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Contemporary Management

by: Dianne Waddell | Gareth Jones | Jennifer George

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Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL,02.07.13


ISBN: 1743071825
ISBN13: 9781743071823

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Institution: Curtin University - Sydney - 2014 2nd Semester
Course Code: 10848
Subject: Management 100

Contemporary Management by local author Di Waddell continues to take a leading-edge approach covering core issues within a broad and realistic context.

The third edition successfully illustrates core themes around Management Insights like 'How long should a manager stay at the helm' to Management Snapshots of 'Building brand loyalty at Virgin'. Each chapter closes with a case for discussion such as 'Manager@Work: balancing act - managing baby boomers, Gen X and Y' and 'In search of the new breed of entrepreneurs'. Examples of how managers have grown into leaders are highlighted in most sections, starting in chapter 1 with 'How Steve Jobs left a management legacy'.

Contemporary Management 3e prepares students for the challenges of management by discussing real-life successes and failures. Lessons learnt will provide solid grounding for future managers.

Key Features

New case studies that provide real world examples of managers in action, including coverage of IKEA, Kraft and Samsung.
Expanded pedagogical features, including the 'Management in Action', 'Management Insight', 'Management Snapshot', 'Entrepreneurial Focus' and 'Leadership Focus'.
Connect and LearnSmart package provides lecturers and students with a complete digital resources plus the added value of an integrated eBook.

Table of Contents

PART 1 Introduction
Chapter 1: What is management?
Chapter 2: Evolution of management
PART 2 The environmental context of management
Chapter 3: Managing the environment:organisational culture
Chapter 4: Managing change and diversity
Chapter 5: Ethics and corporate social responsibility
PART 3 Managing people
Chapter 6: Managing leadership
Chapter 7: Managing motivation
Chapter 8: Managing decision-making
Chapter 9: Managing human resources
PART 4 Managing organisations
Chapter 10: Managing strategy and structure: planning
Chapter 11: Managing information: communication and technology
Chapter 12: Managing in a global environment
Chapter 13: Managing control processes: operations management
Chapter 14: Fads, fashions and the future of management
PART 6 Integrated case studies
Case study 1 - Skyrail rainforest cableway
Case study 2 - Build your own case study:Flinder Island: the next tourism star for Australia