KEY BENEFIT: Business is changing at break-neck speed, so managers must be increasingly active in reorganizing their firms to gain a competitive... edge.Organizational Theory, Design, and Change continues to provide students with the most up-to-date and contemporary treatment of the way managers attempt to increase organizational effectiveness. By making organizational change the centerpiece in a discussion of organizational theory and design, this text stands apart from other books on the market. The sixth edition has been updated to reflect the most recent trends in real-world managing techniques. Examples have been updated to provide vivid illustrations of such techniques in action.KEY TOPICS: The Organization and Its Environment; Organizational Design; Organizational Change Business is changing at break-neck speed, so managers must be increasingly active in reorganizing their firms to gain a competitive edge. This text combines theory with application to show students how organizational change can affect the profitability of a business.
The 21ST CENTURY BUSINESS SERIES is an innovative instructional program providing instructors with the greatest flexibility to deliver business content... using a modular format. Instructors can create their own business courses by combining several Learner Guides in the Series to form one-semester or two-semester courses. The individual Learner Guides can also be used as enhancements to more traditional business courses or to tailor new courses to meet emerging needs. The design and content of each Learner Guide in the 21ST CENTURY BUSINESS SERIES is engaging yet easy for students to use. The content focuses on providing opportunities for applying 21st skills while enabling innovative learning methods that integrate the use of supportive technology and creative problem solving approaches in today's business world. The Introduction to Business Learner Guide covers today's most relevant business topics such as how business has been affected by the global economic crisis and recovery as well as global environmental issues. The roles of marketing and human resources management are also incorporated into this Learner Guide.
Management and Organization Theory offers a summary and analysis of the 40 most popular, researched, and applied management and organization theories.... This important resource includes key instruments used to measure variables in each theory and examines pertinent questions about the theory: strengths and weaknesses, practical applications, and the seminal articles published on each theory."This is a remarkable book. Jeffrey Miles clearly explains and synthesizes 40 major theories of management and organization in an easily accessible and engaging style. Well researched, comprehensive in its coverage, thorough, balanced, and fair in its analyses of theories, the book is destined to be a major authoritative reference in the field. It is one of the most readable, informative, and useful books I have read. I strongly recommend it." -Shaker A. Zahra, department chair, Robert E. Buuck Chair, and professor, Strategic Management and Organizations Department, University of Minnesota"This book provides a terrific advantage to any student or manager seeking to grasp the fundamental concepts that explain organizations and the behavior of people within them."-Richard L. Daft, author, The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence; and the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Professor of Management, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University"An easy-to-read summary of some of the most critical theories in the field of management-theories that have implications not just for scholars, but for practicing managers as well." -Jay Barney, professor of management and human resources, and Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
This book provides students with a clear, contemporary, and fully Canadian context for understanding Organizational Theory and Change. It explores... many facets of Organizational Design, including the challenges presented by emerging new technologies and the global environment. It also addresses the key issues and problems that inform the process of organizational change and transformation, identifying direct and clear managerial implications.
ECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND POLICY, Twelfth Edition, teaches the principles of economics, including current economic situations, providing an essential... resource for faculty and students who want a solid introduction that calls on policy-based information for examples and applications.
Literacy for the 21st Century is the number #1 reading text preferred by teacher educators, future teachers, and in-service teachers. It continues to... offer the most balanced approach to literacy instruction on the market today, while providing the clearest look into successful literacy teaching. The new 4th Edition has been thoroughly revised to address the realities of today's classroom and to provide invaluable practical resources instructors will want their students to keep for use in their own classroom.
