Management Theory and Practice

Author: Gerald A. Cole

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844800889

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 481

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Management Theory and Practice provides a clear and concise introduction to the theory and practice of management as required by those studying an introductory management course. Now in its sixth edition, this book is established as one of the best selling introductions to the ideas and developments that form the basis of the study of management. While the overall structure of this new edition remains the same, all the material has been updated and much of the material has been expanded. In particular given the speed of the developments in information technology, the chapter on this topic has been completely rewritten. Other chapters that have been substantially revised include the chapter on the international aspects of management and the chapter on individual employment rights. Other topics that have been substantially revised include corporate governance and the role of directors, business ethics, organisation culture and strategy. Management Theory and Practice provides a clear and concise introduction to the theory and practice of management as required by those studying an introductory management course. Now in its sixth edition, this book is established as one of the best selling introductions to the ideas and developments that form the basis of the study of management. While the overall structure of this new edition remains the same, all the material has been updated and much of the material has been expanded. In particular given the speed of the developments in information technology, the chapter on this topic has been completely rewritten. Other chapters that have been substantially revised include the chapter on the international aspects of management and the chapter on individual employment rights. Other topics that have been substantially revised include corporate governance and the role of directors, business ethics, organisation culture and strategy.
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Management

Theory and Practice

Author: Ernest Dale

Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9789712313288

Category: Industrial management

Page: 786

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Medical Quality Management: Theory and Practice

Author: American College of Medical Quality ACMQ,Prathibha Varkey

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449660371

Category: Medical

Page: 231

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This new comprehensive resource Medical Quality Management: Theory and Practice addresses the needs of physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals for up to date information about medical quality management. In reviewing the key principles and methods that comprise the current state of medical quality management in U.S. health care, this text provides a concise summary of quality improvement, patient safety and quality measurement methodologies. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
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Financial Management: Theory & Practice

Author: Eugene Brigham,Michael Ehrhardt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324422695

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1104

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An understanding of finance theory is absolutely essential if students are to develop and implement effective financial strategies. Similarly, students simply must have a working knowledge of the financial environment. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE remains the only text in the market that presents a balance of financial theory and applications. Authors Brigham and Ehrhardt maintain the same four goals that have made their text a course favorite through each edition: helping learners to make good financial decisions, providing a solid text for the introductory MBA course, motivating learners by demonstrating finance is relevant and interesting, and presenting the material clearly. Plus, with access to CengageNOW for Finance as well as Thomson ONE-Business School Edition, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE offers the most comprehensive teaching and learning solution you will find. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Project Management Theory and Practice, Third Edition

Author: Gary L. Richardson,Brad M. Jackson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 042987474X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 610

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Project Management: Theory and Practice, Third Edition gives students a broad and real flavor of project management. Bringing project management to life, it avoids being too sterilely academic and too narrowly focused on a particular industry view. It takes a model-based approach towards project management commonly used in all industries. The textbook aligns with the latest version of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide, which is considered to be the de facto standard for project management. However, it avoids that standard’s verbiage and presents students with readable and understandable explanations. Core chapters align with the Project Management Institute’s model as well as explain how this model fits real-world projects. The textbook can be used as companion to the standard technical model and help those studying for various project management certifications. The textbook takes an in-depth look at the following areas important to the standard model: Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) Earned Value Management (EVM) Enterprise project management Portfolio management (PPM) Professional responsibility and ethics Agile life cycle The text begins with a background section (Chapters 1–9) containing material outside of the standard model structure but necessary to prepare students for the 10 standard model knowledge areas covered in the chapters that follow. The text is rounded out by eight concluding chapters that explain advanced planning approaches models and projects’ external environments. Recognizing that project management is an evolving field, the textbook includes section written by industry experts who share their insight and expertise on cutting-edge topics. It prepares students for upcoming trends and changes in project management while providing an overview of the project management environment today. In addition to guiding students through current models and standards, Project Management: Theory and Practice, Third Edition prepares students for the future by stimulating their thinking beyond the accepted pragmatic view.
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Personnel Management

Author: G. A. Cole

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780826453884

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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In one concise volume, this book provides the basic groundwork for the study of personnel and human resource management. It takes a broad view of personnel management, encompassing strategic personnel issues as well as operational matters.
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Commercial Management

