Organisations and the Business Environment


Author: David Campbell,Tom Craig

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0750658290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

View: 485

This is a comprehensive core text covering the syllabus for units on business organisations and the external business environment. It is ideal for students studying these units on business degrees, HNC/Ds and finance courses.

Organisations and the Business Environment


Author: Tom Craig,David Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113637518X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

View: 305

This new edition of Organisations and the Business Environment provides a completely revised, extended and updated edition of the original successful text. It provides contemporary and comprehensive coverage of the subject matter which is highly relevant to business and management students at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels. The text is written in a clear and concise style, illustrated with topical examples and data. Organisations and the Business Environment (second edition) comprises four sections: * Business Organisations ¡V discusses the evolution of organisational and managerial theories and concepts with particular emphasis on their relevance in the 21st century. The different types of organisations and their missions, visions, goals and objectives are examined. * The External Business Macro-Environment ¡V describes and considers the political, economic, socio-cultural, technological, ecological and legal influences on organisations, utilizing the PESTEL framework of analysis. This section includes a review of the internationalization of businesses and examines the role of GATT and the WTO, single markets and trading blocs. * The External Business Micro-Environment ¡V provides a review of the market system and the nature of supply and demand. Market structures are examined in the light of monopolistic regimes and working for competitive advantage. The impact of government intervention is explored via regulatory bodies, privatization, and nationalization programmes. * Business Management ¡V explores the major aspects of contemporary business organisations, including corporate governance and business ethics. In particular, this section tackles the areas of structure, culture, change, quality management and the principal functions of organisations. This textbook is a user-friendly resource with end of chapter questions, activities and assignments to consolidate learning. Its strong emphasis on topical examples enables students to understand how theory is applied in business contexts, including, GlaxoSmithKline, BT, Scottish and Newcastle, Hanson plc and a number of not-for-profit organisations. There is additional Tutor Resource material, including presentation slides, data charts, chapter summaries, questions and answers. "An excellent book...good use of learning objectives, questions and potential assignments." Paul Blakely, Lecturer, University College of Warrington.

Organizations and the Business Environment


Author: David J. Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780750627603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 495

View: 6642

This is a comprehensive core text covering the syllabus for units on business organizations and the external business environment. It is ideal for students studying these units on business degrees, HNC/Ds in business and finance and CMS and DMS courses. Organizations and the Business Environment is divided into three sections. Firstly a study of Business Organizations covers topics from organizational and managerial theories, objectives and culture to an examination of the various functions in a modern business organization. Then the Micro Business Environment looks at various aspects of a business in relation to its immediate environment i.e. its industry competitors, suppliers and customers. Finally the Macro Business Environment looks at the political environment, including a detailed study of the structures, objectives and influences of the European Union, then goes on to examine legal structures, macroeconomic, sociological and technological influences. covers substantially more material than other texts in this area all chapters contain in-chapter questions, activities and assignments a strong emphasis on case materials to enable students to witness how theory is worked out in business organizations

Organizations And The Business Environment

Business, Business


Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467232734

Category: Education

Page: 388

View: 6017

Facts101 is your complete guide to Organizations And The Business Environment. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Understanding the Business Environment

Inside and Outside the Organisation


Author: Claire Capon

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273708148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 419

View: 9919

Understanding the Business Environment introduces the nature and environment of organisations to the first-time student of business. Clearly and accessibly, the book examines the external and competitive environment of business, as well as the structure, culture, resources and functions inside organisations. This combination of both the internal and external environment of organisations is unusual, and marks this book out as particularly valuable for courses aiming to give students a rounded introduction to business. It is written for students on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in business, or business-related disciplines. The following online resources support the text: For Students: self-assessment questions, glossary, revision "flashcards" For Instructors: teaching manual, powerpoint slides

Mastering the Business Environment


Author: Roger Cartwright

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333929377

Category: Business

Page: 272

View: 9261

This text provides an insight into the key external analyses organizations need to undertake. Using the acronym SPECTACLES, the book considers the social, political, economic, cultural, technological, aesthetic, customer, legal, environmental and sectoral factors that make up the set of external influences on the organization. Using examples from real organizations, the book provides the reader with clear pointers as to the factors to be considered and their interrelationship. Each chapter includes information for carrying out the analyses, together with a summary and a set of questions.

