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  • General management 2/e
  • Lazenby JAA (Editor)
  • ISBN: 9780627037894
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627037900
  • 384 Pages | Published: 2020


General management provides the basic management knowledge managers and entrepreneurs require in today’s ever-changing and competitive environment. The book incorporates the fundamental concepts found in any general management course, including the basic management functions of planning, organising, leading (activating) and control, as well as some additional management functions. The discussion is augmented with updated real-life management in action examples.

Today’s business environment is challenging and ever-changing. Accordingly, any manager, whether in the public or private sector, whatever the size and type of organisation, has to have some basic management knowledge and skills.

Although the emphasis of this book falls on the management functions, important management issues such as diversity, organisational change, ethics and social responsibility are also introduced. In addition, the book emphasises the importance of effective management because all organisational stakeholders are affected by the way today’s managers manage their organisations.

The second edition is still a ‘back-to-basics’ South African textbook on management with no unnecessary frills. An Afrocentric perspective on management is added in some chapters. It is believed that this updated book, with its easy-to-follow, practical layout, will still be invaluable to all existing and potential management practitioners in all organisations from corporate companies with management training programmes, to organisations in the public sector and small business ventures, all of which are tasked with managing people in an ever-changing and demanding competitive environment.

The editor, Kobus Lazenby, is a retired associate professor from the Department of Business Management at the University of the Free State, specialising in general, strategic and project management. The other contributors to this book also have experience in lecturing in management at South African universities.  

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