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The Essential Manager: How to Thrive in the Global Information Jungle

ISBN: 978-1-119-00277-2
262 pages
January 2015, Wiley-IEEE Computer Society Press
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Description

This book discusses the evolution of management as a profession over the past two decades and how it continues to evolve. It goes on to describe the new style of management and makes recommendations for what today’s and tomorrow’s managers must know and how to work.

  • Offers ways to think about your role as a manager in order to optimize your effectiveness toward uncertain and turbulent changes
  • Discusses current realities in which management currently operates
  • Provides a historical background of managerial practices and how they’ve evolved in the present workplace
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

1. Emergence of a New Managerial Style 1

2. When Management Confronts Information Ecosystems 40

3. How Technologies Affect the Work of Industries 85

4. New Organizations: What Changes, What Does Not 124

5. Emerging Economic and Business Realities 167

6. The Way Forward 200

For Further Reading 231

Index 236

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Author Information

James W. Cortada, Senior Research Fellow at the Charles Babbage Institute in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, USA, has worked at IBM in various sales, consulting, management and executive positions from 1974 through 2012 across a dozen industries and with clients around the world. He is a member of the board of director of the IT History Society, made up of senior leaders in the IT industry. He is also a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Information and Culture, and Library and Information History.
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