Business in Context

An Introduction to Business and Its Environment
Author: David Needle
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 1844806138
Category: Business
Page: 578
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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.

Economics in a Business Context

Author: Colin Haslam,Alan Neale,Sukhdev Johal
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781861524003
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 257
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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.

Cost Management and Its Interplay with Business Strategy and Context

Author: Alf Oldman,Cyril Tomkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429873158
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
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First published in 1999. This text aims to consider how the financial controller/management accountant decides to design a cost management system given the range of approaches to cost managment advocated in recent years. The book reports on research which tested the relationship between cost management systems adopted and the strategic orientation of the company, through five detailed case studies of well-known and named companies. The case studies trace the developments in each company through time.

European Business Ethics Cases in Context

The Morality of Corporate Decision Making
Author: Wim Dubbink,Luc van Liedekerke,Henk van Luijk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048193349
Category: Philosophy
Page: 298
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Business ethics as a discipline leans on cases but flourishes by thorough analysis and reflection. The present volume offers both. After three introductory chapters into business ethics eight recent European cases, mainly stemming from The Netherlands and Belgium and all of them with a clear moral impact, are extensively described and analysed. Among them are the Lernout and Hauspie speech technology disaster, Heineken’s struggle with the promotion girls selling beer in Cambodia, cartels in the Dutch construction industry, the pharmaceutical industry and the Aids crisis, and Unilever allegedly making use of child labour in the cotton industry in India. Each case is followed by two expert comments, from the fields of general ethics, but also of law, economics, management and organisation theory, sociology and social psychology. Cases and comments together offer an unique entrance in varieties of moral reasoning and in the personal and institutional dimensions to be taken into account when facing a corporate case saturated with moral ambiguities. This book will be of interest to researchers as well as teachers of undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Ethics, Business in Society, Management and Organisation Theory and Strategic Management. It will also be useful for business practitioners eager to find moral guidance in their specific field.

China and the EU in Context

Insights for Business and Investors
Author: Kerry Brown
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137351861
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 345
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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.

Studieren - Das Handbuch

Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827423603
Category: Science
Page: 352
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Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".

The Common European Sales Law in Context

Interactions with English and German Law
Author: Gerhard Dannemann,Stefan Vogenauer
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191668184
Category: Law
Page: 856
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European Contract Law unification projects have recently advanced from the Draft Common Frame of Reference (2009) to a European Commission proposal for an optional Common European Sales Law (2011) which is to facilitate cross-border marketing. This book investigates for the first time how CESL and DCFR rules would interact with various aspects of domestic law, represented by English and German law. Nineteen chapters, co-authored by British and German scholars, examine such interface issues for eg pre-contractual relationships, notions of contract, formation, interpretation, and remedies, extending to non-discrimination, third parties, transfers or rights, aspects of property law, and collective proceedings. They go beyond a critical analysis of CESL and DCFR rules by demonstrating where and how CESL rules would interact with neighbouring areas of English and German law before English and German courts, how domestic traditions might influence the application, which aspects might motivate sellers and buyers to choose or reject CESL, and which might serve as model for national legislators. The findings are summarized in the final two chapters.

The Current Regulatory Framework Governing Business in Bulgaria

Author: Thomas O'Brien,Christian Filipov
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821349823
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 53
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This technical paper outlines the key elements of the regulatory environment for business in Bulgaria. Its eight chapters are based largely on a review of Bulgarian legislation and regulations, in effect in the second half of the year 2000. In Bulgaria, there have been many positive economic developments in recent years. By describing and enhancing the understanding of the regulatory framework, this paper aims to help bring about further improvements in the years ahead.

Company Law in Context

Text and Materials
Author: David Kershaw
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199609322
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 890
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Company Law in Context is an ideal main text for company law courses. In this sophisticated book David Kershaw places company law in its economic, business, and social context, making the cases, statutes, and other forms of regulation more accessible and relevant. A running case study provides a practical perspective.

