Management provides students with a thorough explanation and exploration of management concepts and practices across all management functions.
The major theme of the book is management at a time of change, reflecting the challenges faced by managers with increasingly rapid developments in technology, the culture and environment in which they work and the globalisation of ideas and business activity.
Written in a straightforward style, the book contains chapters contributed by experts in their field to ensure coverage of the most recent ideas and practices.
It is suitable for students studying business or management in further or higher education and introductory management modules for non-specialists
Tim Hannagan has worked as an educator and manager in both the private and public sectors, including more than 10 years as principal and chief executive of a further education corporation.
Section A Managing Change 1 The management challenge 2 Leadership in organisations 3 Creating a consumer focus 4 Managing in the public sector Section B Managing Strategy 5 Managing a creative strategy 6 Developing an innovative business plan 7 Controlling quality in organisations 8 Marketing and environmental assessment Section C Managing People 9 Organisational theory and design 10 Communicating in organisations 11 Human resource management 12 The challenge of motivating others Section D Managing the Organisation 13 Decision-making processes in organisations 14 Operations management in organisations 15 Information technology and control 16 Financial control and accounting in organisations Section E Contemporary Management Issues 17 Ethical values and corporate social responsibility 18 Environmental issues and corporate environmental management 19 Globalisation and multinational management 20 Twenty-first century management in perspective