Principles of Management

Efficiency and Effectiveness in the Private and Public Sector

  • Peter Eichhorn
  • Ian Towers

Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Peter Eichhorn, Ian Towers
    Pages 1-33
  3. Peter Eichhorn, Ian Towers
    Pages 35-62
  4. Peter Eichhorn, Ian Towers
    Pages 63-91
  5. Peter Eichhorn, Ian Towers
    Pages 93-113
  6. Peter Eichhorn, Ian Towers
    Pages 115-155
  7. Peter Eichhorn, Ian Towers
    Pages 157-220
  8. Peter Eichhorn, Ian Towers
    Pages 221-241
  9. Peter Eichhorn, Ian Towers
    Pages 243-262
  10. Peter Eichhorn, Ian Towers
    Pages 263-312
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 313-366

About this book


This textbook presents an overview of how the activities of an organisation can be managed to satisfy the needs of stakeholders through the cost effective, operationally efficient and sustainable transformation of resources into outputs. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the authors show the relationship between management and economics and within this framework present the key areas of management activity. The book explains the connections between these areas and provides tools and instruments for successful management. The book's approach and content is relevant for all kinds of organisation - private or public sector, service or manufacturing, non-profit, large or small. Each chapter provides cases to illustrate what has been discussed and some questions to test comprehension. Throughout the book is a continuing project in which the reader is put in the position of owning their own business and must think and make decisions about what the chapter has discussed. The book combinesAnglo-American and German approaches to management and management studies, making it a valuable resource both for those who are studying management and those who are working as managers.


Management Techniques Soft Skills Hard Skills Management Fundamentals Measurement Organizations Resource Planning Non-Profit Sector Stakeholder Management Sustainable Management Cost Efficiency

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Eichhorn
    • 1
  • Ian Towers
    • 2
  1. 1.OPINIO ForschungsinstitutMannheimGermany
  2. 2.SRH Hochschule BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70901-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70902-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4333
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4341
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