Introduction: Resourcing the Manager

Managing Resources for the Market — Block 1

The Open University

Publisher: The Open University, 1998, 81 pages

ISBN: 0-7492-4997-8

Keywords: Management, MBA

Last modified: Jan. 25, 2014, 4 p.m.

Open University Business School Diploma B752 Managing Resources for the Market

  • Session 1 Starting Points
    • 1.1 Your Current Managerial Environment
      • Expected competence on entry to the course
      • Marketing
      • People
      • Operations
      • Information technology
      • Finance
    • 1.2 The Changing Role of Mid-Level Management
      • Chnages to the managerial environment
      • Recognizing the challenges of change
      • Addressing external accountability
    • 1.3 The Impact of External Change
      • Impact of change on video case study firms
      • Effects of the Single Market
      • STE(E)P analysis
  • Session 2 Theoretical Underpinnings
    • 2.1 The Systems Approach
      • The basic model
      • Feedback (closed-loop) systems
      • Applying systems theory
    • 2.2 The Economics of Management
      • Supply and demand
        • Prices and perfect competition
        • Satisfying demand
      • Consumer choice
      • Behaviour of the firm
        • Transaction costs
      • Macro-economic effects
  • Session 3 The Market as a Working Environment
    • 3.1 The Demands of Customers and Competitors
      • The role of marketing
        • Defining an appropriate product offering
      • Marketing lessons from the neoclassical model
        • Barriers to entry
        • information asymmetries
        • Competitive advantage
    • 3.2 Gathering and Sifting Information
      • Chains of information
      • Communication and bias
      • Costs of information
    • 3.3 Managing Capital and Labour
      • Combining capital and labour
      • Efficient management of capital
      • Efficient management of labour
  • Session 4 Meeting the Needs of Your Organization
    • 4.1 Hierarchies, Communications and Quality Management Systems
      • Hierarchical organizations
      • Internal versus external transaction costs
        • Quality management systems
    • 4.2 Management and Ethical Issues
      • Ethics in organizations
        • Arguing about values
        • Cultural and philosophical differences and ethical behaviour
        • Codes of conduct
        • Conflict of interest
        • Bribery and corruption

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Introduction: Resourcing the Manager

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Decent ****** (6 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 3:06 a.m.

MBA material, what do you expect?

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