Economics for Business

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Author: John Sloman,Dean Garratt,Jon Guest,Elizabeth Jones

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292082119

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

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This new edition of Economics for Business uses up-to-date case studies to examine the key issues facing the business world today. Looking at everything from the impact of the financial crisis to the operation of individual business, the 7th edition illustrates how economic theory relates to real business issues in a clear, accessible and engaging way designed to help students excel. Looking for economics in action? Search online for the Sloman Economics News Site, a blog that’s updated several times a week with current affairs and topical stories, all linked to your textbook so you can explore the background to the issues more deeply. John Sloman was Director of the Economics Network from its foundation in 1999 until 2012, and is now Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol where the Network is based. John is also Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Dean Garratt is Principal Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick. Jon Guest is a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Principal Lecturer in the School of Economics, Finance and Accountancy at Coventry University. Jon is also an Associate of the Economics Network and a Lecturer on economics courses delivered to departments across the UK government. Elizabeth Jones is a Principal Teaching Fellow and the Dean of Students in the Economics Department at the University of Warwick. Elizabeth is also a Lecturer on economics courses non-economists delivered to departments across the UK government.

Economics and the Business Environment

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Author: John Sloman,Elizabeth Jones

Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall (a Pearson Education Company)

ISBN: 9780273734802

Category: Business

Page: 488

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Economics and the Business Environment' presents the essential principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics applied to the world of business while also looking at wider, topical business issues, such as business strategy, corporate social responsibility, ethics and the state of the global environment in which we live. Classic Sloman features Key ideas run through the book and are examined in different contexts New terms are clearly explained when they first appear A vast range of cases demonstrate how economics can be used to understand real business situations, such as the London Olympics, investing in China and companies such as Samsung, Dyson, Body Shop and The Gap. Covers the application of game theory to business situations, transactions cost analysis, the economics of entrepreneurship, business ethics and corporate social responsibility and the competitive advantage of nations New! + All cases thoroughly updated + Several new boxes, including business strategies in recessionary times, the Internet and labour mobility, and from golden to temporary fiscal rules + Complete coverage of the of the credit crunch, financial crisis and measures to promote recovery Get interactive with Sloman! Check out the book's website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/sloman where you will find a large range of resources, including: An online workbook and study guide, with interactive exercises, diagrams that you can manipulate, videos and links to articles and materials Self-test questions organised by chapter with automatic feedback and grading Economic news blog with discussion of topical issues in the news, links to articles and questions, updated several times per week Hotlinks to over 200 useful websites, listed at the end of the book and referred to at the end of each part Extra case studies with questions for self study To gain access, simply redeem your unique access code, found inside this book. John Sloman is Director of the Economics Network, which supports university teaching of economics throughout the UK. The Economics Network is based at the University of Bristol. John is also a Visiting Professor in the Business School at the University of the West of England. He is the author of several best-selling textbooks in economics used by students across the world, and also published by Pearson Education. Elizabeth Jones is a Teaching Fellow in Economics and her teaching interests include the economics of education, health care and poverty issues. She delivers the core first year modules in economics at the University of Exeter, as well as teaching the economics of social policy. Economics and the Business Environment (third edition) is essential reading for Introductory Economics modules taught from a business perspective and for Business Environment modules with an economic underpinning.

Beyond Growth

The Economics of Sustainable Development

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Author: Herman E. Daly

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807047066

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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"Daly is turning economics inside out by putting the earth and its diminishing natural resources at the center of the field . . . a kind of reverse Copernican revolution in economics." --Utne Reader "Considered by most to be the dean of ecological economics, Herman E. Daly elegantly topples many shibboleths in Beyond Growth. Daly challenges the conventional notion that growth is always good, and he bucks environmentalist orthodoxy, arguing that the current focus on 'sustainable development' is misguided and that the phrase itself has become meaningless." --Mother Jones "In Beyond Growth, . . . [Daly] derides the concept of 'sustainable growth' as an oxymoron. . . . Calling Mr. Daly 'an unsung hero,' Robert Goodland, the World Bank's top environmental adviser, says, 'He has been a voice crying in the wilderness.'" --G. Pascal Zachary, The Wall Street Journal "A new book by that most far-seeing and heretical of economists, Herman Daly. For 25 years now, Daly has been thinking through a new economics that accounts for the wealth of nature, the value of community and the necessity for morality." --Donella H. Meadows, Los Angeles Times "For clarity of vision and ecological wisdom Herman Daly has no peer among contemporary economists. . . . Beyond Growth is essential reading." --David W. Orr, Oberlin College "There is no more basic ethical question than the one Herman Daly is asking." --Hal Kahn, The San Jose Mercury News "Daly's critiques of economic orthodoxy . . . deliver a powerful and much-needed jolt to conventional thinking." --Karen Pennar, Business Week Named one of a hundred "visionaries who could change your life" by the Utne Reader,Herman Daly is the recipient of many awards, including a Grawemeyer Award, the Heineken Prize for environmental science, and the "Alternative Nobel Prize," the Right Livelihood Award. He is professor at the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs, and coauthor with John Cobb, Jr., of For the Common Good.

