Organizational Management: Fall 2012
Book Review Guidelines
This is a 3-5 page double-spaced review of an y one of the following books. You will lose 25% of
the grade automaticall y, if the review is less than 3 pages. You ma y choose to review any one of
STEPHEN P. ROBBINS
Ch. 1 Introducing
PowerPoint Presentation by Charlie Cook
The University of West Alabama
How is the manageria
What are the differences and similarities between Ethics, Law, and
What are ethical dilemmas and why do they o
Why are an awareness of and an ability to
respond to the business environment critical to a
What are the different components of a firms
business environment, and how ma
& Cultural Diversity
What do we mean by globalization ?
Is globalization good or bad?
What is cultural diversity and why is
important for companies to
What is Globalization ?
Globalization is the
What are different types of decisions?
How do managers make decisions in the real world?
Types of Managerial
Strategy and Strategic
What is strategic
How do firms make
strategic choices to gain
Role of strategic analysis
Picking the right strategies
Executing the strategic
Organizational Management, Section 04
Lundin, Stephen C., Harry Paul, and John Christensen. Fish!: a remarkable way to boost
morale and improve results. New York: Hyperion, 2000. Print. 29 Sept. 2012.
Price: $19.95 Hardcover
Organizational Management Exam #2 Chapter 4 Environmental uncertainty lack of information regarding what exists in the environment and what developments may occur Competitive advantage the ability to outperform one's competitors due to a core competency t
The structure I have decided to analyze is the organization of Iowa Fire Protection. Iowa
Fire Protection is a company that engineers, designs blueprints, estimates costs, installs
automatic sprinklers, repair issues, and inspects for safety and regulatio
I chose to read the book Fish by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen. It was
published by Hyperion in 2000 at New York. This book costs $19.95. The ISBN is 0-78686602-0.
The main theme of this bo
What factors influence managers choice of
What are different types of organizational
Functional and Divisional Structure
What type of planning and planning
techniques are being used in todays
UNCERTAIN business environment?
Types of Plan
Based on level
Based on time-frame
Based on use
Based on specificity
planning techniques in todays business environment
Cognitive Biases in
Cognitive Biases in DM
Rules of thumbs used by us to make quick
decisions, especially when faced with time and
SAMPLE QUESTIONS FOR EXAM 2
1. Environmental factors such as the U.S. government policies impose both strategic
constraints and provide opportunities for organizations.
2. When barriers to entry are low, new entrants arise.
Organizational Management (3153)
Sample Questions: Exam 1
1) Which of the following types of managers would have cross-departmental responsibilities that
affect the entire organization?
A) Top managers
B) Research managers
C) First-line managers
Organizational Management (3153)
Schedule: Spring 2013
This is a tentative schedule; adjustments may be made by the instructor with prior notice.
Introduction to the course
Teams to be assigned
Study Guide: Exam 1 (Chapters 1, 2, 3)
Text: Schermerhorn, Management, 11th Ed.
Article: Soft Skills of Global Managers; Case: ZARA International; Video: Hidden Face of Globalization
Chapter 1: Introducing Management
Why are businesses focusing on sustainable development?
What is sustainability?
Why do we need innovative business practices?
Recent Interest in Sustainability/ Sustainable
Principles of Marketing Section 02
Case Study Sign-Up Sheet
Directions: Teams are to select one of the following cases and place your team number in front.
1. How White Rock Adds Marketing Sparkle
2. Toms Shoes Expands One for One Model to Eye