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What Management Is How It Works and Why It's Everyone's Business

ISBN-10: 0743203194
ISBN-13: 9780743203197
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 12/25/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

A beginner's guide and a bible for one of the greatest social innovations of modern times: the discipline of management.What Management Isdistills the wisdom of a sea of analysis and research into one simple, clear volume, explaining both the logic of successful organizations and how that logic is embodied in practice. Making rich use of contemporary and historical examples, Joan Magretta brings to life management's High Concepts: value creation, business models, competitive strategy, and organizational design. She devotes equal attention to the often unwritten rules of execution that characterize the best-performing organizations. Throughout, she shows how the principles of management that work in for-profit businesses can—and must—be applied to nonprofits as well. This is the big-picture management book for our times, defining a common standard of managerial literacy that will help all of us lead more productive lives, whether we aspire to be managers or not.

Joan Magretta has been working with Michael Porter for over 20 years. She is a former editor of the Harvard Business Review, where she edited Porter's classic articles "What is Strategy?" and "The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy." Prior to joining HBR, Dr. Magretta was a partner at the management consulting firm of Bain & Co. She has written many influential articles on strategy and management, and in 1998 won the McKinsey Award. Her book, What Management Is (Free Press, 2002), reflects her career-long interest in the intersection between strategy and general management. Before getting her MBA at Harvard Business School in 1983, Magretta was a university professor in the humanities. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Wisconsin, with an MA from Columbia and a PhD in English from the University of Michigan. Michael Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School and a leading authority on competitive strategy and international competition. He is the author of 16 books and numerous articles and a five-time winner of the McKinsey Award.

Peter F. Drucker has been Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management at Claremont Graduate School in California since 1971.

Introduction: The Universal Discipline
Design: Why People Work Together and How
Value Creation: From the Outside In
Business Models: Converting Insight to Enterprise
Strategy: The Logic of Superior Performance
Organization: Where to Draw the Lines
Execution: Making It Happen
Facing Reality: Which Numbers Matter and Why
The Real Bottom Line: Mission and Measures
Betting on the Future: Innovation and Uncertainty
Delivering Results: First, You Focus
Managing People: Which Values Matter and Why
Epilogue: Next Steps
Sources and Related Readings
Index

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