Now in its Second Edition, Principles of Management by Tony Morden is a proven textbook that offers a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of management. In addition to explaining the fundamentals, this book now takes the reader to the leading edge of the discipline. The Second Edition contains new material on leadership, trust, stress management, teamwork, the public sector, and knowledge management. It is assumed that in business an international context is now the norm, and Part Five examines global styles of management. Arranged in sharply focused parts and chapters, the text is further broken down into accessible sections. The exposition is clear and reader-friendly. Principles of Management is ideal for use on undergraduate, conversion masters, and MBA courses in business and management. Its accessible structure and style make it highly suitable for modular courses and distance learning programmes, or for self-directed study and continuing personal professional development.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction. Part One: Foundations: Foundations of management thinking; National culture and management; Trust. Part Two: Principles of Management: Organization and structure I; Organization and structure II; Communicating; Co-ordinating; Planning; Decision-making; Controlling. Part Three: Styles of Management and Leadership: Organization culture; Styles of management; Humanistic styles of management; Leadership; Teams and Teamwork. Part Four: External Influences and Globalization: Boundary management and the external environment; Technology, the market and international competition; Internationalization and globalization. Part Five: International Management Styles: International culture and management; European management; South East Asian management. Part Six: Management Practices and Processes: Personal time management; Management skills and competencies; Stress management; Managing change; Managing diversity; Social responsibility, environmentalism and ethics. Part Seven: Knowledge and Strategy: Knowledge management; Strategic management. Part Eight: Rethinking Management: New management paradigms; Glossary; Index.
'...an essential first text for any undergraduate or postgraduate student trying to come to terms with the complex world of management types, business strategies and organizational structures.' Frank Martin, University of Stirling, UK 'I am happy to recommend Tony Morden's new book to leaders and managers in the public and private sectors. The book contains a thorough and comprehensive overview of its subject. Equally, it offers the reader a clear route-map to effective implementation and management action.' Terry Collins, Corporate Director, Durham County Council, UK