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Exploring Management, 6th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-39586-7
October 2017, ©2018
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Description

Exploring Management supports teaching and learning of core management concepts by presenting material in a straightforward, conversational style with a strong emphasis on application. With a focus on currency, high-interest examples and pedagogy that encourages critical thinking and personal reflection, this course is the perfect balance between what students need and what instructors want. 

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Table of Contents

   1. Managers and the Management Process

   2. Management Learning: Past to Present

   3. Ethics and Social Responsibility

   4. Managers as Decision Makers

   5. Plans and Planning Techniques

   6. Controls and Control Systems

   7. Strategy and Strategic Management

   8. Organization Structure and Design

   9. Organizational Cultures, Innovation, and Change

   10. Human Resource Management

   11. Leadership 

   12. Individual Behavior

   13. Motivation

   14. Teams and Teamwork

   15. Communication

   16. Diversity and Global Cultures

   17. Globalization and International Business

   18. Entrepreneurship and Small Business

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New to This Edition

  • Updates: All features in the course, including Ethics Check, Facts to Consider, Hot Topics, and Quick Cases, have been updated, providing students with fresh examples for learning.
  • Updated Cases: The casebook includes new cases on Uber, Snapchat, and crowdfunding.
  • Career Success Resources: Integrated resources are housed in an easy to find Career Center for students and include videos authored by a career coach, a step-by step guide, tools that enable students to create their own e-portfolio, and a Job/Internship search resources. The career center now includes Universum - a global leader in employer branding. Users participate in a survey with college students across the country to gain data that is shared with employers, to help employers attract the right talent that fits their company culture/goals. After students complete the survey, they get a free personal report that tells them more about their strengths/skill-sets/interests.  
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Student-Centered Design: Organized by study objectives and broken up into more manageable sections of material, the design of the narration supports student comprehension and mastery of concepts.
  • Integrated Study Guide: Throughout the narrative, one-page checkpoints at the end of each section provide a quick review and opportunity for self-assessment. This includes a one-page Test Prep at the end of each section which covers material from the entire section.
  • Applied Pedagogy: Features like skill builders, active learning activities and team projects give students frequent opportunities to apply management concepts.
  • Experiential Exercises: Class activities offered throughout the narrative provide opportunities for discussion and debate.
  • Skill-Building Portfolio: The Skill-Building Portfolio includes self-assessments, class exercises and team projects corresponding with every section of the course (and with teaching notes in the Instructor’s Manual).
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Instructors Resources
Instructor's Resource Manual
Offers helpful teaching ideas, advice on course development, sample assignments, learning objectives, lecture outlines, class exercises, lecture notes, chapter reviews, and more!
Test Bank
Test your students' comprehension with this digital collection of fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, true/false, and free-response questions.
Computerized Test Bank
Test your students' comprehension with this digital collection of fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, true/false, and free-response questions. Easily pick, choose, and incorporate questions to include in your student assessments. Wiley's CBTs allows you to tailor exams according to study objectives
PowerPoint Presentations
Our PowerPoint presentations contain a combination of key concepts allowing you to illustrate important topics with images, figures, and problems from the textbook.
Image Gallery
Use this digital repository of images displayed throughout the textbook to enliven your PowerPoint slides and interact with the reading assignments in the classroom.
Management Weekly Updates
Management Weekly Updates This website sparks classroom debate around current events that apply to the business course topics by providing weekly the most relevant news articles and videos tagged to the course accompanied by discussion questions.
Flipped Classroom Guide
Business Hot Topics
Contact your Wiley Representative
Find Your Rep
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Students Resources
Management Weekly Updates
Management Weekly Updates This website sparks classroom debate around current events that apply to the business course topics by providing weekly the most relevant news articles and videos tagged to the course accompanied by discussion questions.
Career Center
Career coaching videos, ePortfolio advisement, CareerShift, Inside Track
Interactive Self-Assessments
Practice quizzes
These quizzes give students a way to test themselves on course material before exams. Each chapter exam contains fill in the blank, application, and multiple choice questions that provide immediate feedback with the correct answer.
Flash cards
Key Terms and Definitions prepared into flash cards for student study.
Animated Figures
Crossword Puzzles
Learning Styles Survey
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