Introduction to Management

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This brand new textbook covers all of the core topics found on Introduction to Management modules, and the author's clear, accessible writing style guides students through the world of management. The book also goes a step further to enourage students to develop a critical mindset and think about academic debates around the subject.

Innovative Skillsets linked to each substantive chapter integrate practical skills with the topics. Skills such as time management, critical ...

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Overview


This brand new textbook covers all of the core topics found on Introduction to Management modules, and the author's clear, accessible writing style guides students through the world of management. The book also goes a step further to enourage students to develop a critical mindset and think about academic debates around the subject.

Innovative Skillsets linked to each substantive chapter integrate practical skills with the topics. Skills such as time management, critical analysis, referencing, personal development planning and reviewing literature are included. Clear, step-by-step guidance helps students develop each skill, understand why it is important, and see how the topic is relevant to practical applications in the real world of business.

A truly international range of case studies broadens students' horizons and encourages them to look beyond the standard examples from the UK and America. Emerging markets are becoming ever more important in the rapidly changing business environment, a fact reflected by the inclusion of case studies from the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.

An Online Resource Centre accompanies the textbook, and includes:

For students:
Audio podcasts with the practitioners featured in the textbook.
Multiple choice questions
Suggested answers for the exercises and discussion points.
Flashcard glossary.
Web links.

For registered adopters:
Test Bank of exercises.
Library of video links, with teaching notes and cross-references to the textbook.
Fully integrated and customisable PowerPoint slides.
Author blog for up to date news stories on relevant topics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199642991
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/24/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Colin Combe, Senior Lecturer, Glasgow Caledonian University

Colin Combe is a senior lecturer in strategic management at Glasgow Caledonian University. He teaches modules in strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation and digital economy to a range of UG and PG courses. His research interests are in social innovation, innovation strategies and the intellectual property of digital technologies. He has published many academic articles on these subjects and presented papers to international conferences.

Previously, he has worked as research consultant for the World Bank culminating in a report into administrative capacities for e-government harmonisation in the EU. Colin represents GCU on the ERDF funded INNOVATE project that focuses on economic growth strategies for the knowledge-based and creative industries in the Atlantic Area. This project has funded the establishment of the Social Innovation Network at GCU that is a platform for collaboration and knowledge-sharing on social innovation between academics, practitioners and policymakers.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Management Principles and Functions
1. Introduction to Management
Skillset: Reading
2. Management Theory
Skillset: Referencing
3. Planning
Skillset: Time Management
4. Organizing
Skillset: Sourcing Materials
5. Leading
Skillset: Analyzing Case Studies
6. Controlling
Skillset: Exam Technique
7. Decision-making
Skillset: Literature Review
Part Two: Managing People and Communications
8. Human Resource Management
Skillset: Exam Questions
9. Motivation and Communication
Skillsets: Presentations
10. Managing teams and teamwork
Skillset: Essay Writing
Part Three: Managiment and Organizations
11. Organizational Structure
Skillset: Essay Examples
12. Organizational Culture
Skillset: Critical Analysis
13. Management and Ethics
Skillset: Plagiarism
Part Four: Managing Strategy, Change and Innovation
14. Strategic Management
Skillset: Personal Development Planning
15. Marketing strategies
Skillset: Reflective exercises
16. Change Management and Innovation
Skillset: Overview

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