Encyclopedia of Management Theory by Eric H. (Howard) Kessler

By Eric H. (Howard) Kessler

In discussing a administration subject, students, educators, practitioners, and the media usually toss out the identify of a theorist (Taylor, Simon, Weber) or make a sideways connection with a specific concept (bureaucracy, overall caliber administration, groupthink) and movement on, as though assuming their viewers possesses the required history to understand and combine the reference. this can be faraway from the case. everyone is often pressured to search out a hodgepodge of assets various in caliber and presentation to supply an outline of a specific concept. This paintings is designed to function a center reference for someone drawn to the necessities of up to date administration idea. Drawing jointly a crew of overseas students, it examines the worldwide panorama of the main theories and the theorists in the back of them, proposing them within the context had to comprehend their strengths and weaknesses to thoughtfully follow them. as well as interpretations of usual theories, it additionally deals essays on state of the art learn as one may well locate in a instruction manual. And, like an unabridged dictionary, it presents concise, to-the-point definitions of key options, rules, colleges, and figures.  

Features and advantages:

  • Two volumes containing over 280 signed entries supply clients with the main authoritative and thorough reference assets on hand on administration thought, either by way of breadth and intensity of assurance.
  • Standardized presentation structure, geared up into different types in accordance with validity and value, constructions entries in order that readers can determine the basics, evolution, and influence of theories.
  • To ease navigation among and between similar entries, a Reader’s consultant teams entries thematically and every access is by way of Cross-References.
  • In the digital model, the Reader’s consultant combines with the Cross-References and a close Index to supply powerful search-and-browse capabilities. 
  • An appendix with a Chronology of administration thought permits readers to simply chart instructions and developments in suggestion and idea from early instances to the current.
  • An appendix with relevant administration Insights permits readers to simply comprehend, examine, and follow significant theoretical messages of the sector.
  • Suggestions for extra examining on the finish of every access consultant readers to resources for extra exact examine and dialogue.

Key topics contain:

  • Nature of Management 
  • Managing humans, character, and Perception 
  • Managing Motivation 
  • Managing Interactions
  • Managing teams
  • Managing Organizations 
  • Managing Environments 
  • Strategic Management 
  • Human assets Management 
  • International administration and Diversity
  • Managerial choice Making, Ethics, and Creativity
  • Management schooling, examine, and Consulting
  • Management of Operations, caliber, and data Systems
  • Management of Entrepreneurship
  • Management of studying and Change
  • Management of expertise and Innovation
  • Management and Leadership
  • Management and Social / Environmental Issues
  • PLUS: Appendix of Chronology of administration thought 
  • PLUS: Appendix of imperative administration Insights

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