Understanding Management

Understanding Management
  • Author : Richard L. Daft
  • Publisher : Harcourt College Pub
  • Pages : 591
  • Relase : 1994-12-01
  • ISBN : 003015572X

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Understanding Project Management, Second Edition

Understanding Project Management, Second Edition
  • Author : Dave C. Barrett
  • Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 2021-05-10
  • ISBN : 9781773382432

Understanding Project Management, Second Edition Book Review:

In the second edition of Understanding Project Management, skilled expert Dave C. Barrett offers a well-updated, practical real-world guide for current and aspiring project managers. Using concise and approachable language, the second edition features new concept illustrations, a greater consistency with the Project Management Body of Knowledge terminology, and additional case studies in the updated instructor resources. Taking the reader through an ongoing case study from initiation to completion, the text reinforces the importance of managing key aspects of a project, including its scope, quality, schedule, and budget, and explores the less tangible challenges that can often derail a project or lead to its success. This newly updated edition offers authentic project management documents produced alongside the project case study and equips readers with a solid understanding of why specific processes are used, why certain decisions are made, and how pieces of project management fit together. Suitable for any discipline or industry, Understanding Project Management, Second Edition, promises to be an engaging and worthwhile read. FEATURES: - Additional key terms, illustrations, practical examples, and references to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Sixth Edition - Readers follow an ongoing case study, gaining insight into the thought processes and resulting actions of a project manager, including the creation of project documents - Robust instructor resources include new case studies that can be used for in-class activities and case study extensions of additional situations and problems to discuss with students

Understanding Management

Understanding Management
  • Author : Stephen Linstead,Robert Grafton Small,Paul Jeffcutt
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications Limited
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 1996-04-04
  • ISBN : 0803989121

Understanding Management Book Review:

This book views management as a complex set of social and symbolic processes often characterized by considerable ambiguity and paradox. In particular, it develops the body of work concerned with building experienced-based, grounded description and understanding of the processes of management and managing. The contributors explore: the dynamics, subtleties and complexities of managerial life; its informal as well as formalized features and practices; and the significance of the cultural and symbolic in organizations. There is a concern with meanings and the relationships between managerial talk, thought and action. The contributors also draw on both established social anthropological concepts - such as culture, myth, ritual,

Understanding Management Research

Understanding Management Research
  • Author : Phil Johnson,Joanne Duberley
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2000-12-08
  • ISBN : 0761969187

Understanding Management Research Book Review:

'These sections represent the clearest rendition yet of these subjects, with difficult concepts introduced in a digestible form for the neophytic (or not so neophytic) researcher. Whilst in a book this size not every argument can be presented, there is ample extra material to be found to encourage further engagement... At the end of each chapter, there is a very useful Further Reading section provided by the authors, which gives useful guidelines. I believe to be an extremely useful text, which addresses what has until now been a significant gap in the market. This book will be my first choice in the future for introducing doctoral students of management-related subject to the philosophical underpinning they require for their studies. There is no other text which covers this area so clearly, so succinctly and in language that is readily accessible to a wide range of researcher back-grounds. I can enviSAGE this being a valuable source book to which researchers return again and again in order to deepen their understanding as research projects progress; it certainly provoked some new questions for me. To conclude, an excellent buy' - International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation This is an invaluable introduction for all students and researchers of management confronting a new research project. Understanding Management Research provides an overview of the principal epistemological debates in social science and how these lead to and are expressed in different ways of conceiving and undertaking organizational research. For researchers and students who are increasingly expected to adopt a reflexive understanding of their own epistemological position, the authors present a concise, accessible guide to the different perspectives available and their implications for research output. All students undertaking empirical research for theses and dissertations will find this book helps them comprehend the key ongoing debates and engage with their own pre-understandings when trying to make sense of management and organizations.

Understanding Management

Understanding Management
  • Author : Paul Willman
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2014-08-21
  • ISBN : 9780191026461

Understanding Management Book Review:

Management is a fragmented and interdisciplinary area of study, with a lot of academic branches. Willman argues this tree is narrower at its roots, and these roots lie primarily in social science. Key to the purpose of the book is to present management theory as applied social science. Developed out of a core management course at Master's level, this book introduces the field to students who may have little prior knowledge of management. Willman interprets 'management' broadly to embrace the sub-disciplines of strategy, finance, accounting, marketing, organisational behaviour and operations management. The text aims to show how they arose and how they relate, thus engaging the reader in a little history. The book is integrative, in that it seeks to find common concerns in disparate literatures. It is also critical in that it seeks to comparatively evaluate contributions to the management field both in terms of theoretical contribution and practical impact. It is intended to be accessible to a range of readers, presenting technical materials in an informal way. Finally, it is introductory in that it assumes no previous knowledge of the academic management field.

