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Essentials of Contemporary Management Gareth Jones

Essentials of Contemporary Management By Gareth Jones

Essentials of Contemporary Management by Gareth Jones


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Summary

Discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems. This title 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.

Essentials of Contemporary Management Summary

Essentials of Contemporary Management by Gareth Jones

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 through 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 through 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.

About Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones, Texas A & M University Gareth Jones is a professor in the management department of the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Business and Texas A&M University. He is co-author on three other major textbooks, including one on organizational behavior (accolades he shares with CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT co-author and wife, Jennifer George), one on organizational theory, and a one on strategic management. Jones received his BA & PhD from University of Lancaster, UK. He has taught at University Warwick, Michigan State University, and University of Illinois/ Urbana-Champaign 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.

Table of Contents

PART ONE 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 PART TWO The Environment of Management Chapter Three: Managing Ethics and Diversity Chapter Four: Managing the Global Environment PART THREE Planning, Decision Making, and Competitive Advantage Chapter Five: Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Chapter Six: Planning, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage PART FOUR Organizing and Change Chapter Seven: Designing Organizational Structure Chapter Eight: Control, Change and Entrepreneurship PART FIVE Leading Individuals and Groups Chapter Nine: Motivation Chapter Ten: Leaders and Leadership Chapter Eleven: Effective Team Management Chapter Twelve: Building and Managing Human Resources PART SIX 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 Glossary Notes Photo Credits Name Index Subject Index Company Index

Additional information

GOR007353536
9780071318082
0071318089
Essentials of Contemporary Management by Gareth Jones
Used - Very Good
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
20120201
576
N/A
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