Contemporary approaches to management

This week’s Assignment is based on the “Contemporary Approaches” section of Chapter 2 of our book M: Management by Bateman and Snell and the environments of a business, explained in Chapter 3. The contemporary approaches to management include: sociotechnical theory, quantitative management, organizational behavior, and systems 

theory. Regarding environments, an organization has an internal environment, a competitive 

environment, and a macroenvironment. 

After reading and reflecting on the above concepts and completing this unit’s practice Learning 

Activities, type a full 2-page (minimum) double spaced paper using 12 point font to: Explain how the 

four contemporary approaches to management are different from one another. Define “open 

systems” and describe the internal, competitive, and macroenvironments of an organization. Lastly, 

indicate whether the four contemporary approaches to management are relevant in these three 

environments and why or why not. You may research external sources to support your answer. Cite 

any external sources used. 

Assignment Checklist:

● Explain how the approaches presented are different from one another.

● Define “open systems” and describe the internal, competitive, and macroenvironments of an 

organization.

● Indicate whether the approaches are relevant in the three environments and why or why not.

● Respond in an APA style paper at least two double-spaced pages in length, using size 12 point font. 

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