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Management: Theory, Research, and PracticeEdited by Afzal Rahim


Theory, Research, and Practice (Second Edition)
Edited by Afzal Rahim

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63189-541-8, 392 pages


Management: Theory, Research, and Practice is a business management text, featuring readings written expressly for the book by successful scholars and practitioners in the field. The text moves the study of management away from the standard dry, academic, information-dense approach, and presents it as a hands-on, practical discipline, requiring input from both practitioners and scholars.

The book is divided into nine sections covering topics such as individual differences, social responsibility, and ethics and spirituality. Other topics include stakeholders, sustainability, creativity, innovation, and managing communication, conflict, and stress.

Within these units are several chapters that cover important subjects often overlooked in other texts, including social and emotional intelligence, generational management, organizational learning, and family businesses. Each of the 23 chapters concludes with practical exercises and cases, giving students the opportunity to apply what they are learning.

Management: Theory, Research, and Practice is designed for use in undergraduate business management courses. It is also an excellent text for courses in organizational psychology, communication, and public administration.

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Afzalur Rahim Afzal Rahim earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently he is a distinguished professor of management, and a Hays Watkins Research Fellow at Western Kentucky University. In addition to his work in the classroom, Dr. Rahim serves as the editor of Current Topics in Management. He is the founder of the International Journal of Organization Analysis, the International Journal of Conflict Management, the International Association for Conflict Management, the International Conference on Advances in Management, the International Conference on Social Intelligence, and the Bangladesh Academy of Business Administration. Dr. Rahim is extensively involved in publishing in the field, with over 117 credits to his name as an author or editor. He has presented 97 conference papers. His articles have appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, Creativity and Innovation Management, and Multivariate Behavioral Research. His current research interests are conflict management, entrepreneurship, and the social and emotional intelligence of leaders.