The Business Environment


Author: Adrian Palmer,Bob Hartley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe

ISBN: 9780077130015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 550

View: 7268

The seventh edition of The Business Environment has been perfectly tailored to cover the core topics that will be studied on an introductory Business Environment module. This fully updated new edition provides comprehensive coverage of the varying factors that make up the business environment, with a particular focus on how these factors impact business organisations and the decisions organisations make. Key Features: Up-to-date coverage The business environment continues to evolve, and this new edition takes on board recent issues including: The after-effects of the 'credit crunch' The emerging economic power of China, India and Brazil Data security and privacy Business ethics Cultural identity Climate change Real life examples New opening vignettes introduce the main topic and show the business environment in real life. In addition, the book contains a wealth of shorter and longer case studies featuring companies such as Google, Amazon and Virgin Trains. Pedagogy Clearly written and user friendly, the book boasts a full range of learning tools which include: Learning Objectives, Thinking Around the Subject boxes, Review Questions, and Activities.

Organisations, Competition and the Business Environment


Author: André Clark

Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780201619089

Category: Business

Page: 419

View: 4962

Organisations, Competition and the Business Environment has three distinct aims. Firstly, to develop an understanding of the context in which firms operate. Secondly, to build a stock of knowledge about the different components of the Business Environment, with particular reference to the UK and Europe. Thirdly, to investigate how firms interpret the Business Environment and their role within it, since this will affect both how they deal with changes in it, and how they go about `managing' it to achieve their strategic objectives. Organisations, Competition and the Business Environment provides a rigorous introduction to the Business Environment from the perspective of the firm. Parts I and II of the text are designed to meet the needs of those undertaking HND and introductory undergraduate courses in Business Studies. Part III develops issues raised in the first two parts and makes the overall package suitable for MBA students as well.

Organisational Behaviour

Individuals, Groups and Organisation


Author: Ian Brooks

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273701842

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 1820

"In a relatively short text, the authors cover a wide range of issues, relate them to students' popular imagination and experience, and anchor them firmly in a contemporary business context, all of which is extremely valuable.""Samantha Warren, University of Portsmouth" "One of the great strengths of this text is that in every chapter I found something new or different. There are also strengths in the structure, design and content of the book which continue to make it a popular choice with me and my students""Linda Horner, Coventry University" This third edition of "Organisational Behaviour" provides a concise, selective and rigorous introduction to the subject. With up-to-date reference to contemporary themes and work in the field, the book examines behaviour within the context of the individual, groups and teams, and finally the organisation itself. Regular questions encourage critical reflection on the most important schools of thought, and a wealth of case studies and illustrations in film apply these theories to recognisable practice. KEY FEATURES Succinct and accessible introduction to the subject Coverage of key issues such as gender, diversity and culture "OB in Film" feature provides popular alternative organisational contexts Managerial Implications sections ground theories in everyday practice Range of short and long cases Frequent questions encourage critical reflection The book is aimed at students taking modules in Organisational Behaviour on undergraduate and postgraduate business degrees. It is also suitable for post-experience and professional qualifications, as well as the more general reader with a background of study in the social sciences. About the Author Dr Ian Brooks is Dean of the Northampton Business School, The University of Northampton

Organizations and Environments


Author: Howard Aldrich

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804758291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 4079

When Organizations and Environments was originally issued in 1979, it increased interest in evolutionary explanations of organizational change. Since then, scholars and practitioners have widely cited the book for its innovative answer to this question: Under what conditions do organizations change? Aldrich achieves theoretical integration across 13 chapters by using an evolutionary model that captures the essential features of relations between organizations and their environments. This model explains organizational change by focusing on the processes of variation, selection, retention, and struggle. The "environment," as conceived by Aldrich, does not refer simply to elements "out there"—beyond a set of focal organizations—but rather to concentrations of resources, power, political domination, and most concretely, other organizations. Scholars using Aldrich's model have examined the societal context within which founders create organizations and whether those organizations survive or fail, rise to prominence, or sink into obscurity. A preface to the reprinted edition frames the utility of this classic for tomorrow's researchers and businesspeople.

