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Overview:Contemporary Management by Jones and George distinguishes itself through its authorship, comprehensive, current contents, exceptionally 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.
Table of contents
Part One: ManagementChapter 1 Managers and ManagingChapter 2 The Evolution of Management Thought Chapter 3 Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person Part Two: The Environment of ManagementChapter 4 Ethics and Social ResponsibilityChapter 5 Managing Diverse Employees in a Multi-Cultural EnvironmentChapter 6 Managing in the Global EnvironmentPart Three: Decision-Making, Planning, and StrategyChapter 7 Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and EntrepreneurshipChapter 8 The Manager as a Planner and StrategistChapter 9 Value Chain Management: Functional Strategies for Competitive AdvantagePart Four : Managing Organizational ArchitectureChapter 10 Managing Organizational Structure and CultureChapter 11 Organizational Control and ChangeChapter 12 Human Resource ManagementPart Five: Managing Individuals and GroupsChapter 13 Motivation and PerformanceChapter 14 LeadershipChapter 15 Effective Groups and TeamsChapter 16 Promoting Effective Communication Part Six: Controlling Critical Organizational ProcessesChapter 17 Managing Conflict, Politics, and NegotiationChapter 18 Using Advanced Information Technology to Increase Performance