Essentials of Management: An International and Leadership Perspective is a book that gives its readers an understanding of the functions of management. The ninth edition of this book was published in the year 2012. Like the previous editions, this one also combines the five key management functions that include controlling, planning, staffing, leading and organizing. This version of the book maintains its view of management but focuses a little more on leadership. It brings together a combination of both theory and practice.
The information put into the book has been divided into 20 chapters and 6 parts. Topics covered over the course of the book include Human Resource Management and Selection, Human Factors and Motivation, Communication, Leadership, The System and Process of Controlling, Decision Making and Management: Science, Theory and Practice. In order to ensure the readers understand and remember what they have read the authors write a small summary of the important concepts covered in the chapter. The end of every chapter contains case studies. Additionally, certain topics have been provided in order to give the reader ideas for interactive discussion. These topics are made relevant to the content covered in the chapter. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter to enable the readers to assess their understanding of the topics covered in the chapter. Several examples of famous organizations and individuals have also been given in order to explore new territories in management. Both students and managers in fields of healthcare, business, non-business and educational institutions can use this book.
Essentials of Management: An International and Leadership Perspective was written by Harold Koontz and Heinz Weihrich. Harold Koontz was an author, consultant and lecturer. Management: A global and entrepreneurial perspective is another book he wrote. He was a consultant for companies including Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Heinz Weihrich was an author and educator. He also happens to be the author of Management: A global perspective, which has been translated into 16 different languages. He has served as visiting faculty in many great universities including China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and the Graduate School of Business, Zurich. This book is available in paperback binding. It has an ISBN -10 number of 1259005127.