Essentials of Contemporary Management / Edition 4

Essentials of Contemporary Management / Edition 4

by Gareth Jones, Jennifer George
     
 

ISBN-10: 0077403479

ISBN-13: 9780077403478

Pub. Date: 07/20/2010

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Jones and George are dedicated to the challenge of "Making It Real" for students. As a team, they are uniquely qualified to write about the organizational challenges facing today's managers. No other author team in the management discipline matches their combined research and text-writing experience. Essentials of Management concisely surveys current management…  See more details below

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Jones and George are dedicated to the challenge of "Making It Real" for students. As a team, they are uniquely qualified to write about the organizational challenges facing today's managers. No other author team in the management discipline matches their combined research and text-writing experience. Essentials of Management concisely surveys current management theories and research. Through a variety of real world examples from small, medium, and large companies the reader learns how those ideas are used by practicing managers. The organization of this text follows the mainstream functional approach of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; but the content is flexible and encourages instructors to use the organization they are most comfortable with. The themes of diversity, ethics, and information technology are clearly evident through in-text examples, photographs, "unboxed" stories, and the end-of-chapter material – all areas of importance that truly serve to bring to life the workplace realities that today's student will encounter in the course of a career.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780077403478
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
07/20/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE

Management and Managers

Chapter One: The management Process Today

Appendix A: History of Management Throughout

Chapter Two: values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person

PART TWO

The Environment of Management

Chapter Three: Managing Ethics and Diversity

Chapter Four: Managing the Global Environment

PART THREE

Planning, Decision Making, and Competitive Advantage

Chapter Five: Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

Chapter Six: Planning, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage

PART FOUR

Organizing and Change

Chapter Seven: Designing Organizational Structure

Chapter Eight: Control, Change and Entrepreneurship

PART FIVE

Leading Individuals and Groups

Chapter Nine: Motivation

Chapter Ten: Leaders and Leadership

Chapter Eleven: Effective Team Management

Chapter Twelve: Building and Managing Human Resources

PART SIX

Controlling Essential Activities and Processes

Chapter Thirteen: Communication and Information Technology Management

Chapter Fourteen: Operations Management: Managing Vital Operations and Processes

Appendix B: Career Development

Glossary

Notes

Photo Credits

Name Index Subject Index

Company Index

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