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Overview

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: 9780071220927
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010

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 1 MANAGEMENT AND MANAGERSChapter 1     The Management Process TodayAppendix A     History of Management ThoughtChapter 2     Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a PersonPART 2 THE ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGEMENTChapter 3     Managing Ethics and DiversityChapter 4     Managing in the Global EnvironmentPART 3 PLANNING, DECISION MAKING, AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGEChapter 5     Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and EntrepreneurshipChapter 6     Planning, Strategy, and Competitive AdvantagePART 4 ORGANIZING AND CHANGEChapter 7     Designing Organizational StructureChapter 8     Control, Change, and EntrepreneurshipPART 5 LEADING INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPSChapter 9     MotivationChapter 10     Leaders and LeadershipChapter 11     Effective Team ManagementChapter 12     Building and Managing Human ResourcesPART 6 CONTROLLING ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND PROCESSESChapter 13     Communication and Information Technology ManagementChapter 14     Operations Management: Managing Vital Operations and ProcessesAppendix B     Career Development

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