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Management Fundamentals - Vantage Digital Option
Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development

Ninth Edition


January 2020 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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About Management Fundamentals: Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development, Ninth Edition 

Packed with experiential exercises, self-assessments, and group activities, the Ninth Edition of Management Fundamentals develops essential management skills students can use in their personal and professional lives. Robert N. Lussier uses the most current cases and examples to illustrate management concepts in today’s ever-changing business world. This fully updated new edition provides in-depth coverage of key AACSB topics such as diversity, ethics, technology, and globalization and includes than 750 new names, brands, and company examples, coming from BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, and others. 

 


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New To This Edition:
  • 18 new cases on real-world organizations and people including NBA, H&M, Peleton, Netflix, FoxNews, Mary Barra and GM, Oprah are included.
  • New and expanded coverage of important topics have been added on topics such as generational differences, sexual harassment, AI, cybersecurity, entrepreneurial mindset, managing change, and emotional intelligence.  
  • Fully updated Trends and Issues in Management sections in each chapter with headings for Globalization and Diversity; Technology; and Ethics, CSR, and Sustainability make it easier to find and read about each topic. 
  • New self-assessments on career readiness, gender views, religious knowledge, and preferred response styles are included. 
  • Updated Applying the Concepts questions, chapter headings, and learning outcomes throughout make it easier for students to focus on and understand major topics. 
  • Hundreds of new examples, statistics, terms, and references so students are exposed to the latest thinking in management. 
  • The AACSB competencies have been updated to the 2019 standards. 

 

Key Features:

  • Case studies ask readers to put themselves in the role of a manager to apply chapter concepts and consider issues facing real organizations such as Whole Foods, Wells Fargo, and the Chicago Cubs.  
  • Trends and Issues sections explore timely topics such as the changing nature of work, managing multiple generations, and virtual teams.  
  • Self-Assessments help readers gain personal knowledge of management functions in the real world and provide opportunities for readers to learn about their personal management styles and apply chapter concepts. 
  • Skill Builder Exercises develop skills readers can use in their personal and professional lives.   
  • Ideas on Management chapter-opening cases highlight real companies and people and are revisited throughout the chapter to illustrate and reinforce chapter concepts.
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