Fundamentals of Management 2e takes a straightforward and student-centred approach from a business perspective, providing a concise yet comprehensive foundation in the basic concepts of management.
Retaining the directness and simplicity that was a valued feature of the first edition, this new edition has been fully revised and updated with:
*NEW chapters on Planning and Strategy, Leadership and Change.
*NEW sections on e-commerce and supply chain management
*MORE on the Organizational Context, Power and Motivation
Dr Mike Smith was formerly Senior Lecturer at Manchester Business School and has practised and consulted widely in industry including with the Cabinet Office, the AA and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Part 1: What is management? 1.Defining management 2.The organisational context of management 3.The historical context of management Part 2: Management processes 4.Planning and strategy 5.Organising processes and structures 6.Organisational change 7.Selecting, training and motivating people 8.Leading and leadership 9.Making decisions 10.Control 11.Reporting & communicating 12.Budgeting Part 3: Management functions 13.Introduction to management functions 14.The marketing function 15.The operations function 16.The human resource function 17.The finance and accounting function 18.Information and e-Commerce Part 4: Special topics in management 19.Social responsibility and ethics 20. Management fads and management research