9780077405465

Loose-Leaf Essentials of Contemporary Management

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077405465

  • ISBN10:

    0077405463

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 6/2/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Summary

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 1 MANAGEMENT AND MANAGERS

Chapter 1 The Management Process Today

Appendix A History of Management Thought

Chapter 2 Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person

PART 2 THE ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGEMENT

Chapter 3 Managing Ethics and Diversity

Chapter 4 Managing in the Global Environment

PART 3 PLANNING, DECISION MAKING, AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Chapter 5 Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

Chapter 6 Planning, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage

PART 4 ORGANIZING AND CHANGE

Chapter 7 Designing Organizational Structure

Chapter 8 Control, Change, and Entrepreneurship

PART 5 LEADING INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS

Chapter 9 Motivation

Chapter 10 Leaders and Leadership

Chapter 11 Effective Team Management

Chapter 12 Building and Managing Human Resources

PART 6 CONTROLLING ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND PROCESSES

Chapter 13 Communication and Information Technology Management

Chapter 14 Operations Management: Managing Vital Operations and Processes

Appendix B Career Development

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