Management: A Modern Perspective
Management: A Modern Perspective

Management: A Modern Perspective

Lead Author(s): Ryan Greenbaum

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Management: A Modern Perspective teaches students about the intricacies of how an organization operates by presenting content in a dynamic and relatable way.

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Key features in this textbook

Management: A Modern Perspective includes Management For Today call-out sections that present key concepts in a relatable way for students so they can stay engaged in their readings.
Built-in assessment questions embedded throughout chapters so students can read a little, do a little, and test themselves to see what they know!
Full set of slide decks aligned to each chapter of the book; each deck comes with interactive questions, videos and eye-catching visuals.

Comparison of Management Textbooks

Consider adding Top Hat’s Management: A Modern Perspective textbook to your upcoming course. We’ve put together a textbook comparison to make it easy for you in your upcoming evaluation.

Top Hat

Greenbaum, Ryan, “Management: A Modern Perspective”, Only One Edition needed

Sage

Lussier, Robert N., “Management Fundamentals: Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development (7th ed.)”

Pearson

Robbins, Stephen & Mary Coulter & David De Cenzo, “Fundamentals of Management (10th ed.)”

McGraw-Hill

Smith, Mike, “Fundamentals of Management (2nd ed.)”

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

$110

E-book

$104

Loose-leaf

$139

Hard-copy

$75

E-book

$75

Loose-Leaf

$159.95

Hard-copy

$97.30

Hardcover print text only

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Content meets standard for Management. Constantly revised and updated by a community of professors with the latest content

In-Book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Top Hat

Greenbaum, Ryan, “Management: A Modern Perspective”, Only One Edition needed

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

Sage

Lussier, Robert N., “Management Fundamentals: Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development (7th ed.)”

$110

E-book

$104

Loose-leaf

$139

Hard-copy

Pearson

Robbins, Stephen & Mary Coulter & David De Cenzo, “Fundamentals of Management (10th ed.)”

$75

E-book

$75

Loose-leaf

$159.95

Hard-copy

McGraw-Hill

Smith, Mike, “Fundamentals of Management (2nd ed.)”

$97.30

Hardcover print text only

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Constantly revised and updated by a community of professors with the latest content

Top Hat

Greenbaum, Ryan, “Management: A Modern Perspective”, Only One Edition needed

Sage

Lussier, Robert N., “Management Fundamentals: Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development (7th ed.)”

Pearson

Robbins, Stephen & Mary Coulter & David De Cenzo, “Fundamentals of Management (10th ed.)”

McGraw-Hill

Smith, Mike, “Fundamentals of Management (2nd ed.)”

In-book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Top Hat

Greenbaum, Ryan, “Management: A Modern Perspective”, Only One Edition needed

Sage

Lussier, Robert N., “Management Fundamentals: Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development (7th ed.)”

Pearson

Robbins, Stephen & Mary Coulter & David De Cenzo, “Fundamentals of Management (10th ed.)”

McGraw-Hill

Smith, Mike, “Fundamentals of Management (2nd ed.)”

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

Top Hat

Greenbaum, Ryan, “Management: A Modern Perspective”, Only One Edition needed

Sage

Lussier, Robert N., “Management Fundamentals: Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development (7th ed.)”

Pearson

Robbins, Stephen & Mary Coulter & David De Cenzo, “Fundamentals of Management (10th ed.)”

McGraw-Hill

Smith, Mike, “Fundamentals of Management (2nd ed.)”

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Top Hat

Greenbaum, Ryan, “Management: A Modern Perspective”, Only One Edition needed

Sage

Lussier, Robert N., “Management Fundamentals: Concepts, Applications, and Skill Development (7th ed.)”

Pearson

Robbins, Stephen & Mary Coulter & David De Cenzo, “Fundamentals of Management (10th ed.)”

McGraw-Hill

Smith, Mike, “Fundamentals of Management (2nd ed.)”

About this textbook

Lead Authors

Ryan Greenbaum, Ph.DUniversity of Conneticut

Ryan Greenbaum received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and completed his MBA and Master’s in Educational Psychology at Oklahoma State University. He has been teaching management for over 8 years, and is currently Professor of Practice at Rutgers University. Ryan’s experience in the corporate world as a manager at Progressive Insurance for a number of years, as well as other entrepreneurial ventures help to provide real-world context for his classes and the textbook.

Matthew Numer, Ph.DDalhousie University

Matthew Numer is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University and cross-appointed to the Gender and Women’s Studies Program. He has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for his work in the areas of gender, sex and sexuality. His research interests include substance use, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men’s health, sexual health, online technologies, LGBTQ2S health, masculinities, Indigenous boys’ and men’s health, and post-secondary pedagogical practices. He has received numerous awards for his interactive teaching methods and is widely known as an innovator in the classroom. He is the former Chair of the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project, was a member of the board of directors for the Halifax Sexual Health Centre for eight years, and currently serves on the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia: Gay Men’s Health Advisory Committee.

Contributing Authors

James PappasOklahoma State University

Robert Evan DavisOklahoma State University

Jose SagarnagaOklahoma State University

Steve DeNunzioOhio State University

Jesan SorrellsBinghamton University

Charles MainNorthern Arizona University

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Welcome to Management: A Modern Perspective!

Hi there! Welcome to your new interactive Management: A Modern Perspective textbook! We hope you have a great experience with this course and this textbook. To start, we would like to introduce you to some of the features so that you are comfortable using it this semester.

Interactive Questions

Among the things you will frequently encounter in this textbook are embedded questions. Depending on your professor, these may be graded for participation or correctness. Let's take at some examples:

1) Multiple Choice: Simply click on the correct answer and then click "Submit". If there is more than one correct answer, it will be specified in the question.

Multiple Choice Example

Which of the following is NOT a fruit?

A

Apple

B

Orange

C

Cucumber

D

Pear


​2) Word Answer and Fill in the Blank: Just type your answer into the text box and click "Submit".

Word Answer Example

This is a textbook written about _________.


​3) Matching Question: Click on an item in the left-hand column, and then click on its match in the right-hand column to align them.  The remaining options in the right-hand column will reshuffle. 

Matching Example

Match each fruit to its correct color:

Premise
Response
1

Red

A

Banana

2

Yellow

B

Apple

3

Green

C

Lime


​4) Sorting Question: Drag the options into the proper order.

Sorting Question Example

Sort these numbers from lowest to highest

A

4

B

2

C

1

D

3


​5) Discussion Question: These are long-form, typed responses that are submitted and read by your professor.

Discussion Question Example

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of eating vegetables.


Call Out Sections

There are two types of call out section to look out for within each chapter, which will support your learning in different ways. They are each highlighted by a different banner, detailed below.

​Throughout the textbook, you will see this Management for Today banner. These sections will contain videos or links to other outside content to help relate what you are learning to the real world. There may also have a few questions to help test your understanding!


​Interactive Diagrams

Throughout the book  you may come across interactive diagrams. These will have interactive circles on them, which will appear when you hover over the image with your mouse. Hovering over the circles themselves will cause a definition, video, photo, or article to pop up, to enhance your understanding of the topic.​


In-Chapter Feedback

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​We would love to hear your feedback about the text! We take every comment into consideration when thinking about how to make the text better, and regularly release updates based on what we hear from you.

At the end of every chapter, there is a survey like the one pictured to the right that you can fill out to ask questions, or report any issues. This survey is entirely optional and the responses are sent to Top Hat, not your professor.



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