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Cornerstones of Management

Cornerstones of Management
Second Edition

Laurie Dickie & Carolyn Dickie
ISBN: 9780734611215 / 978-0-7346-1121-5
Price: A$64.95 NZ$77.95 US$54.95
Binding: Softcover
Trim: 200 x 250 mm   320 pp 
Copyright: 2011

This clear, straightforward textbook gives students everything they need to know about Management -without unnecessary and expensive ‘extras’.

Written for an undergraduate unit, this text provides insights into the ideas, thoughts and practices of management, and shows students how the world of the practical manager and the world of management theory can be useful to one another.

The text includes student-friendly explanations, key definitions, self-test exercises and additional extension exercises, and the appendices include a glossary, a study guide covering academic skills, and a student answer key.

The text can be packaged with a Workbook (ISBN: 978-0-7346-1139-0) and a Mandarin Learning Resources set (ISBN: 978-0-7346-1118-5).

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Part A - The Development of Management

Chapter 1 - The opportunities of management
Chapter 2 - The evolution of management ideas
Chapter 3 - Managing organizational environments

Part B - Core Management Tasks

Chapter 4 - Planning
Chapter 5 - Organising structures & behaviours
Chapter 6 - Leading
Chapter 7 - Controlling the organisation

Part C - Essential Management Behaviours

Chapter 8 - Motivating
Chapter 9 - Decision making
Chapter 10 - Managerial communication
Chapter 11 - Managing in groups

Part D - Management for the 21st Century

Chapter 12 - Change & conflict in organisations
Chapter 13 - International management
Chapter 14 - Social responsibility & ethics in management

Dr Laurence Dickie TC, THC, BA, BEd, Grad Dip Admin, MA (Hons), EdD is a senior International Programmes academic and is currently the Academic Director of Teaching & Learning and Research in that department of Curtin Business School.

He has extensive teaching experience at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, teaching in business, management, communications, human resource management and training and development. His current role means he is primarily concerned with the quality of teaching available from Curtin Business School staff. He provides specialist training programmes and support for individual staff members, overseas programme managers and CBS schools.

He is active in work with staff of CBS offshore partners on a wide range of teaching/learning issues and assists all overseas staff with quality assurance issues related to the preparation, presentation, delivery and feedback related to Curtin programmes.

Dr Dickie is a highly productive researcher in the Curtin Business School Divisional Office and supervises a number of local and overseas students in their doctoral studies.

Carolyn Dickie
Grad Cert (Mgt), Post-Grad Dip (Mgt), MCom, Grad Cert (Tertiary Tchg), Grad Dip Ed is currently undertaking full-time PhD studies at Curtin University. Her research is focused on management and management systems.

She has a Master of Commerce (management) degree and post-graduate teaching degrees. She has extensive experience in the business world in areas as diverse as finance and operatic companies. She has been employed as a sessional lecturer with the School of Management at Curtin Business School for a significant number of years and in that time has taught in the areas of management, communication, cross-cultural communication, ethics and business. Carolyn has been engaged in teaching both onshore and offshore programmes at undergraduate and post-graduate level.

She has taught the bridging management class to overseas students for the past five years and it was as a result of being unable to find a textbook that was accessible for overseas students undertaking their first tertiary learning experience that this book was developed.