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Family Resource Management

Third Edition
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October 2017 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Conversational in style and rich in application and discussion, Family Resource Management shows students how to apply knowledge and theory to the study of how families manage their resources for both survival and fulfillment. Multiple perspectives are used to broaden the base of understanding in a contemporary environment. The book unlocks the complexity of family decision making, enabling students to grasp both the concepts and the underlying explanations of family behavior. A strong theory base and the organization of material within the decision-making process framework facilitate understanding and retention. The Third Edition has been enhanced through surveys of educational professionals and extensive research of contemporary challenges emerging post 2008 recession and the 2016 election.

 


 
Preface: Structure, Understanding, and Application
Family Resource Management Is Flexible and User-Friendly

 
Understanding Family Diversity

 
Real-World Examples

 
Case Application Opportunity

 
 
Acknowledgments
 
UNIT I. THE STUDY OF FAMILY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
 
CHAPTER 1. The Complexity of Managing Family Resources
Objectives

 
What Is a Family?

 
How Do Families Use Resources?

 
Managing Families

 
The Decision-Making Process

 
Contextual Influences in Family Resource Management

 
Multidisciplinary Perspectives

 
Summary

 
Questions for Review and Discussion

 
 
CHAPTER 2. Understanding Families
Objectives

 
History of the Family

 
The Family Today

 
Defining the Family

 
Changes in the Family

 
Family Functions

 
Families Within Cultural Contexts

 
Researching the Family

 
Family Research Design

 
Summary

 
Questions for Review and Discussion

 
 
CHAPTER 3. The Management Process
Objectives

 
Management as a Field of Study

 
The Evolution of Home and Business Management: The 20th Century

 
The Interface of Business Management and Family Resource Management in the Context of the Family

 
The Foundation of Family Resource Management

 
Specific Applications of Management to the Family Unit

 
Summary

 
Questions for Review and Discussion

 
 
UNIT II. DISCOVERING FAMILY NEEDS
 
CHAPTER 4. Categorization of Needs
Objectives

 
Needs and Wants

 
Changing Perceptions of Needs

 
Needs Assessment

 
Individual Needs Versus Societal Needs

 
Summary

 
Questions for Review and Discussion

 
 
CHAPTER 5. Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors: Understanding Family Choices
Objectives

 
Values

 
Attitudes

 
Behaviors

 
Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors in the Decision-Making Framework

 
Values and Behaviors in Family Purchasing Decisions

 
Impact of Culture on Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors

 
Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors

 
Consistency Over Time and Situation

 
Summary

 
Questions for Review and Discussion

 
 
UNIT III. UNDERSTANDING RESOURCES
 
CHAPTER 6. Identification of Family Resources
Objectives

 
Resource Availability

 
Resource Theory

 
Human Resources

 
Economic Resources

 
Environmental Resources

 
Social Resources

 
Measurement of Resources

 
Resource Allocation and Use

 
Summary

 
Questions for Review and Discussion

 
 
CHAPTER 7. Families Within the Economic Environment
Objectives

 
Beginnings of Consumerism

 
Economic Principles

 
Families in the Economy

 
Summary

 
Questions for Review and Discussion

 
 
CHAPTER 8. The Impact of Society on Family Decisions
Objectives

 
Individuals and the Tax System

 
Government-Supported Assistance Programs

 
Privately Funded Programs

 
Compulsory Education

 
Supply and Demand: An Application in Education

 
Summary

 
Questions for Review and Discussion

 
 
UNIT IV. MAKING CHOICES
 
CHAPTER 9. Managing the Future
Objectives

 
Goals, Objectives, and Standards

 
The Planning Process

 
Family Financial Planning

 
Creating the Financial Plan

 
Emergency Action Plans

 
How Plans Emerge

 
Summary

 
Questions for Review and Discussion

 
 
CHAPTER 10. Communication Within the Decision-Making Process
Objectives

 
Communication Theory

 
Communication and Information Technology

 
Application to Family Decision Making

 
Summary

 
Questions for Review and Discussion

 
 
CHAPTER 11. The Individual Within Family Decision Making
Objectives

 
Group Dynamics

 
Groupthink

 
Leadership

 
Summary

 
Questions for Review and Discussion

 
 
UNIT V. IMPLEMENTING AND EVALUATING DECISIONS
 
CHAPTER 12. Making It Happen
Objectives

 
Implementation

 
Estate Planning

 
Family Business Succession

 
Risk Management

 
Completion and Reflection

 
Summary

 
Questions for Review and Discussion

 
 
CHAPTER 13. Defining Success
Objectives

 
Societal Responsibility

 
Family Responsibility

 
Individual Responsibility

 
Summary

 
Questions for Review and Discussion

 
 
CHAPTER 14. Current and Future Challenges
Objectives

 
Technology

 
Family Structure

 
Natural Resources

 
Changing Demographics

 
Summary

 
Questions for Review and Discussion

 
 
Case Family Information
 
Glossary
 
Web Resources
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Authors

Supplements

Instructor's resources

study.sagepub.com/moore3e

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of prewritten options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • A Teaching Guide for the family resource management casebook included within the text.
  • An Interactive Budgeting Sheet with embedded formulas can be distributed to students in accompaniment to the casebook.
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • Casebook revisions offer experiential learning, which is the current focus of most university program course offerings.
  • Updated Reality Checks, Worldviews, and In the News sections offer contemporary context.
  • Expansion of material addresses cohabitation and the impact this type of family formation has on resource management.
  • New, current information offers insight on the impact of social media and technology on family communication and needs determination.
  • Expansion of material presents global resources and access to resources.

KEY FEATURES:

  • The text includes full coverage of topics required by the National Council on Family Relations for programs seeking to obtain Certified Family Life Educator accreditation.
  • The authors emphasize the significance of diversity found within structure, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and varied lifestyles of contemporary family life.
  • Reality Check boxes illustrate content with real-life current events, news stories, and scenarios.
  • In the News features from contemporary news sources further inform students of issues facing society on a daily basis.
  • Worldview boxes provide a global or multicultural perspective.
  • The Case Family Information section at the end of the text invites students to follow particular families through topics included in the course. 

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