Organisations and the Business Environment

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Author: Tom Craig,David Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113637518X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

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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

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Author: David J. Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780750627603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 495

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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

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467232734

Category: Education

Page: 388

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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.

Business Environment

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Author: Elearn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0080557449

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

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This book explores the managerial roles and responsibilities with regard to safety. Applying key legal requirements to the workplace, it looks at how workplace facilities are managed and how materials and equipment are used, stored and maintained for optimum effectiveness. It not only aids organisations to achieve success, but to maintain it.

Organisations, Competition and the Business Environment

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Author: André Clark

Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780201619089

Category: Business

Page: 419

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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.

Leading Change

Wie Sie Ihr Unternehmen in acht Schritten erfolgreich verändern

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Author: John P. Kotter

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800646153

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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John P. Kotters wegweisendes Werk Leading Change erschien 1996 und zählt heute zu den wichtigsten Managementbüchern überhaupt. Es wurde in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt und millionenfach verkauft. Der Druck auf Unternehmen, sich den permanent wandelnden internen und externen Einflüssen zu stellen, wird weiter zunehmen. Dabei gehört ein offener, aber professionell geführter Umgang mit Change-Prozessen zu den Wesensmerkmalen erfolgreicher Unternehmen im 21. Jahrhundert und zu den größten Herausforderungen in der Arbeit von Führungskräften. Einer der weltweit renommiertesten Experten auf diesem Gebiet hat basierend auf seinen Erfahrungen aus Forschung und Praxis einen visionären Text geschrieben, der zugleich inspirierend und gefüllt ist mit bedeutenden Implikationen für das Change-Management. Leading Change zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie Wandlungsprozesse in Unternehmen konsequent führen. Beginnend mit den Gründen, warum viele Unternehmen an Change-Prozessen scheitern, wird im Anschluss ein Acht-Stufen-Plan entwickelt, der Ihnen hilft, pragmatisch einen erfolgreichen Wandel zu gestalten. Wenn Sie wissen möchten, warum Ihre letzte Change-Initiative scheiterte, dann lesen Sie dieses Buch am besten gleich, sodass Ihr nächstes Projekt von Erfolg gekrönt wird. Ralf Dobelli, getabstract.com Leading Change is simply the best single work I have seen on strategy implementation. William C. Finnie, Editor-in-Chief Strategy & Leadership Leading Change ist ein weltweiter, zeitloser Bestseller. Werner Seidenschwarz, Seidenschwarz & Comp.

Reinventing Organizations

Ein Leitfaden zur Gestaltung sinnstiftender Formen der Zusammenarbeit

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Author: Frederic Laloux

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800649144

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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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 Amazon.com 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.

Mastering the Business Environment

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Author: Roger Cartwright

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333929377

Category: Business

Page: 272

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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.

Understanding the Business Environment

Inside and Outside the Organisation

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Author: Claire Capon

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273708148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 419

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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

Die Grundsätze wissenschaftlicher Betriebsführung

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Author: Frederick Winslow Taylor,R. Roesler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861957132

Category:

Page: 96

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Fredericks W. Taylors Werk "Die Grunds tze wissenschaftlicher Betriebsf hrung" ist einer der wichtigsten betriebswirtschaftlichen Klassiker. Das Buch von Taylor (1856-1915) begr ndet den Taylorismus, der den richtigen Bewegungsablauf aus umfangreichen Zeit- und Arbeitsstudien ermittelte. Taylor untersuchte als Inginieur verschiedene Unternehmen und bewirkte in diesen Branchen deutliche Verbesserungen.

The Business Environment

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Author: Adrian Palmer,Bob Hartley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe

ISBN: 9780077130015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 550

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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.

Die fünfte Disziplin

Kunst und Praxis der lernenden Organisation

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Author: Peter M. Senge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791040301

Category:

Page: 498

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The Business Environment

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Author: Ian Worthington,Chris Britton

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273716754

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 518

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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 Organisations

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Author: Graeme Salaman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134556047

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Organisational theory is vitally relevant to today's student of business. Understanding Business Organisations introduces the student to classic debates and new perspectives on organisations through a wide ranging but approachable selection of readings. This text: * 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.

The Business Environment

Challenges and Changes

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Author: Ian Brooks,Jamie Weatherston

Publisher: Ft Press

ISBN: 9780273646907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

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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.

Business Environment

Managing in a Strategic Context

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Author: John Kew,John Stredwick

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749482702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

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A solid understanding of the social, economic and legal environment in which a business operates is crucial to developing a successful business strategy. With a unique balance between theory and practice, Business Environment is a broad ranging and easy to use guide that looks at how factors such as the world economy, government policy, regulation and demography, and social trends, affect day-to-day strategy and decision making in practice. The text is ideal for students taking undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the Business Environment or Business Context areas of an HR or business degree, and also caters for students studying the CIPD Leadership and Management module 'Managing in a Strategic Business Context'. This fully updated 2nd edition includes new content addressing the needs of migrant workers, further international case studies and real-world examples, and lots of new research from the CIPD and elsewhere. Online, you will find a comprehensive tutor and student support site to complement the practical material within the text. Packed with engaging features such as chapter objectives, student and seminar activities, self assessment questions, case studies, key learning points and further reading, Business Environment is guaranteed to develop the skills, knowledge and key understanding of business strategy that is required at every level.

Organizations and Environments

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Author: Howard Aldrich

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804758291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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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.

No Logo!

Der Kampf der Global Players um Marktmacht - Ein Spiel mit vielen Verlierern und wenigen Gewinnern

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Author: Naomi Klein

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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+++ Der Klassiker der Globalisierungskritik und Bestseller, jetzt im FISCHER Taschenbuch +++ Die führende Intellektuelle unserer Zeit und Bestsellerautorin Naomi Klein offenbart die Machenschaften multinationaler Konzerne hinter der Fassade bunter Logos. Der von ihr propagierte Ausweg aus dem Markendiktat ist eine Auflehnung gegen die Täuschung der Verbraucher, gegen menschenunwürdige Arbeitsbedingungen, Zerstörung der Natur und kulturellen Kahlschlag. Denn durch ihre Demystifizierung verlieren die großen, global agierenden Marken an Glanz und Macht – zum Wohle aller.