Understanding Management Through Cases

Understanding Management Through Cases
  • Author : M.B. Ahmed Khan
  • Publisher : Discovery Publishing House
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : 8171413056

Understanding Management Through Cases Book Review:

Contents: Understanding Management, Planning as a Management Function, Organising as a Management Function, Staffing as a Management Function, Leading as a Management Function, Controlling as a Management Function, Environmental Issues and their Impact on Management, Conclusion.

Understanding Management Critically

Understanding Management Critically
  • Author : Suzette Dyer,Maria Humphries,Dale Fitzgibbons,Fiona Hurd
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2014-02-17
  • ISBN : 9781446297889

Understanding Management Critically Book Review:

In these times of global economic crisis, social unrest towards the powers that be, and a yearning for alternative systems and organization, it is now more relevant than ever for you to take a critical stance to your management studies in order to analyse, understand and question the world around you and the capitalist stronghold in which you live and work. This new thought-provoking text uses critical theory and revolutionary ideas to help you challenge the status quo and prevailing ideologies in management. It covers key issues, thinkers and topics in an accessible style to provide a broad and clear understanding of vital theory which is applied to the real world through international case studies and reflective questions and think points for you to carry into practice. A companion website provides additional learning materials for personal study and class activities https://study.sagepub.com/dyer This text is essential reading for any undergraduate or postgraduate student studying critical management or any management course with a critical slant.

Understanding Management in China

Understanding Management in China
  • Author : Malcolm Warner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 2013-11-12
  • ISBN : 9781134703661

Understanding Management in China Book Review:

China has become one of the fastest-growing economies ever seen in the world in recent times. In the last three decades, China has transformed itself from a command economy to a market one, albeit a nominally socialist one, and its management systems have been reformed accordingly. In the light of these changes, Malcolm Warner, one of the leading authorities on management in China, explores the past, present and future of Chinese management. The first part of the work examines the history of management practices in the ‘Middle Kingdom’, outlining the influence of traditional Chinese values, especially the Confucian inheritance, and the legacy of the imperial bureaucracy with its meritocratic examination system, as well as the role of industrialization and the influx of foreign-owned businesses in the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century. It next goes on to consider the current state of China’s management, showing how a new breed of manager has evolved since the beginning of Deng Xiaoping’s reforms in the late 1970s and 1980s. The resulting impact of this strategy which has continued into the 1990s and the 2000s, up to the present day, is then examined. The final part of the book concludes with reflections on how management in China is likely to develop in the near future, especially on how far it will converge with global practices or to what degree an indigenous form of management 'with Chinese characteristics' will prevail.

Understanding Management Control and Organisational Sense-making

Understanding Management Control and Organisational Sense-making
  • Author : Dr Krister Bredmar
  • Publisher : Chartridge Books Oxford
  • Pages : 150
  • Relase : 2016-07-29
  • ISBN : 9781911033127

Understanding Management Control and Organisational Sense-making Book Review:

