Making Management Meaningful
Robbins' Management: The Essentials covers the concepts essential to management in the 21st century in a fresh, lively format that’s perfectly suited to a typical university semester. So whether you want to be a good manager or work for one, you’ll be prepared for the challenges ahead.
With its streamlined presentation of content and engaging pedagogical features, the text offers:
- an easy-to-read design which breaks material into manageable sections designed for maximum comprehension
- a rigorous and engaging introduction to the essential management principles, theories and practices, and
- an understanding of why these principles are important and relevant to you (whether or not you ever become a manager).
The third edition is packed with more business cases from both local and global businesses — big and small, private and public and including not-for-profit. Hot topics redefining management, including ethics, sustainability, social media and employee wellness, are investigated through in-text features.
Chapter 1 Managers and management
History module: A brief history of Management’s Roots
Chapter 2 The managerial environment
Ethics and social responsibility module: Managing socially responsible and ethical behaviour
Chapter 3 Foundations of decision making
Chapter 4 Foundations of planning
Chapter 5 Organisational structure and design
Chapter 6 Managing human resources
Chapter 7 Managing change and innovation
Chapter 8 Foundations of individual behaviour
Chapter 9 Understanding groups and managing work teams
Chapter 10 Motivating and rewarding employees
Chapter 11 Leadership and trust
Chapter 12 Managing communication and information
Chapter 13 Foundations of control
Entrepreneurship module: Managing entrepreneurial ventures
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