9780073530246

Essentials of Contemporary Management

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073530246

  • ISBN10:

    0073530247

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/18/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Summary

Overview: 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

Management and Managers
The Management Process Today
History of Management Thought
Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person
The Environment Of Management
Managing Ethics and Diversity
Managing in the Environment
Planning, Decision Making, and Competitive Advantage
Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
Planning, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage
Organizing and Change
Designing Organizational Structure
Control, Change, and Entrepreneurship
Leading Individuals and Groups
Motivation
Leaders and Leadership
Effective Team Management
Building and Managing Human Resources
Controlling Essential Activities and Processes
Communication and Information Technology Management
Operations Management: Managing Vital Operations and Processes
Career Development
Glossary
Notes Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
Company Index
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