Exploring Management, 1st Asia-Pacific Edition
Peter Woods, Fatima Junaid, Jess Co, Tui McKeown
The brand-new first edition of Exploring Management supports the teaching and learning of core management concepts by presenting material in a straightforward, conversational style with a strong emphasis on application. Comprising of 16 chapters, this first edition is succinct and more concise than other texts in the market including our larger Schermerhorn Management title. The content is chunked so that digestible sections are followed by activities that check student comprehension. The text is full of current examples, social issues, reflection questions and group work activities that bring key management issues to life. And there is a broad variety of cases, such as end-of-chapter cases and end-of-book cases that include nine probing case studies and four integrative capstone ones.
Supported by a variety of digital resources, including five interactive learning modules with a bank of videos and interactive exercises shaped around the PLOC Management Framework, this text is textbook designed for an engaging learning experience. New ANZ videos focus on small businesses and start-ups companies with Managers who provide insights into how they got started and how they deal with key management issues.
Exploring Management is an innovative learning package that, as the authors themselves proclaim, offers a 'strong and lively' pedagogical framework linking theory and practice in business management. The learning materials strongly support learner engagement through its wide range of structured features for both individual and group learning, and its focus on building graduate attributes. Videos enliven learning, along with their associated activities, that reflect the range of ways that contemporary learners engage with content. Further, the manual - with its quizzes, tests, case study questions and end-of-chapter features - helps keep learners on track. For instructors, teaching support is well designed and purposeful offering a wide range of contemporary management principles and examples relevant to the Australian context, as well as problematising management issues and failures. Overall, this 'text' is the epitome of the online/blended 21st-century learning and teaching that has been promised for so long!
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