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by Gareth R. Jones

Jones/George, "Essentials of Contemporary Management" is the concise edition of the market bestselling textbook by the same author team. Jones and George are dedicated to the challenge of 'Making It Real' for students. The authors present management in a way that makes its relevance obvious even to students who might lack exposure to a "real-life" management context. This is accomplished through a diverse set of examples, and the unique, and most popular feature of the text, the 'Manager as a Person'. Chapter 2 - this chapter discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems and this theme is carried through the remaining chapters.This text also discusses the importance of management competencies - the specific set of skills, abilities, and experiences that gives one manager the ability to perform at a higher level than another in a specific context. The themes of diversity, ethics, globalization, and information technology are integrated throughout.
Download Essentials of Contemporary Management: WITH DVD AND OLC epub
ISBN: 0071107703
ISBN13: 978-0071107709
Category: Business
Subcategory: Management & Leadership
Author: Gareth R. Jones
Language: English
Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education; 2nd edition (February 1, 2006)
Pages: 617 pages
ePUB size: 1484 kb
FB2 size: 1700 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 971
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Needed this for a class in college. It was much less expensive than through the college book store and was exactly what I needed for the course work. Much easier for me to read in book form than the on line book, easier to locate and mark references and find information. This copy also has the software for accessing the on line copy as well for those more comfortable reading books on a screen.
i like how they describe to you the different types of management and how to implement those strategies. However i felt that the examples in the book were a little to simplistic compared to real world complications.
The book arrived in good condition, and on time. It was a required book for my class. That said, this book is useless. There's nothing in this book that you can't find online for free. I only bought it so I could do the homework assignments.
I do keep some textbooks that I find I can refer back to because they are that good. This one is good but not quite good enough to be a keeper. There are other less expensive books out there with these concepts that are much less expensive for future reference.
After doing a little research, I took a shot and purchased a 3rd edition of my Contemporary Management textbook to use instead of the required 4th edition, for my Business 201 class at Ashford University. The book is not only exactly the same except for the cover, it was in perfect condition and it saved me well over $125 and I am still able to do my assignments perfectly! I always get a great deal from Amazon and I can use that money for future classes! Thank you!
This purchase was for a college course my son was taking. He made an "A" in the class, so I assume that he was pleased with the content.
Essentials of Contemporary Management, 3rd Edition, by Gareth R Jones (Author), Jennifer M George (Author), Published by: McGraw-Hill/Irwin (February 18, 2008)

As a textbook, Essentials of Contemporary Management, 3rd Edition, is a vast improvement over its predecessor. The book is formatted to educate students while providing information in such a manner that articles contained will peak the interest of students. The content is informative yet captivating. Information within allow readers to contemplate possibilities of how they may apply the information to their current and future employment, providing in depth data and statistics that makes the reader want to research changes that occur in the ever changing world of business.

The companion website, [...] allows students to explore more up to date information and provides Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, Podcasts, and quizzes to enhance the content contained in the book. The quiz material can be used to verify that the information is retained and understood, and can be submitted to the course instructor or simply taken to keep the information fresh on the mind of the reader. A product key is required to access the site and can be obtained in each edition of the book, or purchased separately through the website.

This book is highly recommended for anyone planning to advance in the world of management or to understand the concepts of management to better understand how and why their managers perform the role that best suits the business to make their company a successful organization. The material can be used by students or by individuals wanting to gain greater knowledge into the world of business.

The format of the book contains key topics outlined on the first page of each chapter and reiterated throughout the chapter to illustrate how each of the topics applies to existing companies. Information is presented in a manner that instructors can develop tests that expand upon key concepts in the business world today, both domestically and globally, to educate students in ideas that can be applied to small and large businesses from small startup companies to global conglomerates.

The Essentials of Contemporary Management, 3rd edition, is a must-have for business majors or anyone who would like to succeed in business and particularly the role of management.
What I like about this book is in the margins the highlighted words in the text of the paragraph are pulled to the side with the definitions. This is helpful for the online quizzes that we take every week. This book also has interesting stories of real life companies and how they got past their failures to their successes. I wish there were more examples like that in the book.