The Business Student's Handbook

Learning Skills for Study and Employment

Author: Sheila Cameron

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132349246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 442

View: 7219

In an increasingly competitive and rapidly changing world, graduates must be equipped with more than just knowledge of a particular subject. This book will enable students to manage their own learning and ultimately their own career.
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The MBA Handbook

Author: Sheila Cameron

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292088710

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 7103

‭‘An absolutely vital resource for anyone doing an MBA. It will help you at every ‭stage: before, during and after your MBA.’ ‭Alex Elferink, MBA Graduate, Cass Business School, City University ‭Praise for previous edition ‭‘The MBA Handbook appropriately introduces theoretical concepts and real-life ‭examples to underpin practice-based exercises and thinking.’ ‭Jayne Mothersdale, Governor and Principal Lecturer, Learning & Teaching, ‭Leeds Beckett University ‭New edition of the definitive text for business students. ‭Undertaking any postgraduate management study is a big investment on many levels. The MBA ‭Handbook is the definitive text in this area and explains what will be expected from you on a ‭personal, professional and academic level. Designed to prepare and support you throughout ‭your studies and your career, the book is clearly structured and simply written around the ‭following sections: ‭‭Understanding the MBA and postgraduate study – covering self-management, time-‭management and planning as well as common challenges and how to overcome them; ‭‭Transferable learning skills – covering professional development, diagrams, numbers and ‭data analysis, teamwork and leadership, and crucially, case studies and problem solving; Skills for assessment – covering preparation for the unique assessments that await in MBA and ‭PG study, including speaking and presentations, writing, exams, projects and theses; Afterwards – how to start and shape your career.‭‭ ‭ This successful text has been thoroughly updated to include: New and updated activities, examples and exercises in every chapter to help evaluate your ‭progress and put ideas into practice. Mini-cases and real-life study and business examples integrated throughout the book. ‭‭Support for distance learning students and extended coverage of issues relating to EFL and ‭ESL students.‭ Visit the companion website at for worksheets and self-assessment ‭exercises. ‭Sheila Cameron has worked for the Open University Business ‭School since its inception. She has been involved in its MBA ‭programme since its earliest design stages in a variety of roles, ‭including a period as MBA Director. Sheila is also the author of ‭The Business Students Handbook.
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How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business

Author: Erik Qualman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470901225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2547

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Business Degree Success

Author: Jonathan Groucutt

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137061499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 5464

This is a practical guide for those studying business and management-related subjects at undergraduate level. Written in an engaging and clear style, the book helps students prepare effectively for assignments, presentations, examinations and dissertations, encompassing both business studies and the real workings of business.
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Introduction to Hospitality Operations

An Indispensable Guide to the Industry

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9780826460776

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

View: 9842

This second edition of the most complete introductory text available examines the whole of the hospitality industry and the ways in which it operates. The first part examines the accommodation industry: hotels of all shapes and sizes, guesthouses, hospital services, residential care, hostels and halls of residence. The second part focuses on the foodservice industry: restaurants, hotel foodservice, licensed trade, fast food, employee feeding, welfare catering, travel catering and social catering. With contributions from a number of experts, this book is invaluable for students on higher education courses.
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Business Research Methods

A Practical Approach

Author: Sheila Cameron,Deborah Price

Publisher: Cipd - Kogan Page

ISBN: 9781843982289

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 610

View: 9455

Make your research more meaningful, effective and relevant to the business world with this handbook that demystifies the research process.
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The Business Skills Handbook

Author: Roy Horn

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843983397

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

View: 7645

How do you develop leadership skills or give a successful presentation? What difference can effective thinking and critical reading make to your performance? How can you get and stay organized to meet deadlines? The first book of its kind to cover all the business skills that students need at university and at work, The Business Skills Handbook covers all the practical, cognitive, technical and development skills that students need to succeed, from organising life and work to developing good writing and teamwork skills. Mapped to the learning outcomes of the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Developing Skills for Business Leadership module, and with a focus on experiential learning to get students assessing and developing their skills, The Business Skills Handbook is designed to help students manage themselves more effectively, make justifiable decisions and problem solve more effectively, lead and influence others, interpret financial information, manage financial resources, demonstrate IT proficiency and demonstrate competence in postgraduate study skills. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides and figures and tables from the book.
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Your MBA with Distinction

Developing a Systematic Approach to Succeeding in Your Business Degree

Author: Caroline Gatrell,Sharon Turnbull

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273656678

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 9005

This book de-mystifies the process of getting an MBA, and helps students to optimise their performance. Take control of your learning and get the results you want.
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Financial and Management Accounting

