9780073049212

Contemporary Management 4th Edition with Student DVD & Premium OLC Content Card

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073049212

  • ISBN10:

    0073049212

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover w/DVD
  • Copyright: 1/4/2005
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Summary

When first introduced, Contemporary Management, by Jones and George made a huge splash with its innovative voice, content, pedagogy, design, and package. The cutting-edge 4th Edition 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. No Management textbook author team today matches their combined research and text-writing experience. Contemporary Management is a comprehensive text that surveys the theoretical underpinnings of modern management thought and research. Through a variety of real world examples from small, medium, and large companies it shows the reader how those ideas are used by practicing managers. While the organization of this text follows the mainstream functional approach of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling its chapters can be used flexibly and instructors can organize their management course according to the format they are most comfortable with.One of the most popular features of the book has always been its focus on the "Manager as a Person," which discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems. In the 4th Edition, the authors expand on this theme by discussing 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, and information technology have also been greatly expanded in the 4th Edition through chapters dedicated to each of these topics as well as in-text examples, photographs, "unboxed" stories, and the end-of-chapter material- all areas of importance that truly serve to bring to life the workplace realities that today's student will encounter in the course of a career.

Table of Contents

Part One: Management

Chapter 1 Managers and Managing

Chapter 2 The Evolution of Management Thought

Chapter 3 The Manager as a Person: Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture

Part Two: The Environment of Management

Chapter 4 Ethics and Social Responsibility

Chapter 5 Managing Diverse Employees in a Multicultural Environment

Chapter 6 Managing in the Global Environment

Part Three: Decision-Making, Planning, and Strategy

Chapter 7 The Manager as a Decision Maker

Chapter 8 The Manager as a Planner and Strategist

Chapter 9 Value Chain Management: Functional Strategies to Increase Quality, Efficiency, and Responsiveness to Customers

Part Four : Managing Organizational Architecture

Chapter 10 Managing Organizational Structure

Chapter 11 Organizational Control and Change

Chapter 12 Human Resource Management

Part Five: Managing Individuals and Groups

Chapter 13 Motivation and Performance

Chapter 14 Leadership

Chapter 15 Effective Groups and Teams

Chapter 16 Communication

Part Six: Controlling Critical Organizational Processes

Chapter 17 Managing Organizational Conflict, Politics, and Negotiation

Chapter 18 Utilizing Advanced Information Technology

Chapter 19 Promoting Innovation, Product Development, and Entrepreneurship

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