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Contemporary Management By Gareth R. Jones

Contemporary Management
by Gareth R. Jones

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Surveys the theoretical underpinnings of modern management thought and research. This book focuses on the "Manager as a Person," which discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems.
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Contemporary Management by Gareth R. Jones

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. The cutting-edge 5th Edition 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 small, 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.

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About Gareth R. Jones


Gareth Jones received a B.A. in economics psychology and a Ph.D. in management from the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom. He currently is a professor of management in the Lowry Mays College and Graduate School of Business at Texas A&M University. Dr. Jones pursues research interests in strategic management and organizational theory and is well-known for his research that applies transaction cost analysis to explain many forms of strategic and organizational behavior. He also studies the complex and changing relationships between competitive advantage and information technology in the 2010s. He has published many articles in leading journals and his research has appeared in the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of International Business Studies, and Human Relations. His books are widely recognized for their innovative, contemporary content and for the clarity with which they communicate complex, real-world issues to students. Jennifer George received a B.A. in psychology and sociology from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. in finance from New York University, and a Ph.D. in management and organizational behavior from New York University. She is professor of management in the Lowry Mays College and Graduate School of Business at Texas A&M University and also the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Professor of Psychology in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Dr. George specializes in organizational behavior and is well known for her research on mood and emotion in the workplace, their determinants, and their effects on various individual and group-level work outcomes. She is a fellow in the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and is a member of the Society for Organizational Behavior.

Table of Contents


Part One: Management 1 Managers and Managing 2 The Evolution of Management Thought 3 Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person Part Two: The Environment of Management 4 Ethics and Social Responsibility 5 Managing Diverse Employees in a Multicultural Environment 6 Managing in the Global Environment Part Three: Decision-Making, Planning, and Strategy 7 Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship 8 The Manager as a Planner and Strategist 9 Value Chain Management: Functional Strategies for Competitive Advantage Part Four : Organizing and Controlling 10 Managing Organizational Structure and Culture 11 Organizational Control and Change 12 Human Resource Management Part Five: Leading Individuals and Groups 13 Motivation and Performance 14 Leadership 15 Effective Groups and Teams Part Six: Managing Critical Organizational Processes 16 Promoting Effective Communication 17 Managing Conflict, Politics, and Negotiation 18 Using Information Technology to Increase Performance

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GOR003056085
Contemporary Management by Gareth R. Jones
Gareth R. Jones
Used - Very Good
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2007-01-01
838
007128561X
9780071285612
N/A
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