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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 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.
Table of Contents
PART ONE Management and Managers Chapter One: The management Process Today Appendix A: History of Management Throughout Chapter Two: values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person
PART TWO The Environment of Management Chapter Three: Managing Ethics and Diversity Chapter Four: Managing the Global Environment
PART THREE Planning, Decision Making, and Competitive Advantage Chapter Five: Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Chapter Six: Planning, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage
PART FOUR Organizing and Change Chapter Seven: Designing Organizational Structure Chapter Eight: Control, Change and Entrepreneurship
PART FIVE Leading Individuals and Groups Chapter Nine: Motivation Chapter Ten: Leaders and Leadership Chapter Eleven: Effective Team Management Chapter Twelve: Building and Managing Human Resources
PART SIX Controlling Essential Activities and Processes Chapter Thirteen: Communication and Information Technology Management Chapter Fourteen: Operations Management: Managing Vital Operations and Processes Appendix B: Career Development
Glossary Notes Photo Credits Name Index Subject Index Company Index