Introduction to Management

Paperback | April 30, 2014

byColin Combe

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This brand new textbook covers all of the core topics found on Introduction to Management modules, and the author's clear, accessible writing style guides students through the world of management. The book also goes a step further to enourage students to develop a critical mindset and thinkabout academic debates around the subject. Innovative Skillsets linked to each substantive chapter integrate practical skills with the topics. Skills such as time management, critical analysis, referencing, personal development planning and reviewing literature are included. Clear, step-by-step guidance helps students develop each skill,understand why it is important, and see how the topic is relevant to practical applications in the real world of business.A truly international range of case studies broadens students' horizons and encourages them to look beyond the standard examples from the UK and America. Emerging markets are becoming ever more important in the rapidly changing business environment, a fact reflected by the inclusion of case studiesfrom the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. An Online Resource Centre accompanies the textbook, and includes:For students:* Audio podcasts with the practitioners featured in the textbook.* Multiple choice questions* Suggested answers for the exercises and discussion points.* Flashcard glossary.* Web links.For registered adopters:* Test Bank of exercises.* Library of video links, with teaching notes and cross-references to the textbook.* Fully integrated and customisable PowerPoint slides.* Author blog for up to date news stories on relevant topics.

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This brand new textbook covers all of the core topics found on Introduction to Management modules, and the author's clear, accessible writing style guides students through the world of management. The book also goes a step further to enourage students to develop a critical mindset and thinkabout academic debates around the subject. Inn...

Colin Combe is a senior lecturer in strategic management at Glasgow Caledonian University. He teaches modules in strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation and digital economy to a range of UG and PG courses. His research interests are in social innovation, innovation strategies and the intellectual property of digital technologies. He ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:568 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.01 inPublished:April 30, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One: Management Principles and Functions1. Introduction to ManagementSkillset: Reading2. Management TheorySkillset: Referencing3. PlanningSkillset: Time Management4. OrganizingSkillset: Sourcing Materials5. LeadingSkillset: Analyzing Case Studies6. ControllingSkillset: Exam Technique7. Decision-makingSkillset: Literature ReviewPart Two: Managing People and Communications8. Human Resource ManagementSkillset: Exam Questions9. Motivation and CommunicationSkillsets: Presentations10. Managing teams and teamworkSkillset: Essay WritingPart Three: Managiment and Organizations11. Organizational StructureSkillset: Essay Examples12. Organizational CultureSkillset: Critical Analysis13. Management and EthicsSkillset: PlagiarismPart Four: Managing Strategy, Change and Innovation14. Strategic ManagementSkillset: Personal Development Planning15. Marketing strategiesSkillset: Reflective exercises16. Change Management and InnovationSkillset: Overview

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"The authors have succeeded in building compelling cases on a solid theoretical foundation. It is not easy to come up with something really new when discussing management science." --Martijn van Velzen, Assistant Professor, University of Twente, Netherlands