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Management and Leadership Books

This section contains free e-books and guides on Management and Leadership, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.

Element to Management

This note explains the concepts, principles and theories of management. Topics covered includes: Values of Management, Management V s Administration, Management Objectives and Management Skills, Forecasting and Planning, Departmentation by Enterprise functions, Functional Authority, Staff Limitations, Conflicts between line and staff managers and ways of minimizing the conflict, Business Structure, Co-coordinating and Controlling, Directing and Leading.

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s 124Pages

Management of Services Concepts, Design, and Delivery

This note builds on conceptual frameworks and cases from a wide range of service operations, selected from health care, hospitality, internet services, supply chain, transportation, retailing, food service, entertainment, financial services, humanitarian services, government services, and others.

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s NAPages

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Project Management for Instructional Designers

The book is well-designed for the intended audience of instructional designers. Topics covered includes: Introduction to Project Management, Project Profiling, Project Phases and Organization, Understanding and Meeting Client Expectations, Working with People on Projects, Communication Technologies, Starting a Project, Project Time Management, Managing Project Quality, Managing Project Risk .

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s NAPages

Project Management by NPTEL

This note explains the following topics: Introduction to Project Management, Introduction to Agile Project Management, Project Management Process for a Project, Project Stakeholder and Risk Management, Project Risk Management, Solving Project Management Decision Problems, Project Risk Management Analysis.

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s NAPages

Lectures notes On Production and Operation Management

This note covers the following topics: Productivity, Production System Models of production system, Forecasting, Facilities Planning, Motion study, Production Planning and Control, Project Management, Modern Trends in Manufacturing.

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s 98Pages

Strategic Management by University Of Mumbai

This note covers the following topics: Introduction to Strategic Management, Formulation of Strategy and Strategic Management, Global Strategic : Practices and Issues, New Emerging Strategies in Information Communication, Technology (ICT), Disaster Management : The Development Perspective, Concerns and Strategies, Strategic Alliances, Corporate Strategy and Corporate, Governance, Emerging Trends in Global Business Environment.

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s 150Pages

Leadership and Management Lecture Notes

This lecture note explains the following topics: Changing Organizations, Leadership vs. Management - Are they different, Common Features of Leadership, General Conclusion of a Leader, Job Specification for a Presidency, Power, Authority and Influence, Power, Authority and Influence, Communication, Decision Making, Conflict Resolution, Role of Staff Committee Function.

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s NAPages

Strategic Management I Lecture Notes

This note focuses on some of the important current issues in strategic management. It will concentrate on modern analytical approaches and on enduring successful strategic practices. It is consciously designed with a technological and global outlook since this orientation in many ways highlights the significant emerging trends in strategic management.

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Management Information Systems

This book covers the following topics: The World Of E-Business, Business Models, e-Business Relationships, Governance Structures, e-Business Technological Infrastructure, XML -The Enabling Technology, e-Markets, e-Procurement, Business Networks, Intermediaries In The Value Systems, e-Business Modeling, Approaches To Middleware, Enterprise Application Integration, e-Business Integration and Loosely Coupled e-Business Solutions.

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Lecture Notes On Management Science

This book explains the following topics: Introduction to Management, Designing Organization, Operations and Marketing Management, Human Resources Management, Project Management, Strategic Management.

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s 281Pages

People and Organization

This notes examines the historical evolution and current human and organizational contexts in which scientists,  engineers and other professionals work. It outlines today's major challenges facing the management profession. Students will be introduced to concepts and tools to analyze work and leadership experiences in optional undergraduate fieldwork projects.

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Managerial Psychology

This note introduces you to behavioral science theories, methods, and tools and provides opportunities to use and apply them to problems you will encounter in your work and career. The course material will begin with an overview of work and organizations in modern industrial society, and then examine individual behavior, move to behavior in groups or teams, and finally discuss organizations as a whole.

