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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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