Understanding Business

Author: William Nickels,James McHugh,Susan McHugh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259302644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

View: 7104

Understanding Business has long been the market leader because we listen to instructors and students. With this eleventh edition we are proud to offer a platinum experience, that: Improves Student Performance—Understanding Business puts students at the center. It’s the only learning program on the market to offer proven adaptive technology that increases grades by a full letter through Connect® Business, and the only program to offer the first and only adaptive eBook ever, SmartBook. Enhances your Teaching—The authors are dedicated to supporting your teaching and your student’s learning, which is why they listen to YOU and develop resources based on YOUR suggestions and course needs. This is the only author-team on the market that carefully review each and every resource to ensure cohesion. Accessible to All—This learning program has moved toward tighter compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and provides students the opportunity to learn regardless of learning style or disability. What’s more, it earner a perfect score of 100 points possible by Quality Matters, an independent organization that reviews and certifies the quality of online courses and online components. Choose a platinum experience. Choose Understanding Business.

Understanding Business with Connect Plus

Author: William Nickels,James McHugh,Susan McHugh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 9780077398118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 569

View: 4143

Understanding Business Organisations

Author: Graeme Salaman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134556047

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 3799

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.

Understanding Business

Processes

Author: David Barnes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415238618

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

View: 5863

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.

Understanding Business

Environments

Author: Michael Lucas,Vivek Suneja

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415238601

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 3269

With chapters by gurus Anthony Giddens, Stuart Hall and Will Hutton, the book covers: social forces and social structures; technological factors; economic factors; and political factors such as the legal environment and government-business relations, as they apply to the business environment.

Understanding the Business of Entertainment

The Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should Know

Author: Gregory Bernstein

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317680510

Category: Art

Page: 314

View: 2150

Understanding the Business of Entertainment: The Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should Know is an indispensable guide to the business aspects of the entertainment industry, providing the legal expertise you need to break in and to succeed. Written in a clear and engaging tone, this book covers the essential topics in a thorough but reader-friendly manner and includes plenty of real-world examples that bring business and legal concepts to life. Whether you want to direct, produce, write, edit, photograph or act in movies, this book covers how to find work in your chosen field and examines the key provisions in employment agreements for creative personnel. If you want to make films independently, you’ll find advice on where to look for financing, what kinds of deals might be made in the course of production, and important information on insurance, releases, and licenses. Other topics covered include: Hollywood’s growth and the current conglomerates that own most of the media How specific entertainment companies operate, including facts about particular studios and employee tasks. How studios develop projects, manage production, seek out independent films, and engage in marketing and distribution The kinds of revenues studios earn and how they account for these revenues How television networks and new media-delivery companies like Netflix operate and where the digital revolution might take those who will one day work in the film and TV business As an award- winning screenwriter and entertainment attorney, Gregory Bernstein give us an inside look at the business of entertainment. He proves that knowing what is behind filmmaking is just as important as the film itself.

Understanding Business Dynamics:

An Integrated Data System for America's Future

Author: Panel on Measuring Business Formation, Dynamics, and Performance,Committee on National Statistics,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309104920

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 8778

The U.S. economy is highly dynamic: businesses open and close, workers switch jobs and start new enterprises, and innovative technologies redefine the workplace and enhance productivity. With globalization markets have also become more interconnected. Measuring business activity in this rapidly evolving environment increasingly requires tracking complex interactions among firms, establishments, employers, and employees. Understanding Business Dynamics presents strategies for improving the accuracy, timeliness, coverage, and integration of data that are used in constructing aggregate economic statistics, as well as in microlevel analyses of topics ranging from job creation and destruction and firm entry and exit to innovation and productivity. This book offers recommendations that could be enacted by federal statistical agencies to modernize the measurement of business dynamics, particularly the production of information on small and young firms that can have a disproportionately large impact in rapidly expanding economic sectors. It also outlines the need for effective coordination of existing survey and administrative data sources, which is essential to improving the depth and coverage of business data.

Understanding Business Ethics

Author: Peter A. Stanwick,Sarah D. Stanwick

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506303250

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

View: 9893

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!