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Management Concepts and Organisational Behaviour by St. Xaviers College

This book explains the following topics: Nature Of Management, Manager and Environment Levels in Management, Managerial Skills, Organisation Structure and Design, Delegation of Authority and Decentralisation, Perception and Learning, Personality and Individual Differences, Motivation and Job Performance, Group Dynamics, Leadership, Organisational Structure, Comparative Management Styles and approaches, Japanese Management Practices Organisational Creativity and Innovation, Entrepreneurial Management, Management of Diversity.

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s 345Pages

The Theory of Operations Management

This note focuses on theoretical work for studying operations planning and control problems. Also reviews the quantitative models and theoretical tools underlying some of the customer-driven operational practices of these cutting-edge companies.

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s NAPages

Advanced Communication for Leaders

This note introduces interactive oral and interpersonal communication skills critical to leaders, including strategies for presenting to a hostile audience, running effective and productive meetings, active listening, and contributing to group decision-making.

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s NAPages

Retail Marketing

This note covers the following topics: An overview of Retailing , Types of Stores, Retail Strategy, Retail Environment, Trends in Indian Retail Industry, Retail Store Location, Store Layout & Design, Merchandise Management, Category Management, Retail Pricing & Merchandise Performance, Communicating with Retail Customers, Retail Advertisement, Sales Promotion and Personal Selling, Retail Selling Process,  Globalisation and Retailing.

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s 289Pages

Advertising Management

This book explains the following topics: Concepts of Advertising, Integrated Advertising Program, Understanding Message Strategy, Media, Campaign Making and Advertising.

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s 219Pages

Strategic Management by University Of Nigeria

The course aims to give you a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of strategic management. Strategic Management Process, Strategic Decision-Making, SWOT Analysis, Opportunity Analysis and Market Targeting, Strategy Formulation, Strategic Management Control and Evaluation, Strategic Management Planning, Corporate Planning, Total Quality Management (TQM), Strategic Alternative- Grand Strategies, Strategic Choice, Activating Strategy, Structural Implementation.

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s 213Pages

Production Management

This note explains the following topics: Role and Scope of Production Management, Concept of Production Management, Types of Production Systems and Plant Location, Plant Layout, Production Planning and Control, Production Process Analysis, Demand Forecasting, Productivity, Time and Motion Study, Quality Control.

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s 218Pages

Management Concepts and Organizational Behaviour

This book explains the following topics: Evolution Of Management Thoughts, Functions Of Management, Planning, Deision-making, Organising, Authority And Responsibility, Recruitment And Selection, Training And Development, Interpersonal Behaviour, Stress Management, Conflict Management And Organisatioanl Change.

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s 720Pages

Management Principles

This book covers the followin topics: Introduction to Principles of Management, Personality, Attitudes, and Work Behaviors, History, Globalization, and Values-Based Leadership, Developing Mission, Vision, and Values, Strategizing , Organizational Structure and Change, Organizational Culture, Social Networks , Leading People and Organizations, Decision Making, Managing Groups and Teams, Motivating Employees.

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s 720Pages

Optimization Methods in Management Science Lecture Notes

This course note introduces students to the theory, algorithms, and applications of optimization. The optimization methodologies include linear programming, network optimization, integer programming, and decision trees. Applications to logistics, manufacturing, transportation, marketing, project management, and finance. Includes a team project in which students select and solve a problem in practice.

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s NAPages

Project Management from Simple to Complex

The text provides an overview of project management and uses the industry standard definitions of the divisions of project management knowledge as described by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to provide grounding in traditional project management concepts. Topics covered includes: Project Profiling, Project Phases and Organization, Understanding and Meeting Client Expectations, Working with People on Projects, Communication Technologies, Starting a Project, Project Time Management, Estimating and Managing Costs, Managing Project Quality, Managing Project Risk, Project Procurement and Closure.

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Project Planning, Analysis and Management

This book covers the following topics: Meaning, Nature and Importance Of Project, Capital Expenditure Decision, Market and Demand Analysis, Technical and Financial Analysis, Analysis of Project Risk, Market Risk and Firm Risk, Social Cost-benefit Analysis, Multiple Projects and Constraints, Network Techniques for Project Management, Project Financing in India, Project Appraisal: Assessing The Tax Burden, Environmental Appraisal of Projects.

