This concise, readable book offers an unparalleled introduction to the theory and practice of management. Packed with examples and questions to arouse your interest, it shows how ideas and theories of management relate to the real world.
Principles of Management introduces the themes and functions of management, showing them within the clear framework of planning, organising, leading and controlling. It incorporates the latest research, and uses recent and topical examples of management in practice to bring the topic to life.
This textbook is relevant to students from all subject areas. Whether you are specialising in business, or an engineering student taking a single module in the area, this book will offer you an engaging and clear introduction to management.
David Boddy is a Research Fellow at the School of Business & Management, University of Glasgow. He is also the author of two other market-leading textbooks by Pearson Education: Managing Information Systems (2009) and Management (2011).
Preface to the first edition Guided tour of the book Guided tour of the website Acknowledgements Part 1 An Introduction to Managment 1 Managing in organisations 2 Models of management Part 2 The environment of Mangement 3 Organisation cultures and contexts 4 Managing internationally 5 Corporate responsibility Part 3 Planning 6 Planning 7 Decision making 8 Managing strategy Part 4 Organising 9 Organisation structure 10 Information systems and e-business 11 Managing change and innovation Part 5 Leading 12 Influencing 13 Motivating 14 Communicating 15 Working in teams Part 6 Controlling 16 Managing operations and quality 17 Performance measurement and control Glossary References Index