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Effective Management, 7th Edition

  • Chuck Williams
  • ISBN-10: 128586624X
  • ISBN-13: 9781285866246
  • 576 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2012, 2010
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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About the Product

Discover how award-winning educator and author Chuck Williams does management like no one else with the latest edition of EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT. This captivating text and comprehensive package helps you reach all of the students in your management course with the learning style or combination of learning approaches that are ideal for their individual needs. Brief, clearly identified sections and a chapter outline system reflect how today's multi-task-oriented students learns best. Fresh visuals, the latest examples, and meaningful applications reflect management practices today. Proven learning features move students beyond simple memorization to explore individual and group decision making, consider practical ethics, and even inventory personal management abilities using self-assessments.


  • The MindTap learning system offers a dynamic way to bring course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that are fully integrated with this edition of the text.

  • "What Would You Do?" chapter-opening cases place students in well-known companies as managers. They can resolve actual management issues as these intriguing chapter-opening cases personalize dilemmas and highlight common managerial challenges related to chapter content.

  • Students gain a better understanding of their management potential with an entire suite of Self-Assessments. These Self-Assessments also are available in an interactive format within the MindTap platform.

  • In the midst of today's conflicting and ever-changing research results, "What Really Works" features use the meta-analysis research tool (a study of studies) to analyze conflicting or multiple theories. Students see what management strategies are effective in each situation. This features serves as an excellent tool for initiating class discussion.

  • Chuck Williams weaves the latest management stories and intriguing examples throughout this edition to help students connect management theory and application in a way they both understand and enjoy. The book's student-centered approach uses a numbered chapter outline system and small sections of text to guide today's busy student through multiple study sessions.

About the Author

Chuck Williams

Dr. Chuck Williams is a Professor of Management in the Andre B. Lacy School of Business, formerly known as the College of Business, at Butler University. Dr. Williams previously served as Dean of the College of Business at Butler University, Dean of Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific, and Associate Professor of Management at the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. Dr. Williams has also served as Associate Dean and Chair of Management and has taught at Michigan State University and Oklahoma State University. Dr. Williams received his BA in psychology from Valparaiso University. He specialized in organizational behavior, human resources, and strategic management while earning his MBA and PhD in business administration from Michigan State University. His research interests include employee recruitment and turnover, performance appraisal, and employee training and goal setting. Dr. Williams has published research in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Academy of Management, Human Resource Management Review, Personnel Psychology, and the Organizational Research Methods Journal. He was a member of the Journal of Management’s editorial board and currently serves as a reviewer for numerous other academic journals. He was also webmaster for the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.

Table of Contents

1. Management.
2. Organizational Environments and Cultures.
3. Ethics and Social Responsibility.
4. Planning and Decision Making.
5. Organizational Strategy.
6. Innovation and Change.
7. Global Management.
8. Designing Adaptive Organizations.
9. Managing Teams.
10. Managing Human Resource Systems.
11. Motivation.
12. Leadership.
13. Managing Communication.
14. Control.
15. Managing Information.
16. Managing Service and Manufacturing Operations.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

New to this edition

  • MindTap helps you elevate student thinking by enabling students to demonstrate that they can both think and act like managers through a progression of content, including experiential exercises. MindTap™ is a personalized, fully online digital learning platform that engages students through a carefully designed chapter-based learning path which includes the MindTap Reader eBook, assignments developed for the most important concepts in each chapter, brief quizzes, interactive self-assessments, and a set of web applications known as MindApps. MindApps range from Kaltura (insert inline video and audio into your curriculum) to ConnectYard (create digital "yards" through social media-all without "friending" your students).
  • MindTap Reader elevates the printed textbook experience into a fully immersive package, including powerful MindTap assets such as flashcards and note-taking abilities, along with interactive figures within the text that facilitate student comprehension.
  • Examples have been added, including companies such as Apple, Toyota, Jeep, Facebook, Netflix, eBay, Starbucks, Reddit, IKEA, and Walt Disney World.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Companion Website  (ISBN-10: 1285871936 | ISBN-13: 9781285871936)
DVD  (ISBN-10: 1305270924 | ISBN-13: 9781305270923)

The "On the Job" videos are available within MindTap and on DVD and include highly-engaging studies of real organizations applying the principles covered in the text. Companies profiled include Honest Tea, Stew Leonard's, and more.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305391020 | ISBN-13: 9781305391024)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your learning management system, your classroom, or wherever you want!

MindTap Management, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Williams' Effective Management for Williams' Effective Management  (ISBN-10: 1285872037 | ISBN-13: 9781285872032)

MindTap will help you elevate student thinking by enabling students to demonstrate that they can both think and act like managers through a progression of content, including experiential exercises. MindTap is a personalized, fully online digital learning platform which contains measurable learning objectives for each chapter, making it well beyond an eBook, a homework solution, a resource center website, a course delivery platform, or a Learning Management System. It is the first in a new category: the Personal Learning Experience.

Student Supplements

MindTap Management, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Williams' Effective Management for Williams' Effective Management  (ISBN-10: 1285872037 | ISBN-13: 9781285872032)

MindTap Management for Williams' Effective Management, 7th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.