Theory and Practice

Author: David Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118486129

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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Commercial Management: theory and practice defines the role of commercial management within project-oriented organisations, providing a framework for and helping to develop a critical understanding of the factors that influence commercial management practice. It also identifies generic aspects of this practice and provides a theoretical foundation to these activities, by reference to existing and emergent theories and concepts, as well as to relevant management best practice. The book is structured into four parts: Part 1 Introduction – Commercial Management in Project Environments explores the nature of commercial practice within project-oriented organisations at the buyer-seller interface. It presents a Commercial Management framework, which illustrates the multiple interactions and connections between the purchaser‘s procurement cycle and a supplier‘s bidding and implementation cycles. Additionally, it outlines the principle activities undertaken by the commercial function, identifies the skills and abilities that support these activities and reviews the theories and concepts that underpin commercial practice. Finally, it identifies areas of commonality of practice with other functions found within project-oriented organisations, plus sources of potential conflict and misunderstanding. Part 2 – Elements of Commercial Theory and Practice covers commercial leadership; exploring strategy; risk and uncertainty management; financial decision-making; and key legal issues. Part 3 – Approaches to Commercial Practice addresses best practice management; and commercial and contracting strategies and tactics. Finally, Part 4 – Case Studies offers two extended case studies: Football Stadia (the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff; the Emirates Stadium, Islington; and Wembley Stadium, London); and Heathrow Terminal 5. The book provides a one-stop-shop to the many topics that underpin commercial management practice from both a demand (buy-side) and a supply (sell-side) perspective. It will help develop an understanding of the issues influencing commercial management: leadership, strategy, risk, financial, legal, best practice management and commercial and contracting strategy and tactics. This book’s companion website is at www.wiley.com/go/lowecommercialmanagement and offers invaluable resources for both students and lecturers: • PowerPoint slides for lecturers on each chapter • Sample exam questions for students to practice • Weblinks to key journals and relevant professional bodies
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Management

Theory and Practice

Author: Kris Cole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442581685

Category: Management

Page: 1019

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Kris Cole throws light on the gap between theory and practice in the 5th edition of Management - Theory and Practice. She explains management theory in everyday language, and puts it in a context that makes it easy to understand. This resource will help you develop the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively with colleagues and equips you with models and frameworks to tackle management challenges. In addition it will enable you to strengthen your 'hard skills', like managing poor performance, being more directive and solving problems permanently.
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Public Management

Theory and Practice

Author: Konrad Raczkowski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319203126

Category: Law

Page: 235

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Public management is undoubtedly an acknowledged area of management science, but with meager empirical research. This book takes this challenge and presents a rare analysis of public management from the perspective of 12 Prime Ministers of Poland who governed between 1989 and 2014. The author features the concepts, practice and challenges of public management by making use of direct interviews with the Prime Ministers according to the classical management functions of planning, organization, direction and controlling. The book also presents a theoretical inquiry which redefines public management by breaking away from the traditional paradigm of public management, and introducing a 'mega-organizational' understanding of the state within new institutional economics.
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Management Theory and Practice

Author: J. S. Chandan

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9780706990300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 526

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Jit S Chandan Is A Professor Of Management In The Department Of Business Administration At Medgar Evers College, City University Of New York. He Previously Taught At New York Institute Of Technology And At Baruch College, City University Of New York In The Areas Of Management, Organizational Behaviour And Quantitative Methods. He Has Been Teaching At The College Level For The Last 37 Years. Dr Chandan Holds A Doctorate From Delhi University, Faculty Of Management, And Has Authored Many Textbooks And Published Many Articles In Professional Journals. Some Of His Books Published By Vikas Include Fundamentals Of Modern Management , Management: Theory And Practice , Business Statistics , Essentials Of Linear Programming , Statistics For Business And Economics , And Management: Concepts And Strategies .
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Operations Management

Theory and Practice

Author: B. Mahadevan

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131730706

Category: Production control

Page: 650

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"Covers the core concepts and theories of production and operations management in the global as well as Indian context. Includes boxes, solved numerical examples, real-world examples and case studies, practice problems, and videos. Focuses on strategic decision making, design, planning, and operational control"--Provided by publisher.
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Construction Management

Theory and Practice

Author: Chris March

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315528169

Category: Architecture

Page: 472

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Construction Management: Theory and Practice is a comprehensive textbook for budding construction managers. The range of coverage makes the book essential reading for students studying management courses in all construction related disciplines and ideal reading for those with non-cognate degrees studying construction management masters courses, giving them a broad base of understanding about the industry. Part I outlines the main industry players and their roles in relation to the Construction Manager. Part II covers management theory, leadership and team working strategies. Part III details financial aspects including: sources of finance, appraisal and estimating, construction economics, whole life costing and life cycle analysis, bidding and tendering as well as procurement methods, types of contracts and project costing. Part IV covers construction operations management and issues such as supply chain management, health and safety, waste, quality and environmental management. Part V covers issues such as marketing, strategy, HRM, health, stress and well-being. Part VI concludes the book with reflections on the future of the industry in relation to the environment and sustainability and the role of the industry and its managers. The book keeps the discussion of current hot topics such as building information modelling (BIM), sustainability, and health and well-being included throughout and is packed with useful figures, tables and case studies from industry.
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Development Management

Theory and practice

Author: Justice Nyigmah Bawole,Farhad Hossain,Asad K. Ghalib,Christopher J. Rees,Aminu Mamman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317238419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Despite significant financial investments, the rate of development and pace of poverty reduction in developing and transitional countries has not always matched expectations. Development management typically involves complex interactions between governmental and non-governmental organisations, donors and members of the public, and can be difficult to navigate. This volume brings together a group of international contributors to explore the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of development management, and to consider the prospects and challenges associated with it in the context of both developing and transitional countries. Referring to dominant norms and values in public and developmental organisations, development management is tied up with the attitudes and perceptions of various stakeholders including: government officials, public sector managers, aid workers, donors and members of the public. Attempting to make sense of complex interactions between these actors is highly problematic and calls for new approaches, models and insights. Based on cutting-edge research, the chapters challenge much of the previous discourse on the subject and evaluate the challenges and opportunities that it presents. Development Management offers academics, researchers and practitioners of public administration, business and management, international development and political science a comprehensive and state-of-the-art review of current research on development management in the context of developing and transitional countries.
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Personal Conflict Management

