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Exploring Business introduces students to business roles and concepts in an exciting way. This text will help you decide whether business is right for you and, if so, what areas of business you’d like to study further.
This book is intended for an undergraduate or MBA level Financial Accounting course. It covers the standard topics in a standard sequence, utilizing the Socratic method of asking and answering questions.
This text teaches the HRM strategies and theories that any manager needs to know about recruiting, selecting, training, and compensating people from the perspective of a general manager in addition to an HR manager.
Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology is intended for use in undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Management Information Systems and Information Technology.
You can expect Mastering Strategic Management to cover all of the traditional topics that standard strategic management texts cover, but in an exciting way that will assist you in engaging your students in your course. See for yourself by checking out the book online today.
Organizational Behavior takes a more experiential angle to the material to meet students' needs. The OB Toolbox feature brings life to the concepts and allows students to not only see how the OB theories unfold, but to practice them, as well.
Principles of Economics aims to teach considerable range and depth of Economic concepts through an approachable style and methodology. This book is intended for a two-semester course in Economics taught out of the social sciences or business school.
The goal of this textbook is to help students understand how real individuals actually work with economics. In this textbook, the authors illustrate the practicality and relevance of economics with a variety of new illustrations and insights.
Principles of Management teaches management principles to tomorrow’s business leaders by weaving three threads through every chapter: strategy, entrepreneurship and active leadership. Suits the needs of both undergraduate and graduate courses.
Principles of Marketing teaches the experience and process of actually doing marketing. It carries five dominant themes throughout: Service dominant logic, sustainability, ethics and social responsibility, global coverage, and metrics.
In a world that is becoming more virtual, more global, and more complex, the project manager's ability to function becomes critical to the success of the project. Project Management from Simple to Complex explores project management within this environment.
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