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An Evidence-Based Approach, 3rd Edition

ISBN 9789001703820
Published November 11, 2010 by Routledge
664 Pages

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Book Description

Management: An Evidence-Based Approach provides an introduction to the broad field of management and organization. Throughout the book the theory of management is related to everyday situations. Theory is selected on the basis of evidence in managerial practice in strategic, organizational and operational problem-solving.

Contemporary issues covered include: business excellence, sustainability, alliances, off-shoring and in-shoring risk-management, integrity and corporate governance, network organization, diversity management, work engagement, crowd-sourcing and mass customization; whilst special features which enhance the learning process include:

  • ‘management in action’ case studies at the beginning of every chapter
  • discussion questions, research based exercises and case analyses at the end of every chapter demonstrating the practical implications of the concepts presented
  • examples, illustrations and brief case studies with a world-wide focus throughout the chapters.

This comprehensive introduction to management provides new students to the area with everything they need to know to progress to the next level.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Management and Society  1. Manager and Management  2. Organizations and the Environment  Part 2: Strategic Management and the Learning Organization  3. Decision Making and Creativity  4. Strategy Formulation and Strategic Management  Part 3: Organizational Structure and Design  5. Designing the Organization  6. Structuring Tasks for Groups and Individuals  Part 4: Organizational Behavior and People at Work  7. Motivation, Work and Career  8. Leadership, Motivation and Communication  Part 5: Operational Planning, Control and Information Management  9. Operational Planning and Control  10. Managerial Process Control: Functional Processes and Process Redesign

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Doede Keuning is Emeritus Professor of Management and Organisation at VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Bart Bossink is Professor of Technology and Innovation at VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is also author of Managing Environmentally Sustainable Innovation which is available from Routledge

Brian Tjemkes is Assistant Professor of Management and Organization at VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands