Tata McGraw - Hill Education
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The text is divided into 4 functional parts: planning as delivering strategic value; organizing as building a dynamic organization; leading as mobilizing people; and controlling as learning and changing. The authors results-oriented approach is a unique hallmark of this textbook. In today's competitive environment there are five essential types of performance, on which the organization beats, equals, or loses to the competition-which are cost, quality, speed, innovation and service.
Exceptional Case Selection -The book has an outstanding selection of case studies of various lengths that highlight companies ups and downs, stimulate learning and understanding, and challenge students to respond. Instructors will find a wealth of relevant and updated cases in every chapter, using companies that students will enjoy learning about.
"Unfolding"Cases - Each chapter begins with a Management Close-Up, which describes an actual leader, company, or situation. The case is then expanded within the chapter in Management -Close-Up: Taking Action boxes, showing the student how the chapter content relates back to the company leader or situation introduced at the beginning of the chapter. At the end of the chapter, Management Close-Up: Assessing Outcomes and Seizing Opportunities ties up the loose ends and brings the material full circle for the student.
Concluding Cases -Each chapter ends with a case based on disguised but real companies and people that reinforces key chapter elements and themes.
Supplementary Cases -At the end of each part, cases are provided for professors who want students to delve further into part topics.
Experiential Exercises: Includes many exercises of which many can be used as group activities in the classroom, and some involve outside research.
Margin Pop-Ups are located periodically throughout the chapters. This new feature provides informative and interesting factoids, ideas, quotes, or other items to supplement the text material. The margin pop-ups add variety and memorable material to enrich students learning experience.