Essentials of Economics

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Author: R. Glenn Hubbard,Anthony Patrick O'Brien

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134125134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 650

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For one-semester courses in Principles of Economics. The Relevance of Economics Through Real-world Business Examples Economics makes economics relevant by demonstrating how real businesses use economics to make decisions every day. And with an ever changing U.S. and world economy, the Fifth Edition has been updated with the latest developments using new real-world business and policy examples. Regardless of their future career path—opening an art studio, trading on Wall Street, or bartending at the local pub--readers will benefit from understanding the economic forces behind their work. Also Available with MyEconLab® MyEconLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyEconLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyEconLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyEconLab, search for: 0134435060 / 9780134435060 Essentials of Economics Plus MyEconLab with Pearson eText (1-semester access) -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 013410692X / 9780134106922 Essentials of Economics 0134125517 / 9780134125510 MyEconLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Essentials of Economics

Designing for the Circular Economy

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Author: Martin Charter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351623907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

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The circular economy describes a world in which reuse through repair, reconditioning and refurbishment is the prevailing social and economic model. The business opportunities are huge but developing product and service offerings and achieving competitive advantage means rethinking your business model from early creativity and design processes, through marketing and communication to pricing and supply. Designing for the Circular Economy highlights and explores ‘state of the art’ research and industrial practice, highlighting CE as a source of: new business opportunities; radical business change; disruptive innovation; social change; and new consumer attitudes. The thirty-four chapters provide a comprehensive overview of issues related to product circularity from policy through to design and development. Chapters are designed to be easy to digest and include numerous examples. An important feature of the book is the case studies section that covers a diverse range of topics related to CE, business models and design and development in sectors ranging from construction to retail, clothing, technology and manufacturing. Designing for the Circular Economy will inform and educate any companies seeking to move their business models towards these emerging models of sustainability; organizations already working in the circular economy can benchmark their current activities and draw inspiration from new applications and an understanding of the changing social and political context. This book will appeal to both academia and business with an interest in CE issues related to products, innovation and new business models.

The Next Convergence

The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World

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Author: Michael Spence

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429968713

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011 With the British Industrial Revolution, part of the world's population started to experience extraordinary economic growth—leading to enormous gaps in wealth and living standards between the industrialized West and the rest of the world. This pattern of divergence reversed after World War II, and now we are midway through a century of high and accelerating growth in the developing world and a new convergence with the advanced countries—a trend that is set to reshape the world. Michael Spence, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, explains what happened to cause this dramatic shift in the prospects of the five billion people who live in developing countries. The growth rates are extraordinary, and continuing them presents unprecedented challenges in governance, international coordination, and ecological sustainability. The implications for those living in the advanced countries are great but little understood. Spence clearly and boldly describes what's at stake for all of us as he looks ahead to how the global economy will develop over the next fifty years. The Next Convergence is certain to spark a heated debate how best to move forward in the post-crisis period and reset the balance between national and international economic interests, and short-term fixes and long-term sustainability.

Nature's Fortune

How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature

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Author: Mark Tercek,Jonathan Adams

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465031811

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The CEO of the Nature Conservancy and the author of The Future of the Wild demonstrate how profitable business can coexist with environmentalism, explaining the economic importance of responsible natural resource stewardship while sharing guidelines for corporate decision-making that is both economically and environmentally sound.