The Business Environment


Author: Ian Worthington,Chris Britton

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273704249

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 527

View: 8407

This work contains a thorough analysis of the external influences that affect business activity. Theory is backed up by a wealth of statistical data, commentary and mini case studies.

Understanding Business



Author: Graeme Salaman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415238564

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 1693

Despite sweeping changes in organisational theory and practice, most productive activity still takes place within organisations. This volume makes it clear that despite waves of change, organisational theory remains vially relevant to todays student of business. This book introduces the student to classic debates and new perspectives on organisations through a wide ranging but approachable selection of readings. It: considers why organisations matter to employees and customers discusses theories of the organisation as a mode of empowerment and of control Examining these theories in the light of current programmes of organisational change, gives the book a case study element that will be invaluable for teaching and learning

Business Model Generation

Ein Handbuch für Visionäre, Spielveränderer und Herausforderer


Author: Alexander Osterwalder,Yves Pigneur

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593419084

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 1208

Wir leben im Zeitalter umwälzender neuer Geschäftsmodelle. Obwohl sie unsere Wirtschaftswelt über alle Branchengrenzen hinweg verändern, verstehen wir kaum, woher diese Kraft kommt. Business Model Generation präsentiert einfache, aber wirkungsvolle Tools, mit denen Sie innovative Geschäftsmodelle entwickeln, erneuern und in die Tat umsetzen können. Es ist so einfach, ein Spielveränderer zu sein! Business Model Generation: Das inspirierende Handbuch für Visionäre, Spielveränderer und Herausforderer, die Geschäftsmodelle verbessern oder völlig neu gestalten wollen. Perspektivwechsel: Business Model Generation erlaubt den Einblick in die geheimnisumwitterten Innovationstechniken weltweiter Spitzenunternehmen. Erfahren Sie, wie Sie Geschäftsmodelle von Grund auf neu entwickeln und in die Tat umsetzen - oder alte Geschäftsmodelle aufpolieren. So verdrehen Sie der Konkurrenz den Kopf! von 470 Strategie-Experten entwickelt: Business Model Generation hält, was es verspricht: 470 Autoren aus 45 Ländern verfassten, finanzierten und produzierten das Buch gemeinsam. Die enge Verknüpfung von Inhalt und visueller Gestaltung erleichtert das Eintauchen in den Kosmos der Geschäftsmodellinnovation. So gelingt der Sprung in neue Geschäftswelten! für Tatendurstige: Business Model Generation ist unverzichtbar für alle, die Schluss machen wollen mit ›business as usual‹. Es ist wie geschaffen für Führungskräfte, Berater und Unternehmer, die neue und ungewöhnliche Wege der Wertschöpfung gehen möchten. Worauf warten Sie noch?

