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Cover Accounting

Mary Carey and Cathy Knowles

Accounting is made up of two main parts. Part One covers financial accounting. It starts off by looking at the cash budget. It then moves on to the statement of profit or loss. It also looks at balancing the basics. It then turns to company finance and accounts. It also considers the capital structure and investment ratios. The second part is about management accounting. This part discusses costs and break-even analysis, absorption and activity-based costing, and budgeting. It also examines pricing and costs, short-term decision making, investment appraisal techniques, and measuring and reporting performance.

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Cover Accounting for Business
Accounting for Business contains two parts. Part One is about financial accounting. Chapters include examinations on the statement of financial position, the income statement, cash flows, and ratio analysis. Part Two looks at cost and management accounting. This part includes chapters on costing, relevant costs, marginal costing, decision-making, budgeting, and capital investment appraisal.

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Cover Becoming a Critical Thinker
Becoming a Critical Thinker starts by considering what it is that makes someone a critical thinker and why critical thinking skills are worth developing. The text argues that there are many benefits to looking at the world through a critical lens. The book first defines critical thinking in direct relation to the university experience before proceeding to discuss the ways in which a learner can become more of a critical thinker. The second part of the book looks at the three aims of critical thinking: quality of argument, strength of evidence, and clarity of communication. The final part is about mastering the tools of critical thinking. There are five major tools that a good critical thinker should use: writing, reading, listening, speaking, and—perhaps obviously—thinking.

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Cover Business and Sustainability

Michael Blowfield

Business and Sustainability has three main sections. Section One looks at the global context of business and sustainability. It starts off with an overview of the topic. It looks at the sustainability challenges confronting business. Section Two is about managing sustainability. This section includes examinations of leadership, entrepreneurship, and change; strategy and execution; innovation, planning, and design; financing sustainability; cooperation, collaboration, and partnership; and next generation competencies. The final section turns towards the external environment and considers governance, sustainable consumption and production, and the future.

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Cover The Business Environment
The Business Environment provides a ‘themes and issues’ approach to this topic. The core business environments and their interrelationships are explored using the established STEEPLE framework in Part One. Part Two then looks beyond these topics and invites readers to analyse a range of contemporary issues such as globalization, corporate power, equal opportunity, and entrepreneurship. Case studies illustrate key topics in real-life, international, and wide-ranging business settings. Unilever's corporate responsibility policy, Samsung and South Korean economic development, and Starbucks on sustainability are just some of the case studies in this book.

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Cover Business Ethics
Business Ethics starts with a description and analysis of business ethics. The first part begins with an introduction to business ethics. Next, the text frames business ethics within the contexts of corporate responsibility, stakeholders, and citizenship. Business ethics is then evaluated using normative ethical theories. The text then looks at making decisions in business ethics using descriptive ethical theories. At the end of the first part, the text looks at managing business ethics. The second part is about contextualizing business ethics in terms of the people involved. It looks at shareholders, employees, consumers, suppliers, competitors, government, and civil society. Finally the text makes some conclusions and looks to the future.

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Cover Business Law

James Marson and Katy Ferris

Business Law provides an introduction to the subject. Packed with up-to-date and relevant examples, it demonstrates the real applicability of the law to the business world. The book is split into eight parts. After an introduction about studying the law, Part 2 covers the English legal system, the constitution, EU law, and human rights. This comprises important issues including statutory interpretation and the legislative process, and court structures. Part 3 considers contractual obligations. Here terms such as, contractual capacity, mistake, misrepresentation, duress, contractual terms, regulations, and remedies for breach are discussed. Part 4 discusses tortious liability and describes issues of negligence, nuisance, economic loss, psychiatric injury, and statutory duties. Part 5 examines company law, including trading structures, maintenance of finance and capital, and corporate administration and management. Part 6 explores the employment relationship, the nature of which will determine many important factors for both the individual and the employer. It includes discussions on the Contract of Employment, statutory regulation of dismissals, equality in employment relationships, and Statutory and Common Law Regulation of the Conditions of Employment. Part 6 then discusses agency law and the duties and responsibilities that exist for both principal and agent. Finally, intellectual property and data protection issues are considered in Part 8.

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Cover Business Research Methods

Emma Bell, Alan Bryman, and Bill Harley

Business Research Methods contains new and revised chapters on quantitative methods and visual research, while cutting-edge material on inclusivity and bias in research, feminist perspectives, and decolonial and indigenous research is also introduced. The book is composed of four parts. The first part looks at the research process. It covers research strategies and designs, as well as ethics in business research and writing up business research. Part 2 looks at quantitative research and details the nature of quantitative research, sampling, structured interviewing, and questions. It also looks at secondary analysis and statistics. The next part is about qualitative research. This part examines ethnography, participant observation, interviewing, focus groups, language, and document data. The final part is about mixed methods of research.

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Cover Card & James' Business Law
Card & James’ Business Law provides analysis of the English legal system, contract law, the law of torts, company law, and employment law, with online chapters providing further discussion relating to the economic torts, corporate governance, the sale of goods, consumer credit, and the law relating to unfair and illegal commercial practices. All of this is discussed using relevant examples from the business environment, and the key legal cases to help develop a greater understanding of the interconnections between the law and the corporate setting. Part I of the book looks at the English legal system. Part II looks at the law of contract including the formation, terms, exclusion clauses, and remedies. Part III looks at the law of torts in detail. Part IV considers partnership and company law including business structures, the constituents of a company, shares, capital maintenance, shareholders remedies, and corporate rescue. Finally, Part V is about employment law.

