|About the Book|
Management: Theory, Research and Practice, is a ground-breaking business management text, featuring readings written expressly for the book by successful scholars and practitioners in the field. The text moves the study of management away from the standard dry, academic, information-dense approach, and presents it as a hands-on, practical discipline, requiring input from both practitioners and scholars.The book is divided into nine sections covering topics such as:- Individual Differences- Social Responsibility, Ethics and Spirituality- Stakeholders, Sustainability, and Performance- Creativity and Innovation- Managing Communication, Conflict and StressWithin these units are several chapters that cover important subjects often overlooked in other texts, including social and emotional intelligence, generational management, organizational learning, and family businesses. Each of the 23 chapters concludes with practical exercises, giving students the opportunity to apply what they are learning.Management: Theory, Research and Practice is designed for use in undergraduate Business Management courses. It is also an excellent text for courses in Organizational Psychology, Communication, and Public Administration.Adopting instructors will receive an Instructors Resource book.Afzal Rahim earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently he is a Distinguished Professor of Management, and a Hays Watkins Research Fellow at Western Kentucky University. In addition to his work in the classroom, Dr. Rahim serves as the editor of Current Topics in Management. He is the founder of the International Journal of Organization Analysis, the International Journal of Conflict Management, the International Association for Conflict Management, the International Conference on Advances in Management, and the International Conference on Social Intelligence. Dr. Rahim is extensively involved in publishing in the field, with over 117 credits to his name as an author or editor. He has also written book chapters, case studies, research instruments, and conference papers. His articles have appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Small Business Management, and Multivariate Behavioral Research. His current research interests are conflict management and the social and emotional intelligence of leaders.