Principles and Practices of Management

Principles and Practices of Management

Authors : Vijay Kumar Kaul

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About the Author

Vijay Kumar Kaul :-
He is Professor of Business Economics in the University of Delhi. He has served as Head, Department of Business Economics and Dean, Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Humanities in the University of Delhi. Professor Kaul completed his post-graduation, M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the The University of Delhi. He has over 36 years of experience as a teacher, consultant and researcher. His main focus of teaching, training and research has been in the areas of innovation and technology, business policy and strategy, strategic marketing, and international marketing. He has also been associated with the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) and other professional bodies and several industrial and trade associations.

About the Book

Principles and Practices of Management introduces students to the fundamentals of management through a balanced blend of theory and practice. Highlighting the management practices of successful Indian and foreign companies, the opening vignettes and cases in the chapters depict real-world situations and problems managers face in their professional life. In addition to the concepts, the book also delves into the various academic perspectives that have evolved over time to provide the readers an integrated view of different approaches to management. Each chapter consists of various pedagogical features like Managerial Insights, Managerial Insights—A Revisit, Exhibits, Case Studies and relevant content on management theory.

Key Features

• Managerial Insight: Every chapter starts with the feature Managerial Insight focusing on a real-life situations and managerial issues involved in various Indian companies.
• Managerial Insight—A Revisit: Managerial Insight: A Revisit marks the closing of the same case discussed in the Managerial Insight and is presented at the end of main text. There are a set of questions related to the key aspects of the case.
• Exhibits: There are over 50 exhibits illustrating cases of various Indian enterprises with a focus on the areas including entrepreneurial/managerial challenges, global business implications, ethical and social considerations.
• Exercises and Questions: Each chapter has various questions, which provide a fairly comprehensive coverage of the major points and topics contained in the text.
• Case Studies: Each chapter closes with an exercise in the form of a Case Study with relevant questions.

Table of Content

Part-I: An Overview of Management: 1. Understanding the Management Process, 2. Evolution of Management Thinking, 3. Business, Society and Ethics, Part-II: Strategic Decision Making: 4. Planning, 5. Strategic Management: Planning for Long-Term Success, 6. Decision-Making Process and Creative Problem-Solving, Part-III: Organizing: 7. Organizational Structure and Design: Creating Flexible Organization, 8. Planning and Management of Human Resources, 9. Talent Management: Attracting and Retaining Human Resources, Part-IV: Leading and Controlling: 10. Motivating and Satisfying Employees, 11. Leadership: Developing Vision to Transforming Organizations, 12. Communicating in The Age of Internet, 13. Managerial Control and Techniques, Part-V: Contemporary Issues in Management: 14. Contemporary Management Thinking, 15. Strategic Change: Managing Change and Renewal, 16. Knowledge Management and Learning Organization, 17. Managing Diversity, 18. Corporate Governance • Index