9780072918908

Contemporary Management with Student CD, PowerWeb, and Skill Booster Card

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072918908

  • ISBN10:

    007291890X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/24/2003
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Summary

When first introduced to the market in 1998, Contemporary Management, by Jones and George made a huge splash with its innovative voice, content, pedagogy, design, and package. The cutting-edge 3rd Edition continues to redefine what principles of management texts should look, sound, and feel like. Authors Gareth Jones and Jennifer George are dedicated to the challenge of "Making It Real" for students. As a team, they are uniquely qualified to write about both the strategic imperative for managers and organizational challenges that real managers face! Their combined research and text-writing experience is matched by no author team today.Contemporary Management is a comprehensive text that surveys the theoretical underpinnings of modern management thought and research and through a variety of real world examples from small, medium, and large companies shows the reader how those ideas are used by practicing managers. Of course, the organization of this text follows the mainstream functional approach of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; but the content is flexible and encourages instructors to use the organization they are most comfortable with. The themes of diversity, ethics, and information technology have been greatly expanded in the 3rd Edition through 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 Theory

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

Part Two: The Environment of Management

Chapter 4 Effectively Managing Diversity

Chapter 5 The Organizational Environment

Chapter 6 Managing the Global Environment

Part Three: Managing Decision Making and Planning

Chapter 7 The Manager as a Decision Maker

Chapter 8 The Manager as Planner and Strategist

Part Four: Managing Organizational Architecture

Chapter 9 Managing Organizational Structure

Chapter 10 Organizational Control and Culture

Chapter 11 Human Resource Management

Part Five: Managing Individuals and Groups

Chapter 12 Motivation

Chapter 13 Leadership

Chapter 14 Groups and Teams

Chapter 15 Communication

Chapter 16 Organizational Conflict, Negotiation, Politics, and Change

Part Six: Managing Essential Operations and Processes

Chapter 17 Managing Information Systems and Technologies

Chapter 18 Operations Management: Managing Quality, Efficiency, and Responsiveness to Customers

Chapter 19 The Management of Innovation, Product Development, and Entrepreneurship

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