Management Topics

  • MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS
  1. Management – Introduction
  2. Principles of Management
  3. Functions of Management
  4. Scientific Theories
  5. Objectives of Management
  6. Principles of Scientific Management
  7. Functions of Management
  8. Functions of Manage
  9. Review Questions
  • MANAGEMENT AND SOCIETY
  1. Social Responsibility – Introduction
  2. Concept of Social Responsibility
  3. Areas of Social Responsibility
  4. Case for Social Responsibility
  5. Case against Social Responsibility
  6. Limits to Social Responsibilities
  7. Specific Social Responsibilities
  8. Ethics – Introduction
  9. Formulation of Ethics
  10. Sources of Ethical Behavior
  11. Codes of Ethics
  12. Benefits of Ethical Codes
  13. Ethics Training
  14. Review Questions
  • CO-ORDINATION
  1. Definition
  2. Need for Co-ordination
  3. Importance of Co-ordination
  4. Types of Co-ordination
  5. Principles of Co-ordination
  6. Techniques for Co-ordination
  7. Constraints to Co-ordination
  8. Review Questions
  • PLANNING
  1. Definition
  2. Types of Plans
  3. Strategies, Policies & Planning Premises
  4. Importance of Planning
  5. Principles of Planning
  6. Steps in Planning
  7. Limitations of Planning
  8. Review Questions
  • OBJECTIVES
  1. Defining Objectives
  2. Characteristics of Organizational Objectives
  3. Importance of Objectives
  4. Areas Needing Objectives
  5. Criteria of a Good Objective
  6. Management by Objectives (MBO)
  7. Review Questions
  • MAJOR TYPES OF PLANS
  1. Introduction
  2. Policies
  3. Characteristics of an Effective Policy
  4. Differences between Policies and Objectives
  5. Procedures
  6. Methods
  7. Rules
  8. Programs and Schedules
  9. Projects
  10. Budgets
  11. Review Questions
  • FORECASTING
  1. Introduction
  2. Features of Forecasting
  3. Elements of the Forecasting Process
  4. Planning and Forecasting
  5. Advantages of Forecasting
  6. Limitations of Forecasting
  7. Types of Forecast
  8. Forecasting Techniques
  9. Review Questions
  • DECISION MAKING
  1. Introduction & Definitions
  2. Importance of Decision-Making
  3. Factors Involved in Decision-Making
  4. Types of Decisions
  5. Common Difficulties in Decision-Making
  6. Guidelines for Effective Decision-Making
  7. Decision-Making- The Quantitative Way
  8. Review Questions
  • ORGANIZATION
  1. Introduction
  2. Definitions
  3. Principles of Organization
  4. Formal and Informal Organizations
  5. Steps in Organization
  6. Importance
  7. Some Classical Principles of Good Management
  8. Review Questions
  • DEPARTMENTATION
  1. Introduction
  2. The Need for Departmentation
  3. Importance’s of Departmentation
  4. Advantages of Departmentation
  5. Basis of Departmentation
  6. Ideal Principles of Departmentation
  7. Review Questions
  • SPAN OF MANAGEMENT
  1. Introduction
  2. Determination of Span of Management
  3. Factors Affecting Span of Management
  4. Review Questions
  • FORMS OF ORGANISATION STRUCTURES
  1. Concept of Business
  2. Need for a Business Organization
  3. Characteristics of Ideal Organization
  4. Choice of Suitable Form of Organization
  5. Types of Organization
  6. Distinction between Sole Proprietorship and Partnership
  7. Review Questions
  • THE CONCEPT OF AUTHORITY
  1. Meaning of Authority
  2. Characteristics of Authority
  3. Distinction between Authority and Power
  4. Sources of Authority
  5. Review Questions
  • DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
  1. Meaning of Delegation
  2. The Process of Delegation
  3. Types of Delegation
  4. Principles of Delegation
  5. Advantages of Delegation
  6. Importance of Delegation
  7. Effective Delegation
  8. Limits of Delegation
  9. Review Questions
  • CENTRALIZATION AND DECENTRALIZATION
  1. Centralization
  2. Decentralization
  3. Types of Decentralization
  4. Advantages of Decentralization
  5. Disadvantages of Decentralization
  6. Distinction between Delegation and Decentralization
  7. Effective Decentralization
  8. Review Questions
  • ORGANIZATION CULTURE
  1. Organization Culture
  2. Dimensions of OC
  3. Determinants of OC
  4. Review Questions
  • LINE & STAFF RELATIONSHIPS
  1. Concept of Line and Staff
  2. Differentiation between Line & Staff
  3. Line Relationship
  4. Staff Relationship
  5. Types of Staff
  6. Evaluation
  7. Line-Staff Conflict
  8. Overcoming Line-Staff Conflict
  9. Review Questions
  • NATURE AND PURPOSE OF STAFFING
  1. Introduction
  2. Staffing
  3. Responsibility for Staffing
