Contemporary Management / Edition 3

Contemporary Management / Edition 3

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by Gareth R. Jones, Jennifer M. George
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071151214

ISBN-13: 9780071151214

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Consider the story of George Ohr. In the 1880s he immersed himself in pottery, learning as much as he could about the craft. His apprenticeship taught him how to use the natural resources around his hometown, and where to dig for clay from the nearby river banks. However when he opened his own studio and sat down at the potter's wheel, he questioned everything about

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Consider the story of George Ohr. In the 1880s he immersed himself in pottery, learning as much as he could about the craft. His apprenticeship taught him how to use the natural resources around his hometown, and where to dig for clay from the nearby river banks. However when he opened his own studio and sat down at the potter's wheel, he questioned everything about what a pot should look like. His answers were at once creative and innovative. And his pots looked nothing like the current work at the time. By defying convention, he was sometimes scorned and his work often went unnoticed. But today George Ohr's pots are revered for their creativity, beauty, and inventiveness.

This book features George Ohr's pots to remind you that many students will learn the fundamentals of being a manager. Innovation, however, is the key to managing effectively. Gareth Jones and Jennifer George have written Contemporary Management to be a voice for this innovation. And in doing so, they will hopefully prepare you to be a better manager one day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071151214
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
732

Table of Contents

Part One: Management
Chapter 1: Managers and Managing
Chapter 2: The Evolution of Management Thought
Chapter 3: Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person

Part Two: The Environment of Management
Chapter 4: Ethics and Social Responsibility
Chapter 5: Managing Diverse Employees in a Multicultural Environment
Chapter 6: Managing in the Global Environment

Part Three: Decision Making, Planning, and Strategy
Chapter 7: Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
Chapter 8: The Manager as a Planner and Strategist
Chapter 9: Value Chain Management: Functional Strategies for Competitive Advantage

Part Four: Organizing and Controlling
Chapter 10: Managing Organizational Structure and Culture
Chapter 11: Organizational Control and Change
Chapter 12: Human Resource Management

Part Five: Leading Individuals and Groups
Chapter 13: Motivation and Performance
Chapter 14: Leadership
Chapter 15: Effective Groups and Teams

Part Six: Managing Critical Organizational Processes
Chapter 16: Promoting Effective Communication
Chapter 17: Managing Conflict, Politics, and Negotiation
Chapter 18: Using Advanced Information Technology to Increase Performance

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