This international handbook identifies and explains 29 timeless management principles - general truths that can be applied to all types of work situations. It is based on knowledge accumulated by numerous experts over many years of research and consulting. The chapters are readable, succinct and practical. They cover a wide range of topics including selection, turnover, job satisfaction, work motivation, incentives, leadership, team effectiveness, decision making, creativity, stress and technology. This handbook is the first ever attempt to accumulate the wisdom of decades of research and consulting and to turn this accumulated knowledge into easy to understand and practically useful management principles. The handbook provides students and managers with an essential resource that is neither theory divorced from practice nor practice divorced from theory but rather the application of theory to the real world of organizations. This book is a must for every manager's desk and a great tool for teaching. This updated paperback edition of Ed Locke's acclaimed Handbook includes a keynote essay he recently published in the AMLE Journal (2002). In it he sets out his principles-based approach to teaching management. For students and teachers of organizational behavior and management this is a unique guide.Locke, Edwin is the author of 'Blackwell Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior' with ISBN 9780631215059 and ISBN 0631215050.