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Overview

Contemporary Management by Jones and George distinguishes itself through its authorship, comprehensive, current contents, rich and relevant examples and applications and experiential exercises provided in every single chapter. The cutting-edge 5th Edition continues to redefine what principles of management texts should look, sound, and feel like. As an author team Gareth Jones and Jennifer George are uniquely qualified to write about both the strategic and organizational challenges managers face. Contemporary Management is a comprehensive text that surveys the theoretical underpinnings of modern management thought and research. Through a variety of examples from small, medium, and large companies it shows the reader how those ideas are used by practicing managers. A hallmark of this text is its focus on the "Manager as a Person," which discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073049212
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/4/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 780
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Gareth Jones, Texas A & M UniversityGareth 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 GraduateSchool 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: Management

1
Managers and Managing

2
The Evolution of Management Thought

3
Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person

Part Two: The Environment of Management

4
Ethics and Social Responsibility

5
Managing Diverse Employees in a Multicultural Environment

6
Managing in the Global Environment

Part Three: Decision-Making, Planning, and Strategy

7
Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

8
The Manager as a Planner and Strategist

9
Value Chain Management: Functional Strategies for Competitive Advantage

Part Four : Organizing and Controlling

10
Managing Organizational Structure and Culture

11
Organizational Control and Change

12
Human Resource Management

Part Five: Leading Individuals and Groups

13
Motivation and Performance

14
Leadership

15
Effective Groups and Teams

Part Six: Managing Critical Organizational Processes

16
Promoting Effective Communication

17
Managing Conflict, Politics, and Negotiation

18
Using Information Technology to Increase Performance

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