Summary This book centres around three different areas; management control, organisations and information systems - in order to understand what is actually going on and to make sense of management control questions. Management control techniques used today could in many cases be traced back to industrialisation. With the help of computeraised information systems, the speed and detail with which a manager could get a hold of important information has increased. Today, it has become even more important to be able to choose what information to work with and that the context in which it should be used is understood. Organisational sense-making is in many ways an interesting and important path to take in order to do this. When working with the management control function, it is important to understand the organisation where the work is undertaken. One important part of the function is planning and another is control. Both are needed in order for the management control function to work. Performance is often a key ingredient when trying to find out what is working in a plan and what is not and here the understanding for information becomes necessary. Since the work is done within an organsation, both by managers and employees, it is also crucial to find ways to work with not only models, methods and techniques but also people and social dimensions. Key Features Managers and employees want to act in a meaningful way in general. The way planning and control is undertaken in an organization is to a large extent dependent on the way a manager interprets information about the organisation. Decisions and actions can be traced to the interpretation of a situation in the past and present. Since organisations are built on people, it is important to try to understand why they act in a certain way and how their understanding of the organsiation is evolving. Management control has in many ways been described as a function that is dependent on different techniques and methods; however, it can also be described as a social process, focusing on decisions and actions. Informations systems have come to play a crucial role in managing an organisation, especially when it comes to tracing performance. The demand for responsible and accountable management has led to an increased emphasis on meaningful decisions and actions. The Author Dr Krister Bredmar is associate professor at Linneaus University in Sweden. He has for more then 20 years worked with management control and organisational sense-making, both in theory and in practice. His research has been published both in academic journals and in books. Readership Scholars, students and practitioners. Contents The accounting heritage Corporate epistemology Thinking ahead The essence of management control Understanding performance The control concept in management control Reports, communication and stakeholders The essence of sense-making Organisations as a set of social relations Information systems and management control Individuals and organisations Organisational structure A social perspective A decisions context Techiques and functions Thinking and acting strategically Accounting tools Information and knowledge The performance paradox

Understanding Management Critically

Understanding Management Critically
  • Author : Suzette Dyer,Maria Humphries,Dale Fitzgibbons,Fiona Hurd
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2014-02-17
  • ISBN : 9781446297872

Understanding Management Critically Book Review:

In these times of global economic crisis, social unrest towards the powers that be, and a yearning for alternative systems and organization, it is now more relevant than ever for you to take a critical stance to your management studies in order to analyse, understand and question the world around you and the capitalist stronghold in which you live and work. This new thought-provoking text uses critical theory and revolutionary ideas to help you challenge the status quo and prevailing ideologies in management. It covers key issues, thinkers and topics in an accessible style to provide a broad and clear understanding of vital theory which is applied to the real world through international case studies and reflective questions and think points for you to carry into practice. A companion website provides additional learning materials for personal study and class activities (www.sagepub.co.uk/dyer). This text is essential reading for any undergraduate or postgraduate student studying critical management or any management course with a critical slant.

Understanding Management

Understanding Management
  • Author : Paul Willman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press (UK)
  • Pages : 321
  • Relase : 2014-08-21
  • ISBN : 9780198716914

Understanding Management Book Review:

"An objective of this book is to argue that the academic field of management, which is conventionally divided into six sub-disciplines, has common underlying concerns. This argument is presented in Chapter 1 but it is also reflected in the structure of the book. I use chapters to present the content of these sub-disciplines and themes to explore commonalities. This explains the contents pages below"--P. vi.

Leading, Managing, Caring: Understanding Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care

Leading, Managing, Caring: Understanding Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Author : Sara MacKian,Joan Simons
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 608
  • Relase : 2021-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781135122812

Leading, Managing, Caring: Understanding Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care Book Review:

Effective leadership and management in health and social care are built on good practice, strong relationships and a critical understanding of the wider context in which care takes place. Leading, Managing, Caring illustrates how leadership and management work in everyday settings, providing invaluable support to those practising or studying in the area. The book introduces the four core building blocks of the caring manager or leader: personal awareness, team awareness, goal awareness and contextual awareness. Together these form a firm foundation for understanding and practice. Drawing on up-to-date case studies, the authors explore how critical theoretical understanding can support practical attempts to work through complex situations with a diverse range of people. Also included is a toolkit containing carefully selected and practical tools for leading and managing change. This comprehensive textbook is suitable for existing and aspiring managers and leaders in a range of health and social care professions, or anyone interested in understanding more about the complex landscape in which care services are managed and delivered in the UK.

Understanding Management in China

Understanding Management in China
  • Author : Malcolm Warner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 2013-11-12
  • ISBN : 9781134703593

Understanding Management in China Book Review:

China has become one of the fastest-growing economies ever seen in the world in recent times. In the last three decades, China has transformed itself from a command economy to a market one, albeit a nominally socialist one, and its management systems have been reformed accordingly. In the light of these changes, Malcolm Warner, one of the leading authorities on management in China, explores the past, present and future of Chinese management. The first part of the work examines the history of management practices in the ‘Middle Kingdom’, outlining the influence of traditional Chinese values, especially the Confucian inheritance, and the legacy of the imperial bureaucracy with its meritocratic examination system, as well as the role of industrialization and the influx of foreign-owned businesses in the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century. It next goes on to consider the current state of China’s management, showing how a new breed of manager has evolved since the beginning of Deng Xiaoping’s reforms in the late 1970s and 1980s. The resulting impact of this strategy which has continued into the 1990s and the 2000s, up to the present day, is then examined. The final part of the book concludes with reflections on how management in China is likely to develop in the near future, especially on how far it will converge with global practices or to what degree an indigenous form of management 'with Chinese characteristics' will prevail.

