Division: Higher Education
Pub Date: MAR-14
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|Essentials of Contemporary Management
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|About the book|
Jones/George, Essentials of Contemporary Management is the concise edition of Contemporary Management. Jones and George are dedicated to the challenge of “Making It Real” for students. The authors present management in a way that keeps it relevant to students even if they lack exposure to a “real-life” management context. This is accomplished thru a diverse set of examples and the most popular feature of the text, “Manager as a Person” (Ch. 2). This chapter discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems. This theme is carried thru-out the remaining chapters. Discussions take place regarding the importance of Management Competencies--the specific set of skills, abilities, and experiences that gives one manager the ability to perform at a higher level than another in a specific context. The themes of diversity, ethics, globalization, and information technology are integrated throughout.
Updated Manager as a Person. There is also new in text discussion of why job satisfaction was at a record low in the United States during the recent recession and which factors employees and groups were most dissatisfied. New example includes: Joe Coulombe of Trader Joe’s (Ch. 1); Kazuo Hirai as CEO of Sony (Ch. 4); Curbing Confidence (Ch. 5); UPS and Walmart (Ch. 8); and Gregory Maffei and Expert Power (Ch. 10).
New and Updated coverage of Ethics in Action! The authors have updated the coverage of ethics, diversity & culture to support student understanding of these crucially important topics. Examples include: Protecting the Environment and Jobs at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (Ch. 2); Disabled Employees Make Valuable Contributions (Ch. 3); Helping to Ensure Decisions Contribute to Sustainability (Ch. 5); and Servant Leadership at Zingerman’s (Ch. 10).
New and Updated Management Snapshot feature! Almost all of the Management Snapshot opening mini cases are new or updated. Examples include: Tim Cook as CEO of Apple (Ch. 1); Kevin Plank’s Determination at Under Armour (Ch. 2); Avon (Ch. 7); Salesforce.com (Ch. 13); and Zynga Inc. (Ch. 14).
New Management Insight boxes! Nine new Management Insight boxes throughout that illustrate the topics of the chapter. Examples include: Emotions as Triggers for Changes in Organizations (Ch. 2); Krispy Kreme, and VF Corp and Timberland (Ch. 6); Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants (Ch. 7); eBay and Google (Ch. 8); Training Spurs Learning at Stella & Dot (Ch. 9); Self-Managed Teams at Louis Vuitton and Nucor Corporation (Ch. 11); and cloud computing, bricks and mortar, and mobile container data center storage solutions (Ch. 13).
Updated Chapter 3! New and updated coverage, including: section on age; revised section on race and ethnicity; revised section on socioeconomic background; updated and revised section on sexual orientation; updated and revised focus on diversity in layoff discrimination
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Further emphasizing the unique content covered in Chapter 2, Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person, the Manager as a Person boxes focus on how real managers brought about change within their organizations. These examples allow students to reflect on how individual managers dealt with real-life, on-the-job challenges related to various chapter concepts.
- Rich and Relevant Examples: An important feature of the book is the use real-world examples and stories about managers and companies large and small to drive home the applied lessons to students.
- Management Snapshot features open each chapter, posing a chapter-related challenge and then discussing how managers in one or more organizations responded to that challenge. These vignettes help demonstrate the uncertainty and excitement surrounding the management process.
- A wealth of Experiential Exercises: Considerable time and effort has been devoted to developing state-of-the-art experiential end-of-chapter learning exercises that drive home the meaning of management to students. These exercises are grouped together at the end of each chapter in a section called “Management in Action.” The Instructor Manual provides guidance and solution for implementing these activities in your classroom. For more group and video materials, please see the Management Asset Gallery.
- Topics for Discussion and Action are a set of chapter-related questions and points for reflection. Some ask students to research actual management issues and learn firsthand from practicing managers
- Building Management Skills is a self-developed exercise that asks students to apply what they have learned from their own experience in organizations and from managers or from the experiences of others
- Managing Ethically is an exercise that presents students with an ethical scenario or dilemma and asks them to think about the issue from an ethical perspective to better understand the issues facing practicing managers
- Small Group Breakout Exercise is designed to allow instructors in large classes to use interactive experiential exercises
- Exploring the World Wide Web requires students to actively search the web to find the answers to a problem
- Be the Manager presents a realistic scenario where a manager or organization faces some kind of challenge, problem, or opportunity. These exercises provide students with a hands-on way of solving “real” problems by applying what they’ve just learned in the chapter
- Case in the News that is an actual or shortened version of an article from a major publication such as BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, or Fortune. The concluding questions encourage students to think about how real managers deal with problems in the business world
Emphasis on small business: To ensure students see the clear connection between the concepts taught in their principles of management course and the application in their future job in a medium or small business, Jones and George use a significant number of examples of the opportunities and challenges facing founders, managers, and employees in small businesses.
- Flexible Organization: Another factor of interest to instructors is the way the authors have designed the grouping of chapters to allow instructors to teach the chapter material in the order that best suits their needs. Instructors are not tied to the planning, organizing, leading, controlling framework, even though the book’s presentation remains consistent with this approach.
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- Assurance of Learning Ready
Many educational institutions today are focused on the notion of assurance of learning, an important element of some accreditation standards. Essentials of Contemporary Management, is designed specifically to support your assurance of learning initiatives with a simple, yet powerful solution.
Each test bank question for Essentials of Contemporary Management, maps to a specific chapter learning outcome/objective listed in the text. You can use our test bank software, EZ Test and EZ Test Online, or in Connect Management to easily query for learning outcomes/objectives that directly relate to the learning objectives for your course. You can then use the reporting features of EZ Test to aggregate student results in similar fashion, making the collection and presentation of assurance of learning data simple and easy.
- AACSB Statement
The McGraw-Hill Education is a proud corporate member of AACSB International. Understanding the importance and value of AACSB accreditation, Essentials of Contemporary Management, recognizes the curricula guidelines detailed in the AACSB standards for business accreditation by connecting selected questions in the test bank to the six general knowledge and skill guidelines in the AACSB standards.
The statements contained in Essentials of Contemporary Management, are provided only as a guide for the users of this textbook. The AACSB leaves content coverage and assessment within the purview of individual schools, the mission of the school, and the faculty. Although this book and the teaching package make no claim of any specific AACSB qualification or evaluation, we have within Essentials of Contemporary Management, labeled selected questions according to the six general knowledge and skills areas.
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|About the authors|
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.
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
|Table of contents|
PART ONE: Management and Managers
Chapter One: The management Process Today
Appendix A: History of Management Throughout
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 the Global Environment
PART THREE: Planning, Decision Making, and Competitive Advantage
Chapter Five: Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
Chapter Six: Planning, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage
PART FOUR: Organizing and Change
Chapter Seven: Designing Organizational Structure
Chapter Eight: Control, Change and Entrepreneurship
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: Communication and Information Technology Management
Chapter Fourteen: Operations Management: Managing Vital Operations and Processes
Appendix B: Career Development