Essentials of Contemporary Management https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260261530.jpeg 9 9781260261530 Jones and George’s, Essentials of Contemporary Management, Ninth Edition, provides the most current,concise account of changes taking place in the world of management and management practices while making the text relevant and interesting to students. It mirrors the changes taking place in today's management practice by incorporating recent developments in management theory and research. This text also provides vivid,current examples of how managers of companies, large and small, address the challenges and opportunities they face and how they can effectively meet them.A hallmark of this text is how the authors infuse real managers who seize opportunities, overcome challenges, and effectively manage and lead their organizations in their Manager as a Person feature, allowing students to see real-life management in action. Central to the books’ approach,boxed material is seamlessly integrated into the text and an integral part of the learning experience; it is not disembodied from the chapter narrative.
Essentials of Contemporary Management

Essentials of Contemporary Management

9th Edition
By Gareth Jones and Jennifer George
ISBN10: 1260261530
ISBN13: 9781260261530
Copyright: 2021
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Part One: Management and Managers
Chapter One The Management Process Today 
Appendix A: History of Management Thought 
Chapter Two Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person 
Part two The Environment of Management
Chapter Three Managing Ethics and Diversity 
Chapter Four Managing in the Global Environment 
Part three Planning, Decision Making, and Competitive Advantage
Chapter Five Decision Making, Learning, and Creativity  
Chapter Six Planning, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage  
Part Four Organizing and Change
Chapter Seven Designing Organizational Structure
Chapter Eight Organizational Control and Change 
Part Five Leading Individuals and Groups
Chapter Nine Motivation 
Chapter Ten Leaders and Leadership 
Chapter Eleven Effective Team Management 
Chapter Twelve Building and Managing Human Resources 
Part Six Controlling Essential Activities and Processes
Chapter Thirteen Effective Communication 
Chapter Fourteen Operations Management: Managing Operations and Processes 
Appendix B: Career Development 


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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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