Management

Series
Pearson
Author
David Boddy  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
720
Pub.-date
October 2016
ISBN13
9781292088594
ISBN
1292088591
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Description

David Boddy's market leading text is the one guide today's students and tomorrow's managers need to read. A comprehensive introduction to the themes and functions of management, this book is an accessible and academically rigorous guide through the field. The only title to take an introductory approach to the study of management, which makes it the ideal text to accompany a first course in management, either as an undergraduate or postgraduate.

Features

- Comprehensive coverage of management theory and practice in an accessible approach

- Management in Practice features insight into contemporary management activities

- Employability in each chapter to reinforce transferable skills and knowledge

- Critical thinking exercises for applying theory in real-life scenarios and gaining experience of management

New to this Edition

- Fully updated on changes to management theory and practice including talent management

- More coverage of the changes brought by digital technology around data handling, social media, crowdfunding of start ups

- More international case studies and impact of globalisation

This text is the ideal to accompany a first course in management, either as an undergraduate or a postgraduate. An instructors manual and powerpoint slides are available for this title.

Table of Contents

Part 1 An Introduction To Managment

 

1 Managing in organisations   

2 Models of management

Part 1 Case: Apple Inc.  

Part 1 Employability skills  

 

Part 2 The environment of Mangement

3 Organisation cultures and contexts

4 Managing internationally

5 Corporate responsibility  

Part 2 case: BP   

Part 2 Employability skills   

 

Part 3 Planning

6 Planning

7 Decision making

8 Managing strategy

9 Managing marketing   

Part 3 case: The Virgin Group  

Part 3 Employability skills   

 

Part 4 Organising

10 Organisation structure

11 Human resource management   

12 Information systems and e-business

13 Creativity, innovation  and change

Part 4 case: Royal Bank of Scotland

Part 4 Employability skills  

 

Part 5 Leading

14 Influencing   

15 Motivating  

16 Communicating

17 Teams   

Part 5 case: British Heart Foundation

Part 5 Employability skills   

 

Part 6 Controlling

18 Managing operations and quality

19 Performance measurement and control

20 Finance and budgetary control  

Part 6 case: Tesco

Part 6 Employability skills 

Back Cover

David Boddy’s market-leading text is the one guide today’s students and tomorrow’s managers need to read. A comprehensive introduction to the themes and functions of management, this book is an accessible and academically rigorous guide through the field. Now into its seventh edition, it continues to be the most up-to-date and reliable text of its kind. Management: An Introduction offers:

  • Substantially expanded case studies that examine in depth key management issues in a broad range of organisations, including the BBC, Carlsberg and Dyson International.
  • Important themes like entrepreneurship, sustainability, governance and internationalization interweaved through the chapters, giving clear guidance on how students can further their understanding of these key topics.
  • Innovative 'Develop a skill' theme which encourages students to link theory with practice, and to begin to develop a set of skills valued by employers.
  • Management in Practice features full of insights into contemporary management activities.
  • Exercises throughout the text that encourage critical thinking and the application of real-life experience.

This is the ideal text to accompany a first course in management, either as an undergraduate or a postgraduate.

 

David Boddy is a Research Fellow at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. He is the author of three other Pearson books: Essentials of Management (2012), Managing Information Systems (2009) and Managing Projects (2002).

Author

David Boddy is a Research Fellow at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. Management: An Introduction has supported students and educators since 1998.