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

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Chinese factories run by Foxconn Technology Group supply electronic components for global brands. To help prevent suicides, Foxconn has installed nets on employee dormitories.

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Strategy and Strategic Management: Insight and Hard Work Deliver Results

Management Live

Critical Thinking and Tron: Legacy

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Acting on a mysterious pager message sent to a family confidant, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) finds himself in a virtual world known as The Grid. Sam is captured and designated as a game player, with his only instruction being to “survive.” That is the plot for the sci-fi movie Tron: Legacy. Sam knows nothing about this virtual world. He is left to anticipate what will happen and use his instincts to stay alive. Through observation, he quickly learns how to use his disc and a light cycle to defeat other players. Sam is eventually reunited with his father, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) and uses his intuition to save Quorra (Olivia Wilde).

Pretty heady stuff that you only see in the movies, right? Not so. The complexity and uncertainty of the business world forces managers to respond in similar ways. Strategic management requires a set of skills for monitoring the competitive environment and developing organizational strategy. Foremost among these skills is critical thinking, the ability ...

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