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Indian Journal of Community Medicine

Book Review - Essentials of Management

Author(s): Dr. Sonu Goel

Vol. 31, No. 3 (2006-07 - 2006-09)

Essentials of Management- fifth edition by Prof. Harold Koontz and Prof. Heinz Weihrich 530 pp,published by Tata McCrraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, 7 West Patel Nagar, New Delhi.

Dr Koontz and Dr. Weihrich deserve to be congratulated and praised for writing this concise book on management. Part-1 covers the basis of management science, its theory and practices and also includes the system model which serves as the framework of this group. Part 2 through 6 discusses the management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. Part-7 focuses on challenges in international environment. Some new topics like model for ethical decision making, interpreneurship and entrepreneurship, organizational culture, newer challenges in information technology have also been added in this edition. Throughout the book, cases, real life situations, international perspectives, exercises have been added to illustrate managerial concepts and theories. Figures and tables have also been included for clear depiction of concepts. My overall comments about the book is that it is very nicely written, comprehensive and will be of great help to all the doctors who want to be more effective in managerial skills and aspire for managerial roles in the future.

Dr. Sonu Goel ,
Deptt. of Community Medicine,
PGIMER, Chandigarh

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