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Book review: Fundamentals of Management by Mike Smith

If you are studying management or if you are just interested in learning more about management, you should start with a comprehensive book with the fundamental principles of management. If you do not have any guidance from your professors and if you find yourself confused in front of a bookstore shelf, you should definitely read the following article where you will find a comprehensive review of the ‘Fundamentals of Management’ by Mike Smith.

Who is Mike Smith?

Dr Mike Smith is an important academic in the field of management. He is a senior lecturer at Manchester Business School. He offered consultancy services in major organisations, such as the Cabinet Office, the AA, the Bristol Myers – Squibs and the PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

Contents

Fundamentals of Management Fundamentals of Management is an introduction to the basics concepts of management, supported by real life examples for better understanding. Mike Smith has divided the Fundamentals of Management in four parts. Part one is entitled ‘What is Management?’, part two ‘Management Processes’, part three ‘Management Functions’ and finally part four ‘Special Topics in Management’.
Part one: What is Management?
The ‘What is Management’ part is the smallest part of Smith’s book and you will find a definition of management, its various forms and its history. Part two: Management Processes Under the section ‘Management Processes’, you can learn more about all processes surrounding management, namely planning processes, organising processes, staffing processes, decision processes, control processes, reporting and communication processes and managing processes, and other fundamentals of project management. Part three: Management Functions In part three, you will find an introduction to management functions and IT, marketing function, operations function, human resource function and finance and accounting function. Part four: Special Topics in Management Finally, in part four, you can find out more about special issues surrounding the field of management such as social responsibility and business ethics, globalisation and e-commerce issues, diversity and bullying, and careers in management.

Publication

The Fundamentals of Management has been published by the McGraw Hill Education Publishing Company, located in Berkshire, UK. If you are interested in purchasing Fundamentals of Management, visit the McGraw Hill Education website at Mheducation.com.

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