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Essentials of Contemporary Management By Gareth Jones

Essentials of Contemporary Management

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Presents management in a way that makes its relevance obvious even to students who might lack exposure to a 'real-life' management context. This title includes a chapter that discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems and this theme is carried thru the remaining chapters.
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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 thru 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 thru 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.

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About Gareth 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 1 MANAGEMENT AND MANAGERSChapter 1 The Management Process TodayAppendix A History of Management ThoughtChapter 2 Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a PersonPART 2 THE ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGEMENTChapter 3 Managing Ethics and DiversityChapter 4 Managing in the Global EnvironmentPART 3 PLANNING, DECISION MAKING, AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGEChapter 5 Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and EntrepreneurshipChapter 6 Planning, Strategy, and Competitive AdvantagePART 4 ORGANIZING AND CHANGEChapter 7 Designing Organizational StructureChapter 8 Control, Change, and EntrepreneurshipPART 5 LEADING INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPSChapter 9 MotivationChapter 10 Leaders and LeadershipChapter 11 Effective Team ManagementChapter 12 Building and Managing Human ResourcesPART 6 CONTROLLING ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND PROCESSESChapter 13 Communication and Information Technology ManagementChapter 14 Operations Management: Managing Vital Operations and ProcessesAppendix B Career Development

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CIN000301277
Essentials of Contemporary Management by Gareth Jones
Gareth Jones
Used - Like New
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2010-02-01
592
0078137225
9780078137228
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.