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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.
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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