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.
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Author: David J. Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780750627603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 495

View: 7577

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
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Inside and Outside the Organisation

Author: Claire Capon

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273708148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 419

View: 889

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
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Author: Ian Worthington,Chris Britton

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273716754

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 518

View: 6162

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.
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Author: Terry Halbert,Elaine Ingulli

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285428560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 574

Blending theory with real-life applications, the 8th Edition of LAW AND ETHICS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT presents up-to-the-minute issues in business ethics, along with the latest in case law for an exciting and thought-provoking text. Rather than shying away from controversial topics, the text encourages lively classroom debate on everything from privacy and workers’ rights to diversity and stereotyping. Its insightful cases, end-of-chapter questions, historical quotes, and chapter projects sharpen your critical thinking skills, while a wealth of interactive assignments like role plays, mock trials, roundtables, and negotiations prepare you for the ethical and legal dilemmas of the business world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Themes and Issues in a Globalizing World

Author: Paul Wetherly,Dorron Otter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198739923


Page: 528

View: 4753

Written by an eminent author team whose expertise spans the full breadth of the subject, The Business Environment provides comprehensive coverage and sound academic insight into this dynamic subject. The unique "themes and issues" approach the book has become known for provides students with aconsistent and holistic framework for analysing businesses and the business environment, as well as a reliable method to organize their thinking. The core business environments and their interrelationships are explored using the established STEEPLE framework in Part One. Part Two then looks beyond these topics and invites students to analyse a range of contemporary issues such as the financial crisis and austerity, globalization, corporatepower, equal opportunity, and entrepreneurship. A host of examples, "Mini-Cases", and end-of-chapter case studies illustrate key topics in real-life, international, and wide-ranging business settings. Unilever's corporate responsibility policy, Samsung and South Korean economic development, and Starbucks on sustainability, are just some of thetopical cases. "Stop and Think" boxes and end-of-chapter review and discussion questions develop students' critical thinking skills, while further reading and useful websites provide the starting point for further research and exploration.The Business Environment is supported by a wealth of online resources, featuring:For students: * Multiple-choice questions* Author podcastsFor registered adopters:* Figures and tables from the text* Lecturer's guide to each chapter* PowerPoint slides* Answers to review and discussion questions* Test bank
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The Business Environment in the U.S., Japan and Germany

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788101052


Page: 136

View: 5389

Examines the competitive implications of government policies, corporate structures and operating business practices in the U.S. and two of its major competitors -- Japan and Germany -- as well as the effect governments can and have had on the business environment in these three countries. Charts and tables. Bibliography.
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Challenges and Changes

Author: Ian Brooks,Jamie Weatherston

Publisher: Ft Press

ISBN: 9780273646907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

View: 5847

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.
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Worldwide Survey Results

Author: Mirjam Schiffer,Beatrice Weder

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821350034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 51

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The development of the small and medium enterprise sector is deemed crucial for economic growth and poverty alleviation. Such firms are often though to be at a disadvantage when compared with larger enterprises, but the reverse can apply, for example in the more flexible approach of the smaller firm. This paper draws on a private sector survey in 80 countries examining whether business obstacles are related to firm size. It finds a bias against small firms, which experience significantly greater problems than large firms with financing, taxes and regulations, inflation, corruption and street crime. These problems should be the prime targets of policies aimed at reducing inequity.
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Asset Or Liability?

Author: Richard E. Caruso

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company


Category: Career development.

Page: 157

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Macro and micro trends suggest expert employees are increasingly important to contemporary businesses, especially firms like Motorola, Inc..Motorola, to increase its competitiveness, encourages its experts to work in cross-functional teams. In the 1960's and 1970's, Motorola lost competitive advantage to the Japanese. In the early 1980's to regain competitiveness, its leadership implemented a cultural change to lessen organizational bureaucracy; encourage learning, expert individual career development and teamwork. This included a formal mentoring programme, modelled upon best practice, using a traditional one-to-one, mentor to protege closed system theory of mentoring.
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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.
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Firms, Governments, and Institutions

Author: Terrence R. Guay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521872472

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

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The only comprehensive textbook on Europe's business environment, examining the region's economics and policies in social, political and historical contexts.
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Author: John Brinkman,Ilve Navarro,Donna Harper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444128108

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 6835

The business environment is a fundamental subject in any Business Studies degree course. This new, student-friendly book divides the subject into the internal and external environment and, where relevant, discusses the interface between the two. It is written with the outward-looking student in mind and, as a result, encourages readers to reflect on what they have read and to consolidate their learning through regular self-testing exercises and discussion points. The text contains highly relevant and 'household name' case studies, ensuring that it is a highly topical and engaging book. Where organisational styles differ, the authors put forward the pros and cons of different points of view, ensuring that students have the information necessary to make up their own minds and develop management strategies of their own.
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Author: A. J. Marijs,W. Hulleman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138148970


Page: 362

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Economics and the Business Environment is directed at students who will be taking up managerial positions in trade and industry or in government. The economic environment of European companies is central to the book giving students a good impression of recent developments within the European economy. The theories described enable students to: calculate how much competition firms within a particular business sector are exposed to analyze the current economic position of a particular country and make exchange rate prognoses gauge the effect of the economic environment on business sales and profits. Complicated analyses and mathematical models have been avoided as much as possible. Instead, diagrams and graphs illustrate the causal relationships between economic factors, making this book an ideal primer for those needing the basics of economics for their business degree.
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Author: Andrew Harrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019967258X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 6695

Business Environment in a Global Context offers, in a readily accessible way, an in-depth analysis of the business environment at regional, national, and international levels. Incorporating case studies throughout, the key issues, concepts, and theories are supported by practical examples from the business world.
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Author: Phil Kelly,Andrew Ashwin

Publisher: Cengage Learning Emea

ISBN: 9781408030165

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 7433

The Business Environment provides a flexible and comprehensive learning experience for modern PESTLE-driven courses by using a two-tier approach. The book offers an accessible introduction to the business environment model, taking into account curriculum and blended learning developments. For those new to business and business economics it introduces the key concepts, theory and examples (covering marketing, human resource management, operations management, finance), whilst also maintaining the depth and rigour needed for both undergraduate and postgraduate level study. The accompanying CourseMate offers a host of practical material mapped specifically to each chapter, and provides the overall product with unrivalled depth and coverage for the levels targeted.
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Managing in a Strategic Context

Author: John Kew,John Stredwick

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749482702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 4039

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.
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What's Wrong with the Business Environment and what to Do about it

Author: Vijaya Ramachandran,Alan H. Gelb,Manju Kedia Shah

Publisher: CGD Books

ISBN: 1933286288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 117

View: 3735

Why is business performance lagging in Africa? To provide answers, this volume focuses on the day-to-day problems that private sector managers and entrepreneurs there encounter. Through enterprise surveys conducted in several African countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, these businesspeople identify poor infrastructure —particularly the lack of a reliable source of power —as a huge constraint on private sector activity. Politics also plays a key role in limiting the success of African businesses. Many countries there have private sectors that are ethnically segmented or dominated by ethnic minorities or both. Segmented networks in already sparse economic environments limit competition, encourage an ambivalent attitude toward facilitating a good business environment, and constrain the growth of firms outside the dominant network. Consequently, Africa has yet to see the emergence of a broad-based business class. Africa's Private Sector identifies several solutions to address both the infrastructure and political economy constraints hampering business growth in Africa.
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