Introduction to Management Studies


This chapter provides an introduction to the central and important topic of management studies. The study of management covers a wide array of topics such as organizational theory and behavior, strategic and human resources management, managerial functions and roles, and identification and training of management skills. The tools used by practitioners of management studies to collect and analyze information and disseminate findings within the research community and to practicing managers are similarly diverse. This chapter includes a brief description of the history and evolution of management studies, a daunting topic given that it is generally recognized that economic and military activities ...

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