  4. Manpower Planning(MPP)
  5. Human Resource Planning (HRP)
  6. Aims and Objectives of Human Resource Planning (HRP)
  7. Steps in Human Resource Planning
  8. Review Questions
  • RECRUITMENT, SELECTION & TRAINING
  1. Recruiting- Introduction
  2. Purpose and Importance
  3. Factors Affecting Recruitment
  4. Recruitment Policy
  5. Advantages of Recruitment Policy
  6. Sources of Recruitment
  7. Methods of Recruitment
  8. Recruitment Practices in India
  9. Selection – Introduction
  10. Selection Policy
  11. Essentials of Selection Procedure
  12. Steps in Selection Procedure
  13. Screening
  14. Selecting and Hiring
  15. Orienting New Employees to Business
  16. Training – Introduction
  17. Need for Training
  18. Objectives of Training
  19. Importance’s of Training
  20. Responsibility for Training
  21. Principles of Training
  22. Training Methods
  23. Steps in Training Programs
  24. Implementation of the Training Programme
  25. Evaluation of Training Programme
  26. Review Questions
  • PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
  1. Introduction
  2. Purposes of Appraisal
  3. Objectives of Performance Appraisal
  4. Appraisal Methods
  5. Uses of Performance Appraisal
  6. Review Questions
  • DIRECTION: NATURE AND IMPORTANCE
  1. Introduction
  2. Direction Defined
  3. Importance of Direction
  4. Elements of Directing
  5. Principles of Directing
  6. Supervision
  7. Distinction between Direction and Supervision
  8. Qualities of a Good Supervisor
  9. Functions or Responsibilities of a Supervisor
  10. Review Questions
  • COMMUNICATION
  1. Introduction
  2. Definitions
  3. Importance of Communication
  4. Process of Communication
  5. Principles of Communication
  6. Communication Methods
  7. Essentials of Good Communication
  8. Barriers to Communication
  9. Methods of Overcoming Communication Barriers
  10. Effective Communications
  11. Ten Commandments of Good Communication : AMA (1961)
  12. Review Questions
  • MOTIVATION
  1. Introduction
  2. Definitions
  3. Importance of Motivation
  4. Process of Motivation
  5. Elements of Motivation
  6. Nature or Characteristics of Motivation
  7. Theories of Motivation
  8. Review Questions
  • LEADERSHIP
  1. Meaning
  2. Nature of Leadership
  3. Need for Leadership
  4. Distinction between Leadership and Headship or Domination
  5. Leadership Theories
  6. Importance of Leadership in Management
  7. Functions of Leadership
  8. Types of Leaders
  9. Qualities of Leadership
  10. Review Questions
  • CONTROL PROCESS
  1. Introduction
  2. Definitions
  3. Control versus Controls
  4. Importance
  5. Limitations
  6. Characteristics
  7. Elements of Control
  8. Essentials of a Good Control System
  9. Types of Control
  10. The Control Process
  11. Review Questions
  • CONTROL TECHNIQUES
  1. Traditional Techniques of Controlling
  2. Modern Techniques of Controlling
  3. Review Questions
  • PRODUCTIVITY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
  1. Productivity
  2. An Overview of Production/Operations Management
  3. Techniques Employed in Planning and Controlling Operations Management
  4. Review Questions
  • OVERALL AND PREVENTIVE CONTROL
  1. Introductory Observations
  2. An Overview of Overall Direct Control Techniques
  3. Assumption Underlying Direct Control System
  4. Principle of Preventive Control System
  5. Assumptions Underlying Preventive Control System
  6. Advantages of Preventive Control
  7. Developing Excellent Managers -The Key to Preventive Control
  8. Review Questions
  • INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOUR
  1. Introduction
  2. Personality
  3. Attitudes
  4. Learning
  5. Perception
  6. Review Questions
  • GROUP BEHAVIOUR AND INFORMAL ORGANIZATION
  1. Group Behaviour
  2. The Sayles Classification
  3. Group Norms
  4. Group Cohesiveness
  5. Group Think
  6. Group Decision-Making
  7. Informal Organizations
  8. Reasons for the Emergence of Informal Organizations
  9. Managing the Informal Organization
  10. Review Questions
  • CONFLICT, IDENTIFICATION AND RESOLUTION
  1. Conflict – Introduction
  2. Management of Conflict
  3. Organizational Conflict – Introduction
  4. Sources of Conflict
  5. Factors for Conflict
  6. Approaches to Conflict Resolution
  7. Transformation of Conflicts Into Problem – Solving
  8. Review Questions
  • INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
  1. Introductory Observations
  2. Tendencies Towards Developing a Unified Global Management Theory
  3. Review Question