Summary: Contemporary Management by Jones and George distinguishes itself through its authorship, comprehensive, current contents, 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 organizationa
l 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.
Summary: Contemporary Management by Jones and George distinguishes itself through its authorship, comprehensive, current contents, 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:6TH 10 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Richard D. Irwin, Inc. Published: 10/29/2008 International: No
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Jennifer George is a well-published professor as is now the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. She is co-author of the aforementioned organizational behavior book. She received her BA from Wesleyan University and her MBA & PhD from New York University.
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Part One: Management Chapter 1 Managers and Managing Chapter 2 The Evolution of Management Thought Chapter 3 Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person Part Two: The Environment of Management Chapter 4 Ethics and Social Responsibility Chapter 5 Managing Diverse Employees in a Multi-Cultural Environment Chapter 6 Managing in the Global Environment Part Three: Decision-Making, Planning, and Strategy Chapter 7 Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Chapter 8 The Manager as a Planner and Strategist Chapter 9 Value Chain Management: Functional Strategies for Competitive Advantage Part Four : Managing Organizational Architecture Chapter 10 Managing Organizational Structure and Culture 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 Promoting Effective Communication Part Six: Controlling Critical Organizational Processes Chapter 17 Managing Conflict, Politics, and Negotiation Chapter 18 Using Advanced Information Technology to Increase Performance
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