As the twenty-first century unfolds, our world is becoming an even smaller place. The development and uptake of new internet and mobile technologies is changing the way organisations do business. Globalisation is becoming a necessary consideration for any business, as worldwide competition intensifies. Technology, international activities, business practices and changes in attitude towards environmental and social issues impact the manager. How do managers continue to manage at this pace of change? The new 5th edition of Bartol, Management: A Pacific Rim Focus looks at the challenge and the opportunity these organisations have in transforming their business. Bartol, Management: A Pacfic Rim Focus, now in its 5th edition, continues to provide students with a strong theoretical foundation, with new exercises and cases to develop their critical thinking skills. New features, such as CEO Forums, give students a rare insight into the real-world of management decision-making. Bartol, Management: A Pacific Rim Focus is the text that prepares today's students for tomorrow's world.