The second edition of this text has been thoroughly updated, continuing its strong emphasis on the importance of the Asian region to contemporary Australian and New Zealand organisations. Many Asian case examples are featured to illustrate key management concepts, and these provide a useful basis for comparison with management practices in Australia and New Zealand.
Numerous practical examples throughout the text highlight contemporary management issues, such as:
ethics/corporate social responsibility
the impact of technology
innovation in the workplace
flexible working arrangements
generational issues in the workplace
skills shortages in various industries
the importance of effective employee recruitment and training
workforce flexibility and casualisation
the '24/7' nature of contemporary communication technology, including social media
Management, Foundation and Applications, 2nd Asia-Pacific edition, has also retained the features that made its previous edition so popular with students and lecturers, including the Career Readiness Workbook activities at the end of the book, and the accompanying Interactive Study Guide with its vast array of multimedia resources.