The AMA Dictionary of Business and Management

The AMA Dictionary of Business and Management

Author: George Thomas Kurian
Pub Date: April 2013
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814420287
Page Count: 304
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814420294

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A sweeping reference to business and management terms—from a leading authority in the field.

For nearly ninety years, the American Management Association has educated and trained millions of people in the art and science of management. Now, the AMA has channeled its trademark blending of cutting-edge knowledge with practical applications into an important reference for business leaders, managers, educators, and students.

The AMA Dictionary of Business and Management provides clear, authoritative explanations of more than 6,000 key terms from all areas of business, including management, strategy, finance, human resources, economics, marketing, sales, insurance, and international business.

You’ll get quick access to a vast body of knowledge. Accounting rules, legal terminology, buzzwords and acronyms, management theories, historical figures, economic concepts, performance metrics, Japanese terms, and more. All the essential information you need for understanding important principles, deciphering technical jargon, preparing accurate documents, and conveying mastery of these rich and evolving fields is distilled in this trusted source.

Unlike other reference works and online sources that rely on multiple writers of varying skills, this book provides a single professional voice and a consistent focus on clarity and brevity. No long-winded, overly technical explanations—just succinct summaries of important concepts.

And the book supplies longer entries for terms needing more elaborate explanations, such as acquisition management, balanced score card, benchmarking, core competency, horizontal structure, life cycle strategy, strategic management, and more.

Acid test ratio. BARS. Blackhole engineering. Capacity planning. Chaos theory. Differentiated marketing. Enterprise zone. Five forces model. Hawthorne Study. Monochronic culture. Pareto rule. Securitization. Tear down. Zaibatsu. For anyone serious about business and management, this authoritative, all-encompassing reference imparts fast facts and comprehensible explanations of the crucial ideas that have transformed business practices and management science in the past 25 years.

George Thomas Kurian is president of the Encyclopedia Society, an international group of encyclopedists and knowledge builders who have produced more than 61 encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, chronologies, and other reference works.

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