Essentials of Management, 8e: An International Perspective

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This updated edition of the well-known text gives a concise account of the principles and practices of management in the context of ongoing globalization of businesses. It takes the "systems" approach to management and integrates the five management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling. FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS; In-text examples and end-of-chapter cases giving real life perspective; 'International Perspective' boxes illustrating managerial concepts; End of chapter 'Exercise / Action Steps' and 'Internet Research'; facilitating greater involvement of studentsIN THIS EDITIONo The rise of India as a global playero The "greening" of General Motorso Corporate strategy of Tata group under Ratan Tata. Human resource management at Infosyso GE's contribution to India's outsourcing boom . . . and many more!

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Heinz Weihrich is Professor of Global Management and Behavioral Sciences at the University of San Francisco. He received his doctorate from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and an honorary doctorate from San Martin de Porres University of Lima, Peru. He was a visiting scholar at the University of California in Berkeley and Harvard Business School. His fields of work are management, international management, and behavioral science. Dr Weihrich has taught at Arizona State University, at UCLA, and in various places such as Austria, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand. He was also a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Business in Zurich, Switzerland, at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and at Peking University in Beijing. Harold Koontz was active as a business and government executive, university professor, company board chairperson and director, management consultant, lecturer to the top management of organizations worldwide, and an author. From 1950 he was Professor of Management and from 1962 Mead Johnson Professor of Management' at UCLA; from 1978 to 1982 he was World Chancellor at the International Academy of Management. He was the author or coauthor of 19 books and 90 journal articles, including this book, which was originally called Principles of Management. His Board of Directors and Effective Management was given the Academy of Management Book Award in 1968.

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