This specialized desktop-style encyclopedia contains more than 300 essays covering management topics such as Angels and venture capitalists, Franchising, Japanese management, Outsourcing and offshoring, and Zero sum game. Arrangement in alphabetical, but so the volume may be used as a textbook as well as a ready-reference source, a "Guide to Functional-Area Readings" arranges entries into 18 curriculum-related topic areas such as "Emerging Topics in Management," "Leadership," and "Management Information Systems."
The previous edition of Encyclopedia of Management was published in 2000. Contributors to this collection are predominately scholars, practitioners, doctoral students, librarians, and professional business writers. The editor and advisory board selected topics in an attempt to "represent an authoritative treatment of the entire field of management, encompassing all the current theories and functional areas of this vast and growing discipline."