In the 21st century, managers will play a crucial role in operating organizations of every conceivable size, in every industry classification, and in many geographical locations. As teachers of management, Duening and Ivancevich have learned along with their students that managerial concepts that fit so well in one setting are often misaligned in other settings. The practice of management is challenging, simple, mysterious, rewarding, and frustrating all at the same time. Managing Organizations: Principles & Guidelines will invite your students? interest, continuous learning, and attention to managerial tasks, responsibilities, and functions.
Dr. Tom Duening is Director of Entrepreneurial Programs at the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University. He has previously served as founder and director of the Entrepreneur & Venture Development Center at the University of Houston Downtown, and as the assistant dean of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Dr. Duening has published numerous trade books on management and business strategy. His most recent book, Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage, was published in October 2004 by John Wiley & Sons. Dr. Duening has published nu