Understanding Business

The Logic of Balance

Author: Gary L. Moreau

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547074730

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 188

View: 1579

Building and managing a large corporation on values such as honor, integrity, obligation, and trust may seem antithetical to achieving and sustaining business success. But if you want to engage your most critical stakeholders-your employees-at the highest level, those are exactly the values you must leverage and prioritize. It's not that companies ignore what seasoned business leader Gary Moreau calls the "soft tools" of business management. However, in placing more emphasis on the measurable tools of development and growth, such as quantitative marketing and financial modeling, executives tend to make the soft tools secondary when it comes to achieving their business goals. And without the real trust of those who do the work, companies won't grow in a sustaining way. In his latest book in the Understanding series, Moreau shows business leaders-especially those just starting out-how to establish real trust with those they lead and create an environment that is inclusive and appreciative of diversity, from culture and gender issues to leadership styles. Understanding Business: The Logic of Balance shows you how to balance soft tools with popular, measurable tools to improve company culture and achieve overall success.

Understanding Business Research

Author: Bart L. Weathington,Christopher J. L. Cunningham,David J. Pittenger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118342968

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 506

View: 5696

Explore the essential steps for data collection, reporting, and analysis in business research Understanding Business Research offers a comprehensive introduction to the entire process of designing, conducting, interpreting, and reporting findings in the business environment. With an emphasis on the human factor, the book presents a complete set of tools for tackling complex behavioral and social processes that are a part of data collection in industry settings. Utilizing numerous real-world examples throughout, the authors begin by presenting an overview of the research process, outlining key ideas relating to the business environment, ethics, and empirical methods. Quantitative techniques and considerations that are specific to business research, including sampling and the use of assessments, surveys, and objective measures are also introduced. Subsequent chapters outline both common and specialized research designs for business data, including: Correlational Research Single Variable Between-Subjects Research Correlated Groups Designs Qualitative and Mixed-Method Research Between-Subjects Designs Between-Subjects Factorial Designs Research with Categorical Data Each chapter is organized using an accessible, comprehensive pedagogy that ensures a fluid presentation. Case studies showcase the real-world applications of the discussed topics while critical thinking exercises and Knowledge Checks supply questions that allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material. Numerous graphics illustrate the visual nature of the research, and chapter-end glossaries outline definitions of key terms. In addition, detailed appendices provide a review of basic concepts and the most commonly used statistical tables. Requiring only a basic understanding of statistics, Understanding Business Research is an excellent book for courses on business statistics as well as business and management science research methods at the graduate level. The book is also a valuable resource for practitioners in business, finance, and management science who utilize qualitative and quantitative research methods in their everyday work.

Understanding Business Ethics

Author: Roger Bradburn

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9780826453327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 2459

This clear and stimulating introductory textbook provides a thorough overview of the subject and illustrates how ethics have a part to play in the day to day business of being a manager.

Understanding Business Statistics

Author: Ned Freed,Stacey Jones,Timothy Bergquist

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118799143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 4376

Understanding Business Statistics is a highly student-oriented business statistics product that makes statistics understandable for students with a wide variety of statistics backgrounds. The authors provide an intuitive discussion of basic statistical principles rather than a mathematically rigorous development. They use simple examples to introduce and develop concepts and procedures. For ease of reading, chapter sections are designed to ensure easy-to-follow continuity from one section to the next. This text provides students with frequent opportunities to check their understanding of topics as they move through the chapters, with exercises included at the end of most sections. In many cases, the exercises have been designed to extend chapter discussions rather than solely provide opportunities for drill and repetition. Understanding Business Statistics isÊwritten using a modular approach, allowing students to approach the subject step-by-step with very clear instructions.

Loose-Leaf Edition Understanding Business

Author: William G Nickels,Susan McHugh,James McHugh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781260211108

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

View: 2474

Understanding Business has long been The Gold Standard and preeminent teaching and learning experience ever created for Introduction to Business. Our experienced and diverse authors and long-tenured editorial team have, by listening to you, have created a product that meets the needs of nearly all classrooms, no matter the size, teaching modality, or learning objectives. The content is unmatched in depth, breadth, currency, and relevancy, and is presented in an extremely readable format for students with all learning styles. A wealth of supporting technology engages students, enriches learning, furthers understanding, and simplifies instructors’ assessment processes. Course supplements tightly align with chapter concepts and include strategies that enhance retention, making instructors of all experience levels Grade-A rock stars. And unparalleled support from our digital faculty consultants helps ensure you and your students benefit from the full experience of what is now the gold standard in Introduction to Business classes. Nickels/McHugh/McHugh, Understanding Business, 12th Edition does more than teach—it creates students prepared to impact the world.

