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Exploring Management, 4th Edition

John R. Schermerhorn Jr.

ISBN: 978-1-118-80010-2 October 2013 600 Pages

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Exploring Management, 4th edition supports teaching and learning of core management concepts by presenting material in a straight-forward, 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 text is the perfect balance between what students need and what instructors want.

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Managers and Management

1 Managers and the Management Process: Everyone becomes a manager someday

2 Management Learning: Great things grow from strong foundations

3 Ethics and Social Responsibility: Character doesn’t stay home when we go to work

Planning and Controlling

4 Managers as Decision Makers: There is no substitute for a good decision

5 Plans and Planning Techniques: Get there faster with objectives

6 Controls and Control Systems: What gets measured happens

7 Strategy and Strategic Management: Insight and hard work deliver results


8 Organization Structure and Design: It’s all about working together

9 Organizational Cultures, Innovation, and Change: Adaptability and values set the tone

10 Human Resource Management: Nurturing turns potential into performance


11 Leadership: A leader lives in each of us

12 Individual Behavior: There’s beauty in individual differences

13 Motivation: Respect unlocks human potential

14 Teams and Teamwork: Two heads really can be better than one

15 Communication: Listening is the key to understanding


16 Diversity and Global Cultures: There are new faces in the neighborhood

17 Globalization and International Business: Going global isn’t just for travelers

18 Entrepreneurship and Small Business: Taking risks can make dreams come true

Skill-Building Portfolio SB-1

Cases for Critical Thinking C-1

  • All chapters have been thoroughly updated and enriched with new features and examples from today’s current events.
  • New Hot Topics Feature: presents timely issues framed for debate and discussion, and asks students to participate in a Final Faceoff or give their Final Take.
  • Ethics Check: found throughout the text, these features now include “You Decide” questions that engage students and help develop their critical thinking skills.
  • Chapter Cases: end of book chapter cases have been completely updated and revised. 
  • Integrated Study Guide: one-page checkpoint at end of each section provides a quick review and opportunity for self-assessment.
  • Experiential Exercises: class activities offered throughout the text provide opportunities for discussion and debate.
  • Applied Pedagogy: features like skill builders, active learning activities and team projects give students frequent opportunities to apply management concepts
  • Student-Centered Design: Organized by study objectives and broken up into more manageable sections of material, the design of the text supports students read textbooks and master concepts.
  • Skill-Building Portfolio: This section includes self-assessments, class exercises and team projects, which correspond to every chapter in the text (with teaching notes in the Instructor’s Manual).