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Principles of Management

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Copyright Year: 2019

ISBN 13: 9780998625775

Publisher: OpenStax

Language: English

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Reviewed by Norman Thomas, Professor, California State University, Dominguez Hills on 7/18/20

The Principles of Management text is very comprehensive compared to the McGraw Hill textbook Management: Leading and Collaborating in a Competitive World 12 ed. As I compare the chapters it has all the topics that I teach in my Principles of... read more

Reviewed by Ashli Ree, Professor, Middlesex Community College on 5/30/20

At first, eighteen chapters may appear overwhelming to cover in one semester. After reviewing the chapters and topics though, this would provide an opportunity to cover different chapters as needed. I have read other management textbooks in a... read more

Reviewed by Steve Custer, Associate Professor, Oakland City University on 3/28/20

The Principles of Management text is very comprehensive in that it covers a wide ranging amount of material. Actually, I was quite impressed with the depth provided to each content area. The terms and assorted exercises at the end of each... read more

Reviewed by Regina Schinker, Director of Instructional Development , Trine University on 6/1/19

True to the nature of OER, I was searching for material on managerial decision-making and I primarily focused on Chapters 1 - 3 of this textbook (with special attention to Chapter 2). Chapter 2 is quite comprehensive on the topic of managerial... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1. Managing and Performing
  • 2. Managerial Decision-Making
  • 3. The History of Management
  • 4. External and Internal Organizational Environments and Corporate Culture
  • 5. Ethics, Corporate Responsibility, and Sustainability
  • 6. International Management
  • 7. Entrepreneurship
  • 8. Strategic Analysis: Understanding a Firm's Competitive Environment
  • 9. The Strategic Management Process: Achieving and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
  • 10. Organizational Structure and Change
  • 11. Human Resource Management
  • 12. Diversity in Organizations
  • 13. Leadership
  • 14. Work Motivation for Performance
  • 15. Managing Teams
  • 16. Managerial Communication
  • 17. Organizational Planning and Controlling
  • 18. Management of Technology and Innovation

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About the Book

Principles of Management is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the introductory course on management. This is a traditional approach to management using the leading, planning, organizing, and controlling approach. Management is a broad business discipline, and the Principles of Management course covers many management areas such as human resource management and strategic management, as well behavioral areas such as motivation. No one individual can be an expert in all areas of management, so an additional benefit of this text is that specialists in a variety of areas have authored individual chapters.

About the Contributors


David S. Bright, Wright State University
Anastasia H. Cortes, Virginia Tech University
Eva Hartmann, University of Richmond
K. Praveen Parboteeah, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Jon L. Pierce, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Monique Reece
Amit Shah, Frostburg State University
Siri Terjesen, American University
Joseph Weiss, Bentley University
Margaret A. White, Oklahoma State University
Donald G. Gardner, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Jason Lambert, Texas Woman’s University
Laura M. Leduc, James Madison University
Joy Leopold, Webster University
Jeffrey Muldoon, Emporia State University
James S. O’Rourke, University of Notre Dame