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Management [With Access Code--Robbins Online Learning System]

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Robbins and Coulter's best-selling text demonstrates the real-world applications of management concepts and makes management come alive by bringing real managers and readers together. As it successfully integrates the various functions of management, the book establishes a dialogue with managers from a variety of fields. The authors examine managerial issues concerning def ...more
Hardcover, 738 pages
Published October 26th 2006 by Prentice Hall (first published July 2nd 1904)
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David
For its target audience, it's a pretty good book. It's primarily aimed at providing an overview of management principles and related topics. It's an attractive book with lots of diagrams (with some of them being overly complex) and what are good explanations and details about the topics addressed. It should be noted that this book focuses on the techniques and processes, rather than actual practice or the ethics of said practices. It also could use a bit more proofreading as there are bad typos ...more
Mohieddin
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the very first management book that I have read in full, and it was in its middle east edition. I have read it once, but sure will return later to specific chapter or topics. To my mind, it is not peculiar that some experts on the subject consider it a basic book, not only in the academic sense but on the practical side too. It is a well-written book, appealing to read and study. It actually discusses the way of management and all that surrounds it, in corporate business mainly overlooki ...more
Cathy
Jul 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good business book
Raafat nagib
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Make a plan ...Set a goal ...work toward it ....just simple but hard
A great book for everyone not only for managers

Some words of the book::
-every organization needs a mission.
-To get where you want to be, do something you are afraid to do , get out of your comfort zone.
-Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
-we are creatures of habit..every day when you go school or work, probably go the same way.
-Always treat people how you want to be treated.
-Stress is not always bad.
- Things are ne
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Sarah
May 03, 2008 rated it it was ok
I was hoping this would provide guidance in management techniques, but it was more of an overview of general managment pronciples. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised since it was the textbook for my Principles of Management class, but most of the info provided seemed to me to be common sense. Not necesarily a bad book, but not exactly useful either.
Ellen Shirley
Jul 24, 2010 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Someone who recently had a lobotomy
Obviously I was required to read this book, it served it's purpose, my favorite chapter was "Introduction to Controlling." Very helpful, very helpful indeed! The flowcharts are outstanding in instructing the proper behavior to obtain control over people, I might have one tattooed on my arm in case I forget.
Shane
Jul 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-books-read
Ok, let's be honest. I would have never read this had it not been required for school. It's a textbook. It reads slightly better than some textbooks I've read, but it's still a textbook. Has some good insight into management, and some cool case studies.
Chen
Oct 24, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: textbook
McGill, AGEC 242 - Management. Worst course ever! is it me or management is a study that translate simple words into difficult and confusing terminology. Nothing is really new, everything is just common sense.
Stephanie
Jan 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I read the Canadian version for a class I took at BCIT "Principles of Business Management". It was pretty interesting for a text book containing lots of examples from Canadian Businesses.
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Feb 09, 2015 marked it as to-read
Class
Denny
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Long but well thought out
G Req
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great business book for starters! The topics are presented seamlessly and in full details. I also love the case studies.
Santiago
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
excellent book for the student, it's really didactic!!
Hugo
Sep 13, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: maestria
Esta muy didactico y bien explicado, este libro te ayuda mucho con la teoria que maneja, que llega en gran cantidad.
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