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Global Business and Corporate Governance by John Thanopoulos

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Chapter 8

Management Perspectives

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Here are some ideas about what management is:1

Lot of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Elbert Hubbard

Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.

John D. Rockefeller

Management is any set of activities aiming to achieve organizational goals. In other words management refers to any business function, from accounting to marketing, and includes specific processes, such as administration, directing, planning, decision making, organizing, teaching, controlling, and so forth. Focusing on global business activities, this chapter examines management processes, especially as they relate to international human resources (HR), to corporate ...

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