Fundamentals of Management 6th Edition
Danny Samson | Timothy Donnet | Richard L. Daft
ISBN-13: 9780170388443 | ISBN-10: 0170388441
© 2018  |  720  Pages

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Samson/Daft/ Donnet's Fundamentals of Management is a robust foundation text providing a balance of broad, theoretical content with accessible language for students. This sixth edition features a new author on the team and contains updates to content based on recent research.

Along with current management theory and practice, the text integrates coverage of innovation, entrepreneurship, agile workplaces, social media and new technology throughout. The book is rich with experiential exercises, self-assessment activities, challenges and cases for students to engage with, developing multiple skills. Examples within the text are both local and global, with a new focus on a ‘skills approach’, and each part of the text concludes with a contemporary continuing case study, focussing on car company, Toyota, as it faces managerial challenges and opportunities in the region

The text covers the four key management functions: Planning, Organising, Leading, and Controlling, conveying to students the elements of a manager's working day.

  • Part 1: Introduction to Management
    1. The changing world of management
    Part 2: The Environment of Management
    2. The environment and corporate culture
    3. Managing in a global environment
    4. Ethics, social responsibility and sustainable development
    Part 3: Planning
    5. Organisational planning and goal setting
    6. Strategy formulation and implementation
    App to ch 6 Managerial decision making
    Part 4: Organising
    7. Fundamentals of organising
    8. Managing change to achieve performance
    9. Human resource management
    Part 5: Leading
    10. Leading in organisations
    11. Motivation
    12. Communication in organisations
    13. Teamwork in organisations
    Part 6: Controlling
    14. Managerial and quality control
    Capstone: Making effective management happen

    • Visual exhibits explain, explore, present data and information, and illustrate processes covered in the text
    • Aligned chapter learning objectives and headings to assist with working through content
    • Real-life Asia-Pacific and global examples showcase ongoing changes in the management world
    • Engaging, easy-to-understand writing style, with many in-text examples brings concepts to life for students, offering motivation, confidence and mastery. Links between concepts and cross-references are highlighted within and across chapters to enhance analytical skills
    • 'Management Challenges' open each chapter to heighten students' interest in the chapter topic, with a 'Response' included at the end, answering the challenges in line with the chapter concepts. This provides models of excellence for students
    • 'Remember this' summaries in each section serve to 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* 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.

    Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management and Principal Senior Lecturer in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, where he specializes in the study of leadership and organization theory. Dr. Daft is a fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. He was associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant, Organization Theory and Design, and Management. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters, and he has published in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management; Accounting, Organizations and Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Dr. Daft has received several government research grants in organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing. An active teacher and respected consultant, Dr. Daft has served as associate dean and helped manage a start-up enterprise. He has been involved in management development and consulting for numerous organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, Bridgestone, Vulcan Materials, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, Central Parking System, USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.