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.

Accounting in a Business Context

Author: Aidan Berry,Robin Jarvis
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781844802517
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 535
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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.

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.

Law and Religion

Cases in Context
Author: Leslie C. Griffin
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145483174X
Category: Law
Page: 328
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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 Communication in Context

Principles and Practice
Author: Melinda G. Kramer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780134843612
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 598
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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.

Within the Context of No Context

Author: George W. S. Trow
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780871136749
Category: Social Science
Page: 119
View: 1967

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Brief reflections on contemporary American culture cover celebrity, privilege, crime, drugs, teen-age alcoholism, race relations, politics, and the media

Business and Human Rights

From Principles to Practice
Author: Dorothée Baumann-Pauly,Justine Nolan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317563921
Category: Law
Page: 349
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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.

Graduate Careers in Context

Research, Policy and Practice
Author: Ciaran Burke,Fiona Christie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351401238
Category: Education
Page: 202
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In a world where there are increasing concerns about graduate underemployment and likely career trajectories, it is not surprising that there is a significant body of literature examining graduate careers in post-industrial societies. However, it has become increasingly evident in recent years that there is a stark disconnect between academics who research employment and education, and careers and employability professionals. Graduate Careers in Context?brings these two separate groups together for the first time in order to provide a better understanding of graduate careers. The book addresses the problems surrounding the graduate labour market and its relationship to higher education and public policy. Drawing on varied perspectives, the contributors provide a comprehensive examination of issues such as geography, mobility and employability, before presenting and discussing the benefits of future collaboration between practitioners and academic researchers.? The interdisciplinary focus of this book will make it of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the areas of education, sociology, social policy, business studies and career guidance and coaching. It should also be essential reading for practitioners who wish to consider their role and responsibilities within the changing higher education market.

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
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This book provides a sustained treatment of the politico-legal context and content of a proposed business and human rights treaty.

The Social Psychology of Creativity

Author: Teresa Amabile
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461255333
Category: Psychology
Page: 245
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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.

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
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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.

Business and Human Rights

Author: Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107175291
Category: Law
Page: 300
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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.


The Business of Celebrity
Author: Elizabeth Currid-Halkett
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429962629
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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How was Nike able to take a gamble on an unknown Michael Jordan and transform itself from a $900 million company to a $9.19 billion company in less than fifteen years? Why did the artist Jeff Koons's Balloon Flower (Magenta) sell for a record $25.7 million in 2008? What does the high school football star have in common with the Hollywood headliner? And why should an actor never, ever go to Las Vegas? Celebrity—our collective fascination with particular people—is everywhere and takes many forms, from the sports star, notorious Wall Street tycoon, or film icon, to the hometown quarterback, YouTube sensation, or friend who compulsively documents his life on the Internet. We follow with rapt attention all the minute details of stars' lives: their romances, their spending habits, even how they drink their coffee. For those anointed, celebrity can translate into big business and top social status, but why do some attain stardom while millions of others do not? Why are we simply more interested in certain people? In Starstruck, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett presents the first rigorous exploration of celebrity, arguing that our desire to "celebrate" some people and not others has profound implications, elevating social statuses, making or breaking careers and companies, and generating astronomical dividends. Tracing the phenomenon from the art world to tabletop gaming conventions to the film industry, Currid-Halkett looks at celebrity as an expression of economics, geography (both real and virtual), and networking strategies. Starstruck brings together extensive statistical research and analysis, along with interviews with top agents and publicists, YouTube executives, major art dealers and gallery directors, Bollywood players, and sports experts. Laying out the enormous impact of the celebrity industry and identifying the patterns by which individuals become stars, Currid-Halkett successfully makes the argument that celebrity is an important social phenomenon and a driving force in the worldwide economy.

Privacy in Context

Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life
Author: Helen Nissenbaum
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804772894
Category: Law
Page: 304
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Privacy is one of the most urgent issues associated with information technology and digital media. This book claims that what people really care about when they complain and protest that privacy has been violated is not the act of sharing information itself—most people understand that this is crucial to social life —but the inappropriate, improper sharing of information. Arguing that privacy concerns should not be limited solely to concern about control over personal information, Helen Nissenbaum counters that information ought to be distributed and protected according to norms governing distinct social contexts—whether it be workplace, health care, schools, or among family and friends. She warns that basic distinctions between public and private, informing many current privacy policies, in fact obscure more than they clarify. In truth, contemporary information systems should alarm us only when they function without regard for social norms and values, and thereby weaken the fabric of social life.

The Business of Enlightenment

Author: Robert DARNTON
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674087866
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 638
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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.

Doing Business in India

A Framework for Strategic Understanding
Author: Chandrashekhar Lakshman
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 1780634552
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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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

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
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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.