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Essentials of Contemporary Management https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1264124341.jpeg 10 2024 9781264124343 Essentials of Contemporary Management provides the most current, concise account of changes taking place in the world of management and management practices by emphasizing the challenges and opportunities facing today’s managers in organizations large and small making the text relevant and interesting to students. Jones/George infuses real managers who seize opportunities, overcome challenges, and effectively manage and lead their organizations allowing students to see real-life management in action. It mirrors the changes taking place in today's management practice by incorporating recent developments in management theory and research. Central to the book's 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.
09781264124343
Essentials of Contemporary Management
Essentials of Contemporary Management

Essentials of Contemporary Management, 10th Edition

ISBN10: 1264124341 | ISBN13: 9781264124343
By Gareth Jones and Jennifer George
© 2024

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Essentials of Contemporary Management provides the most current, concise account of changes taking place in the world of management and management practices by emphasizing the challenges and opportunities facing today’s managers in organizations large and small making the text relevant and interesting to students. Jones/George infuses real managers who seize opportunities, overcome challenges, and effectively manage and lead their organizations allowing students to see real-life management in action. It mirrors the changes taking place in today's management practice by incorporating recent developments in management theory and research. Central to the book's 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.

PART ONE: Management and Managers  

Chapter One: The Management Process Today   

Appendix: 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   


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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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