Introduction to Management: Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Overview

Introduction to Management, Fourth Edition is an ideal text for students studying management for the first time, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Covering all of the functional areas of management, it provides a framework for students to understand the inter-relatedness of the different aspects of management and how they fit together in an organization. The new edition is updated to cover new developments in the field and includes new chapters on innovation, enterprise, risk management, ethics, and responsibility.
 
Companion Website: http://www.palgrave.com/business/pettinger4/

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230000384
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/5/2007
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.27 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD PETTINGER is a lecturer in management at University College London. He has written over 30 books on management, business, and related areas. He has extensive management experience and is a consultant to a number of large and small organizations in all sectors.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT
• Introduction
• Managing in a Changing Environment
• Measuring Business and Organisational Performance
• Risk
• Ethics
• The Organisations and It's Environment
• Globalisation
• The Organisations and its Environment
• PART TWO: STRATEGY, POLICY, DIRECTION AND ACTIVITIES
• Strategy, Policy and Direction
• Investment Appraisal
• Marketing
• Managing Operations and Projects
• Financial Management
• Quantitative Methods
• Innovation and Enterprise
• Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial Management
• PART THREE: MANAGEMENT, ORGANISATIONAL AND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR
• Culture
• Perception, Attitudes, Values and Beliefs
• Communication
• Organisation Technology, Structure and Design
• Human Resource Management
• PART FOUR: MANAGEMENT IN ACTION
• Management Influence, Power and Authority
• Leadership and Management
• Teams and Groups
• Management and Motiviation
• The Management of Conflict
• Managerial Practice
• Conclusion: Managing for the Present and Future
• Summary

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