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Exploring Management, Third Edition by John R. Schermerhorn, Jr.

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images DEAR READER:

Welcome to Exploring Management, Third Edition.

I hope you find it both interesting and useful as you prepare for future career success. My own career as a management educator has been a journey of wonderful exploration and personal growth. I have been continuously enriched by the opportunity to learn from my students and colleagues around the world.

I believe the study of management is also an exploration, a daily one, whether we are instructors or students. After all, management is part of our everyday lives—at work, at school, at home, and even at leisure. It is ever present as we sort through the challenges of multiple responsibilities, distant horizons, constantly changing opportunities, great potential, and the wonders of a diverse global community.

Perhaps these words from T.S. Eliot's poem Little Gidding best describe the quest we all share:

We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.

The study of management is an ongoing journey, one full of enrichment and exploration. But in the end we return to application, trying to use what we have learned through experience to better our lives and those of others. This is really what this book, Exploring Management, Third Edition, is all about.

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