The tenth edition of this best-selling introductory text features an up-to-date, comprehensive survey of the functional areas of business: management, marketing, accounting, finance, and information technology. Core topics highlighted within these areas include ethics and social responsibility, forms of business ownership, small business concerns, and international issues. New coverage in this edition more closely examines cutting-edge topics like the 2008 economic crisis, green business, and sustainability. In addition to updating and revitalizing the content, the authors have redesigned the entire textbook program to highlight its strengths as the most accessible and student friendly program on the market. The new online resources no longer require a passkey and put students on the path to success and mastery through premium online study content, including ACE Plus practice tests, flashcards, MP3 audio chapter summaries and quizzes, interactive games, and Career Snapshots. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Despite Japan's Westernization, the country has remained "uniquely" Japanese. This text offers insight into Japan and its people to facilitate Western business dealings in the country. It ranges from interpersonal communication to decision-making styles, negotiating tactics and business contacts.
Gabriel Flynn and Patricia H. Werhane This book points to a necessary relationship between ethics and business; the success of such an alliance depends directly on sound business leadership. Without the sort of leadership that upholds the dignity and rights of employees and clients, as well as the interests of shareholders, even the most meticulously prepared ethics statements are destined to founder, as evidenced at Enron and elsewhere. Over the past 30 years or so, since business ethics became established as a discipline in its own right, much progress has been made in the ethical conduct of business at all levels. In short, business people, like politicians, doctors and church leaders, ha...
This updated, useful book on business strategy, with The Economist brand, shows today’s manager how to create and sustain a dynamic, profitable business with techniques to support effective decisions. Kourdi evaluates the tools, tactics, and techniques for making profit-boosting decisions.
Provides business professionals and students with a concise, intensive introduction to current concepts, methods, and data in demography and demonstrates how to use them in a competitive business environment.
Today there is hardly any company that can claim that it is not involved in international business (IB). A huge body of literature is available on international business, but there are very few publications on the most important aspect of IB, namely negotiations. The purpose of this book is to enhance our understanding about the impact of culture and communication on international business negotiations. Consequently to explore the problems faced by Western managers while doing business abroad and provide some guidelines for international business negotiations. The book is divided in four parts. The first part explains the nature of international business negotiations. The second part deals with culture and its aspect on international business and negotiations. Part three discusses negotiations for different type of businesses and finally, part four provides insightful examples from different parts of the world and provides concrete guidelines to handle cross-cultural negotiations. - Focuses on the most important aspect of international business: negotiations!