Management: Principles and Practice

This comprehensive textbook specifically focuses on building a thorough foundation on management studies by sequentially developing the components and basics of management principles and approach, discussing and analysing the key features and methods of modern management practices, and finally exposing the students to some essential topics on environment management, business ethics, corporate governance, and total quality management for sustainable growth and development of business. Students and practicing professionals in this field will be immensely benefited by the coverage and treatment of the book.

Key Features
— Based on industry experience with focus on building a strong foundation for management studies, especially in the context of the Indian business environment
— Covers critical areas of management like strategic planning, strategic management, supply-chain management, international trade, entrepreneurship and small business management, information management, environment management, business ethics, corporate governance and modern tools for TQM, including cost of poor quality, benchmarking and six-sigma practice
— Emphasis on management issues critical to business – organisational culture and leadership, modern HRM, external business environment, ethics of business and corporate governance, and responsibility for natural environment management for sustainable growth
— Provides a wider coverage of the interconnected functions, methods, processes, variables, strategies and tools for excellence in business management, including 80-20 rule, Murphy’s Law, 1-10-100 rule of cost management, 360 degree appraisal, JIT, TPM, Kaizen etc.

  • Genre Interviews
  • Language English
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 500 pages
  • Release Date 8-Sep-2011
  • ISBN 13 978-81-8495-220-9

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About the Author

S.K. Mandal

DR. S. K. MANDAL is a management consultant, mentor and academician based in Kolkata. He has worked with the Tata group of companies, Jamshedpur, for 32 years, and has considerable exposure to senior management functions. He was a member of the management committee of Tata Steel, and retired as Director (Scientific Services). Dr. Mandal has been one of the pioneers in the country for forging ‘Industry-Institute Interactive’ programmes at Tata Motors and IIT-Kharagpur. He has served as adjunct professor with IIT-Kharagpur and as visiting faculty to many others. He has also authored many books on managerial effectiveness, effective communication, total quality management and business ethics.