Principles of Management: Texts and Cases

Principles of Management: Texts and Cases

The Second edition of Principles of Management uses contemporary, real-world examples and the latest pedagogical tools to showcase, how management concepts and practices can be utilized to achieve personal and business excellence. This edition is organized around the four main traditional functions of management—planning, organizing, controlling and leading— this book includes current thinking and practice on the most important issues facing management, managers and employees with a special focus on examples from India.
Chapter objectives: The learning objectives outline the main learning goals of each chapter.
Chapter-opening vignettes: Examples from the lives of inspirational Indian managers are used to illustrate complex management concepts.
Real-world examples: Boxes highlight the unique management practices of Indian companies and provide students with real-world applications and perspectives.
Summary: The summary at the end of each chapter recapitulates the key topics discussed in the chapter.
Review questions: Review questions at the end of each chapter help students gauge their understanding of the concepts in the chapter.
Case study: A detailed case study along with discussion questions at the end of each chapter replicates real-life situations faced by managers and enables readers to correlate theoretical topics to actual practice.
Part I Management—A Conceptual Framework
1 Introduction to Management
2 The Evolution and the Environment of Management
3 Social Responsibilities of Managers
Part II Planning, Decision Making And Forecasting
4 Planning
5 Decision Making
6 Forecasting
Part III Organizing
7 Organizational Structure
8 Authority, Responsibility and Accountability
Part IV Staffing
9 Human Resource Management Processes
10 Human Resource Management–Policies and Practices
Part V Directing
11 Directing
12 Managerial Communication
13 Leadership
14 Motivation and Morale
15 Teams and Teamwork
Part VI Controlling And Coordination
16 Controlling
17 Coordination
Part VII Emerging Topics
18 Change Management
19 International Management.