Essentials of Contemporary Management: WITH DVD AND OLC

Essentials of Contemporary Management: WITH DVD AND OLC

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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 through 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 through 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.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 617 pages
  • 202 x 250 x 28mm | 1,138.53g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • 2nd New edition
  • Illustrations, 1 map
  • 0071107703
  • 9780071107709

Table of contents

PART One: Management and Managers 1. The Management Process Today Appendix A: History of Management Thought 2. Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person PART Two: The Environment Of Management 3. Managing Ethics and Diversity 4. Managing in the Environment PART Three: Planning, Decision Making, and Competitive Advantage 5. Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship 6. Planning, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage PART Four: Organizing and Change 7. Designing Organizational Structure 8. Control, Change, and Entrepreneurship PART Five: Leading Individuals and Groups 9. Motivation 10. Leaders and Leadership 11. Effective Team Management 12. Building and Managing Human Resources PART Six: Controlling Essential Activities and Processes 13. Communication and Information Technology Management 14. Operations Management: Managing Vital Operations and Processes Appendix B: Career Development Glossary Notes Photo Credits Name Index Subject Index Company Indexshow more

Author information

Gareth Jones, Texas A & M University Gareth Jones is a professor in the management department of the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Business and Texas A&M University. He is co-author on three other major textbooks, including one on organizational behavior (accolades he shares with CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT co-author and wife, Jennifer George), one on organizational theory, and a one on strategic management. Jones received his BA & PhD from University of Lancaster, UK. He has taught at University Warwick, Michigan State University, and University of Illinois/ Urbana-Champaign Jennifer George is a well-published professor as is now the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. She is co-author of the aforementioned organizational behavior book. She received her BA from Wesleyan University and her MBA & PhD from New York University.show more

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