The Global Business Environment

Meeting the Challenges

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Author: Janet Morrison

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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■ How are the emerging economies of China and India affecting the global business environment? ■ What impact has the global financial crisis had on the way businesses operate? ■ How should business leaders in the age of the multinational enterprise approach their social and ethical responsibilities? This bestselling textbook tackles these and many other challenges head on. Combining a clear, thorough introduction to the business environment with a uniquely global perspective, The Global Business Environment covers all you need to know about the rapidly changing context in which businesses operate. Features throughout the book are designed to help you learn, revise and think critically about the global business environment: ■ Case studies: Over 30 case studies invite you to explore how a diverse range of businesses, industries, governments and individuals are meeting the challenges of the contemporary business environment ■ Spotlight on emerging economies: Provides insight into the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, and their place in the global economy ■ Meet the CEO: Your chance to learn about some of the most influential business leaders in the world, from the CEO of multinational Unilever to the chairman of Mitsubishi ■ Critical thinking: Recurring themes and critical thinking boxes in every chapter encourage debate on key issues from the globalization of industries to environmental sustainability, developing skills that will take you far beyond your business degree Enriched by Janet Morrison's characteristically clear, authoritative writing style and an unrivalled range of learning tools, The Global Business Environment is an invaluable resource for students at any stage of their business lives. Janet Morrison was Senior Lecturer in Strategic and International Management at the Sunderland University Business School, UK. She is also the author of International Business, published by Palgrave Macmillan. 'A very thorough introduction to the global business environment that goes well beyond standard textbooks, and includes a wealth of up-to-date case studies and examples. It will be valuable reading for practitioners and students alike.' – Antje Cockrill, University of Swansea, UK 'This third edition of Janet Morrison's excellent business environment text successfully balances the themes and structures of more general business environment texts with full coverage of the challenges that a global business environment poses to both domestic and multinational enterprises. The Global Business Environment will without doubt continue to be a valuable core text on a range of business environment courses, and I very much look forward to using it with my next cohort of students.' – Johan Lindeque, Queen's University, Belfast, UK 'This is an excellent book providing both students and practitioners with clear insights into the global business environment. Building successfully on the author's previous work it develops a numbers of critical themes which are illustrated by highly relevant and interesting case studies. The material is brought alive by the author's clear writing style.' – Nicholas Perdikis,Aberystwyth University, UK

Financial Accounting

An Introduction

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Author: Augustine Benedict,Barry Elliott

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273688853

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 756

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Financial Accounting: An Introduction presents an expansive and up-to-date treatment of an ever-important discipline. Without over-simplifying the subject, Augustine Benedict and Barry Elliott have created a progressive guide to financial accounting which tackles not only the fundamentals, but also includes coverage of new and emerging topics - chief among them IFRS. Comprehensive and rigorous, Financial Accounting encompasses a number of perspectives, ensuring that every aspect of each topic is examined in depth. Starting from the first concepts, the authors proceed to show how issues in financial accounting affect individuals, banking practices, sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.

The Sustainable Company

How to Create Lasting Value through Social and Environmental Performance

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Author: Chris Laszlo

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597266299

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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"What Mr. Laszlo calls 'Planetary Ethics' or the integration of economic, environmental, social and high ethical objectives into long-term business strategy, is the new price of entry for corporate survival. Those who 'get' this and do it best will enjoy increasing shareholder value. I believe this book carries a critical message for today's corporate executives." -DEBORAH D. ANDERSON, PH.D., FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY WORLDWIDE, THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY Corporate governance and sustainability are moving from important peripheral problems to core business concerns, as winning companies discover stakeholders as new sources of value. Yet there are many obstacles to bringing these issues into the mainstream of business. Concepts like sustainable development can be confusing for operating managers, and even those who support the underlying issues find it difficult to frame them in ways that are useful for making business decisions. As a manager you have a responsibility to deliver financial returns to your shareholders: how can you balance this obligation with your responsibilities to society and the environment? The Sustainable Company articulates an innovative approach to meeting this challenge in a language familiar to business. The key is to create value for investors as well as society and the environment in an integrated bottom line. The Sustainable Company provides detailed case studies of leading companies illustrating this new paradigm in practice. The "how-to" section with a tool-kit for managers elevates The Sustainable Company above other recent eco-friendly business books by providing the Eight Disciplines necessary to create value for shareholders and stakeholders. Its engaging, straightforward text tells the reader how to compete and thrive in an increasingly complex world. The Sustainable Company is the solutions manual for the 21st century manager.

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

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Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319703447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

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This book was originally published by Macmillan in 1936. It was voted the top Academic Book that Shaped Modern Britain by Academic Book Week (UK) in 2017, and in 2011 was placed on Time Magazine's top 100 non-fiction books written in English since 1923. Reissued with a fresh Introduction by the Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman and a new Afterword by Keynes’ biographer Robert Skidelsky, this important work is made available to a new generation. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money transformed economics and changed the face of modern macroeconomics. Keynes’ argument is based on the idea that the level of employment is not determined by the price of labour, but by the spending of money. It gave way to an entirely new approach where employment, inflation and the market economy are concerned. Highly provocative at its time of publication, this book and Keynes’ theories continue to remain the subject of much support and praise, criticism and debate. Economists at any stage in their career will enjoy revisiting this treatise and observing the relevance of Keynes’ work in today’s contemporary climate.

