Surveys the theoretical underpinnings of management thought and research. Through a variety of real world examples, this book shows the reader how those ideas are used by practicing managers. It discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems.
When first introduced, Contemporary Management, by Jones and George made a huge splash with its innovative voice, content, pedagogy, design, and package. The cutting-edge 4th 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. No Management textbook author team today matches their combined research and text-writing experience. Contemporary Management is a comprehensive text that surveys the theoretical underpinnings of modern management thought and research. Through a variety of real world examples from small, medium, and large companies it shows the reader how those ideas are used by practicing managers. While the organization of this text follows the mainstream functional approach of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling its chapters can be used flexibly and instructors can organize their management course according to the format they are most comfortable with. One of the most popular features of the book has always been its focus on the "Manager as a Person," which discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems. In the 4th Edition, the authors expand on this theme by discussing 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, and information technology have also been greatly expanded in the 4th Edition through chapters dedicated to each of these topics as well as in-text examples, photographs, "unboxed" stories, and the end-of-chapter material - all areas of importance that truly serve to bring to life the workplace realities that today's student will encounter in the course of a career.
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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. 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.
Table of Contents
Part One: ManagementChapter 1Managers and ManagingChapter 2 The Evolution of Management Thought Chapter 3 The Manager as a Person: Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture 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 The Manager as a Decision MakerChapter 8 The Manager as a Planner and StrategistChapter 9 Value Chain Management: Operating Strategies to Increase Quality, Efficiency, and Responsiveness to CustomersPart Four : Managing Organizational ArchitectureChapter 10 Managing Organizational StructureChapter 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 Communication Part Six: Controlling Critical Organizational ProcessesChapter 17 Managing Organizational Conflict, Politics, and NegotiationChapter 18 Developing Advanced Information Systems and TechnologiesChapter 19 Promoting Innovation, Product Development, and Entrepreneurship
Contemporary Management by Jennifer M. George
Jennifer M. George
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