This 2nd New Zealand edition maintains the comprehensive theoretical base of the successful Samson and Daft Management text while bringing the challenges of management to life within the context of the New Zealand business environment. This book gives the reader a realistic perspective of what management is and what managers really do. Management as a profession is dynamic, challenging and exciting for those who want to excel at it. Each day brings new and often unanticipated challenges despite the plans made by even the best managers and leaders. The relatively new challenges of sustainable development are integrated into every chapter of this book. The authors have included the most recent management thinking and research, as well as the contemporary application of management ideas in organisations. The combination of established scholarship, new ideas and real-life applications gives students a taste of the energy, challenge and adventure inherent in the dynamic field of management. Along with current management theory and practice, the text integrates coverage of social media and new technology throughout this second NZ edition includes new emphasis on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a growing area of importance and interest in management studies and the foregrounding of management as an Integrative Practice. Topics are linked within and across chapters, reflective of management as it occurs.