Management Meeting and Exceeding Customer Expectations, 12th Edition, Gemmy Allen
This twelfth edition of Management: Meeting and Exceeding Customer Expectations is a comprehensive survey of the functions of management as they are currently being applied in the United States and around the world. The content and features are structured to reinforce three continuing themes that are woven into the chapters’ narratives: (1) the never-ending effort by managers and organizations to meet or exceed customers’ needs, (2) the need organizations and their people have to be guided by effective leadership, and (3) the growing use of technology, including social media.
The author has made every effort to keep this text objective, timely, and interesting to both the student and the instructor. All case problems, examples, and features portray actual companies and managers in action. Companies have been selected to provide balance between large and small organizations representing service, manufacturing, and retailing industries. Successes as well as failures are included to lend perspective and aid in understanding.
Gemmy S. Allen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Texas. She has also completed all but the dissertation for a doctorate from UNT. Her awards include being named Outstanding Mountain View College Faculty Member and receiving the Golden Oak Award, Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce; the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence in Teaching Award; and the award for Mountain View College Innovator of the Year. She has served as a member of Microsoft Mentors, the Microsoft/Compaq College Advisory Council, and the St. Philip’s College Model Electronic Commerce Curriculum Advisory Committee. She is the founding teacher of the Virtual College of Texas—“Internet Teachers at Every College.” Known for her progressive use of social media in the classroom, Ms. Allen maintains a blog called “Management Minutes” (www.gemmyallen.com), tweets about management on Twitter @MgtMin, and regularly posts to her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ManagementText. In addition to Management: Meeting and Exceeding Customer Expectations, she has co-authored several discipline-specific, Internet-related books and has developed several online classes. Ms. Allen has made numerous presentations to industry and has led workshops in the United States, Australia, and Mexico.