Understanding Sport Management

Understanding Sport Management
  • Author : Trish Bradbury,Ian O'Boyle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 294
  • Relase : 2017-01-20
  • ISBN : 9781317328407

Understanding Sport Management Book Review:

Sport management is a rapidly developing industry which continues to grow in size and scope on an international scale. This comprehensive and engaging textbook offers a complete introduction to core principles and best practice in contemporary sport management. Adopting an issues-based approach and drawing on the very latest research, it demonstrates how theory translates into practice across all the key functional areas of sport management, from governance and leadership to tourism and events. Written by a team of experts from across the globe, the book explores sport management from a truly international perspective and looks at all levels from professional, high-performance sport to non-profit and grassroots. With extended real-world case studies and an array of helpful features in every chapter, it addresses crucial topics such as: managing organisational performance communication and social media sponsorship and marketing the impact of sport on society future directions for sport management. Complemented by a companion website full of additional teaching and learning resources for students and instructors, this is an essential textbook for any degree-level sport management course.

Managing Understanding in Organizations

Managing Understanding in Organizations
  • Author : Jorgen Sandberg,Axel Targama
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2007-01-09
  • ISBN : 9781446232217

Managing Understanding in Organizations Book Review:

'An excellent and much needed contribution to the management literature' - Gareth Morgan 'Trough accurate examples and instructive accounts of what constitutes understanding at work, the Author leads us to the core link between understanding and managerial practicing. It is deeply informative, often witty and always elegant!' - Silvia Gherardi Research Unit on Communication, Organizational Learning, and Aesthetics dipartimento di sociologia e ricerca sociale 'The book provides an interesting, accessible and important contribution to the interpretive understanding of management and leadership and clearly shows its relevance also for practitioners' - Mats Alvesson Bringing a fresh perspective to the evaluation of management problems, this book draws upon interpretative research and builds upon existing interpretative studies to scrutinise the influence managers have on employees' understanding. It considers how managers use ideas and visions to frame their employees' internalised understanding of the external rules and instructions that govern their work. The book brings an interpretative perspective to the question of individual and group competence and look at how this is linked with understanding. Throughout Managing Understanding in Organizations refers to international case studies and considers the cross-cultural impact on management and understanding at work.

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Daily Management

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Daily Management
  • Author : Ross Kenneth Kennedy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 148
  • Relase : 2018-12-06
  • ISBN : 9780429958601

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Daily Management Book Review:

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Daily Management explains the critical parts of a continuous improvement strategy to achieve Operational Excellence and where reactive improvement through effective daily management fits in. In addition, it shows the consequences to your Operational Excellence journey if daily management is not performed well. Reactive improvement develops the capability and discipline within the organization to be able to rapidly recover from an event or incident that stops you from achieving your expected or target performance for the day, shift, or hour and most importantly -- your ability to capture the learning and initiate corrective actions so that the event or incident will not re-occur anywhere across the organization. As such, reactive improvement focuses on improving daily management through your daily review meetings, your information centers supporting the daily review meetings, and your frontline problem-solving root cause analysis capability at all levels. The book introduces the seven elements of reactive improvement that must work in concert for effective daily management and allows the reader to rate their site or department to determine their starting point compared to best practices: 1. Supportive organization structure to support development of your people so they have ownership and accountability for the performance of their area of responsibility; 2. Effective frontline leaders to ensure everyone else in the leadership structure are not working down a level; 3. Appropriate measures with expected targets that are linked to the site’s Key Success Factors for Operations to ensure goal alignment, and are relevant to the area being focused on; 4. Structured daily review meetings to identify opportunities (problems/incidents) and monitor progress of their solution so they don’t happen again; 5. Visual information centers that visually display daily and trending performance along with monitoring of actions to address problems/issues raised; 6. Frontline problem-solving root cause analysis capability across the site; and 7. Rapid sharing of learning capability across shifts, departments, and the organization. The author outlines in detail why each of the seven elements are important to achieving Operational Excellence, and most importantly, how to implement each element supported with many templates and tools.

