Contemporary Management / Edition 8

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Overview

Contemporary Management by Jones and George distinguishes itself through its authorship, comprehensive/current contents, exceptionally rich and relevant examples, and applications/experiential exercises provided in every single chapter. The new eighth edition of Contemporary Management continues to provide students the most current and up-to-date account of the changes taking place in the world of business management. Jones and George focus on keeping it relevant and interesting to students, while still mirroring the changes taking place in management practices by incorporating recent developments in management theory and research through vivid, current examples of how managers of companies large and small have responded to the changes taking place.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078029530
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/18/2013
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 51,398
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Gareth Jones, Texas A & M University

Gareth Jones is a professor in the management department of the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Business and Texas A&M University. He is co-author on three other major textbooks, including one on organizational behavior (accolades he shares with CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT co-author and wife, Jennifer George), one on organizational theory, and a one on strategic management. Jones received his BA & PhD from University of Lancaster, UK. He has taught at University Warwick, Michigan State University, and University of Illinois/ Urbana-Champaign

Jennifer George is a well-published professor as is now the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate

School of Business at Rice University. She is co-author of the aforementioned organizational behavior book. She received her BA from Wesleyan University and her MBA & PhD from New York University.

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Table of Contents

Part One: ManagementChapter 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 ManagementChapter 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 StrategyChapter 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 ControllingChapter 10: Managing Organizational Structure and Culture Chapter 11: Organizational Control and Change Chapter 12: Human Resource Management Part Five: Leading Individuals and GroupsChapter 13: Motivation and Performance Chapter 14: Leadership Chapter 15: Effective Groups and Teams Part Six: Managing Critical Organizational ProcessesChapter 16: Promoting Effective Communication Chapter 17: Managing Conflict, Politics, and Negotiation Chapter 18: Using Advanced Information Technology to Increase Performance

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