Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications

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Prentice Hall, 2001 - Business & Economics - 528 pages
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Whether the topic is understanding e-business, six sigma, workplace violence, knowledge workers, Internet job searches, or visionary leadership, Stephen Robbins and David DeCenzo cover it thoroughly and in a way that truly captures the issues facing managers in the twenty-first century. Its not enough just to know about managementyou have to possess the skills to match! With Robbins and DeCenzos new edition, youll learn so much about the real world of management, including: *Why Amazon.com is revolutionizing the book-selling industry *How SiloCaf, a coffee bean processing plant, uses sophisticated technologically-based controls to enhance productivity and ensure consistent quality in its work *Why companies like London Fog are struggling to survive *How teams at Hewlett-Packard redesigned a production process, cut waste, controlled costs, and increased productivity *New techniques that can make a university more efficient and responsive to its students

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About the author (2001)

Stephen P. Robbins received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He previously worked for the shell Oil Company and Reynolds Metals Company and has taughtat the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Concordia University in Montreal, the University of Baltimore, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and San Diego State University. Dr. Robbins; research interests have focused on conflict, power and politics in organizations, behavioral decision making, and the development of effective interpersonal skills. His articles on these and other topics have appeared in such journals as Business Horizons, California Management Review, Business and Economic Perspectives, International Management, Management Review, Canadian Personnel and Industrial relations, and Journal of Management Education.

Dr. Robbins is a best-selling textbook author in the areas of management and organizational behavior. His books have sold in excess of three million copies and are currently used by students in more than a thousand U.S. colleges and universities, and have been translated into16 languages.

Dr. Robbins also actively participates in masters' track competition. Since turning 50 in 1993, he has set numerous indoor and outdoor age-group world sprint records. He has set numerous indoor and outdoor age-group world sprint records. He has won more than a dozen indoor and outdoor U.S. Championships at 60 m, 100 m, 200 m, and 400 m, and won seven gold medals at World Masters Championships. In 2005, he was induced into the Masters track & Field Hall of Fame.

Dr. David A. Decenzo" is Director of Partnership Development and Professor of Management at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. His works include:
- "Fundamentals of Management"
- "Supervision Today"
- "Human Resource Management

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