Taking a systems perspective, this book enables the student to make sense of business behaviour by demonstrating how interrelated business processes determine the success of an organization.
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Understanding Business by Nickels, McHugh, and McHugh has been the number one textbook in the introduction to business market for several editions for three reasons: (1) The commitment and dedication of an author team that teaches this course and believes in the importance and power of this learning experience, (2) we listen to our customers, and (3) the quality of our supplements package. We consistently look to the experts - full-time faculty members, adjunct instructors, and of course students - to drive the decisions we make about the text itself and the ancillary package. Through a series of focus groups, symposia, as well as full-book, single-chapter, revised manuscript reviews of both text and key ancillaries, we have heard the stories of more than 600 professors and their insights and experiences are evident on every page of the revision and in every supplement. As teachers of the course and users of their own materials, the author team is dedicated to the principles of excellence in business education. From providing the richest most current topical coverage to using dynamic pedagogy that puts students in touch with today's real business issues, to creating groundbreaking and market-defining ancillary items for professors and students alike, Understanding Business leads the way.
This book is aimed at students, instructors, researchers and practitioners who need to understand the complexities of business markets and the management challenges they provide. It brings together the most significant and up to the minute work of the IMP group and their research colleagues. The third edition has been extensively revised and includes many new readings. All have been chosen for their clarity and insight into the complex world of the business marketer and the purchaser. Understanding Business Marketing and Purchasing provides insights into the interactions between the business buyers and sellers and the relationships in which they take place. The book also sheds light on how business relationships form part of wider networks and provides understanding of the issues facing managers in these complex networks. The collection takes an international approach to understanding business markets and draws on the work of leading authorities from a number of countries. Unrivalled for clarity and comprehensive coverage, Understanding Business Marketing and Purchasing is essential reading for academics, students and practitioners.
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Filled with real-world case studies and examples of ethical dilemmas, Understanding Business Ethics, Third Edition prepares students and managers alike to make ethical decisions in today’s complex, global environment. Bestselling authors Peter A. Stanwick and Sarah D. Stanwick explain the fundamental importance of ethical leadership, decision making, and strategic planning while examining emerging trends in business ethics such as the developing world, human rights, environmental sustainability, and technology. In addition to presenting information related to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the text’s 26 real-world cases profile a variety of industries, countries, and ethical issues in a way that is relevant and meaningful to students’ lives. The Third Edition features new cases from well-known companies such as Disney and General Motors, new coverage of emerging topics such as big data and social media, expanded coverage of corporate social responsibility, and more. Using an applied approach, this text helps students understand why and how business ethics really do matter!
Despite sweeping changes in business practice, this volume demonstrates that organizational theory remains vitally relevant to students of business. This book introduces classic debates and new perspectives through a wide ranging but approachable selection of readings on organizations. Section one discusses what the modern business organization is like and why this matters. The second section explores the historical development of the organization and the closely interrelated development theories to explain organizations. Section three explores the issue of organizational change. The volume includes contributions from Paul Kennedy, C. Wright Mills and Richard Sennett.
Long considered the Gold Standard for introduction to business courses, this comprehensive, readable text enhances teaching because the experienced author team revises in response to diverse, ever-changing course needs and learning styles. Real-world case studies ensure that students grapple with the most current challenges facing businesspeople today.
From providing the richest, most current topical coverage, to using dynamic pedagogy that puts students in touch with today's real business issues, to creating groundbreaking and market-defining ancillary items for professors and students alike, 'Understanding Business' leads the way.