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s 270Pages

Information Systems A Manager's Guide to Harnessing Technology

The text offers a proven approach that has garnered student praise, increased IS enrollment, and engaged students to think deeper and more practically about the space where business and technology meet. It addresses most of the major areas covered in and introductory information technology management course. Setting the Stage: Technology and the Modern Enterprise, Strategy and Technology: Concepts and Frameworks for Understanding What Separates Winners from Losers, Zara: Fast Fashion from Savvy Systems, Netflix: The Making of an E-commerce Giant and the Uncertain Future of Atoms to Bits, Moore’s Law: Fast, Cheap Computing and What It Means for the Manager, Understanding Network Effects, Peer Production, Social Media, and Web 2.0.

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s NAPages

Principles of Management by Andy Schmitz

This book covers the following topics: Introduction to Principles of Management, Personality, Attitudes, and Work Behaviors, History, Globalization, and Values-Based Leadership, Developing Mission, Vision, and Values, Strategizing, Organizational Structure and Change, Organizational Culture, Social Networks, Leading People and Organizations, Decision Making, Communication in Organizations, Motivating Employees, Essentials of Control and Strategic Human Resource Management.

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Mastering Strategic Management Saylor Academy

This book offers the following: 1: Several graphic displays in each chapter that summarize key concepts in a visually appealing format 2: Rich, illustrative examples drawn from companies that are relevant to many students. Major topics covered includes: Mastering Strategy: Art and Science, Leading Strategically, Evaluating the External Environment, Managing Firm Resources, Selecting Business-Level Strategies, Supporting the Business-Level Strategy, Competing in International Markets, Selecting Corporate-Level Strategies, Executing Strategy through Organizational Design, Leading an Ethical Organization.

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s 337Pages

Services Operations Management

This book covers the following topics: Understanding the nature of services, Aligning service strategy and service competitiveness, service design, development and automation, Managing human resource in services, Service quality, Service facility design and facility location, Demand management in services, Capacity management or supply management in services, Managing waiting lines and queuing models, Service inventory and supply chain management., Quantitative models in managing service operations.

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The Psychology of Management

This book covers the following topics: General Outline Of The Psychology Of Management, Individuality, Functionalization, Measurement, Analysis and Synthesis, Standardization, Records and Programmes and Incentives.

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Practical Leadership

This note covers the following topics: Leadership Frameworks, Communication, Situational Leadership, Influencing Others and Decision-making.

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s NAPages

Electronic Engagement A Guide for Public Sector Managers

The objective of this guide is to equip public sector managers to assess the value that new communications and computing technology may bring to their interactions with a range of potential stakeholders.

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Managing Transformations in Work, Organizations, and Society

The course note focuses on skills managers need to adapt to current sweeping changes in the nature of work and the workforce, in business organizations and their roles in society, and in the institutions that interact with work, particularly the labor market, community and family centered groups.

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Advanced Managerial Communication

This note introduces interactive oral and interpersonal communication skills important to managers, including presenting to a hostile audience, running meetings, listening, and contributing to group decision making.

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Managing Groups and Teams

In this book, the author take a challenge based approach to dealing with groups. Many other books provide conceptual and descriptive treatments of groups and teams. Here we will take a prescriptive perspective, one that focuses on the how to of managing a group or a team. This prescriptive perspective, however, will be rooted in social science.

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Introduction to Principles of Management

In the opening chapters, we incorporate an active management perspective to show how leaders and leadership are essential to personal and organizational effectiveness and effective organizational change. Moreover, the concluding section of each chapter is focused on the assessment and development of particular management skills.

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s 646Pages

Communication for Managers

Writing and speaking skills necessary for a career in management. This lecture note covers the following topics: Communication strategy and structure, Oral presentations: Minto pyramid and Visual aids, Writing process, Style and tone, Presenting data and Intercultural communication.

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Organizational Leadership and Change

This lecture note focuses on practical experience that blends theory and practice. Students reflect on prior leadership experiences and then apply lessons learned to further develop their leadership capabilities.

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