Management: Foundations and Applications, 2nd Asia-Pacific Edition is a concise version of the popular: Management, 5th Asia-Pacific Edition. Still including many real-world examples of management practices, this text is a crucial resource for any first-year management student. Along with all the features that have made previous editions so popular with students and lecturers, this brand new edition of Management includes new research and statistics, regional research activities in each chapter, and brand new case studies, all from an Australasian perspective.
The second edition of this text has been thoroughly updated, continuing its strong emphasis on the importance of the Asian region to contemporary Australian and New Zealand organisations. Many Asian case examples are featured to illustrate key management concepts, and these provide a useful basis for comparison with management practices in Australia and New Zealand. Numerous practical examples throughout the text highlight contemporary management issues, such as: workplace diversity sustainability ethics/corporate social responsibility the impact of technology innovation in the workplace globalisation employee engagement flexible working arrangements work-life balance generational issues in the workplace skills shortages in various industries the importance of effective employee recruitment and training organisational culture workforce flexibility and casualisation the ‘24/7’ nature of contemporary communication technology, including social media outsourcing Management, Foundation and Applications,2nd Asia-Pacific edition,has also retained the features that made its previous edition so popular with students and lecturers, including the Career Readiness Workbook activities at the end of the book, and the accompanying Interactive Study Guide with its vast array of multimedia resources.
- Interactive Study Guide (iStudy) to accompany the text contains multimedia resources ideal for online learning and the application of key management concepts.
- Career Readiness Workbook at the back of the text provides numerous individual and group activities, ideal for either tutorials/workshops or self-study.
- Critical analysis questions posed at strategic points throughout each chapter encourage you to analyse and/or debate real-world issues facing contemporary managers.
- Colour-coded boxes throughout the text represent seven contemporary recurring management themes (Asian perspectives, diversity, sustainability, ethics/social responsibility, technology, innovation and globalisation).