Best Reference Books – Management Principles and Practice

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Management Principles and Practice subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Management Principles and Practice along with reviews.

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1. “Management” by Stoner J A and Freeman R E

“Management” Book Review: This book provides detailed knowledge on strong research orientation and solid theoretical underpinnings. It provides dynamic engagement which is a broad term that aims to capture the essence of change confronting future managers, and current thinking on what one needs to succeed. It covers topics like ethics, entrepreneurship, globalization, small businesses, quality, and cultural diversity. It lays greater emphasis on practical applications and real-world examples. This book is designed focusing on students and teachers for management courses.

2. “Great Ideas in Management” by Parkinson C N and Rustomji M K and Sapre S A

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“Great Ideas in Management” Book Review: This book offers introduction to the ideas that form the foundation of business management. It helps readers constantly enrich their understanding by contemporary experience and thoughts. It summarizes the ideas of management experts and thinkers in an easy-to-understand method, simple and lucid language, distilled for their lasting, and practical relevance. It is packed with workable concepts and suggestions. This book is designed focusing on business executives and students of management.

3. “Management: Principles and Practice” by S K Mandal

Book Review: This book focuses on management studies thereby developing the components and basics of management principles and approach. The book also discusses and analyses the key features of modern management practices and also contains many important topics on business ethics and development, quality management for sustainable growth, environmental management and many more. The book also covers many important areas of management like strategic planning and management, supply chain and small business management, information and environmental management and many more.

4. “Principles and Practices of Management” by Khusboo Manoj

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“Principles and Practices of Management” Book Review: This book provides a fundamental overview on principles and practices of management. It deals with the subject comprehensively and cogently in the light of practices prevailing in our country. It gives basic knowledge on management functions in a useful and organized way. It uses clear language to make the subject easily intelligible to the students. The chapters covered include concept of management, functions of manager, is managing a science or art, ethics and responsibilities of managers, evolution of management, thought decision, theory approach and planning, nature of objectives, strategies and policies, SWOT analysis and much more.

5. “Management Principles and Practices” by Lallan Prasad and S S Gulshan

“Management Principles and Practices” Book Review: This book provides a fundamental overview on management principles and practices. It explains the subject in comprehensive and easy to understand language. Part one of the book consists of chapters like nature and global practices, nature and process of management, evolution of management thought, ethics and social responsibility, international management. Part two covers planning, objectives and strategies, forecasting and decision making. Part three covers organization theory, design and structure, organizational relationships, processes, informal organization and groups, effectiveness, and culture. Last part covers staffing, human resource management, leading through communication, motivation, morale, power and politics, entrepreneurship, and leadership and more.

6. “Business Communication from Principles to Practice” by Matthukutty M Monippally

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“Business Communication from Principles to Practice” Book Review: This book provides a detailed overview on business communication. It integrates the age-old concepts of communication with the new-age concepts. It thereby provides a seamless equilibrium of conceptual and practical aspects of the subject. It is written in an anecdotal style. It does not only impart knowledge but also makes for a very interesting read. This approach helps in learning and retaining the concepts easily. It contains a variety of case studies and real-life stories which provide tips on improving business communication to the reader.

7. “Organization: Contemporary Principles and Practice” by John Child

“Organization: Contemporary Principles and Practice” Book Review: This book covers organization from the perspective of contemporary principles and practices. It provides guidance on “macro” organization theory and design. It provides information on the conditions facilitating the development of new organizational forms. It gives coverage of the key developments which drive new organization structure and practice. It includes an introductory section on organization theory and complete instructor manual which is beneficial to students and teachers in the field.

8. “Better Software Practice for Business Benefit: Principles and Experiences” by Colin Tully and Richard Messnarz

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“Better Software Practice for Business Benefit: Principles and Experiences” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview of different software process improvement methodologies. It covers different improvement methodologies and a thorough discussion of process improvement issues from business to success. It consists of three parts namely principles, experience, and summary and outlook. It uses industrial case studies to illustrate the implementation of business strategies and improvement methodologies. It investigates the future of process improvement initiatives, outlines available process analysis and assessment methodologies, and details improved planning strategies.

9. “A to Z of Business Strategy” by A V Vedpuriswar

“A to Z of Business Strategy” Book Review: This book provides a detailed overview on business strategy. It discusses ways to formulate an appropriate strategy which is crucial for any business to survive, grow and prosper in the long term. It is an innovative quick-reference guide which captures the essence of business strategy in crisp, alphabetically arranged topics spanning from principles of strategic management, key concepts, and applications. It incorporates insights on strategy of global thought leaders, contemporary global best practices from leading companies and explanation of key terminology.

10. “Principles and Practice of Sport Management” by Carol A Barr

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“Principles and Practice of Sport Management” Book Review: This book provides a fundamental overview on principles and practices of sport management. It gives the basic knowledge and skill sets of a sport manager to the current trends and issues in the sport management industry. It offers historical perspectives and thoughts about current and future industry issues and trends. It contains practical advice on how virtual communities and social networks can affect the job search process. It provides updated information on salaries in professional sports. It includes sections on evaluating coaches, programmatic goals, ethics, finances, and marketing as they relate to youth sports and in-depth coverage of disabilities in sports.

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