This popular core textbook provides an authoritative introduction to business management. Covering all the functional areas of the field, the text provides a robust framework to help students understand the inter-relatedness of different aspects of management and how they fit together in an organisation. Strong emphasis is placed throughout on providing students with a thorough and practical grounding in the topic, with a focus on helping them developing effective management skills. Now in its fourth edition, Introduction to Management has been fully updated and expanded to cover new developments in the field. Written by a leading expert with extensive management experience, this is ideal reading for students studying introductory courses in management at undergraduate, postgraduate or MBA level. It does not require prior knowledge of business and management.