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Cover Consumer Behaviour

Isabelle Szmigin and Maria Piacentini

Consumer Behaviour consists of four parts. The first part looks at the historical and current perspectives on consumption. The second part presents a micro-view of consumption which includes examinations of decision-making and involvement, learning and memory, perceptual processes, attitude theory and behaviour change, and personality and motivation. The third part turns to a macro-view of consumption and considers groups, social processes, communication, culture, and patterns of buyer behaviour. The last part focuses on future trends in consumer behaviour.

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Cover Corporate Governance
Corporate Governance offers a comprehensive overview of the key principles of corporate governance that not only considers the regulations, rules, and voluntary codes, but also emphasizes cultural aspects. It draws a distinction between Western and Eastern perceptions of corporate governance and includes cases from China. Its first part covers the principles of corporate governance and looks at management; theories, philosophies, and concepts of corporate governance; the governance partnership; the regulatory framework; and models of corporate governance. The second part is about policies. It examines the governance of corporate risk, the board and business ethics, the governance of listed companies, the governance of non-listed entities, and corporate governance globally. The last part turns to practices and includes chapters considering board membership, leadership, board activities, board effectiveness, board evaluation, and the future of corporate governance.

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Cover Corporate Governance

Christine A. Mallin

Corporate Governance is made up of four main parts. The first part looks at developments in corporate governance. The second part is concerned with owners and stakeholders. This includes an examination of family-owned firms, institutional investments, and socially responsible investment. The third part examines directors and the board structure. The fourth part is about international corporate governance; it reviews corporate governance in continental Europe, central and eastern Europe, the Asia-Pacific, South Africa, Egypt, India, and Brazil.

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Cover Corporate Social Responsibility

Michael Blowfield and Alan Murray

Corporate Social Responsibility has three parts. Part 1 looks at the meaning and origins of corporate social responsibility. This includes an introduction, the origins, and sustainable development. Corporate social responsibility in developing economies is also covered. Part 2 examines managing and implementing corporate social responsibility. It asks how corporate social responsibility is managed. It looks at governance, reporting, stakeholder engagement and responsibility reporting, socially responsible investment, and corporate social responsibility in smaller enterprises. The third part looks at the impact, critics, and the future of corporate social responsibility.

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Cover Developing Employability for Business

Maryvonne Lumley and James Wilkinson

Developing Employability for Business contains three sections. The first section is about identifying and building employability assets. It considers transferable skills and how to enhance a profile. The second section is on developing essential employability assets. It looks at managing projects, team work, and customer facing skills. The last section is about going into work and considers finding a job, career management, and success in the workplace.

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Cover Economics

Simon Hayley and Alec Chrystal

Economics starts off with an introduction to this subject. The first half of the book covers microeconomics. This includes examinations of demand and supply, consumer and producer decision-making, market failures, labour markets, finance, and behavioural economics. The second half turns towards macroeconomics. This part looks at measuring economic activity, unemployment, inflation, and international economics, growth and welfare.

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Cover Economics for Business
Economics for Business begins by asking what a business actually is. It then looks at mission and objectives, managing demand and costs, and how markets work. There are also chapters on the labour market and the effectiveness of markets. It talks about different market forms, strategic planning, the economy, and strategies for growth. Towards the ends it looks at analysing the macroeconomic environment, the government macroeconomic policy and business, and the global market.

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Cover Essential Study and Employment Skills for Business and Management Students
Essential Study and Employment Skills for Business and Management Students starts with an examination of graduate employability and developing skills for business and management. It argues that a student needs to understand how learning takes place and this will help them hone in on organization and communication skills. It is essential, the text argues, that the successful student understands how to locate information and improve their search skills. The text covers a number of other essential skills for business and management students and those include reading skills, writing skills, presentation skills, and teamwork skills. Next, the text examines creativity in addition to discussing the importance of well-being and managing stress. Finally, it looks at experience and CV development.

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Cover Exploring Leadership

Richard Bolden, Jonathan Gosling, and Beverley Hawkins

Exploring Leadership aims to support the personal and professional development of both aspiring and experienced leaders. Investigating the complex dynamics of power, identity, and purpose in organizations and wider society, it critically examines significant global issues such as diversity and inclusion, the environmental crisis, and the recent Covid-19 pandemic to reveal the systemic nature of leadership in a complex and ever-changing world. Examples and case studies include: ancestral leadership in Maori communities; consideration of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky as a transformational leader; and leadership paradoxes in the Singaporean Civil Service. The book is made up of five parts. The first part is concerned with framing leadership and the leader. The second part looks at leadership traits, styles, and the dynamics of leadership. The next part is about leadership within the organization. The fourth part is about ethics and alternatives to leaderships. The final part looks at emerging perspectives and enduring dilemmas. The final question is, where next for leadership theory and practice?

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Cover Financial Accounting, Reporting & Analysis
Financial Accounting, Reporting, and Analysis starts with an introduction. It then moves on to examine financial reporting in context. This includes examinations of corporate governance, sustainability, ethics, and financial statements. The next part of the book considers income statement reporting issues which encompasses revenue from contracts and taxation. There follows a number of chapters on property, plant, equipment, intangible assets, inventories, liabilities, financial instruments, and leases. The last part of the book covers subsidiaries, cash flow, and financial statements.

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Cover Foundations of Economics
Foundations of Economics splits economics into two sections: microeconomics and macroeconomics. Under microeconomics, chapters cover the production possibility frontier (PPF), demand, behavioural economics, elasticity of demand, supply, and market equilibrium. This part of the book also looks at the free-market system, intervening in the market system, costs, revenues, profits, monopoly, and oligopoly. Finally, the first part touches on monopolistic competition,non-price competition, and the labour market. The second part moves on to the macroeconomic sphere. Included here are chapters on equilibrium, national income, the standard of living, influences on aggregate demand, and government objectives. This part also covers topics such as unemployment, money, inflation, trade, and government policies.