Book and detailed information:
Relax and enjoy the text book, Business Management in Perspective, a practical Coaching experience, because it has been written to cover comprehensively all the syllabus needed to cover in Business Management as an elective subject for students preparing for West African Examinations Council’s Senior High School examination as well as students in the Business faculties of the Universities and Polytechnics. It is also useful for the practicing Manager and students preparing for professional courses such as Institute of Commercial Management (ICM-UK), Association of Business Entrepreneurs (ABE), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and many other courses that time and space will not permit me to mention.
This textbook started its journey as a Business Management lecture notes for students offering the course at General Certificate of Examinations Ordinary and Advance Levels. It was later improved and packaged as a handout until now that it has been developed into a living textbook encompassing all aspects of the subject.
The objectives in developing this material is to provide students, instructors, facilitators, teachers, coaches and the practicing manager with a solid and comprehensive foundation on the principles, fundamentals and operatives of Business Management as a discipline of study. Each of the nineteen chapters is concise and action packed but not busy to dilate the topics under discussion. This textbook has been written in direct, simple and action style language and the author hopes users would find information readily accessible and relevant.
The first part of chapter one deals with the visions and missions of business in general, indicators of a successful business and actions required for business successes, while the second part attempts to address the issue of management and administration and goes ahead to treat the fundamental functions of management. It provides users with invaluable reference points at the beginning and end; where management has been and where it is going next. Pedagogically, this is simple yet profound tool to help and promote classroom and independent learning. Indeed, the opening chapter elucidates an active management perspective on how Administrators or Managers drive change in any organizational effectiveness. It is the Manager that brings the principles and functions together in a plane called office at a domestic, national or international milieu.
Through this textbook, the Author brings a truly multidisciplinary approach to the course and relay how other disciplines or subjects had contributed over the years to Business Management as a branch of learning. He combines theory and practice to come out with a conceptual underpins to produce a living textbook on Business Management with sincere appreciation for experiential teaching.
This textbook provides users with an enduring framework for processing and organizing everything they will learn and experience, during and beyond their classroom based education and extends to the office and work place environment. There are basically three underlying themes carried through all the chapters, even with the set questions. These are as follows:
1. Strategic Thinking
2. Entrepreneurial Thinking
3. Tactical and or Operative Thinking
Strategy is explicitly concerned with the contributing factors of high performance. The Entrepreneurial Thinking reflects a key and growing trend that shows that students and instructors are themselves entrepreneurs and active change agents as well as managers, while the Tactical or Operative Thinking assist users in their day-to-day business operations. With these in mind, students are prepared feverishly to pass their classroom examinations, while at the same time being trained to practice business management wherever they find themselves after school.