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Management Theory and Practice

Written by: G. A. Cole

Management Theory and Practice provides a clear and concise introduction to the theory and practice of management as required by those studying an introductory management course.

Sixth edition, this book is established as one of the best selling introductions to the ideas and developments that form the basis of the study of management. While the overall structure of this new edition remains the same, all the material has been updated and much of the material has been expanded.

In particular given the speed of the developments in information technology, the chapter on this topic has been completely rewritten. Other chapters that have been substantially revised include the chapter on the international aspects of management and the chapter on individual employment rights.

Other topics that have been substantially revised include corporate governance and the role of directors, business ethics, organisation culture and strategy.

The book starts by discussing all the important theorists from Fayol, up to present day management thinking then going on to cover many other topics that appear in various University Diploma courses – industrial relations, strategies etc.

The chapters are broken down into short, numbered paragraphs and most discussion is concise and to the point – no waffling.

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