Essentials of Contemporary Management, 10th Edition
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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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