An Introduction

Author: Pauline Weetman

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292086661

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 852

View: 4353

Financial & Management Accounting An Introduction seventh edition Pauline Weetman The seventh edition of this well-respected and fully updated text retains all of the features that have contributed to the book’s popularity: focus on the accounting equation, student activities and real-life commentaries throughout each chapter, a clear and accessible writing style, and inclusion of real-world case studies. With a strong emphasis on the Conceptual Framework of the International Accounting Standards Board, Financial & Management Accounting: An Introduction guides students in understanding the ‘why’ and not just the ‘what’ of financial and management accounting. Key features: New case studies containing examples from real-world companies New coverage on fair value throughout New coverage of the Strategic Report and Directors’ Report Fully up-to-date with International Financial Reporting Standards, IFRS Focuses on specific knowledge outcomes, with end-of-chapter self-evaluation Questions are graded according to difficulty to test student understanding Definitions and terminology is fully in-line with the revised IASB Conceptual Framework Experience-driven conversations between two managers are included throughout, providing a practical examination of real life scenarios. Financial & Management Accounting: An Introduction is aimed at first-level undergraduates on business studies degrees taking introductory financial and management accounting classes; first-level specialist accounting undergraduate students; introductory core accounting for MBA and postgraduate specialist Masters students, focusing on analysis through the accounting equation and a questioning approach to problem solving; and professional courses where accounting is introduced for the first time. “MyAccountingLab advert” Pauline Weetman BA, BSc (Econ), PhD, CA, FRSE, is Professor Emerita of Accounting at the University of Edinburgh, and has extensive experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with previous chairs held at Stirling, Heriot-Watt, Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities. She received the Distinguished Academic Award of the British Accounting Association in 2005. She has convened the examining board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and was formerly Director of Research at ICAS.
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The Battered Woman Syndrome

Author: Lenore E. Walker

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826143235

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 353

View: 2371

In this latest edition of her groundbreaking book, Dr. Lenore Walker has provided a thorough update to her original findings in the field of domestic abuse. Each chapter has been expanded to include new research. The volume contains the latest on the impact of exposure to violence on children, marital rape, child abuse, personality characteristics of different types of batterers, new psychotherapy models for batterers and their victims, and more. Walker also speaks out on her involvement in the O.J. Simpson trial as a defense witness and how he does not fit the empirical data known for domestic violence. This volume should be required reading for all professionals in the field of domestic abuse. For Further Information, Please Click Here!
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Business Environment in a Global Context

Author: Andrew Harrison

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191037605

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 2519

Andrew Harrison has expertly authored this engaging text on the business environment, offering theoretical rigour, along with a truly global focus, and an understanding of the economic dimensions of the subject. The text takes a unique approach exploring the business environment at different spatial levels (global, international, national, and regional), in different dimensions (culture, ethics, internationalization, markets, technology, and risk) and in the main geopolitical regions (Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa). The text is packed with up-to-date case studies that demonstrate how international companies are affected by, and deal with, serious global issues ranging from the Arab uprising to the growing influence of the BRIC countries. Practical insights interspersed in each chapter provide balanced commentary on the key issues and topics discussed, with further research being prompted by related questions. The text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which includes: For Students: Chapter and case study updates Emerging issues Annotated web links Ideas for research topics For Lecturers: Lecture notes PowerPoint slides Assignment scenarios and questions Guidance on discussion questions and cases Figures and tables from the text
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The Norton Field Guide to Writing

Author: Richard Harvey Bullock,Maureen Daly Goggin,Francine Weinberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393655773

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 9709

The best-selling, most flexible rhetoric--now with advice for reading and writing across disciplines
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Two Spirits, One Heart

A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance

Author: Marsha Aizumi,Aiden Aizumi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615681719

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

View: 9344

In this first of its kind, illuminating new book, mother, educator and LGBT activist Marsha Aizumi shares her story of parenting a young woman who came out as a lesbian, then transitioned to male. Two Spirits, One Heart: A Son's Journey and a Mother's Love chronicles her personal journey from being the mother of her dearly desired adopted baby girl Ashley, to offering unconditional love, acceptance and support amid her child's struggles to reconcile her gender identity and follow her path to become a man, Aiden. In the process, she also becomes a passionate advocate for the greater rights of transgender, bisexual, gay and lesbian citizens.
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Managing Global Business

Author: Michael Wynn-Williams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137348267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 462

View: 9546

This is a brand new introductory text that offers a succinct, accessible and engaging overview of the key theories and models that underpin the global economy and international business. Packed with global case studies and with an emphasis on practical employability skills it ensures students are prepared for the workplace.
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The Handbook of International Advertising Research

