Contemporary Management

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/23/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Overview: Contemporary Management by Jones and George distinguishes itself through its authorship, comprehensive, current contents, exceptionally rich and relevant examples and applications and experiential exercises provided in every single chapter.

This #1 best-selling text continues to redefine what principles of management texts should look, sound, and feel like. As an author team Gareth Jones and Jennifer George are uniquely qualified to write about both the strategic and organizational challenges managers face.

Contemporary Management is a comprehensive text that surveys the theoretical underpinnings of modern management thought and research. Through a variety of examples from an expanded number of small business to medium and large companies it shows the reader how those ideas are used by practicing managers. A hallmark of this text is its focus on the “Manager as a Person” which discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems.

Table of Contents

Managers and Managing
The Evolution of Management Thought
Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person
The Environment of Management
Ethics and Social Responsibility
Managing Diverse Employees in a Multi-Cultural Environment
Managing in the Global Environment
Decision-Making, Planning, and Strategy
Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
The Manager as a Planner and Strategist
Value Chain Management: Functional Strategies for Competitive Advantage
Managing Organizational Architecture
Managing Organizational Structure and Culture
Organizational Control and Change
Human Resource Management
Managing Individuals and Groups
Motivation and Performance
Effective Groups and Teams
Promoting Effective Communication
Controlling Critical Organizational Processes
Managing Conflict, Politics, and Negotiation
Using Advanced Information Technology to Increase Performance
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For Future Managers August 2, 2011
I use this textbook to tutor a college student who might be a manager somewhere after graduation. With 36 years of management experience myself I often forget to include the basic concepts this young man needs. Dr, Jones has done an excellent job of clarifying the issues from the basics through the advanced stages, supplementing with many insightful case studies of contemporary industry.
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