Although Restorative Justice Dialogue is not a long text, it is an impressive achievement. Each chapter is rich in content, as Umbreit and Armour blend... theory, practice, empirical research, and case studies to discuss a range of topics from specific models of restorative justice to the role of facilitators in restorative justice dialogue. --PsycCRITIQUES Restorative Justice Dialogue presents a thorough and comprehensive explanation and assessment of the current state of restorative justice in the world. --Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics [A]n evidence-based description of the history, practices, and future of restorative dialogue that is informed by the values and principles of law, social work, and spirituality. This is an impressive achievement. --Daniel W. Van Ness Prison Fellowship International, Washington, DC I know of no other book that provides such a complete review of the various and emerging restorative practices and the phenomenal growth of this movement worldwide. --David Karp, PhD Skidmore College The combination of two outstanding and widely recognized restorative justice researchers, practitioners, and authors has produced a text that is destined to be a major resource. --Katherine Van Wormer, PhD University of Northern Iowa This book provides a comprehensive foundation for understanding restorative justice and its application worldwide to numerous social issues. Backed by reviews of empirical research and case examples, the authors describe the core restorative justice practices, including victim-offender mediation, family group conferencing, and peacemaking circles, as well as cultural considerations, emerging variations in a wide variety of settings, and the crucial role of the facilitator. Together, authors Umbreit and Armour bring the latest empirical research and clinical wisdom to those invested in the research and practice of restorative justice. Key topics: Spiritual components of restorative justice Victim-offender mediation Family group conferencing Peacemaking circles Victim-offender dialogue in crimes of severe violence Dimensions of culture in restorative justice Humanistic mediation Application to domestic violence, higher education, and incarceration
This bestselling text has been expanded to include the most important ethical issues in contemporary schooling.The Fifth Edition features:* A... reconsideration of Equal Treatment of Students.* An updated list of Recommendations for Further Reading.Written in a style that speaks directly to today's teacher, The Ethics of Teaching, Fifth Edition uses realistic case studies of day-to-day ethical dilemmas. The book covers such topics as: punishment and due process * intellectual freedom * equal treatment of students * multiculturalism * religious differences * democracy * teacher burnout * professional conduct * parental rights * child abuse/neglect * sexual harassment.The Ethics of Teaching is one of the five books in the highly regarded Teachers College Press THINKING ABOUT EDUCATION SERIES, now in its Fifth Edition. All of the books in this series are designed to help pre- and in-service teachers bridge the gap between theory and practice. Praise for Previous Editions!''Well-written and easy to read???.should facilitate active class discussions.''-- The Professional Educator''This text will surely engage readers and stimulate them to discuss a dimension of teaching that has been for too long on the back burner.''-- Phi Delta Kappan''An excellent discussion guide for preservice (applied) philosophy courses or for inservice teachers interested in considering how their actions affect student self-perception and classroom practice.''-- Educational Leadership
This widely used text has been expanded to include the most important issues in contemporary schooling, including:* New end-of-chapter sections for... Further Reading.* New references added to the useful Additional Resources section.School and Society, Fifth Edition uses realistic case studies, dialogues, and open-ended questions designed to stimulate thinking about problems related to school and society, including curriculum reform, social justice, and competing forms of research. Written in a style that speaks directly to today's educator, this book tackles such crucial questions as: Do schools socialize students to become productive workers? * Does schooling reproduce social class and pass on ethnic and gender biases? * Can a teacher avoid passing on dominant social and cultural values? * What besides subjects do students really learn in schools?School and Society is one of the five books in the highly regarded Teachers College Press THINKING ABOUT EDUCATION SERIES, now in its Fifth Edition. All of the books in this series are designed to help pre- and in-service teachers bridge the gap between theory and practice.Praise for Previous Editions!''I have been surprised and pleased by the relevance of this particular book to the lives and work of my beginning teachers.'' -- Teaching Education ''[This series] does a masterful job of bringing together the basic issues and teaching methods that should frame social and philosophical foundations curricula.'' -- Educational Theory
Restaurant owners will continue to turn to The Restaurant because it helps them gain the skills needed to master every challenge and succeed in this... highly competitive and rewarding industry. Each chapter has been revised, updated, and enhanced with numerous industry examples, sidebars, charts, tables, photographs, and menus. Greater emphasis is placed on restaurant business plans, restaurant management, and restaurant operations. The themes of sustainability and sustainable restaurant management have been added throughout. New sections have also been included on purchasing meat, cocktails, and the early history of eating out. All of this information will help restaurant owners make the decisions necessary to build a thriving business.