Reinventing Organizations

Ein Leitfaden zur Gestaltung sinnstiftender Formen der Zusammenarbeit


Author: Frederic Laloux

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800649144

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 7264

Bahnbrechend. Inspirierend. Eines der faszinierendsten Bücher zur Organisationsentwicklung des letzten Jahrzehnts. Dies ist ein sehr wichtiges Buch, bedeutsam in vielerlei Hinsicht: Sowohl angesichts der bahnbrechenden Forschungsergebnisse, Einsichten, Ratschläge und Empfehlungen, die es enthält, als auch aufgrund der genauso wichtigen Fragen und Herausforderungen, auf die es hinweist.“ Ken Wilber aus dem Nachwort „Die programmatische Aufforderung ‚Reinventing Organizations‘ mündet in einem Organisationsmodell, das Strukturen wie Praktiken nach neuartigen, evolutionär-integralen Prinzipien ausrichtet. Im Ergebnis steht die Erkenntnis, dass das Leben und Arbeiten in Organisationen, ebenso wie deren Leistungsbeiträge für die Gesellschaft, radikal zum Positiven verändert werden können. Aber hierzu muss nicht zuletzt die Führung eine fortgeschrittene Entwicklungsebene erreichen.“ Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weibler, Autor des Standardwerkes „Personalführung“ „Das Buch gibt Hoffnung und ganz konkrete Hilfe zur Lösung der Probleme, die wir an der Schwelle von der Postmoderne zu einem neuen Zeitalter erleben, in denen die traditionellen oder modernen Organisationsformen den Anforderungen und Bedürfnissen der Menschen nicht mehr gerecht werden.“ Eine Leserin auf Frederic Laloux hat mit Reinventing Organizations das Grundlagenbuch für die integrale Organisationsentwicklung verfasst. Die Breite sowie Tiefe seiner Analyse und Beschreibung – ganzheitlich, selbstorganisierend und sinnerfüllend operierender Unternehmen – ist einzigartig. Das erste Kapitel des Buches gibt einen Überblick über die historische Entwicklung von Organisationsparadigmen, bevor im zweiten Kapitel Strukturen, die Praxis und die Kultur von Organisationen, die ein erfüllendes und selbstbestimmtes Handeln der Menschen ermöglichen, anhand von ausgewählten Beispielen vorgestellt werden. Auf die Bedingungen, Hindernisse sowie Herausforderungen bei der Entwicklung dieser evolutionären Organisationen wird in Kapitel 3 eingegangen. Hier entwirft Frederic Laloux einen Leitfaden für den Weg hin zu einer ganzheitlich orientierten und sinnstiftenden Organisation. Frederic Laloux ist auch aufgrund dieses Buches ein mittlerweile gefragter Berater und Coach für Führungskräfte, die nach fundamental neuen Wegen der Organisation eines Unternehmens suchen. Er war Associate Partner bei McKinsey & Company und hält einen MBA vom INSEAD.

Analysing the Organisational Environment


Author: N.A

Publisher: Select Knowledge Limited

ISBN: 0744602963


Page: 240

View: 3522

The aim of this title is to examine the nature of organisational culture and structure, and their influence on the ability of the organisation to cope to this rapidly changing environment.

Business Technologies in Contemporary Organizations: Adoption, Assimilation, and Institutionalization

Adoption, Assimilation, and Institutionalization


Author: Haider, Abrar

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466666242

Category: Computers

Page: 388

View: 4231

As two areas of study that thrive on change and innovation, the combination of electronic resources and corporation management presents many challenges to researchers and professionals as information is discovered and applied to existing practices. Business Technologies in Contemporary Organizations: Adoption, Assimilation, and Institutionalization investigates the reciprocal relationship between information systems and corporations in order to understand and assess the benefits of this partnership as technology continues to progress. This publication is an essential reference source for researchers, practitioners, and students interested in the practical and theoretical implementation of information systems and electronic resources in corporations and firms.

The Business Environment

Challenges and Changes


Author: Ian Brooks,Jamie Weatherston

Publisher: Ft Press

ISBN: 9780273646907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

View: 8507

The second edition of The Business Environment: Challenges and Changes, is aimed at students following business context and organisational environment modules as part of a Business Studies or Management undergraduate course or diploma. Each chapter is structured to look first at the environmental characteristics and then at how these forces influence organizations. Specific learning outcomes are provided together with questions, summaries and exercises.

Human Resource Management in Construction Projects

Strategic and Operational Approaches


Author: Martin Loosemore,Andrew Dainty,Helen Lingard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415261647

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 6546

Although construction is one of the most labour-intensive industries, people management issues are given inadequate attention. Furthermore, the focus of attention with regards to HR has been on the strategic aspects of HRM function - yet most problems and operational issues arise on projects. To help redress these problems, this book takes a broad view of HRM, examining the strategic and operational aspects of managing people within the construction sector. The book is aimed at project managers and students of project management who, until now, have been handed the responsibility for human resource management without adequate knowledge or training. The issues addressed in this book are internationally relevant, and are of fundamental concern to both students and practitioners involved in the management of construction projects. The text draws on the authors' experience of working with a range of large construction companies in improving their HRM operational activities at both strategic and operational levels, and is well illustrated with case studies of projects and organizations.