List of management topics
This is a list of articles on general management and strategic management topics. For articles on specific areas of management, such as marketing management, production management, human resource management, information technology management, and international trade, see the list of related topics at the bottom of this page.
  • Management
    Management in all business and organizational activities is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively...

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  • Balanced scorecard
    Balanced scorecard
    The Balanced Scorecard is a strategic performance management tool - a semi-standard structured report, supported by proven design methods and automation tools, that can be used by managers to keep track of the execution of activities by the staff within their control and to monitor the...

  • Benchmarking
    Benchmarking is the process of comparing one's business processes and performance metrics to industry bests and/or best practices from other industries. Dimensions typically measured are quality, time and cost...

  • Business intelligence
    Business intelligence
    Business intelligence mainly refers to computer-based techniques used in identifying, extracting, and analyzing business data, such as sales revenue by products and/or departments, or by associated costs and incomes....

    • Industry or market research
      Industry or market research
      Industry or market research is the acquisition of corporate intelligence on a broad range of issues including:* Macroenvironment**economy**government**law**technology**ecological* Market analysis and competitor analysis**market definition**market size...

    • Industrial espionage
      Industrial espionage
      Industrial espionage, economic espionage or corporate espionage is a form of espionage conducted for commercial purposes instead of purely national security purposes...

    • Environmental scanning
      Environmental scanning
      Environmental scanning is one component of the global environmental analysis. Environmental monitoring, environmental forecasting and environmental assessment complete the global environmental analysis. Environmental scanning refers to the macro environment.The global environment refers to the...

    • Marketing research
      Marketing research
      Marketing research is "the function that links the consumer, customer, and public to the marketer through information — information used to identify and define marketing opportunities and problems; generate, refine, and evaluate marketing actions; monitor marketing performance; and improve...

    • Competitor analysis
      Competitor analysis
      Competitor analysis in marketing and strategic management is an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and potential competitors. This analysis provides both an offensive and defensive strategic context to identify opportunities and threats...

    • Reverse engineering
      Reverse engineering
      Reverse engineering is the process of discovering the technological principles of a device, object, or system through analysis of its structure, function, and operation...

  • Operations
    Business operations
    Business operations are those ongoing recurring activities involved in the running of a business for the purpose of producing value for the stakeholders...

  • Popular management theories : a critique
  • Centralisation
  • Change management
    Change management
    Change management is a structured approach to shifting/transitioning individuals, teams, and organizations from a current state to a desired future state. It is an organizational process aimed at helping employees to accept and embrace changes in their current business environment....

  • Communications management
    Communications management
    Communications management is the systematic planning, implementing, monitoring, and revision of all the channels of communication within an organization, and between organizations; it also includes the organization and dissemination of new communication directives connected with an organization,...

  • Conjoint analysis
    Conjoint analysis
    Conjoint analysis, also called multi-attribute compositional models or stated preference analysis, is a statistical technique that originated in mathematical psychology. Today it is used in many of the social sciences and applied sciences including marketing, product management, and operations...

  • Constraint Management
    • Focused improvement
      Focused improvement
      Focused improvement in Theory of Constraints is the ensemble of activities aimed at elevating the performance of any system, especially a business system, with respect to its goal by eliminating its constraints one by one and by not working on non-constraints.The method to achieve focused...

  • Corporate governance
    Corporate governance
    Corporate governance is a number of processes, customs, policies, laws, and institutions which have impact on the way a company is controlled...

    • Corporation
      A corporation is created under the laws of a state as a separate legal entity that has privileges and liabilities that are distinct from those of its members. There are many different forms of corporations, most of which are used to conduct business. Early corporations were established by charter...

    • Board of directors
      Board of directors
      A board of directors is a body of elected or appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of a company or organization. Other names include board of governors, board of managers, board of regents, board of trustees, and board of visitors...

    • Middle management
      Middle management
      Middle management is a layer of management in an organization whose primary job responsibility is to monitor activities of subordinates while reporting to upper management....

