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Management: The Aotearoa New Zealand Context, 3rd Edition

Management: The Aotearoa New Zealand Context, 3rd Edition

G. Jones

ISBN: 978-1-742-16683-4

Sep 2010

134 pages

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$27.95

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AVAILABLE TO NEW ZEALAND CUSTOMERS ONLY

Management: The Aotearoa New Zealand Context, third edition, presents the context of management in New Zealand in a unique light. It focuses on those areas in which New Zealand managers operate under different circumstances to their Australia, Asian, European of American counterparts.

A key underlying them of the text is that in order to understand contemporary New Zealand business, there needs to be an appreciation of the events and changes that have occurred in recent times. These events and changes have had profound implications for New Zealand managers. The text focuses on recent economic and business history, legislative, institutional and cultural frameworks, and the important emerging issue of resource and sustainability in the business sector. It concludes with a look at where New Zealand business is heading and where it can aspire to be by the year 2020.

Topics are given well-integrated coverage in five readable chapters, plentifully illustrated with examples and applications. The result is a unique additional resource offering, which is a perfect complement to Wiley's range of Introductory Management texts:

  • Schermerhorn et al., Management, 5th Asia-pacific Edition
  • Schermerhorn et al., Management: Foundations and Applications, 2nd Asia-Pacific Edition
Preface.

1. Managing in New Zealand: understanding the context.

Looking back: the ‘good old days’.

Time for change: 1984.

Implications of the reforms.

Summary.

Key terms.

Questions for review.

Case Studies.

1.1 Fisher & Paykel: a New Zealand icon’s fall from grace.

1.2 Kiwi competitiveness in the global economy.

References.

2. Managing in 21st century New Zealand.

Were the reforms of the 1980s and 1990s successful?

The changing face of New Zealand.

Vive la diversity.

Industrial relations reforms.

Managing people in New Zealand enterprises.

The way governments are elected in New Zealand.

The global financial crisis.

Summary.

Key terms.

Questions for review.

Case Studies.

2.1 Telecom New Zealand: overcoming challenges.

2.2 Championing diversity — minds wide open.

References.

3. New Zealand: a multicultural nation.

A ‘country of immigrants’.

The Treaty of Waitangi, 1840.

Maori in the 20th century: urbanisation.

The establishment of the Waitangi Tribunal in 1975.

The rise of the Maori Party.

Saving the language.

The ‘Asianisation’ of New Zealand.

The implications of a diverse workforce for managers.

Summary.

Key terms.

Questions for review.

Case Studies.

3.1 Ecotourism and Kaikoura’s giants of the deep.

3.2 Economic renaissance — the Maori challenge.

References.

4. Sustainability and climate change in New Zealand.

Sustainability: what does it mean?

Who is involved in promoting sustainability in New Zealand?

Sustainability and climate change.

Global attempts to reduce greenhouse emissions.

New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme.

Summary.

Key terms.

Questions for review.

Case Studies.

4.1 Sustainable tourism: a contradiction in terms?

4.2 Cow pats earning big money — should we  complain?

References.