About this book
This book provides basic management knowledge in a clearly structured way. Fundamental aspects of management are described, on the basis of which a model of the enterprise is outlined. This allows readers to find their way around easily, to reflect, then to set new approaches in context and examine them in a critical light. The practical examples, the interpretation questions, and the short case studies at the end of the chapters facilitate the transition from theory to practice.
Basic Models of the Enterprise
System-Based Approach and Cybernetics
Strategy – Thinking and Acting
Organization – Structure follows Strategy
Corporate Culture – A Competitive Advantage
Corporate Development through Innovation
Students and lecturers of Economics (Bachelor and Master), in particular those with a focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation management
Students and lecturers of the Engineering Sciences
Participants in management training courses for non-economists
Executives and Managers
Prof. PhD Rico J. Baldegger is Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business Administration in Fribourg (Switzerland). His research activities concentrate on innovative start-ups, the entrepreneurial behaviour of individuals and organisations as well as the phenomenon of rapid-growth companies. He has published several books and articles and has been the manager of a business for company development.