Table of Contents
PART 1 MANAGEMENT AND MANAGERS Chapter 1   The Management Process Today Appendix A   History of Management Thought Chapter 2   Values, Attitudes, Emotions, and Culture: The Manager as a Person PART 2 THE ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGEMENT Chapter 3   Managing Ethics and Diversity Chapter 4   Managing in the Global Environment PART 3 PLANNING, DECISION MAKING, AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE Chapter 5   Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Chapter 6   Planning, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage PART 4 ORGANIZING AND CHANGE Chapter 7   Designing Organizational Structure Chapter 8   Control, Change, and Entrepreneurship PART 5 LEADING INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS Chapter 9   Motivation Chapter 10   Leaders and Leadership Chapter 11   Effective Team Management Chapter 12   Building and Managing Human Resources PART 6 CONTROLLING ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND PROCESSES Chapter 13   Communication and Information Technology Management Chapter 14   Operations Management: Managing Vital Operations and Processes Appendix B   Career Development
Gareth Jones, Texas A & M University Gareth Jones is a professor in the management department of the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Business and Texas A&M University. He is co-author on three other major textbooks, including one on organizational behavior (accolades he shares with CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT co-author and wife, Jennifer George), one on organizational theory, and a one on strategic management. Jones received his BA & PhD from University of Lancaster, UK. He has taught at University Warwick, Michigan State University, and University of Illinois/ Urbana-Champaign Jennifer George is a well-published professor as is now the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. She is co-author of the aforementioned organizational behavior book. She received her BA from Wesleyan University and her MBA & PhD from New York University.
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