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Management: A Very Short Introduction

John Hendry

October 2013

ISBN: 9780199656981

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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In this Very Short Introduction, John Hendry provides a lively introduction to the nature and principles of management. Tracing its development over the past century, Hendry looks not only at the jobs managers do today and their place in the culture of work, but also provides an insight into modern management theory.

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In this Very Short Introduction, John Hendry provides a lively introduction to the nature and principles of management. Tracing its development over the past century, Hendry looks not only at the jobs managers do today and their place in the culture of work, but also provides an insight into modern management theory.

  • 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

About the Author(s)

John Hendry, Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge and Emeritus Professor of Management, Henley Business School, University of Reading

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.

Table of Contents

    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
    Index