Management: A Concise Introduction

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Management: A Concise Introduction is a concise, entertaining and student-focused introduction to management. It has been written with the student in mind including short chapters, easy identification of the key points and revision-friendly sections. Packed with lively pedagogy it both covers the basics of management and provides a timely discussion of the contemporary issues facing the modern manager. It has an engaging style and is, all in all, an essential companion for all ...

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Overview

Management: A Concise Introduction is a concise, entertaining and student-focused introduction to management. It has been written with the student in mind including short chapters, easy identification of the key points and revision-friendly sections. Packed with lively pedagogy it both covers the basics of management and provides a timely discussion of the contemporary issues facing the modern manager. It has an engaging style and is, all in all, an essential companion for all students studying management.

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"A comprehensive overview of management giving business students an understanding of the key challenges and opportunities facing managers in the 21st century with a practical focus on issues at both micro and macro levels." - Dr. David Banner, University of Westminster

"Pettinger has captured the essentials of organizations and management studies in this concise and highly informative introductory text. It is thoughtful, well structured and highly accessible to students."-Claire Hookham-Williams, University of Liverpool

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230285354
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD PETTINGER is a Lecturer in Management at University College London, UK. He is director of a number of undergraduate programmes and is currently Admissions Tutor. He has written over 30 books, most recently Managing for Dummies.

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT
Preface
Introduction
Organisations, Managers and the Environment
Managing in a Changing Environment
Management Ethics and Risk
The Practice of Management
PART II: ORGANISATIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL ASPECTS OF MANAGEMENT
Culture and Structure
Communication
Organisation Politics
Human Resource Management
Leadership and Management
PART III: STRATEGY, POLICY, DIRECTION AND PRIORITIES
Strategy, Policy and Direction
Marketing
Managing Operations and Projects
Financial and Quantitative Aspects of Management
Performance Management
PART IV: ENDURING PRIORITIES OF MANAGEMENT
The Management of Risk
Management and Motivation
Management on a Daily Basis
Management Development
Conclusions: Managing for the Present and Future

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