• Business

Business in Context

An Introduction to Business and Its Environment
Author: David Needle
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 1844806138
Category: Business
Page: 578
View: 1718
What are the benefits and problems of off-shoring? Can firms really be as powerful as nation states? How useful is PEST for developing effective strategies? How will the 2008 financial crisis impact business?Only David Needle’s bestselling textbook introduces you to the full picture of modern business – the innovators, the regulators, the defining issues, and the turbulence.

    • Business & Economics

Economics in a Business Context


Author: Colin Haslam,Alan Neale,Sukhdev Johal
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781861524003
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 257
View: 9329
Contextualising business policy in its economic, institutional and political environment, this practical text shows students how to use financial analysis as a strategic tool. The authors employ a value-added accounting framework to describe how modern businesses compete in an international context and highlight the factors that influence company performance. Case examples including Microsoft & Intel; Shell, Brent Spar & Nigerian Oil; the pharmaceuticals sector and pension provision are used in each chapter, to bring together different themes and theories.

    • Business & Economics

Accounting in a Business Context


Author: Aidan Berry,Robin Jarvis
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781844802517
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 535
View: 3223
The fourth edition of Accounting in a Business Context provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to accounting and finance for students on business and business-related courses. Fully revised and up-dated, it offers the ideal balance of coverage of financial accounting, management accounting and finance topics. Presented in a readable and accessible way using numerous real world examples, this highly popular text is the most complete text on the market for students from non-accounting disciplines. By focusing on how managers use information in the business world, rather than how accountants prepare it, the authors successfully covey the role of accounting in its wider managerial setting without burdening the student with unnecessary technical detail or accounting jargon. The book is pedagogically well developed and includes learning objectives, exercises, examples, case studies, diagrams, summaries, review questions, and a companion website to supplement the text. This ever-popular text enjoys a wide readership amongst students taking an introductory course in accounting and finance at both undergraduate and taught postgraduate level.

    • Business & Economics

China and the EU in Context

Insights for Business and Investors
Author: Kerry Brown
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137351861
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 345
View: 1388
Brings together the research of world-class commentators on China from across Europe to explore the policy aspects of the China-EU relationship. Aimed at practitioners, this book shows how to relate to China practically and understand its complexities for business purposes, including investment, social unrest, and China's five-year program.

    • Law

Law and Religion

Cases in Context
Author: Leslie C. Griffin
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145483174X
Category: Law
Page: 328
View: 6090
Designed to be used either as a primary text or with any Law and Religion or First Amendment text, Law and Religion: Cases in Context presents descriptions and discussions of the landmark cases in law and religion and the First Amendment. Cases are selected from the leading religion and First Amendment casebooks, and the authors provide insights into the significance of each while revealing its context and, for many, details about what happened after the case was concluded. This unique text will intrigue students and engage their interest with: - Accessible prose and interesting illustrations; - Cases that involve issues that continue to confound the courts: creation science and evolution; public religious symbols like the cross and the crèche; private religious clothing like the yarmulke and the khimar; tax policy and religion; - Engaging characters, such as: Guy Ballard, who told customers that he was chosen by Saint Germain as a divine messenger and possessed supernatural healing powers that they could purchase; Officer and Doctor Simcha Goldman, who wore a yarmulke to the psychology clinic until an irritated military attorney complained to Goldman's superiors that the yarmulke was not permitted under Air Force regulations; Kimberlie Webb, a Philadelphia police officer who lost her efforts to wear a headscarf while in uniform and on duty; Ronald Rosenberger, who successfully challenged the University of Virginia's denial of funding to his evangelical publication, Wide Awake; - Insights from leading law and religion scholars of diverse professional, religious, geographical, and institutional backgrounds. In her role as editor, Leslie C. Griffin, who holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University as well as a J.D. from Stanford Law School, has brought together an impressive group of contributors to create Law and Religion: Cases in Context.

    • Business & Economics

Business Communication in Context

Principles and Practice
Author: Melinda G. Kramer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780134843612
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 598
View: 8496
This title emphasizes the different contexts in which business communication takes place. It introduces the reader to the situations faced by business professionals and provides guidelines for the principles, practices and skills needed to achieve communication success.

