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Overview

Jones/George, Essentials of Contemporary Management is the concise edition of the market bestselling textbook by the same author team. Jones and George are dedicated to the challenge of “Making It Real” for students. The authors present management in a way that makes its relevance obvious even to students who might lack exposure to a “real-life” management context. This is accomplished thru a diverse set of examples, and the unique, and most popular feature of the text, the “Manager as a Person” Chapter 2. This chapter discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems and this theme is carried thru the remaining chapters. This text also discusses the importance of management competencies--the specific set of skills, abilities, and experiences that gives one manager the ability to perform at a higher level than another in a specific context. The themes of diversity, ethics, globalization, and information technology are integrated throughout.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078029349
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/20/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 231,413
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (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
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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