    • Senior management
      Senior management
      Senior management, executive management, or management team is generally a team of individuals at the highest level of organizational management who have the day-to-day responsibilities of managing a company or corporation, they hold specific executive powers conferred onto them with and by...

    • Corporate title
      Corporate title
      Publicly and privately held for-profit corporations confer corporate titles or business titles on company officials as a means of identifying their function in the organization...

    • Cross ownership
      Cross ownership
      Cross ownership is a method of reinforcing business relationships by owning stock in the companies with which a given company does business. Heavy cross ownership is referred to as circular ownership....

    • Community management
      Community management
      Community management or common-pool resource management is the management of a common resource or issue by a community through the collective action of volunteers and stakeholders. The resource managed can be either material or informational. Examples include the management of common grazing and...

  • Corporate image
    Corporate image
    A corporate image refers to how a corporation is perceived. It is a generally accepted image of what a company stands for. Marketing experts who use public relations and other forms of promotion to suggest a mental picture to the public...

  • Cost management
    • Spend management
      Spend management
      Spend management is the way in which companies control and optimize the money they spend. It involves cutting operating and other costs associated with doing business...

    • Procurement
      Procurement is the acquisition of goods or services. It is favourable that the goods/services are appropriate and that they are procured at the best possible cost to meet the needs of the purchaser in terms of quality and quantity, time, and location...

  • Crisis management
    Crisis management
    Crisis management is the process by which an organization deals with a major event that threatens to harm the organization, its stakeholders, or the general public. The study of crisis management originated with the large scale industrial and environmental disasters in the 1980's.Shrivastava, P....

  • Critical management studies
    Critical management studies
    Critical management studies is a loose but extensive grouping of politically left wing and theoretically informed critiques of management, business and organisation, grounded originally in a critical theory perspective...

  • Cultural intelligence
    Cultural Intelligence
    Cultural intelligence, cultural quotient or CQ, is a theory within management and organisational psychology, positing that understanding the impact of an individual's cultural background on their behaviour is essential for effective business, and measuring an individual's ability to engage...

  • Decentralisation
    Décentralisation is a french word for both a policy concept in French politics from 1968-1990, and a term employed to describe the results of observations of the evolution of spatial economic and institutional organization of France....

  • Design management
    Design management
    Design Management is a business discipline that uses project management, design, strategy, and supply chain techniques to control a creative process, support a culture of creativity, and build a structure and organisation for design...

  • Engineering Management
    Engineering management
    Engineering Management or Management Engineering is a specialized form of management and engineering that is concerned with the application of engineering principles to business practice...

  • Enterprise content management
    Enterprise content management
    Enterprise Content Management is a formalized means of organizing and storing an organization's documents, and other content, that relate to the organization's processes...

    • Content management system
      Content management system
      A content management system is a system providing a collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. These procedures can be manual or computer-based...

      • Web content management system
        Web content management system
        A web content management system is a software system that provides website authoring, collaboration, and administration tools designed to allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages or markup languages to create and manage website content with relative ease...

      • Document management system
        Document management system
        A document management system is a computer system used to track and store electronic documents and/or images of paper documents. It is usually also capable of keeping track of the different versions created by different users . The term has some overlap with the concepts of content management...

    • Contract management
      Contract management
      Contract management or contract administration is the management of contracts made with customers, vendors, partners, or employees. Contract management includes negotiating the terms and conditions in contracts and ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions, as well as documenting and...

    • Fixed assets management
      Fixed assets management
      Fixed assets management is an accounting process that seeks to track fixed assets for the purposes of financial accounting, preventive maintenance, and theft deterrence....

    • Records Management
      Records Management
      Records management, or RM, is the practice of maintaining the records of an organization from the time they are created up to their eventual disposal...

  • Extended Enterprise
    Extended Enterprise
    An extended enterprise is a loosely coupled, self-organizing network of firms that combine their economic output to provide products and services offerings to the market...

