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Management is the process of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling an organization’s financial, physical, human, and information resources in ways intended to achieve and maintain organizational effectiveness. Because the business world exists in a dynamic and fluid environment, the essential elements, processes, and functions (and the interrelationships among these) that comprise management are subject to constant change. It is therefore critical that students, scholars, and professionals stay abreast of new theoretical ideas, new interpretations, and new empirical findings, but the vast array of unpredictable and uncontrollable variables makes it difficult to find the best current information. Oxford Bibliographies in Management will offer students and researchers alike a reliable, up-to-date, and authoritative guide to the best literature in the field.
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Ricky W. Griffin is Distinguished Professor of Management and holds the Blocker Chair in Business in Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 1978, he joined the faculty at the University of Missouri for three years before moving to Texas A&M in 1981. His research on task design and dysfunctional work behavior has appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management and other outlets. He also served as Editor of the Journal of Management. He has been Program Chair and Division Chair of the Organizational Behavior Division and Program Chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy, Program Chair and President of the Southwest Academy of Management, and a member of the Board of the Southern Management Association. He is a Fellow of both the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association.
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