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MANAGEMENT: Principles and Applications, Fifth Edition 

Leonard Bierman

May Business School @ Texas A&M University​


O.C. Ferrell, PhD​

Auburn University ​


Linda Ferrell, PhD​

Auburn University

Pages: 612 Pages

Copyright Year: © 2024

Status: Available

Formats & Ordering ISBNs:


Paperback (Four-Color): 978-1-955543-24-8

Paperback (B/W): 978-1-955543-27-9

Loose-Leaf (B/W): 978-1-955543-29-3
Online eTexbook: 978-1-955543-33-0

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MANAGEMENT: Principles and Applications is an exceptional resource that offers comprehensive coverage of contemporary management practices. With a student-friendly approach, this text and its teaching package provides the latest perspectives on traditional and newer concepts, as well as the challenges that managers face in today's fast-paced business environment.

One such challenge is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted businesses of all sizes and caused significant disruptions to global supply chains. This text delves into these issues and explores how they have contributed to the remote work trend and the Great Resignation phenomenon.

Moreover, the book highlights the importance of social responsibility in management, including sustainability, corporate governance, and consumer protection. These topics are integrated throughout the text to emphasize how they are changing the manager's role and responsibilities in modern-day businesses.

Overall, this text aims to provide students with a deep understanding of management concepts and their practical applications. The authors have simplified complex explanations and illustrations, making it easy for students to comprehend and apply the principles in real-world situations.

Preparation for a future management career.Preparation for a future management career. The text provides students with the management knowledge that they can use in their entry-level job. The goal is to prepare students to be grounded for more advanced management courses and career success.
An accessible and relevant text that offers a unique narrative. ​A natural and relaxed writing style promotes a sense of a conversation between the authors and reader.
Comprehensive coverage of current topics and scholarly research. The text has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent research, theories, and scholarship from across the discipline.​​
Extensive use of real-world examples. Each chapter contains a wide variety of real-world examples, including an opening vignette that motivates students to learn more about the chapter topic, as well as “Business Dilemma” and “Management Insights” features that familiarize students with managerial decision-making.
Integrated coverage of the global and cross-cultural issues confronting today's managers.  Throughout the text, there is an integrated discussion of managing in the international environment, an essential topic in today’s global and interconnected world.
Integrated coverage of ethics. The importance of management ethics and social responsibility is a theme that is incorporated into every chapter.
Student-friendly pedagogy and features. Each chapter provides chapter outlines, learning objectives, box features ("Business Dilemma", "Management Insights", and "Profiles in Management") , on-page key term definitions, comprehensive chapter reviews, skill-building exercises, end-of-chapter cases, and much more!
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