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Contemporary Management / Edition 9

Contemporary Management / Edition 9

by Gareth Jones
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    ISBN-13: 2900077718373
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
    Publication date: 01/16/2015
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Pages: 672
    Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 3.50(d)

    About the Author

    Jennifer George received a B.A. in psychology and sociology from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. in finance from New York University, and a Ph.D. in management and organizational behavior from New York University. She is professor of management in the Lowry Mays College and Graduate School of Business at Texas A&M University and also the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Professor of Psychology in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Dr. George specializes in organizational behavior and is well known for her research on mood and emotion in the workplace, their determinants, and their effects on various individual and group-level work outcomes. She is a fellow in the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and is a member of the Society for Organizational Behavior.
    Gareth Jones received a B.A. in economics psychology and a Ph.D. in management from the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom. He currently is a professor of management in the Lowry Mays College and Graduate School of Business at Texas A&M University. Dr. Jones pursues research interests in strategic management and organizational theory and is well-known for his research that applies transaction cost analysis to explain many forms of strategic and organizational behavior. He also studies the complex and changing relationships between competitive advantage and information technology in the 2010s. He has published many articles in leading journals and his research has appeared in the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of International Business Studies, and Human Relations. His books are widely recognized for their innovative, contemporary content and for the clarity with which they communicate complex, real-world issues to students.

    Table of Contents

    1.Managers and Managing

    2.The Evolution of Management Thought

    3.Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person

    4.Ethics and Social Responsibility

    5.Managing Diverse Employees in a Multicultural Environment

    6.Managing in the Global Environment

    7.Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

    8.The Manager as a Planner and Strategist

    9.Value Chain Management: Functional Strategies for Competitive Advantage

    10.Managing Organizational Structure and Culture

    11.Organizational Control and Change

    12.Human Resource Management

    13.Motivation and Performance


    15.Effective Groups and Teams

    16.Promoting Effective Communication

    17.Managing Conflict, Politics, and Negotiation

    18.Using Advanced Information Technology to Increase Performance

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