted within and across chapters to enhance analytical skills, while cases for critical analysis sharpen students' diagnostic skills for management problem solving
    • Each part of the book is rich with experiential exercises, self-assessment activities, challenges and cases for students to engage with, developing multiple skills
    • 'Remember this' summaries in each section highlight key concepts at regular intervals
    • 'Management in Practice' exercises include ethical challenges, group challenges, cases for analysis, questionnaires, scenarios and activities for groups and individuals
    • NEW Experiential and skills-focused examples and activities
    • NEW Animated concept summaries online
    • NEW Updated content on sociocultural trends, big data and motivation
    • NEW End-of-part continuing case on the Australian car manufacturing industry
    • NEW Updated case studies with increased digital focus
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  • Danny A. Samson, B.E., Ph.D., is Professor of Management and was Head of the Department of Management at the University of Melbourne, where he has also been Associate Dean (Development) of the Faculty of Economics and Commerce and Director of the Foundation for Sustainable Economic Development and the Centre for Manufacturing Management.
    Professor Samson has been a member of a number of boards of directors, committees and industry bodies, including appointments as a member of the TAC Board, Australian Manufacturing Council and the Commonwealth Government Industry Task Force on Leadership and Management (Karpin committee). He has written eight books in the fields of decision analysis, manufacturing and production strategy, strategy, e-business and technology management. He has won research and best paper awards from leading journals, as well as teaching excellence awards, and has been Associate Editor of various management journals, such as the Journal of Operations Management.
    His principal research interests are in the strategic competitiveness of organisations and in the effective use of operations systems towards achieving that competitiveness.
    He has won numerous competitive research grants and published in a variety of journals that reflect the breadth of his research interests, including the Academy of Management Executive, Journal of the Operational Research Society, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Management Science, ASTIN Bulletin, Journal of Operations Management, Interfaces, Decision Sciences Journal, International Journal of Technology Management, Australian Accounting Review, Decision Support Systems and the International Journal of Production and Operations Management.

    Tim is an academic at QUT. He has established an extensive research-publishing record and is highly teaching-focused. He is a member of the Learning and Teaching Committee for QUT’s School of Management, and sits on the Academic Misconduct Committee for QUT Business School. In 2012-13 he contributed to a Faculty committee responsible for evaluating and comparing online assessment systems to replace the existing ReView software, which is used in many School of Management units. Tim’s teaching style includes the application of innovative practices and technologies within the classroom, which has contributed directly to improving learning outcomes, increasing student satisfaction levels, and the facilitation of undergraduate students into postgraduate study pathways. His teaching evaluations are excellent – always above 4 out of 5. He was the winner of QUT’s innovation prize in 2012 for tech-enhanced learning.