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Management: A Very Short Introduction [#368]
Management: A Very Short Introduction [#368]
  • An authoritative guide to the main principles of management
  • Looks at the history of management theory and modern practice
  • Considers management in a social and cultural context
  • Explores the issues of morality and accountability

John Hendry, a leading management scholar, looks at the nature and practice of Management in this Very Short Introduction. Tracing the development of management over the last century, he looks not only at what managers do, but also provides an insight to modern management theory. He considers the influences of national and organizational culture, the relationship between power and domination, managing in different cultures, approaches to management, and at the accountability of managers and morality. 
This is an ideal introduction for anyone interested in, or studying, business and management. 


Preface and acknowledgements
Part 1: Introducing Management
1: Management and managing
2: The work of the manager
Part II: The evolution of management: theory and practice
3: Management and authority
4: Rationalising management
5: Socialising management
6: Individualising management
Part III: Management in context
7: Management across cultures
8: Critical perspectives on management
9: Management as sense-making
10: Management and morality
References and further reading

About the author: 

John Hendry has been teaching management for over 25 years. He was Founder Director of the University of Cambridge MBA, Head of the University of Reading Business School and Deputy Dean of Henley Business School, and has also served on the faculties of London Business School, Cranfield School of Management and the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame. His research in business strategy and organizations, business ethics and corporate governance has been published in many of the leading management journals. He has worked in large business and accounting firms and the public sector and currently chairs a theatre production company in London's West End.

Product details

ISBN : 9780199656981

John Hendry
152 Pages
111 x 174 mm
Pub date
Oct 2013
Very Short Introductions
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Management: A Very Short Introduction [#368]

Management: A Very Short Introduction [#368]

Management: A Very Short Introduction [#368]