Management

Series
Pearson
Author
David Boddy  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
8
Language
English
Total pages
600
Pub.-date
December 2019
ISBN13
9781292271811
ISBN
1292271817
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Description

 


 

Enable critical thinking for enhanced employability outcomes


 

Management: Using Practice and Theory to Develop Skills, 8th Edition, by David Boddy is a market-leading text which today’s students and tomorrow’s managers need to read. For 20 years this text has introduced managers and students to the theory and practice of this broad discipline. A comprehensive introduction to the themes and functions of management, this book is an accessible and academically rigorous guide through the field. 

Now into its 8th Edition, it continues to be the most up-to-date and reliable text of its kind. It enables your critical thinking by providing real-life case studies, and linking theory to six most critical employability skills which employers are looking for - transforming you into highly employable leader of tomorrow. With this edition, you also get access to the latest empirical evidence, case studies and employability tasks based on organisational management problems in the real world, making it easier for you even if you hold a diverse background and have alternate career intentions.



 

Features


 

Key features:

  • Updated chapter case studies that link closely with theory, including Ryanair, BBC, Carlsberg, Google, Dyson, the Co-op, Crossrail, Facebook and Zara. There are two new ones - W.L Gore and Associates, and Amazon.

  • More coverage of entrepreneurship, and a new chapter on Managing Change

  • More examples of the links between management and sustainability

  • New empirical evidence (often in the ‘Key ideas’ feature) on key aspects of theory, including managers’ preferred sources of information; how investors in high-tech start-ups decide who to back; how culture affects risk taking by entrepreneurs; and the link between bureaucracy and performance.

  • Additional material is on the Companion Website, with a clear link from the text at go.pearson.com/uk/he/resources 


 

New to this Edition

 

This new edition builds on established pedagogic features, and adds two new themes which appear consistently in each chapter:

 

·   The idea that managers add value by performing tasks and processes within a context; and that

·   The skills of clear (formerly ‘critical’) thinking help students develop not only theoretical knowledge, but also their understanding of practice and of identifiable skill – which are likely to be valuable far into the future.

 

This edition is shorter than previous ones, while providing the same amount of material. The author demonstrates the processes of clear thinking in each chapter through the ‘core’ theories most useful to students at an introductory level. Additional material is on the Companion Website, with a clear link from the text at www.pearsoned.co.uk/boddy

 

 

Table of Contents

Part 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO MANAGMENT

1 Managing in organisations

2 Theories of management

Part 1 Case: Apple Inc.

Part 1 Employability skills

Part 2 THE ENVIRONMENT OF MANGEMENT

3 Organisation cultures and contexts

4 Managing internationally

5 Corporate responsibility

Part 2 case: BP

Part 2 Employability skills

Part 3 PLANNING

6 Making decisions

7 Planning

8 Managing strategy

9 Managing marketing

Part 3 case: The Virgin Group

Part 3 Employability skills

Part 4 ORGANISING

10 Structure

11 Human resource management

12 Information systems and e-business

13 Entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation

Part 4 case: Royal Bank of Scotland

Part 4 Employability skills

Part 5 LEADING

14 Influencing

15 Motivating

16 Communicating

17 Teams

18 Managing change

Part 5 case: British Heart Foundation

Part 5 Employability skills

Part 6 CONTROLLING

19 Managing operations and quality

20 Control and performance measurement

Part 6 case: Tesco

Part 6 Employability skills

Back Cover

“The main strength is, in my opinion, in the way the author balances theory and practice –

always backing empirical findings with theoretical and academic references and always

translating concepts and theories into examples and cases.”

Dr David Monciardini, Senior Lecturer in Management, University of Exeter

 


 

Enable critical thinking for enhanced employability outcomes


 

Management: Using Practice and Theory to Develop Skills, 8th Edition, by David Boddy is a market-leading text which today’s students and tomorrow’s managers need to read. For 20 years this text has introduced managers and students to the theory and practice of this broad discipline. A comprehensive introduction to the themes and functions of management, this book is an accessible and academically rigorous guide through the field. 

Now into its 8th Edition, it continues to be the most up-to-date and reliable text of its kind. It enables your critical thinking by providing real-life case studies, and linking theory to six most critical employability skills which employers are looking for - transforming you into highly employable leader of tomorrow. With this edition, you also get access to the latest empirical evidence, case studies and employability tasks based on organisational management problems in the real world, making it easier for you even if you hold a diverse background and have alternate career intentions.


 

Key features:

  • Updated chapter case studies that link closely with theory, including Ryanair, BBC, Carlsberg, Google, Dyson, the Co-op, Crossrail, Facebook and Zara. There are two new ones - W.L Gore and Associates, and Amazon.

  • More coverage of entrepreneurship, and a new chapter on Managing Change

  • More examples of the links between management and sustainability

  • New empirical evidence (often in the ‘Key ideas’ feature) on key aspects of theory, including managers’ preferred sources of information; how investors in high-tech start-ups decide who to back; how culture affects risk taking by entrepreneurs; and the link between bureaucracy and performance.

  • Additional material is on the Companion Website, with a clear link from the text at go.pearson.com/uk/he/resources 


 

This new edition builds on established pedagogic features, and adds two new themes which appear consistently in each chapter:

  • The idea that managers add value by performing tasks and processes within a context

  • The skills of clear thinking help students develop not only theoretical knowledge, but also their understanding of practice and of identifiable skill – which are likely to be valuable far into the future


 

This title is also available in Revel - Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables you to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. Learn more about Revel.


 

David Boddy is formerly a Reader, and then a Research Fellow at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. 


 

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