    • Social Science

Within the Context of No Context


Author: George W. S. Trow
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780871136749
Category: Social Science
Page: 119
View: 9158
Brief reflections on contemporary American culture cover celebrity, privilege, crime, drugs, teen-age alcoholism, race relations, politics, and the media

    • Law

Building a Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Context and Contours
Author: Surya Deva,David Bilchitz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107199115
Category: Law
Page: 498
View: 7457
This book provides a sustained treatment of the politico-legal context and content of a proposed business and human rights treaty.

    • Law

Business and Human Rights

From Principles to Practice
Author: Dorothée Baumann-Pauly,Justine Nolan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317563921
Category: Law
Page: 349
View: 8449
In a global economy, multinational companies often operate in jurisdictions where governments are either unable or unwilling to uphold even the basic human rights of their citizens. The expectation that companies respect human rights in their own operations and in their business relationships is now a business reality that corporations need to respond to. Business and Human Rights: From Principles to Practice is the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary textbook that addresses these issues. It examines the regulatory framework that grounds the business and human rights debate and highlights the business and legal challenges faced by companies and stakeholders in improving respect for human rights, exploring such topics as: the regulatory framework that grounds the business and human rights debate challenges faced by companies and stakeholders in improving human rights industry-specific human rights standards current mechanisms to hold corporations to account future challenges for business and human rights With supporting case studies throughout, this text provides an overview of current themes in the field and guidance on practical implementation, demonstrating that a thorough understanding of the human rights challenges faced by business is now vital in any business context.

    • Psychology

The Social Psychology of Creativity


Author: Teresa Amabile
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461255333
Category: Psychology
Page: 245
View: 4524
The ideas presented in this book have been incubating for over 25 years. I was in the first grade, I believe, when the ideas that eventually developed into this social psychology of creativity first began to germinate. The occasion was art class, a weekly Friday afternoon event during which we were given small reproductions of the great masterworks and asked to copy them on notepaper using the standard set of eight Crayola® crayons. I had left kindergarten the year before with encour agement from the teacher about developing my potential for artistic creativity. During these Friday afternoon exercises, however, I developed nothing but frus tration. Somehow, Da Vinci's "Adoration of the Magi" looked wrong after I'd fin ished with it. I wondered where that promised creativity had gone. I began to believe then that the restrictions placed on my artistic endeavors contributed to my loss of interest and spontaneity in art. When, as a social psy chologist, I began to study intrinsic motivation, it seemed to me that this moti vation to do something for its own sake was the ingredient that had been missing in those strictly regimented art classes. It seemed that intrinsic motivation, as defined by social psychologists, might be essential to creativity. My research pro gram since then has given considerable support to that notion. As a result, the social psychology of creativity presented in this book gives prominence to social variables that affect motivational orientation.

    • Science

Sustainability of Business in the Context of Environmental Management


Author: Kamlesh Pritwani
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
ISBN: 8179933016
Category: Science
Page: 328
View: 7771
The unending process of globalization and liberalization of market and economy has expanded opportunities and prompted the introduction of new ideas of leadership and management. The proliferation of business strategies in globalized world necessitates the need for expanding socio-environmental concerns of business. Sustainability of Business in the Context of Environmental Management studies the newly emerged concept of ‘sustainable business’ in view of the growing Indian economy. It explores the current corporate social responsibility practices adopted with special reference to environmental management in Indian companies. The book compares the legal, financial, economic, industrial, and social behavioural aspects. Out of these aspects, industrial aspect in view of ‘environmental management’ is discussed in detail. It also explores the forces driving the changing relationship between business and society and corporate leadership reacting to environmental challenges. Finally, the book restates the concept of increasing profitability through societal development.

    • Law

Business and Human Rights


Author: Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107175291
Category: Law
Page: 300
View: 7492
The regulation of business in the global economy poses one of the main challenges for governance, as illustrated by the dynamic scholarly and policy debates about the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and a possible international treaty on the matter. This book takes on the conceptual and legal underpinnings of global governance approaches to business and human rights, with an emphasis on the Guiding Principles (GPs) and attention to the current treaty process. Analyses of the GPs have tended to focus on their static dimension, such as the standards they include, rather than on their capacity to change, to push the development of new norms, and practices that might go beyond the initial content of the GPs and improve corporate compliance with human rights. This book engages both the static and dynamic dimensions of the GPs, and considers the issue through the eyes of scholars and practitioners from different parts of the world.