  • Facility management
    Facility management
    Facility management is an interdisciplinary field primarily devoted to the maintenance and care of commercial or institutional buildings, such as hospitals, hotels, office complexes, arenas, schools or convention centers...

  • Force field analysis
    Force field analysis
    Force field analysis is an influential development in the field of social science. It provides a framework for looking at the factors that influence a situation, originally social situations. It looks at forces that are either driving movement toward a goal or blocking movement toward a goal...

  • Fraud deterrence
    Fraud deterrence
    Fraud deterrence has gained public recognition and spotlight since the 2002 inception of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Of the many reforms enacted through Sarbanes-Oxley, one major goal was to regain public confidence in the reliability of financial markets in the wake of corporate scandals such as...

  • Human Interaction Management
    Human interaction management
    Human Interaction Management is a set of management principles, patterns and techniques complementary to Business process management...

  • Information technology management (MIS)
  • Knowledge management
    Knowledge management
    Knowledge management comprises a range of strategies and practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute, and enable adoption of insights and experiences...

  • Organizational development
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
    Overall equipment effectiveness
    Overall equipment effectiveness is a hierarchy of metrics which evaluates and indicates how effectively a manufacturing operation is utilized. The results are stated in a generic form which allows comparison between manufacturing units in differing industries...

  • Management effectiveness
    Management effectiveness
    In the management, the ultimate measure of management's performance is the metric of management effectiveness which includes:* Conflict management, or how well management is able to utilize confrontation and collaboration skills; management's ability to be flexible and appeal to common interests.*...

  • Management fad
    Management fad
    The term management fad is used to characterize a change in philosophy or operations that sweeps through businesses and institutions. Some fads may become established aspects of business, sustaining themselves over several years...

  • Management information systems
  • Management of Technology (MOT)
  • Peter Drucker
    Peter Drucker
    Peter Ferdinand Drucker was an influential writer, management consultant, and self-described “social ecologist.”-Introduction:...

    's Management by objectives
    Management by objectives
    Management by Objectives is a process of defining objectives within an organization so that management and employees agree to the objectives and understand what they need to do in the organization....

  • Management consulting
    Management consulting
    Management consulting indicates both the industry and practice of helping organizations improve their performance primarily through the analysis of existing organizational problems and development of plans for improvement....

  • Management science and operations research
    Operations research
    Operations research is an interdisciplinary mathematical science that focuses on the effective use of technology by organizations...

  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing is the use of machines, tools and labor to produce goods for use or sale. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale...

    • Just In Time manufacturing
    • Lean manufacturing
      Lean manufacturing
      Lean manufacturing, lean enterprise, or lean production, often simply, "Lean," is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination...

  • News management
  • Planning
    Planning in organizations and public policy is both the organizational process of creating and maintaining a plan; and the psychological process of thinking about the activities required to create a desired goal on some scale. As such, it is a fundamental property of intelligent behavior...

  • Planning fallacy
    Planning fallacy
    The planning fallacy is a tendency for people and organizations to underestimate how long they will need to complete a task, even when they have experience of similar tasks over-running. The term was first proposed in a 1979 paper by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky...

  • Professional institutions in management
    Professional institutions in management
    -UK:*Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development *Chartered Management Institute *Institute of Administrative Management *Institute of Interim Management *Institute of Leadership & Management...

  • Quality management
    Quality management
    The term Quality management has a specific meaning within many business sectors. This specific definition, which does not aim to assure 'good quality' by the more general definition , can be considered to have four main components: quality planning, quality control, quality assurance and quality...

  • Value-based management
  • Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity
  • Project management
    Project management
    Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing, and managing resources to achieve specific goals. A project is a temporary endeavor with a defined beginning and end , undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value...

  • Risk management
    Risk management
    Risk management is the identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks followed by coordinated and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events or to maximize the realization of opportunities...

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