When first introduced to the market in 1998, this book made a huge splash with its innovative voice, contrent, design and package. The cutting-edge third edition continues to redefine what principles of management texts should look, sound and feel like. The authors are dedicated to the challenge of "Making It Real" for students. As a team, they are uniquely qualified to write about both the strategic imperative for managers and organizational challenges that real managers face. Their combined research and text-writing experience is matched by no author team today. The thorough text surveys the theoretical underpinnings of modern management thought and research and through a variety of real world examples from small, medium, and large companies shows the reader how those ideas are used by practising managers. Of course, the organization of this text follows the mainstream functional approach of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; but the content is flexible and encourages instructors to use the organization they are most comfortable with. The themes of diversity, ethics and information technology have been greatly expanded in this edition through in-text examples, photographs, "unboxed" stories, and the end-of-chapter material - all areas of importance that truly serve to bring to life the workplace realities that today's student will encounter during a career.
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Gareth Jones, Texas A & M University Gareth Jones is a professor in the management department of the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Business and Texas A&M University. He is co-author on three other major textbooks, including one on organizational behavior (accolades he shares with CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT co-author and wife, Jennifer George), one on organizational theory, and a one on strategic management. Jones received his BA & PhD from University of Lancaster, UK. He has taught at University Warwick, Michigan State University, and University of Illinois/ Urbana-Champaign
Jennifer George is a well-published professor as is now the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. She is co-author of the aforementioned organizational behavior book. She received her BA from Wesleyan University and her MBA & PhD from New York University.
Charles Hill received his Ph.D. in industrial organization economics from the University of Manchester’s Institute of Science and Technology. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence in both the undergraduate, MBA, and executive MBA programs at the University of Washington.
Contemporary Management by Jones and George distinguishes itself through its authorship, comprehensive current content, exceptionally 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 businesses 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.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Education, 2002. Book Condition: As New. 3I.S.ed. N/A. Ships from the UK. With CD! Book in almost Brand New condition. Bookseller Inventory # GRP54317654