    • Foreign Language Study

The Business of Enlightenment


Author: Robert DARNTON
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674087866
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 638
View: 4584
Darnton explores some fascinating territory in the genre of "histoire du livre," and at the same time tracks the diffusion of Enlightenment ideas. He is concerned with the form of the thought of the great philosophes as it materialized into books and with the way books were made and distributed in the business of publishing. This is cultural history on a broad scale, a history of the process of civilization.

    • Business & Economics

Doing Business in India

A Framework for Strategic Understanding
Author: Chandrashekhar Lakshman
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 1780634552
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 7581
A comprehensive look at understanding India with a strategic framework that can be readily used for doing business in this market is needed. Doing Business in India discusses the cultural and consumer profile of the people of India and how these fit into the macroeconomic context. The analytical framework provided and illustrated with real case examples spans domains such as the institutional context of the country (full of voids and amazing peculiarities) and the interesting federalist political framework in a country with many states. Based on this foundation, the book introduces the business strategies appropriate for both rural and urban markets in India. The following chapters cover the successful implementation of these strategies in India. The remaining chapters focus on successful cross-cultural management of Indian managers and employees, the appropriate types of leadership required for managing the Indian workforce, the types of managerial control systems likely to be successful in this country, and the HRM practices that can help companies to win in this market. Offers a unique and exclusive focus on India Focus on political particularities in India crucial for understanding success models Explores the overall strategic framework for better strategy formulation in context Focus on strategy implementation issues (leadership, HRM, organizational systems) Includes cases not found in other sources

    • Social Science

Cash Transfers in Context

An Anthropological Perspective
Author: Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan,Emmanuelle Piccoli
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785339583
Category: Social Science
Page: 342
View: 3464
Marginal in status a decade ago, cash transfer programs have become the preferred channel for delivering emergency aid or tackling poverty in low-and middle-income countries. While these programs have had positive effects, they are typical of top-down development interventions in that they impose on local contexts standardized norms and procedures regarding conditionality, targeting, and delivery. This book sheds light on the crucial importance of these contexts and the many unpredicted consequences of cash transfer programs worldwide - detailing how the latter are used by actors to pursue their own strategies, and how external norms are reinterpreted, circumvented, and contested by local populations.

    • Business & Economics

The Business of the 21st Century


Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781612680637
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 144
View: 2311
In The Business of the 21st Century, Robert Kiyosaki explains the revolutionary business of network marketing in the context of what makes any business a success in any economic situation. This book lends credibility to multilevel marketing business, and justifies why it is an ideal avenue through which to learn basic business and sales skills... and earn money.

    • Psychology

Trauma Therapy in Context

The Science and Craft of Evidence-based Practice
Author: Robert A. McMackin,Elana Newman
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433811432
Category: Psychology
Page: 418
View: 7738
Examines several current clinical approaches to trauma focused treatment, integrating these interventions into a broader clinical context. Emphasizes basic therapeutic skills such as empathic listening, instilling resilience, and creating meaning, in the service of empirically-supported, highly efficacious trauma interventions.

    • Business & Economics

The China Business Model

Originality and Limits
Author: Elisabeth Paulet,Chris Rowley
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081007574
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
View: 1025
The China Business Model: Originality and Limits emphasizes transformation of the Chinese Business Model over the last decades. The impact of the financial crisis on China helps the reader understand its evolution towards capitalism. Topics covered include CSR, leadership, and management in China, how do these organizations impact the performance of companies, the financing policy of Chinese firms and its evolution till the slowdown, finance and business in China, and how could the banking sector and/or the financial markets help the development of Chinese companies? Helps the reader understand the impact of the financial crisis on China and its evolution towards capitalism Contains coverage of CSR, leadership, and management in China Answers the question "how can financial markets help the development of Chinese companies?"