Essentials of Contemporary Management

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/7/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Jones/George, Essentials of Contemporary Management is the concise edition of Contemporary Management. Jones and George are dedicated to the challenge of “Making It Real“ for students. The authors present management in a way that keeps it relevant to students even if they lack exposure to a “real-life” management context. This is accomplished thru a diverse set of examples and the most popular feature of the text, “Manager as a Person” (Ch. 2). This chapter discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems. This theme is carried thru-out the remaining chapters. Discussions take place regarding the importance of Management Competenciesthe 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

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