Many principles of management textbooks make the assumption that students already have a stable understanding of the subject. Management: A Real World Approach, combines the theory students need with examples within their grasp as well as providing reinforcing exercises and activities to help them retain and apply what they have learned. The text and ancillary materials help address the question that many students ask when taking a principles of management course: "What does management mean to me?"
Dr. Andrew W. Ghillyer is the former vice president of academic affairs for Argosy University in Tampa, Florida, and is an adjunct instructor in all aspects of business ethics, management, and leadership. His operational management experience spans more than 30 years across a wide range of industries, including chief operating officer of civil engineering software company and director of international business relations for a global training organization. Dr. Ghillyer also served on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for the 2007 award year. He received his doctorate in management studies from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom.