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  • PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT COURSE


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  • Managing and Performing


  • Managing and Performing - Final Assessment


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      • Managerial Decision-Making


        2.1. Overview of Managerial Decision-Making
        2.2. How the Brain Processes Information to Make Decisions: Reflective and Reactive Systems
        2.3. Programmed and Nonprogrammed Decisions
        2.4. Barriers to Effective Decision-Making
        2.5. Improving the Quality of Decision-Making
        2.6. Group Decision-Making
        Final Assessment

        • The History of Management



          3.1 The Early Origins of Management

          3.2 The Italian Renaissance
          3.3 The Industrial Revolution
          3.4 Taylor-Made Management
          3.5 Administrative and Bureaucratic Management
          3.6 Human Relations Movement
          3.7 Contingency and System Management

          Final Assessment


          • External and Internal Organizational Environments and Corporate Culture



            4.1 The Organization's External Environment

            4.2 External Environments and Industries
            4.3 Organizational Designs and Structures
            4.4 The Internal Organization and External Environments
            4.5 Corporate Cultures
            4.6 Organizing for Change in the 21st Century

            Final Assessment


            • Ethics, Corporate Responsibility, and Sustainability



              5.1 Ethics and Business Ethics Defined

              5.2 Dimensions of Ethics: The Individual Level
              5.3 Ethical Principles and Responsible Decision-Making
              5.4 Leadership: Ethics at the Organizational Level
              5.5 Ethics, Corporate Culture, and Compliance
              5.6 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
              5.7 Ethics around the Globe
              5.8 Emerging Trends in Ethics, CSR, and Compliance

              Final Assessment


              • International Management



                6.1 Importance of International Management

                6.2 Hofstede's Cultural Framework
                6.3 The GLOBE Framework
                6.4 Cultural Stereotyping and Social Institutions
                6.5 Cross-Cultural Assignments
                6.6 Strategies for Expanding Globally
                6.7 The Necessity of Global Markets

                Final Assessment


                • Entrepreneurship



                  7.1 Entrepreneurship

                  7.2 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs
                  7.3 Small Business
                  7.4 Start Your Own Business
                  7.5 Managing a Small Business
                  7.6 The Large Impact of Small Business
                  7.7 The Small Business Administration
                  7.8 Trends in Entrepreneurship and Small-Business Ownership

                  Final Assessment


                  • Strategic Analysis: Understanding a Firm's Competitive Environment



                    8.1 Gaining Advantages by Understanding the Competitive Environment

                    8.2 Using SWOT for Strategic Analysis
                    8.3 A Firm's External Macro Environment: PESTEL
                    8.4 A Firm's Micro Environment: Porter's Five Forces
                    8.5 The Internal Environment
                    8.6 Competition, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage
                    8.7 Strategic Positioning

                    Final Assessment


                    • The Strategic Management Process: Achieving and Sustaining Competitive Advantage



                      9.1 Strategic Management

                      9.2 Firm Vision and Mission
                      9.3 The Role of Strategic Analysis in Formulating a Strategy
                      9.4 Strategic Objectives and Levels of Strategy
                      9.5 Planning Firm Actions to Implement Strategies
                      9.6 Measuring and Evaluating Strategic Performance

                      Final Assessment

                      • Organizational Structure and Change



                        10.1 Organizational Structures and Design

                        10.2 Organizational Change
                        10.3 Managing Change

                        Final Assessment

                        • Human Resource Management



                          11.1 An Introduction to Human Resource Management

                          11.2 Human Resource Management and Compliance
                          11.3 Performance Management
                          11.4 Influencing Employee Performance and Motivation
                          11.5 Building an Organization for the Future
                          11.6 Talent Development and Succession Planning

                          Final Assessment

                          • Diversity in Organizations



                            12.1 An Introduction to Workplace Diversity

                            12.2 Diversity and the Workforce
                            12.3 Diversity and Its Impact on Companies
                            12.4 Challenges of Diversity
                            12.5 Key Diversity Theories
                            12.6 Benefits and Challenges of Workplace Diversity
                            12.7 Recommendations for Managing Diversity

                            Final Assessment


                            • Leadership



                              13.1 The Nature of Leadership

                              13.2 The Leadership Process
                              13.3 Leader Emergence
                              13.4 The Trait Approach to Leadership
                              13.5 Behavioral Approaches to Leadership
                              13.6 Situational (Contingency) Approaches to Leadership
                              13.7 Substitutes for and Neutralizers of Leadership
                              13.8 Transformational, Visionary, and Charismatic Leadership
                              13.9 Leadership Needs in the 21st Century

                              Final Assessment


                              • Work Motivation for Performance



                                14.1 Motivation: Direction and Intensity

                                14.2 Content Theories of Motivation
                                14.3 Process Theories of Motivation
                                14.4 Recent Research on Motivation Theories

                                Final Assessment


                                • Managing Teams



                                  15.1 Teamwork in the Workplace

                                  15.2 Team Development Over Time
                                  15.3 Things to Consider When Managing Teams
                                  15.4 Opportunities and Challenges to Team Building
                                  15.5 Team Diversity
                                  15.6 Multicultural Teams

                                  Final Assessment


                                  • Managerial Communication



                                    16.1 The Process of Managerial Communication

                                    16.2 Types of Communications in Organizations
                                    16.3 Factors Affecting Communications and the Roles of Managers
                                    16.4 Managerial Communication and Corporate Reputation
                                    16.5 The Major Channels of Management Communication Are Talking, Listening, Reading, and Writing

                                    Final Assessment


                                    • Organizational Planning and Controlling


                                      17.1 Is Planning Important
                                      17.2 The Planning Process
                                      17.3 Types of Plans
                                      17.4 Goals or Outcome Statements
                                      17.5 Formal Organizational Planning in Practice
                                      17.6 Employees' Responses to Planning
                                      17.7 Management by Objectives: A Planning and Control Technique
                                      17.8 The Control- and Involvement-Oriented Approaches to Planning and Controlling
                                      Final Assessment

                                      • Management of Technology and Innovation


                                        18.1 MTIā€”Its Importance Now and In the Future
                                        18.2 Developing Technology and Innovation
                                        18.3 External Sources of Technology and Innovation
                                        18.4 Internal Sources of Technology and Innovation
                                        18.5 Management Entrepreneurship Skills for Technology and Innovation
                                        18.6 Skills Needed for MTI
                                        18.7 Managing Now for Future Technology and Innovation
                                        Final Assessment

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