Welcome to your Foundations of Management reading list. Here you will find resources selected by your course team to support you throughout this module.
Fundamentals of Management by Griffin, R.Prepare for success in management today with this brief, inviting approach from leading management author Ricky Griffin. FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT, 8E combines a streamlined approach with a strong theoretical and functional framework clearly organized around the planning, leading, organizing and controlling functions of management. The book's proven balance of theory and practice incorporates numerous, engaging learning features and memorable examples to help you develop and strengthen your management skills. New and revised "First Things First" opening vignettes immediately show you the relevance of each chapter's content, while clear learning objectives and chapter outlines, summaries of key points and key terms, skill applications and new cases keep you focused and actively learning. "You Make the Call" end-of-chapter features bring the students back to the opening case with the newfound knowledge they've gained after reading the chapter. New "Building Skills" exercises and "Skills Self-Assessment Instruments "equip future managers to handle some of today's most critical business situations. Following our state of the art, Engage, Connect, Perform, and Lead model, students truly learn to think and act like managers.
Call Number: 658 GRI
Publication Date: 2016
Management: Concepts & Practices by Hannagan, T.Management provides students with a thorough explanation and exploration of management concepts and practices across all management functions.
The major theme of the book is management at a time of change, reflecting the challenges faced by managers with increasingly rapid developments in technology, the culture and environment in which they work and the globalisation of ideas and business activity.
Written in a straightforward style, the book contains chapters contributed by experts in their field to ensure coverage of the most recent ideas and practices.
It is suitable for students studying business or management in further or higher education and introductory management modules for non-specialists
Call Number: 658 HAN + eBook
Publication Date: 2009
Organizational Behaviour by Buchanan, D.A.; Huczynski, A.A.Organizational Behaviour by Buchanan and Huczynski is one of the best established books in this field. The authors' popular blend of social science underpinning, challenging assumptions, applying theory to practice, and using movies to explore topical issues, makes this an ideal introduction to the subject. This text can be used by undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional students as it assumes no prior knowledge of the social sciences in general, or of organizational behaviour.
Call Number: 302.35 BUC + eBook
Publication Date: 2020
Management theory and practice by Cole, G.A.; Kelly, P.The 8th edition of Management: Theory and Practice follows the same much-admired style developed by Gerald Cole with short, succinct chapters covering all aspects of management theory and practice commonly taught on undergraduate courses. This new edition brings an increased focus on real world examples of management in practice with the introduction of vignettes. Skills sheets and a running case study are also new features, which will help students put what they have learned into practice.
Call Number: 658 COL
Publication Date: 2020
Understanding Organizations by Handy, C.B.Organizations are a part of everyday life, whether in schools, hospitals, police stations or commercial companies. In this classics text, Charles Handy argues that the key to successful organizations lies in a better understanding of the needs and motivations of the people within them.
Understanding Organizations offers an extended 'dictionary' of the key concepts -- culture, motivations, leadership, role-playing, co-ordinating and consultation -- and then shows how this 'language' can help us find new solutions to familiar problems. Few management writers have been as consistently challenging and influential as Charles Handy. Firmly established as one of the core business texts, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in organizations and how to make them work better.