Description : "An objective of this book is to argue that the academic field of management, which is conventionally divided into six sub-disciplines, has common underlying concerns. This argument is presented in Chapter 1 but it is also reflected in the structure of the book. I use chapters to present the content of these sub-disciplines and themes to explore commonalities. This explains the contents pages below"--P. vi.
Description : The primary vision for UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 5th edition is to provide students with an engaging survey of modern management practice, while providing ample opportunity for enrichment and skill development. UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT is unparalleled in
Description : This book gives the reader a realistic perspective of what management is and what managers really do. Management as a profession is dynamic, challenging and exciting for those who want to excel at it. Each day brings new and often unanticipated challenges despite the plans made by even the best managers and leaders. The relatively new challenges of sustainable development are integrated into every chapter of this book. The authors have included the most recent management thinking and research, as well as the contemporary application of management ideas in organisations. The combination of established scholarship, new ideas and real-life applications gives students a taste of the energy, challenge and adventure inherent in the dynamic field of management Along with current management theory and practice, the text integrates coverage of social media and new technology throughout This fifth edition includes new emphases on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a growing area of importance and interest in management studies and the foregrounding of management as an Integrative Practice. There will be linkages of topics within and across chapters, reflective of management as it occurs.
Description : Understanding Project Management takes a refreshingly real-world approach to the effective planning and execution of a project, breaking it down into a series of practical processes that readers can apply to any industry. In clear, accessible language, Dave C. Barrett discusses the most critical concepts for each phase of a project and brings the process to life by applying it to an ongoing case study of a fictional company that is launching a new product. Readers will follow this moderately complex project from inception to completion and have the opportunity to explore the project manager’s thoughts and actions throughout the execution of the plan. The case study is accompanied by numerous sample project documents that further illustrate best practices in a real-life context. This practical guide reinforces the importance of managing the scope, quality, schedule, and budget of a project and covers the less tangible factors that can lead to a project’s success. Offering concrete strategies, tools, and prepared templates for practical application, the book is an ideal resource for aspiring project managers in a classroom setting and junior to intermediate project management professionals.
Description : Prepare for management success with this engaging survey of modern management practice. UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 9E seamlessly integrates classic management principles with today’s latest management ideas to create a responsive market-leading text that captivates today’s readers. Acclaimed authors Richard Daft and Dorothy Marcic cover management and entrepreneurial issues within small to midsize companies, where most readers begin their careers, as well as within larger global enterprises. Readers gain valuable insights into real contemporary business as they examine today’s best management practices. This edition helps readers establish and build on practical skills with engaging examples and numerous skill-building and application exercises in every chapter. Using a streamlined format, this edition takes a close look at how change demands innovation and how innovation requires forward-thinking, flexible leaders and organizations. UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 9E provides everything you need to become a successful manager who seizes business opportunities and leads change. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : China has become one of the fastest-growing economies ever seen in the world in recent times. In the last three decades, China has transformed itself from a command economy to a market one, albeit a nominally socialist one, and its management systems have been reformed accordingly. In the light of these changes, Malcolm Warner, one of the leading authorities on management in China, explores the past, present and future of Chinese management. The first part of the work examines the history of management practices in the ‘Middle Kingdom’, outlining the influence of traditional Chinese values, especially the Confucian inheritance, and the legacy of the imperial bureaucracy with its meritocratic examination system, as well as the role of industrialization and the influx of foreign-owned businesses in the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century. It next goes on to consider the current state of China’s management, showing how a new breed of manager has evolved since the beginning of Deng Xiaoping’s reforms in the late 1970s and 1980s. The resulting impact of this strategy which has continued into the 1990s and the 2000s, up to the present day, is then examined. The final part of the book concludes with reflections on how management in China is likely to develop in the near future, especially on how far it will converge with global practices or to what degree an indigenous form of management 'with Chinese characteristics' will prevail.
Description : MANAGEMENT, 12E, takes a functional, skills-based approach to the process of management with a focus on active planning, leading, organizing and controlling. Griffin carefully examines today's emerging management topics, including the impact of technology, importance of a green business environment, ethical challenges, and the need to adapt in changing times. This edition builds on proven success to help strengthen your management skills with a balance of classic theory and contemporary practice. Numerous new and popular cases and learning features highlight the challenges facing today's managers. Hundreds of well-researched contemporary examples, from Starbucks to The Hunger Games to professional baseball, vividly demonstrate the importance of strong management to any type of organization. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Modern businesses are placed in a complex and intricate environment. The constraints imposed and the opportunities provided by the nature of the economic, political, legal, social, and demographic factors have a profound impact on the business. Management is a process by which managers continuously reinvent themselves to meet the organizational goals and global competition. A good manager must also possess a sound understanding of human behaviour to develop the most important managerial skill of empathy. This book is a first-level introduction to the field of management enabling students to understand what managers do, what skills are needed by managers, what their basic functions are, and in a nutshell what management is all about. The book elaborately describes the five functions of a manager—Planning, Organizing, Human Resource Management, Leading, and Directing and Control. The chapter-end exercises and practice quizzes encourage the student to rehearse the various concepts learnt throughout the text. The book is useful for students pursuing courses in Business Management both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is also a useful text for undergraduate students pursuing courses in engineering disciplines and other professional courses where Principles of Management is part of the curriculum. A distinguishing feature of this text is that there is a visible bias of author’s training in Psychology.
Description : The definitive guide to supply chain philosophy, strategy AND the practicalities of logistics and distribution. The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management is a step-by-step guide to setting up and managing supply chains to add maximum value to the organisations they serve. Benefiting from the author team's years of practical field-based experience in some of the most challenging environments across the world from developed economies to third world countries and war zones, this is a book that will enthuse students and be an invaluable desk reference throughout the careers of practitioners. Packed with worked examples and real-world data The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management offers complete coverage on all the key aspects of distribution, logistics and supply chain planning and management with clear and straightforward explanations. This is not a compilation of work drawn from a disparate collection of research papers and miscellaneous projects but a logical and complete holistic view of how supply chains fit together including the detailed, nitty gritty of the distribution and logistics. Globalisation, increased competition and new technologies have all changed the landscape in which supply chains operate. This fully revised 6th edition of The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management provides solutions to the key challenges. With new material on international freight forwarding, environmental best practice, cool chain, intermodal shipping and outsourcing and a new, detailed index of contents this is the ultimate study/reference companion. New online resources including PowerPoint lecture slides (tables, images and formulae from the text), glossary of terms, weblinks, blog articles, video interviews and infographics.