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21st Century Management: A Reference Handbook by Charles Wankel

21st Century Management: A Reference Handbook


21st Century Management: A Reference Handbook by Charles Wankel

'This handbook is highly recommended for any high school, academic, public or corporate library. Any library will find this to be an invaluable reference tool for their clients. This reference handbook will complement all management reference collections ranging from a basic to an advanced level. Faculty members and teachers will find the handbook and the ancillary material valuable in assisting their students learning about management in the 21st century' - William A. Garrett, Troy University 21st Century Management provides an authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or on corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic as well as emerging trends. This resource will assist lecturers in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations that will engage and enthuse their classes. 21st Century Management provides an authoritative reference source that serves students' research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not as much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. It also assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or areas to orient themselves towards for a career, Throughout, the book looks at topics through the prisms of globalization and new information technologies, so issues such as remote leadership are explained. Ethical and ecological approaches to topics such as entrepreneurship reflect cutting-edge interest. This valuable resource: Addresses the post-9/11 context and associated security and crisis management issues Offers insights into 21st century business issues such as excessive work and outsourcing Discusses diversity including gender, ethnic and age Includes issues of managing non-profit arts, medical sports and philanthropic organizations in the 21st century. A free online Teaching Resource Guide, available through the SAGE website, provides suggested teaching and learning activities for each chapter to help instructors tie the content of the handbook to courses within the business and management curriculum. The guide provides suggested lecture ideas, homework assignments, ideas for in-class case studies or workshops, team assignments and more.

About the Author

Charles Wankel is Professor of Management at St. John's University, New York. He holds a doctorate from New York University, where he was admitted to the Beta Gamma Sigma national honor society for business disciplines. Columbia University's American Assembly identified him as one of the nation's top experts on Total Quality Management. He received the Outstanding Service in Management Education & Development Award at both the 2004 and 2005 meetings of the Academy of Management (AOM). AOM also presented its Best Paper in Management Education Award to him in 1991, and he has been selected to serve as an officer of AOM divisions every year for more than a decade. Along with Robert DeFillippi, he has been editing a multi-volume series for AOM on management education issues: the Research in Management Education & Development Series. Wankel is the leading founder and director of scholarly virtual communities for management professors, currently directing more than seven listservs with thousands of participants in more than 70 nations. (A Google search for Charles Wankel will provide you with an awareness of the scope of his online prominence.) He co-authored a bestselling undergraduate textbook, Management, in the 1980s with Prentice Hall, published a scholarly book on interorganizational strategy development in Poland, and numerous scholarly articles, monographs, and chapters. He has extensive international experience, ranging from the United Arab Emirates to Vietnam, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Singapore, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Mexico. He has been an invited lecturer to Harvard and Columbia, as well as the Czech Management Center, University of Warsaw, Polish Academy of Sciences, University of Malaysia, National University of Singapore, and University of Toronto, and he taught and researched at Kaunas Technical University in Lithuania in 1997 under a Fulbright Fellowship Grant. His current research interests include managing geographically and temporally distributed teams and new pedagogies of management education.

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Publication date

12th February 2008


Charles Wankel

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SAGE Publications Inc


Contains 2 Hardbacks
1136 pages


Management & management techniques
Reference works



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