Theory and Practice

Author: Suzanne Mccorkle,Melanie Reese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315453797

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Personal Conflict Management, 2nd edition details the common causes of conflict, showcases the theories that explain why conflict happens, presents strategies for managing conflict, and invites consideration of the risks of leaving conflict unsettled. This book also explores how gender, race, culture, generation, power, emotional intelligence, and trust affect how individuals perceive conflict and choose conflict tactics. Detailed attention is given to the role of listening and both competitive and cooperative negotiation tactics. Separate chapters explain how to deal with bullies and conflict via social media. The volume caps off its investigation of interpersonal conflict with chapters that: provide tools to analyze one’s conflicts and better choose strategic responses; examine the role of anger and apology during conflict; explore mediation technique; and evaluate how conflict occurs in different situations such as family, intimacy, work, and social media.
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Facilities Management

Theory and Practice

Author: Keith Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135819084

Category: Architecture

Page: 196

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This text provides an overview of the interdisciplinary nature of facilities management. It discusses the framework within which facilites managers should operate and the key requirements of their task.
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Asset Management in Theory and Practice

Author: Duncan Hughes

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122416220

Category:

Page: 248

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For Many Investors, As Well As Some Brokers And Analysts, Understanding The Often Complex Techniques Of Forecasting Market Trends And Strategies For Maximising Investment Portfolio Return Can Be Difficult. Here Is An Invaluable Text That Explains Modern Fund Management And Techniques For Market Analysis. It Uses Real-Life Issues Surrounding Asset Management, Within The Context Of Modern Portfolio Theory And Fundamental Market And Security Analysis.Asset Management In Theory And Practice Is An Explanation And To Some Extent Re-Evaluation Of The Fundamentals That Drive The Fortunes Of Different Markets. As Such It Presents A Solid Platform From Which The Reader Can Then Develop An Understanding Of More Complex Analytical Techniques And Asset Allocation Strategies.It Should Prove Invaluable To Any Investor Or Student Of The Financial Markets As Well As More Experienced Brokers Or Analysts Seeking To Explain To Customers How The Markets And Investment Strategies Work.This Special Low-Priced Edition Is For Sale In India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan And Sri Lanka Only.
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Crisis and Emergency Management

Theory and Practice, Second Edition

Author: Ali Farazmand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351570579

Category: Political Science

Page: 849

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More than 12 years have passed since the publication of the first edition of Crisis and Emergency Management. During that time numerous disasters—from 9/11 to massive earthquakes in Iran and China, to the giant Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the Fukushima Tsunami and ensuing nuclear meltdown—have changed the way we manage catastrophic events. With contributions from leading experts, this second edition features 40 new chapters that address recent worldwide crises and what we have learned from emergency responses to them. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Up-to-date concepts, theories, and practices Analysis of recent disasters and their effect on emergency management Policy and managerial lessons Suggestions for capacity building in crisis and emergency management The book covers a wide range of international issues using critical, empirical, and quantitative analyses. It discusses various approaches to topics such as resolving political tension and terrorism issues, the potential use of biological weapons, and the role of public relations in crisis. The author offers insight into organizational and community resiliency development; a "surprise management" theory in practice for upgrading the knowledge and skills in managing crises and governing emergencies; and better and more effective organizational, political, social, and managerial coordination in the processes. He presents case studies that enhance and advance the future theory and practice of crisis and emergency management, while at the same time providing practical advice that can be put to use immediately. Managing crises and governing emergencies in such an age of challenges demands a different kind of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that were not available yesterday. This book gives you valuable information with applications at the macro, micro, organizational, and interorganizational levels, preparing you for emergency management in an increasingly globalized and uncertain world.
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Management Theory and Practice

Author: Gerald Cole,Phil Kelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408095270

Category:

Page: 624

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The 8th edition of Management: Theory and Practice follows the same much-admired style developed by Gerald Cole with short, succinct chapters covering all aspects of management theory and practice commonly taught on undergraduate courses. This new edition brings an increased focus on real world examples of management in practice with the introduction of vignettes. Skills sheets and a running case study are also new features, which will help students put what they have learned into practice.
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Educational Management

Theory and Practice

Author: J. A. Okumbe

Publisher: University of Nairobi Press

ISBN: 9789966846426

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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Written by an academic at the University of Nairobi, this book seeks to widen both the breadth and depth of the body of knowledge about educational management. The theories and practices are presented as an integrated subject and the issues covered are educational management in perspective, development of management, theories of motivation and job satisfaction, leadership, authority and power, discipline, communication, decision making, supervision, financial management, and human resource development.
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