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Management Foundations and Applications 2E Asia Pacific + iStudy Version 3 Card

Management Foundations and Applications 2E Asia Pacific + iStudy Version 3 Card

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

ISBN: 978-0-730-31841-5

256 pages

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The second 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, Foundation and Applications,2nd Asia-Pacific edition, has also retained the features that made its previous edition 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.

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About the authors xi
Applications at a glance xiv
Preface xviii
Transition guide xxi
How to use this book xxii
Additional resources xxvi
Acknowledgements xxvii

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 Information and decision-making 147

Chapter 7 Planning 175

Chapter 8 Strategic management 201

Chapter 9 Organising 235

Chapter 10 Controlling 271

Chapter 11 Human resource management 295

Chapter 12 Leading 337

Chapter 13 Communication and interpersonal skills 365

Chapter 14 Motivation and rewards 399

Chapter 15 Leading and managing change 429

Case studies 469


Assignment writing 485

Research and presentation projects 493

Exercises in teamwork 497

Endnotes 505
Glossary 536
Index 547

  • 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 Workbook at 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.