Division: Higher Education
Pub Date: APR-11
: In Stock
|Contemporary Management - Global Edition
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|About the book|
Contemporary Management by Jones and George distinguishes itself through its authorship, comprehensive, current contents, rich and relevant examples and applications and experiential exercises provided in every single chapter. This #1 best-selling text continues to redefine what principles of management texts should look, sound, and feel like. As an author team Gareth Jones and Jennifer George are uniquely qualified to write about both the strategic and organizational challenges managers face. Contemporary Management is a comprehensive text that surveys the theoretical underpinnings of modern management thought and research. Through a variety of examples from an expanded number of small business to medium and large companies it shows the reader how those ideas are used by practicing managers. A hallmark of this text is its focus on the “Manager as a Person,” which discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems
New Chapter-Opening Cases that familiarize students with how global companies address management challenges on a daily basis. Featured companies include Royal Dutch Shell, the Virgin Group, Portugal Telecom, Japan Airlines, BMW, and Li & Fung.
New Management Insight boxes that illustrate the relevance of chapter material to implementing effective management strategies worldwide. Examples include adjustments made by UK’s largest retailer in the wake of the global economic slowdown, decision making as a group process in Japan, and finding the right organizational structure for a large family business in India.
New Ethics in Action boxes that discuss managers acting in a socially responsible manner across the globe. Topics include Walmart’s failure to thrive in Germany, the push for free intellectual property by Sweden’s Pirate Party, and Grameen Bank’s loans to impoverished entrepreneurs.
New! More than half of “A Manager’s Challenge” opening mini-cases are new to the Global Edition. Challenge your students to think like real managers. Every chapter opens with “A Manager’s Challenge” that poses a chapter-related issue and a discussion on how managers in one or more organizations responded to that challenge. These challenges demonstrate the uncertainty and excitement surrounding the management process.
Special Global Edition of Connect Plus Management, McGraw-Hill’s web-based assignment and assessment platform with eBook access, which helps students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge.
NEW! Completely updated: This text presents the most current coverage of the latest developments in management today. Every chapter of the 7th Edition has been thoroughly updated to ensure students learn from the latest research and practice.
NEW! Expanded and updated coverage of Culture and Global issues: The authors have updated and where necessary, expanded the coverage of culture and global issues to support student understanding of these important topics.
Early coverage of Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person in Chapter 3. This chapter highlights the nature and significance of organizational culture.
Manager as a Person throughout the text ¿This feature focuses on how a real manager brought about change to their organization.
Rich and Relevant Examples: An important feature of our book is the way we use real-world examples and stories about managers and companies large and small to drive home the applied lessons to students.
A Wealth of Experiential Exercises: The creative and flexible Management in Action end-of-chapter material provide instructors with a wealth of exercises that will challenge students to learn by doing.
Integration of Key Themes. The authors seamlessly integrate stories and examples about key issues—integrated "boxes" highlight key issues: Ethics in Action, Manager as a Person, Management Insight, Focus on Diversity, and IT Byte.
Full Chapter on Ethics and Social Responsibility (Ch. 4).
Two Sequential Chapters on Strategy (Ch. 8 & 9):
Video cases: Each video case is written based on the video clip and illustrates application of the relevant chapter concepts and has a corresponding video in DVD format. These cases feature timely and thought-provoking topics affecting the business environment, as well as profiles of successful businesses and managers.
|About the authors|
Gareth R. Jones is a Professor of Management in the Lowry Mays College and Graduate School of Business at Texas A&M University. He received his B.A. in Economics/Psychology and his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Lancaster, U.K. He previously held teaching and research appointments at the University of Warwick, Michigan State University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign.
Jennifer M. George is the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Professor of Psychology in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. She received her B.A. in Psychology/Sociology from Wesleyan University, her M.B.A. in Finance from New York University, and her Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Behavior from New York University. Prior to joining the faculty at Rice University, she was a Professor in the Department of Management at Texas A&M University.
|Table of contents|
Part One: Management
Chapter 1 Managers and Managing
Chapter 2 The Evolution of Management Thought
Chapter 3 Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person
Part Two: The Environment of Management
Chapter 4 Ethics and Social Responsibility
Chapter 5 Managing Diverse Employees in a Multi-Cultural Environment
Chapter 6 Managing in the Global Environment
Part Three: Decision-Making, Planning, and Strategy
Chapter 7 Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
Chapter 8 The Manager as a Planner and Strategist
Chapter 9 Value Chain Management: Functional Strategies for Competitive Advantage
Part Four : Managing Organizational Architecture
Chapter 10 Managing Organizational Structure and Culture
Chapter 11 Organizational Control and Change
Chapter 12 Human Resource Management
Part Five: Managing Individuals and Groups
Chapter 13 Motivation and Performance
Chapter 14 Leadership
Chapter 15 Effective Groups and Teams
Chapter 16 Promoting Effective Communication
Part Six: Controlling Critical Organizational Processes
Chapter 17 Managing Conflict, Politics, and Negotiation
Chapter 18 Using Advanced Information Technology to Increase Performance