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Introducing Management in a Global Context

Robert MacIntosh, Kevin D O'Gorman

ISBN: Hbk 978-1-910158-47-0; Pbk 978-1-910158-48-7; eBook 978-1-910158-49-4


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Introducing Management in a Global Context, perhaps uniquely for a stage one introductory text on management, is a book infused with a real sense of exuberance. It covers all the basics, concisely and with great clarity throughout, but at every turn there are pleasant surprises. Lessons from history, telling stories, teachings of philosophers and diverse cultural insights all mingle freely and instructively with a wide range of management models and constructs. Few textbooks inspire the reader through joy in learning: this one does.”
Professor Charles Harvey, Professor of Business History and Management, Newcastle University


“This highly readable text is the perfect introduction to management – it is informative and insightful, international in its scope, and draws attention to the interdisciplinary nature of management theory and practice. Written and edited by Heriot Watt scholars and graduate students, it is a first class overview of the management curriculum and provides a solid grounding for students interested in understanding what management is, where it comes from, and how it is practised.” Sara Carter, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Deputy Principal (Learning & Teaching), University of Strathclyde

Managing a global business introduces particular challenges; managers must decide whether to standardize and centralize or to devolve key decisions to local markets, how to handle performance management, talent management and a range of other concerns. In this core text a range of leading experts present an introduction to management in a global context.

Covering the major management disciplines, Introducing Management in a Global Context provides an introductory overview of key topic areas and to glimpse the latest research in domains such as strategy, technology and change, economics and development, politics and the social world, marketing, ethics and corporate decision making.

To help support their learning, readers have access to a range of online resources including chapter-by-chapter multiple choice questions which will enable them to assess how well they have grasped individual chapters. The text also features a range of supplementary readings, in text exercises and cases/examples to help bring concepts to life. Understanding the content and context of this book will help shape you as a globally oriented manager. Includes:
  • In text exercises and end of chapter review questions with ‘solutions’;
  • PowerPoint slide sets for each chapter, suitable for 2 hours teaching;
  • Exemplar papers for each topic area to encourage further reading and research
  • “Who to Read” summaries at the end of each chapter identifying leading thinkers in the field;
  • MCQs which could be used for class test or self-assessment purposes to enhance student learning.

About the Editors


Robert MacIntosh is Professor of Strategy and Head of the School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt University. He trained as an engineer and has worked at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. His research on the ways in which top teams develop strategy and on organizational change has been published in a wide range of outlets. He has a long-standing interest in research methods for business and management studies and has published on the relevance of management research using methods that include ethnography and action research. He has consulted extensively with public and private sector organizations and sits on the board of the charity Turning Point Scotland.
Kevin O’Gorman is Professor of Management and Business History and Head of Business Management in the School of Languages and Management in Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He trained in Glasgow, Salamanca and Rome as a philosopher, theologian and historian. His research interests have a dual focus: Origins, history and cultural practices of hospitality, and philosophical, ethical and cultural underpinnings of contemporary management practices. Using a wide range of methodological approaches he has published over 80 journal articles, books, chapters, and conference papers in business and management studies.

About the Editors


Robert MacIntosh is Professor of Strategy and Head of the School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt University. He trained as an engineer and has worked at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. His research on the ways in which top teams develop strategy and on organizational change has been published in a wide range of outlets. He has a long-standing interest in research methods for business and management studies and has published on the relevance of management research using methods that include ethnography and action research. He has consulted extensively with public and private sector organizations and sits on the board of the charity Turning Point Scotland.
Kevin O’Gorman is Professor of Management and Business History and Head of Business Management in the School of Languages and Management in Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He trained in Glasgow, Salamanca and Rome as a philosopher, theologian and historian. His research interests have a dual focus: Origins, history and cultural practices of hospitality, and philosophical, ethical and cultural underpinnings of contemporary management practices. Using a wide range of methodological approaches he has published over 80 journal articles, books, chapters, and conference papers in business and management studies.

Online resources

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  • Chapter-by-chapter multiple choice questions
  • PPT slide set for each chapter, suitable for 2 hours teaching

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