| About The Book Principles Of Management
Modern businesses are placed in a complex and intricate environment. The constraints imposed and the opportunities provided by the nature of the economic, political, legal, social, and demographic factors have a profound impact on the business. Management is a process by which managers continuously reinvent themselves to meet the organizational goals and global competition.
A good manager must also possess a sound understanding of human behaviour to develop the most important managerial skill of empathy.
This book is a first-level introduction to the field of management enabling students to understand what managers do, what skills are needed by managers, what their basic functions are, and in a nutshell what management is all about. The book elaborately describes the five functions of a managerPlanning, Organizing, Human Resource Management, Leading, and Directing and Control. The chapter-end exercises and practice quizzes encourage the student to rehearse the various concepts learnt throughout the text.
The book is useful for students pursuing courses in Business Management both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is also a useful text for undergraduate students pursuing courses in engineering disciplines and other professional courses where Principles of Management is part of the curriculum. A distinguishing feature of this text is that there is a visible bias of authors training in Psychology.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 THE NATURE OF MANAGEMENT
Chapter 2 EVOLUTION OF MANAGEMENT THOUGHT
Chapter 3 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Chapter 4 FUNDAMENTALS OF PLANNING
Chapter 5 OBJECTIVES
Chapter 6 STRATEGIC PLANNING
Chapter 7 DECISION MAKING
Chapter 8 THE NATURE OF ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 9 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
Chapter 10 AUTHORITY, DELEGATION AND DECENTRALIZATION
Chapter 11 STAFFING
Chapter 12 APPRAISING PERFORMANCE
Chapter 13 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 14 THE HUMAN SKILLS OF MANAGEMENT: MOTIVATION
Chapter 15 NATURE OF LEADERSHIP
Chapter 16 MANAGING GROUPS
Chapter 17 COMMUNICATION
Chapter 18 NATURE OF CONTROL
Answers to Practice Quiz