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Introduction to Management is a college-level, introductory textbook that covers the real-world subject of Management. Boundless works with subject matter experts to select the best open educational resources available on the web, review the content for quality, and create introductory, college-level textbooks designed to meet the study needs of university students.
This textbook covers:
Introduction to Management -- Principles of Management, Management Levels and Types, Core Requirements of Successful Managers, Additional Roles and Skills of Managers, Current Challenges in Management, Entrepreneurship
Organizational Structure -- Defining Organization, Components of an Organization, Common Structures, Factors to Consider in Organization Design, Trends in Organization
Organizational Theory -- Why Study Organizational Theory, Classical Perspective, Behavioral Perspective, Modern Thinking, Evolving Organizations
Organizational Culture and Innovation -- Culture, Levels of Culture, Influencing Culture, Adapting and Innovating, Technology and Innovation, Intrapreneurship, Managing Change for Organizations, Managing Change for Employees
Organizational Behavior -- Individual Perceptions and Behavior, Personality, Stress in Organizations, Drivers of Behavior, Motivating an Organization, Employee Needs and Motivation, Process and Motivation, Reinforcement and Motivation, Job Design and Motivation, Compensation and Motivation
Groups, Teams, and Teamwork -- Defining Teams and Teamwork, Types of Teams, Building Successful Teams, Factors Influencing Team Performance, Managing Conflict
Human Resource Management -- Purpose of Human Resource Management, Legal Structure, Core Functions of Human Resource Management, Employee Evaluation and Management, in Detail, Current Topics in Human Resource Management
Control -- Control Process, Types of Control, Bureaucratic and Quality Control Tools and Techniques, Financial and Project Management Tools of Control, Scorecard Management, Managing Control, Managing Productivity
Leadership -- Defining Leadership, Trait Approach, Behavioral Approach, Contingency Approach, Full Range Approach, Other Leadership Perspectives, Developing Leadership Skills
Decision Making -- Decision Making in Management, Rational and Non-rational Decision Making, Conditions for Making Decisions, Decision Making Process, Considering Ethics in Decision Making, Barriers to Decision Making, Managing Group Decision Making
Communication -- Understanding Communication, Management and Communication, Barriers to Effective Communication, Improving Communication Effectiveness
Strategic Management -- Strategic Management, External Inputs to Strategy, Internal Analysis Inputs to Strategy, Creating Strategy: Common Approaches, Common Types of Corporate Strategies, The Planning Process, Types of Plans, Planning Tools, The Planning Cycle
Ethics in Business -- Ethics, an Overview, Business Stakeholders, Maintaining Ethical Standards, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethical Responsibilities of Management, Managing Diversity
Globalization and Business -- Globalization, Historical Developments in the Global Economy, International Trade Barriers, International Trade Agreements & Organizations, Types of International Business, The Global Corporation, Managing International Corporations
Diversity in a Global Business World -- Diversity in Organizations, Diversity in the Global Cultures, Creating a Diverse Workforce
Entrepreneurship and Management -- The Small Business, Small Business Owners: A Profile
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