The International Business Environment

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Author: Leslie Hamilton,Philip Webster

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198704194

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

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Will the expansion of the Chinese economy result in job losses in the USA? How can a natural disaster in Japan cause world stock markets to plummet?What impact does the Arab Spring have on the petroleum industry in the Middle East and North Africa?Adopting a clear global perspective, this textbook is an essential introduction to the challenges of the international business environment. The book begins by setting the global context and evaluating the idea of international industries, the world economy, and the threats and opportunities of global markets. The authors then identify the core issues faced by businesses and the dynamic socio-cultural, technological, political, legal, and ecological environments in which they operate. Case studies are sourced from almost every continent in the world, including a wealth of examples from the emerging markets of Africa, South America, and Asia. In addition, each chapter provides a range of learning tools designed to test and develop the reader's understanding. Questions and assignment tasks ensure students can apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, while full colour diagrams throughout the book illustrate business environment theory and comparative examples with particular clarity.This unique combination of accessible theory, diverse case studies, and reflection points will prepare the reader for academic success and develop the professional skills required to excel in their future global business career. New to this editionNew assignment tasks at the end of every chapter provide real-world scenarios to develop employability skills and apply understanding.New questions in the mini case studies and counterpoint boxes encourage critical thinking and reflection throughout the book.A wealth of new and updated case studies from around the world illustrate the challenges faced by contemporary organizations in regions as diverse as Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States.Updated to reflect developments in the financial, political, legal, and technological environments since the publication of the previous edition, including the Arab Spring, economic sanctions on Russia, and changes in the global banking sector.

Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business

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Author: Teresa Bradley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118358295

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 688

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Containing numerous worked examples and exercises, this text aims to help students improve their understanding of key concepts and to develop stronger mathematical skills.

The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective

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Author: Robert C. Allen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521687850

Category: History

Page: 342

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Why did the industrial revolution take place in eighteenth-century Britain and not elsewhere in Europe or Asia? In this convincing new account Robert Allen argues that the British industrial revolution was a successful response to the global economy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He shows that in Britain wages were high and capital and energy cheap in comparison to other countries in Europe and Asia. As a result, the breakthrough technologies of the industrial revolution - the steam engine, the cotton mill, and the substitution of coal for wood in metal production - were uniquely profitable to invent and use in Britain. The high wage economy of pre-industrial Britain also fostered industrial development since more people could afford schooling and apprenticeships. It was only when British engineers made these new technologies more cost-effective during the nineteenth century that the industrial revolution would spread around the world.

Business Economics

A Contemporary Approach

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Author: Peter E. Earl,Tim Wakeley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780077103927

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 561

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Designed for both undergraduates and MBA students taking their first course in business economics, this text focuses on introducing students to economics as a framework for understanding business. It is structured around problems that decision-makers face, such as rejuvenating the firm in the face of declining demand.

Cracking the China Conundrum

Why Conventional Economic Wisdom Is Wrong

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Author: Yukon Huang

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190630051

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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China's rise is altering global power relations, reshaping economic debates, and commanding tremendous public attention. Despite extensive media and academic scrutiny, the conventional wisdom about China's economy is often wrong. Cracking the China Conundrum provides a holistic and contrarian view of China's major economic, political, and foreign policy issues. Yukon Huang trenchantly addresses widely accepted yet misguided views in the analysis of China's economy. He examines arguments about the causes and effects of China's possible debt and property market bubbles, trade and investment relations with the Western world, the links between corruption and political liberalization in a growing economy and Beijing's more assertive foreign policies. Huang explains that such misconceptions arise in part because China's economic system is unprecedented in many ways-namely because it's driven by both the market and state- which complicates the task of designing accurate and adaptable analysis and research. Further, China's size, regional diversity, and uniquely decentralized administrative system poses difficulties for making generalizations and comparisons from micro to macro levels when trying to interpret China's economic state accurately. This book not only interprets the ideologies that experts continue building misguided theories upon, but also examines the contributing factors to this puzzle. Cracking the China Conundrum provides an enlightening and corrective viewpoint on several major economic and political foreign policy concerns currently shaping China's economic environment.

Costing for the Fashion Industry

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Author: Michael Jeffrey,Nathalie Evans

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847882595

Category: Art

Page: 168

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This book offers a practical, easy-to-use approach to costing in the fashion industry, perfect for general fashion students who lack accounting experience.