ASEAN Business in Crisis

Context and Culture
Author: Mhinder Bhopal,Michael Hitchcock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136343725
Category: History
Page: 208
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The impact of the Asia crisis has contributed to the debate about the need for regulation of global markets. This book outlines the events leading up to and during the Financial Crisis of 1997 and assesses the responses of the financial contagion.

Frontiers of Legal Knowledge

Business and Economic Law in Context
Author: Kenneth Kaoma Mwenda,David A. Ailola
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 438
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Frontiers of Legal Knowledge examines contemporary issues in African jurisprudence on the business and economic law aspects of globalization and good governance. It sets out an interdisciplinary exposition of the law, providing an interface of business law, finance, management, economics, political economy, and development studies. This book attempts to permeate intellectual spheres that have not been explored in depth before. This is not a simple textbook on the introductory aspects of a particular field of law. Instead, the book breaks new ground in the areas of business and economic law. A law-in-context approach gives added value to the respective fields of knowledge in the book. The editors have endeavored to bring together fresh and original contributions from leading African scholars on the respective subjects covered in the book, with each chapter written by an expert in the field. Mwenda and Ailola cover, among other things, development economics and development studies, and the nexus between these disciplines and business and economic law. The topics examined include the following: privatization law in Zambia; the U.S. African Growth Opportunity Act, as it applies to Zambia and other African countries; the legal framework for the African Trade Insurance Agency; international aspects of protecting intellectual property rights; land law and property rights in Zambia; aspects of trusts law in Zambia; the institutional framework for tax administration in Zambia and principles of tax law in that country; developments in labor law of international organizations and the applicability of such matters to Zambia; securities regulation both in Zambia and other countries; the legal framework for regulating foreign direct investment in Zambia; developments in company law and corporate finance law of Zambia and other countries; developments relating to the financial sector; and many other areas of jurisprudence in Africa. Scholars interested in studying international and comparative law, and the interface of law and the social sciences, will find this book a must read.

Developing Business Objects

Author: Andy Carmichael
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521648257
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 315
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Software development projects have always held the promise of greater efficiency or increased automation, but today's business projects are no longer satisfied with automating existing ways of competing in the market place - they want to transform the markets themselves. Developing Business Objects brings together the experiences of the practitioners who pioneered the use of object-oriented methods and languages in commercial applications, and presents their experiences of applying and succeeding (and in some cases failing) with object technology. Since each chapter of the book is firmly grounded in the real world of people, budgets, deadlines, successes and failures, it cuts through the hype to the real issues that affect the quality and productivity of every software engineering endeavor. The book includes sections on the need for 'concurrent engineering' (all phases of a traditional life cycle happening in parallel and the advantages and difficulties this brings), the importance of understanding the business purpose rather than automating what currently exists, and the importance of effective management of change.

British Business in Asia Since 1860

Author: R. P. T. Davenport-Hines,Geoffrey Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521530583
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Eight leading business historians examine the role of British business in Iran, India, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Russian Asia, and Japan. The primary focus is on the impact of British commerce in the region, and the essays, based on research in British business archives and government papers, discuss the activities and performance of British companies.

Reward Management in Context

Author: Angela Wright
Publisher: CIPD Publishing
ISBN: 9780852929933
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 223
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Understand how to design and implement reward management in the workplace

Employee Relations in Context

Author: David Farnham
Publisher: CIPD Publishing
ISBN: 9780852928769
Category: Employees
Page: 455
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This volume analyses the issues surrounding employment today and explores the challenges that lie at the heart of the workplace. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated.

Globalisation and Business Ethics

Author: Karl Homann,Peter Koslowski,Dr Christoph Luetge
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409493326
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Globalization has become a common phenomenon, yet one that many people experience as a threat not only to their economic existence, but also to their cultural and moral self-image. This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide a theoretical overview of how business ethics deals with the phenomenon of globalization. The authors first examine the origins and development of globalization and its interaction with business ethics, before discussing the impact on and role of national and multinational corporations. The book goes on to examine the relationship between industrialized and developing countries, and explores the place of ethics in globalized markets.