Essentials of Contemporary Management

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-01-17
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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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
Chapter One: The management Process Today
Appendix A: History of Management Throughout
Chapter Two: values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person

The Environment of Management
Chapter Three: Managing Ethics and Diversity
Chapter Four: Managing the Global Environment

Planning, Decision Making, and Competitive Advantage
Chapter Five: Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
Chapter Six: Planning, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage

Organizing and Change
Chapter Seven: Designing Organizational Structure
Chapter Eight: Control, Change and Entrepreneurship

Leading Individuals and Groups
Chapter Nine: Motivation
Chapter Ten: Leaders and Leadership
Chapter Eleven: Effective Team Management
Chapter Twelve: Building and Managing Human Resources

Controlling Essential Activities and Processes
Chapter Thirteen: Communication and Information Technology Management
Chapter Fourteen: Operations Management: Managing Vital Operations and Processes
Appendix B: Career Development

Photo Credits
Name Index Subject Index
Company Index

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