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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.

Organizational Politics in Management Settings
Organizational politics in management settings

Political behavior is a phenomenon that has been present across interpersonal, group, and organizational settings for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In fact, Aristotle argued centuries ago that man is an inherently political animal, and few have challenged that notion since. This phenomenon has become an increasingly important issue for business practitioners to understand and manage due to the changing organizational dynamics affecting today's workforce.

As managers become increasingly aware of the highly elastic nature of their organization's investment in human capital, they realize how many important intangibles come into play and must bring newfound attention to these factors. Organizational politics is a significant factor that has a profound impact on the effectiveness of the workforce. ...

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