Essentials of Contemporary Management / Edition 4

Essentials of Contemporary Management / Edition 4

by Gareth Jones, Jennifer George
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ISBN-10:
0078137225
ISBN-13:
9780078137228
Pub. Date:
01/21/2010
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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Essentials of Contemporary Management / Edition 4

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780078137228
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 01/21/2010
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1 MANAGEMENT AND MANAGERSChapter 1     The Management Process TodayAppendix A     History of Management ThoughtChapter 2     Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a PersonPART 2 THE ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGEMENTChapter 3     Managing Ethics and DiversityChapter 4     Managing in the Global EnvironmentPART 3 PLANNING, DECISION MAKING, AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGEChapter 5     Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and EntrepreneurshipChapter 6     Planning, Strategy, and Competitive AdvantagePART 4 ORGANIZING AND CHANGEChapter 7     Designing Organizational StructureChapter 8     Control, Change, and EntrepreneurshipPART 5 LEADING INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPSChapter 9     MotivationChapter 10     Leaders and LeadershipChapter 11     Effective Team ManagementChapter 12     Building and Managing Human ResourcesPART 6 CONTROLLING ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND PROCESSESChapter 13     Communication and Information Technology ManagementChapter 14     Operations Management: Managing Vital Operations and ProcessesAppendix B     Career Development

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