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The Resource Achieving excellence in management : identifying and learning from bad practices, Andrew Kilner, (electronic resource)

Achieving excellence in management : identifying and learning from bad practices, Andrew Kilner, (electronic resource)

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Achieving excellence in management : identifying and learning from bad practices
Title
Achieving excellence in management
Title remainder
identifying and learning from bad practices
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Andrew Kilner
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Most books on management principles focus on particular rules of thumb and best management practices. While the latter approach provides useful guidance and insights, it does not give executives much of an understanding of what bad management can entail and the damage that it can produce. Indeed, good management makes the most sense when it can be directly contrasted with examples of bad management and its implications. To fill this critical gap, this book adopts a fresh approach, identifying cases of bad management from real-life business situations experienced by the author (chapter 3) and contrasting them with good management practice as concisely defined in chapter 2. The sound management principles so developed can subsequently be applied to a broad range of settings for personal careers in traditional enterprises or adapted to management of small firms (chapter 5) or international companies (chapter 6). Also, they can be used to establish role models and mentor topics for individuals (i.e., ideal managers) and excellent companies (chapter 4). The last chapters show how good management practice can be applied to better handle a wide range of current world problems faced not only by companies (chapter 7) but also by national governments and international institutions (chapters 8 and 9) during these particularly uncertain times. Finally in the appendices, there are two specific cases illustrating the usage of rigorous management techniques to analyze events and situations outside the company business arena. This book will be of interest to practicing managers and to students of management. It can be a useful support to mainstream academic books for current students but is of greatest value to postgraduates in their first or second job, for older managers who have not previously been exposed to this kind of material, and for various researchers or counselors who could further develop certain of the novel themes proposed here
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Kilner, Andrew
Dewey number
658
LC call number
HD31
LC item number
.K552 2010
Series statement
Strategic management collection,
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  • Management
  • Crisis management
  • Success in business
Summary expansion
This book adopts a fresh approach identifying reasons for bad management which are backed up by case studies from real life business situations. The sound management principles so developed can subsequently be applied to a broad range of settings for pers
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Achieving excellence in management : identifying and learning from bad practices, Andrew Kilner, (electronic resource)
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Note
  • Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on March 1, 2010)
  • Includes index
Contents
List of figures -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Part I. Good and bad management -- Chapter 2. Essential fundamentals -- Chapter 3. Management failings -- Chapter 4. Ideal managers and excellent companies -- Part II. Applications to managing in different contexts -- Chapter 5. Differences in managing small businesses -- Chapter 6. Extra needs for international management -- Part III. Applications to external situations -- Chapter 7. Management issues and crises -- Chapter 8. How to better manage our (world) affairs -- Chapter 9. Conclusions, review of the past, changes for the future -- Appendix A. Case study: the Rio to Paris plane crash -- Appendix B. Application to the management of soccer matches -- Appendix C. Detailed contents -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000482140
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 electronic text (140 pages)
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781606491232
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other control number
10.4128/9781606491225
Other physical details
digital file.
Publisher number
1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000482140
Label
Achieving excellence in management : identifying and learning from bad practices, Andrew Kilner, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on March 1, 2010)
  • Includes index
Contents
List of figures -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Part I. Good and bad management -- Chapter 2. Essential fundamentals -- Chapter 3. Management failings -- Chapter 4. Ideal managers and excellent companies -- Part II. Applications to managing in different contexts -- Chapter 5. Differences in managing small businesses -- Chapter 6. Extra needs for international management -- Part III. Applications to external situations -- Chapter 7. Management issues and crises -- Chapter 8. How to better manage our (world) affairs -- Chapter 9. Conclusions, review of the past, changes for the future -- Appendix A. Case study: the Rio to Paris plane crash -- Appendix B. Application to the management of soccer matches -- Appendix C. Detailed contents -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000482140
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 electronic text (140 pages)
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781606491232
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other control number
10.4128/9781606491225
Other physical details
digital file.
Publisher number
1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000482140

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