Saturday, August 16, 2008

T-As-In-Team: Management Through Collaboration

Management Through Collaboration: Teaming in a Networked World (Routledge publishers, 2010)

Charles Wankel / Author and Organizer / St. John’s University, New York, USA /
wankelc@stjohns.edu

The idea is that this book will be produced using an immense network of coauthors. The chapters will present text, examples, and exercises using networking in a globalized world as a prism through which the key management functions are refracted in telling, useful and important ways. This introductory management textbook is using a new authoring structure to create a high quality, cutting-edge, and well-researched book.


The coauthors of this breakthrough endeavor number almost a thousand management educators and researchers in about ninety nations. The twenty-first century global virtual community creating this work is itself an interesting constellation of management phenomena that provides a wide range of exciting management experiences for its members to use as examples in their teaching and writing. More importantly, being part of such a diverse, constantly self-creating, mob of innovators is immense fun! It is our hope that our contributions from Tonga to Peru, from Iceland to Botswana, from Hawaii to Tunisia, from China to Grenada, will reflect our diversity and yet our communality in this increasingly connected world in ways that will engage and excite learners in all the nations of the world.

[http://globally-collaborating.com/]

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I: MANAGING IN A NETWORKED WORLD
1: Managing the New Workplace: Collaborating in the organization
2: Historical Context of Contemporary Management: From Individual Stars to Winning Teams


PART II: THE ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGEMENT
3: Shaping Corporate Culture
4: Managing in a Global Environment
5: Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
6: Entrepreneurship and E-commerce


PART III: PLANNING
7: Organizational Planning and Goal Setting
8: Strategy Formulation and Implementation
9: Managerial Decision Making
10: Global Management


PART IV: ORGANIZING
11: Organizing in a Networked World
12: Structures for Coordinating in a High Tech World
13: Change at All Levels and Speeds
14: Human Resource Management
15: Diversity in Multicultural Organizations


PART V: LEADING
16: Attitudes, Perceptions, Learning and Stress
17: Leadership in Organizations
18: Motivation in Organizations
19: Communicating in Organizations
20: Teamwork in Organizations


PART VI: CONTROLLING
21: The Importance of Control
22: Information Technology and E-Business
23: Operations and Service Management


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http://globally-collaborating.com/t/index.html]

AUTHORS

[http://globally-collaborating.com/authors/index.html]

AUTHOR COUNTRY STATS

[http://globally-collaborating.com/c/index.html]

NODAL PROJECT PEOPLE

[http://globally-collaborating.com/n/index.html]

GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS

Citation Style
Follow The Chicago Manual of Style, newest edition, for citation and other stylistic formats.

Microsoft Word

Textual material for the book should be submitted in Microsoft Word (Windows PC version).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


When will I be assigned to a chapter team?

Currently we are registering authors into chapter wikis. As new colleagues join the project, they will be registered within a week's time after completing the authors' survey.

What is the general project timeline?


The draft of the main paper-form textbook is due on December 1st, 2008. However, the digital form and ancillaries can be worked on after that. The book comes out in January 2010.

See Also

"Management Professor Uses 'Crowdsourcing' to Write Textbook"

[http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/]

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