Understanding the Business of Global Media in the Digital Age

Author: Micky Lee,Dal Yong Jin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134972601

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 2235

This new introductory textbook provides students with the tools they need to understand the way digital technologies have transformed the global media business of the 21st century. Focusing on three main approaches – media economics, critical political economy, and production studies – the authors provide an empirically rich analysis of ownership, organizational structures and culture, business strategies, markets, networks of strategic alliances, and state policies as they relate to global media. Examples throughout involve both traditional and digital media and are taken from different regions and countries to illustrate how the media business is influenced by interconnected historical, political, economic, and social factors. In addition to introducing today’s convergent world of global media, the book gives readers a greater understanding of their own potential roles within the global media industries.

Understanding Business Marketing and Purchasing

An Interaction Approach

Author: David Ford

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861527691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 6960

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.

Africans Investing in Africa

Understanding Business and Trade, Sector by Sector

Author: T. McNamee,M. Pearson,W. Boer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137542802

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

View: 8248

Africans Investing in Africa explores intra-African trade and investment by showing how, where and why Africans invest across Africa; to identify the economic, political and social experiences that hinder or stimulate investment; and to highlight examples of pan-African investors.

Big Data

Understanding How Data Powers Big Business

Author: Bill Schmarzo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118740009

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 1796

Leverage big data to add value to your business Social media analytics, web-tracking, and other technologies help companies acquire and handle massive amounts of data to better understand their customers, products, competition, and markets. Armed with the insights from big data, companies can improve customer experience and products, add value, and increase return on investment. The tricky part for busy IT professionals and executives is how to get this done, and that's where this practical book comes in. Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business is a complete how-to guide to leveraging big data to drive business value. Full of practical techniques, real-world examples, and hands-on exercises, this book explores the technologies involved, as well as how to find areas of the organization that can take full advantage of big data. Shows how to decompose current business strategies in order to link big data initiatives to the organization’s value creation processes Explores different value creation processes and models Explains issues surrounding operationalizing big data, including organizational structures, education challenges, and new big data-related roles Provides methodology worksheets and exercises so readers can apply techniques Includes real-world examples from a variety of organizations leveraging big data Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business is written by one of Big Data's preeminent experts, William Schmarzo. Don't miss his invaluable insights and advice.

Managing Conflict in the Family Business

Understanding Challenges at the Intersection of Family and Business

Author: K. Rhodes,D. Lansky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113732130X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 109

View: 9620

Family Business Conflict Archetypes, Frames, Roles, and Tactics are discussed in this book with a view toward educating readers to the common conflict cycles that family businesses encounter. More specifically the book will address twelve conflicts that are common in family owned businesses, how to spot them and how to resolve them.

Understanding Business Valuation

A Practical Guide To Valuing Small To Medium Sized Businesses

Author: Trugman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1945498315

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1264

View: 6541

This fifth edition simplifies a technical and complex area of practice with real-world experience and examples. Expert author Gary Trugman's informal, easy-to-read style, covers all the bases in the various valuation approaches, methods, and techniques. Author note boxes throughout the publication draw on Trugman's veteran, practical experience to identify critical points in the content. Suitable for all experience levels, you will find valuable information that will improve and fine-tune your everyday activities.

Arts and Business

Building a Common Ground for Understanding Society

Author: Elena Raviola,Peter Zackariasson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317500032

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 565

Arts and Business aims at bringing arts and business scholars together in a dialogue about a number of key topics that today form different understandings in the two disciplines. Arts and business are, many times, positioned as opposites. Where one is providing symbolic and aesthetic immersion, the other is creating goods for a market and markets for a good. They often deal and struggle with the same issues, framing it differently and finding different solutions. This book has the potential of offering both critical theoretical and empirical understanding of these subjects and guiding further exploration and research into this field. Although this dichotomy has a well-documented existence, it is reconstructed through the writing-out of business in art and vice versa. This edited volume distinguishes itself from other writings aimed at closing the gap between art and business, as it does not have a firm standpoint in one of these fields, but treating them as symmetrical and equal. The belief that by giving art and business an equal weight, the editors also create the opportunity to communicate to a wider audience and construct a path forward for art and business to coexist.