Author: Hong Cheng

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118378458

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 6739

This timely handbook brings academic excellence to international advertising research in the form of 28 contributions from over 40 leading scholars. The handbook’s comprehensive treatment highlights existing knowledge, reports major findings across the subject, and recommends directions and agendas for future research. Fills the existing gap between the rapid growth in scholarly research on international advertising and the pressing need for more high-quality research in the area Covers 28 major areas in international advertising research, with contributions from more than 40 international advertising scholars based in over 10 countries or territories Comprehensive treatment includes the history of international advertising, audiences and media, strategy and execution, content effects, regulation, ethics, and advertising education Highlights existing knowledge in international advertising, reports major findings on a broad range of topics, and offers expert recommendations on directions for future research Contributors represent the most highly respected academics among international advertising researchers
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: John Bessant,Joe Tidd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118993098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 8543

Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3rd Edition is an accessible text on innovation and entrepreneurship aimed specifically at undergraduate students studying business and management studies, but also those on engineering and science degrees with management courses. The text applies key theories and research on innovation and entrepreneurship and then reviews and synthesises those theories and research to apply them in a much broader and contemporary context, including the corporate and public services, emerging technologies and economies, and sustainability and development and creating and capturing value from innovation and entrepreneurship. In this third edition the authors continue to adopt an explicit process model to help organise the material with clear links between innovation and entrepreneurship. This text has been designed to be fully integrated with the Innovation Portal at, which contains an extensive collection of additional resources for both lecturers and students, including teaching resources, case studies, media clips, innovation tools, seminar and assessment activities and test questions.
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Introducing Organizational Behaviour and Management

Author: David Knights,Hugh Willmott

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844800353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

View: 7120

This eagerly awaited introductory textbook provides a fresh approach to the study of Organizational Behaviour and management. Seeking to make the subject matter more relevant and accessible, it treats Organizational Behaviour as a field of activity that has many parallels with what is experienced in everyday life. Students will find it easier to learn about organizations by appreciating how work relations and management activities are not so distant from their own everyday lives. Uniquely, this book presents two distinct and highly contrasting perspectives on Organizational Behaviour. Key elements of what is conventionally studied in the field are introduced and treated as a foil for introducing a critical, less orthodox perspective. Written with the introductory Organizational Behaviour student in mind, this exciting new text has a four-colour design and uses classic pedagogical features such as case studies, think points, discussion questions, learning objectives and linked chapter summaries in order to engage students and provide a stimulating learning – and teaching – environment.
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Introduction to Work and Organizational Behaviour

Author: John Bratton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137432063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 584

View: 9141

Do big bonuses really motivate bankers to work harder? Is it better to hire someone with a personality similar to your own? What impact does delivering 'service with a smile' have on employees? Introduction to Work and Organizational Behaviour answers all of these questions and more, offering insights into contemporary management practices and encouraging you to reflect critically on the realities of the workplace. Building on the success of the previous edition, this new edition offers: • New chapters on organizational change, and diversity and people management • Brand new Links to Management videos featuring business managers and consultants discussing topics such as perception and learning • 12 new Globalization and Organization Misbehaviour vignettes illustrating contemporary organizational practice and its impact across the world • 12 new The Reality of Work boxes providing thought-provoking examples of the interconnection between society and organizational behaviour • Over 200 new references, bringing the discussion right up to date. Visit to access examples of organizational behaviour in popular films such as The Imitation Game, as well as a guide to developing your skills in report writing and oral presentations, and Chinese translations of key vocabulary and chapter summaries.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers

Author: David B. Szabla,William A. Pasmore,Mary A. Barnes,Asha N. Gipson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9783319528779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1533

View: 3492

The key developments and advancements in organizational change over the last century are the result of the research, theories, and practices of seminal scholars in the field. While most books simply outline a theorist’s model, this handbook provides invaluable insight into the contexts and motivations behind their contributions. Organized alphabetically, this handbook presents inspiring and thought-provoking profiles of prominent organizational change thinkers, capturing the professional background of each and highlighting their key insights, contributions, and legacy within the field of organizational change. By bringing these scholars’ experiences to life, we can begin to understand the process of organizational change and analyze what remains to be done for organizations today. This book is the first of its kind—the go-to source for learning about the research and practice of organizational change from those who invented, built, and advanced the field. This comprehensive handbook will help researchers and students to develop their organizational change research agendas, and provide practitioners with concepts, theories, and models that can easily be applied to the workplace to lead change more effectively.
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Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8

A Unifying Foundation

Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Science of Children Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309324882

Category: Social Science

Page: 706

View: 9724

Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to continue to build the knowledge base in ways that will directly advance and inform future actions. The recommendations of this book provide an opportunity to improve the quality of the care and the education that children receive, and ultimately improve outcomes for children.
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