SAKAI notes_Intro to Management lectures

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Introduction to Management Professor B. Schilling Outline of Key Topics: Introduction to Management lectures What is management? Why is it important? In what type of organization is it most important? What are the 4 primary functions of a manager? What does it mean to be efficient? To be effective? What are the types (levels) of managers? What skills are needed at each level? What types of resources do managers use? What are the benefits and challenges of being a manager? How have the views on managers, and what managers do, changed over time? What major events influenced (even necessitated) the evolution of management? - What are the major schools (theories) of management thought? ( Note that I define
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Unformatted text preview: them differently from DuBrin . I will emphasize the Scientific, Administrative, Human Resource, Quantitative, Systems and Contingency approaches.) Who are some of the key individuals associated with each school of thought? Definition of management used throughout the semester: Management : Process of using organizational resources to achieve organizational objectives through the functions of planning , organizing (and staffing), leading , and controlling . -Understand how the concepts of efficiency and effectiveness may be used to expand upon this definition. Understand also that management involves the coordination and integration of work activities....
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