Understanding A3 Thinking

Understanding A3 Thinking
  • Author : Durward K. Sobek II.,Art Smalley
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 184
  • Relase : 2011-03-23
  • ISBN : 9781439814055

Understanding A3 Thinking Book Review:

Winner of a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize. Notably flexible and brief, the A3 report has proven to be a key tool In Toyota’s successful move toward organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement, especially within its engineering and R&D organizations. The power of the A3 report, however, derives not from the report itself, but rather from the development of the culture and mindset required for the implementation of the A3 system. In Understanding A3 Thinking, the authors first show that the A3 report is an effective tool when it is implemented in conjunction with a PDCA-based management philosophy. Toyota views A3 Reports as just one piece in their PDCA management approach. Second, the authors show that the process leading to the development and management of A3 reports is at least as important as the reports themselves, because of the deep learning and professional development that occurs in the process. And finally, the authors provide a number of examples as well as some very practical advice on how to write and review A3 reports.

Business Model Innovation

Business Model Innovation
  • Author : Nicolai J. Foss,Tina Saebi
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 308
  • Relase : 2015-02-19
  • ISBN : 9780198701873

Business Model Innovation Book Review:

This volume examines the organisational dimension of business model innovation. Drawing on organisational theory and empirical observation, the contributors specifically highlight organisational design aspects of business model innovation, focusing on how reward systems, power distributions, routines and standard operating procedures, the allocation of authority, and other aspects of organisational structure and control should be designed to support the business model the firm chooses.

With One Shot

With One Shot
  • Author : Dorothy Marcic
  • Publisher : Citadel Press
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2018-03-27
  • ISBN : 9780806538563

With One Shot Book Review:

A woman chronicles her efforts as an amateur detective to solve the forty-four-year-old murder of her beloved uncle in this true crime memoir. The brutal 1970 murder of LaVerne Stordock, a respected family man and former police detective, shocked his Wisconsin community. On the surface, the case seemed closed with the confession of Stordock’s wife, Suzanne. But the trail of secrets and lies that began with his death did not end with his widow’s insanity plea. Dorothy Marcic, a playwright, theatrical producer, and university professor, couldn’t put her doubts to rest. In 2014, she embarked on a two-year mission to uncover the truth. In the bestselling tradition of Ann Rule and M. William Phelps, With One Shot weaves a spellbinding tale of unmet justice and the truth behind a shocking family tragedy. Praise for With One Shot “A rapid-fire, real-life thriller.” —M. William Phelps, New York Times–bestselling author of We Thought We Knew You “A riveting, personal story of the American justice system.” —Kaylie Jones, author of Lies My Mother Never Told Me “A gripping tale, well worth reading.” —Lawrence M. Miller, author of The Lean Coach “Marcic excavates new depths of perfidy, cruelty and lies.” —Randy Cohen, former Ethicist for The New York Times “A compelling read about a true family murder mystery marked by intrigue, betrayal and injustice. ”—Leslie J. Mann, assistant prosecutor, Essex County, New Jersey

Understanding Public Management

Understanding Public Management
  • Author : Kjell A Eliassen,Nick Sitter
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2008-02-25
  • ISBN : 9781473902671

Understanding Public Management Book Review:

'A broad-ranging and highly intelligent account of key recent developments internationally which skillfully updates the public management and governance literatures' - Ewan Ferlie, Royal Holloway 'Public management has been radically changed and reformed... this book gives students a fine introduction to these changes and to the theories dealing with them' - Jørgen Grønnegaard Christensen, University of Aarhus An introduction and guide to the dramatic changes that have occurred in the provision of public services over the last two decades, this book combines theoretical perspectives with a range of case studies from Europe, North America and further afield to explain why, how and with what success liberal democracies have reformed the service role of the state. The book pays close attention to four major dimensions of this transition: " External challenges and opportunties: globalisation and EU integration " Reducing the role of the state: Liberalisation, privatisation, regulation and competition policy " Improving the role of the state: New Public Management, e-Government and beyond " Managing the New Public Sector: organisations, strategy and leadership This text is designed for undergraduate courses in public governance, but it also addresses the core components of MPA programmes - the parameters, tools, principles and theories of public sector reform.