Jones and George are dedicated to the challenge of "Making It Real" for students. As a team, they are uniquely qualified to write about the organizational challenges facing today's managers. No other author team in the management discipline matches their combined research and text-writing experience. Essentials of Management concisely surveys current management theories and research. Through a variety of real world examples from small, medium, and large companies the reader learns how those ideas are used by practicing managers. The organization of this text follows the mainstream functional approach of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; but the content is flexible and encourages instructors to use the organization they are most comfortable with. The themes of diversity, ethics, and information technology are clearly evident through in-text examples, photographs, "unboxed" stories, and the end-of-chapter material – all areas of importance that truly serve to bring to life the workplace realities that today's student will encounter in the course of a career.
|Edition description:||with Student CD-ROM|
|Product dimensions:||8.02(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.76(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