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Essentials of Contemporary Management

Essentials of Contemporary Management

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By Gareth Jones and Jennifer George
ISBN10: 1259927652
ISBN13: 9781259927652
Copyright: 2019
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Part One Management and Managers1: The Management Process Today

Part Two: Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person
3: Managing Ethics and Diversity
4: Managing in the Global Environment

Part Three Planning, Decision Making, and Competitive Advantage
5: Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
6: Planning, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage

Part Four Organizing and Changes
7: Designing Organizational Structure
8:  Control, Change, and Entrepreneurship

Part Five Leading Individuals and Groups
9:  Motivation
10:  Leaders and Leadership
11:  Effective Team Management
12:  Building and Managing Human Resources

Part Six Controlling Essential Activities and Processes
13:  Effective Communication and IT Management
14:  Operations Management: Managing Vital Operations and Processes

Appendix B: Career Development
Glossary/Subject Index
Name Index
Company Index

About the Author

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

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.


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