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Management, 5th Asia Pacific Edition

Management, 5th Asia Pacific Edition

John R. Schermerhorn Jr., Paul Davidson, David Poole, Peter Woods, Alan Simon, Ellen McBarron

ISBN: 978-1-118-36252-5

Sep 2013

744 pages

Select type: Paperback


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The fifth edition of this text has been thoroughly updated, continuing its strong emphasis on the importance of the Asian region to contemporary Australian and New Zealand organisations. Many Asian case examples are featured to illustrate key management concepts, and these provide a useful basis for comparison with management practices in Australia and New Zealand.

Numerous practical examples throughout the text highlight contemporary management issues, such as:

  • workplace diversity
  • sustainability
  • ethics/corporate social responsibility
  • the impact of technology
  • innovation in the workplace
  • globalisation
  • employee engagement
  • flexible working arrangements
  • work-life balance
  • generational issues in the workplace
  • skills shortages in various industries
  • the importance of effective employee recruitment and training
  • organisational culture
  • workforce flexibility and casualisation
  • the ‘24/7’ nature of contemporary communication technology, including social media
  • outsourcing


Management, 5th Asia Pacific edition, has also retained the features that have made previous editions so popular with students and lecturers, including the Career Readiness Workbook activities at the end of the book, and the accompanying Interactive Study Guide with its vast array of multimedia resources.

About the authors xiii
Applications at a glance xvi
Preface xx
Transition guide xxiii
How to use this book xxiv
Additional resources xxviii
Acknowledgements xxix

Chapter 1 The contemporary workplace 1

Chapter 2 Historical foundations of management 33

Chapter 3 Environment and diversity 57

Chapter 4 International dimensions of management 87

Chapter 5 Ethical behaviour and social responsibility 119

Chapter 6 Sustainability 147

Chapter 7 Information and decision-making 169

Chapter 8 Planning 197

Chapter 9 Strategic management 223

Chapter 10 Organising 257

Chapter 11 Controlling 293

Chapter 12 Human resource management 317

Chapter 13 Leading 359

Chapter 14 Communication and interpersonal skills 387

Chapter 15 Motivation and rewards 421

Chapter 16 Individuals, job design and stress 451

Chapter 17 Teams and teamwork 485

Chapter 18 Leading and managing change 519

Chapter 19 Entrepreneurship and new ventures 559

Chapter 20 Operations and services management 581

Case studies 605


Assignment writing 621

Research and presentation projects 629

Exercises in teamwork 633

Endnotes 642
Glossary 681
Index 694

  • Brand new dedicated chapter on ‘Sustainability’.
  • Comprehensive end-of-book case studies that tie together concepts and themes from multiple chapters.
  • New and/or updated in-chapter research, statistics and boxed features.
  • All new end-of-chapter case studies examples to illustrate key concepts.
  • Regional research activities for each chapter, to encourage students to analyse a relevant and topical management journal article.
  • Colour coded boxes throughout the text represent seven contemporary recurring management themes (Asian perspectives, diversity, sustainability, ethics/social responsibility, technology, innovation and globalisation).
  • Critical analysis questionsposed at strategic points throughout each chapter encourage students to analyse and/or debate real-world issues facing contemporary managers.
  • Career Readiness Workbookat the back of the text provides numerous individual and group activities, ideal for either tutorials/workshops or self-study.
  • Interactive Study Guide to accompany the text contains multimedia resources ideal for online learning and the application of key management concepts.