Essentials of Management




This book of Essentials of Management continues to integrate theory with practice. While maintaining the international and leadership perspectives, innovation as a new perspective has been introduced in this edition. Numerous examples and cases present in this text illustrate the application of concepts and theories to Indian environment.

The book is based on integrative systems model which not only integrates all the five functions of management (planning organizing, staffing, leading and controlling) but also links the enterprise with its external environment.

Book Features:
  • Sharper and focused learning perspective through realignment of chapter content with the learning objectives
  • Widened scope of the book to include innovative perspective
  • Enhanced pedagogy with new chapter-end questions and perspective boxes
Table of Contents:

Part 1: the Basis of Global Management Theory and Practice

  • Management: Science, Theory and Practice
  • Management and Society: The External Environment, Social Responsibility and Ethics
  • Global, Comparative and Quality Management

Part 2: Planning

  • Essentials of Planning and Managing by Objectives
  • Strategies, Policies and Planning Premises
  • Decision-Making

Part 3: Organizing

  • The Nature of Organizing, Entrepreneurship and Re-engineering
  • Organization Structure: Departmentalization
  • Line/Staff Authority, Empowerment and Decentralization
  • Effective Organizing and Organization Culture

Part 4: Staffing

  • Human Resource Management and Selection
  • Performance Appraisal and Career Strategy
  • Managing Change through Manager and Organization Development

Part 5: Leading

  • Human Factors and Motivation
  • Leadership
  • Committees, Teams and Group Decision-Making
  • Communication
  • The System and Process of Controlling
  • Control Techniques and Information Technology
  • Productivity, Operations Management and Total Quality Management

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