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Introduction to Business Management 11e offers an overview of business management within the South African context. The textbook is written for undergraduate students who are doing a course in introductory business management as part of their degree or diploma at a university or university of technology.
Now in its sixth edition, Warnich's Human Resource Management in South Africa provides the complete introduction to Human Resource Management in the challenging business world of modern day South Africa. Dramatic changes in both the external and internal environment of organisations in South Africa since the beginning of the twenty-first century have resulted in employees increasingly expecting to be part of the decision-making process. This change, combined with developments in technology, means that human resource (HR) managers are now faced with new and important challenges. In this situation, increasing pressure is being exerted on HR managers in South Africa to make a more significant contribution to the success of their organisations - how can organisations in South Africa deal with the complexity, speed and magnitude of these changes and still create and achieve a competitive advantage?
For over thirty years, Colin Drury has been at the forefront of helping students learn the key concepts and processes in management and cost accounting through his textbooks. Now in its tenth edition, Management and Cost Accounting has been the leading textbook in the field for three decades, and continues to blend theory and practice in language that is clear and accessible.
As well as covering everything students need to know for management accounting and cost accounting modules on undergraduate courses, or postgraduate students studying these topics for the first time, this book will also help prepare those taking the professional accounting bodies’ management and cost accounting examinations.
The new edition has been completely updated to reflect recent developments in the field, and now includes additional emphasis on value creation, and links strategic performance management more closely to divisional financial performance measurement. An entirely new chapter has also been added looking at the challenges management accountants will face in the future.
Given the common acknowledgement that strategy implementation is the greatest challenge to managers in the 21st century and the greatest reason for strategy failure we decided to focus on strategy implementation. Rather than promoting the unrealistic idea of strategy as a purely rational and deliberate outcome, this book acknowledges and explores the idea that strategy is often emergent, messy and experimental.
The 2nd edition of this book offers five key approaches:
The second edition features a number of new chapters, focusing on strategy implementation and change management, resource allocation and responsible leadership. It also includes a more detailed coverage of managing strategic risk.
Corporate Finance: A South African perspective second edition takes a fresh principles-based approach to the study of financial management. It is aimed at second and third-year students following courses in financial management in BCom or BBusSc degree programmes.
The book explains financial management concepts and practice in an accessible and concise way, while supporting students with plenty of practice examples and illustrations of real-life application.
Corporate Finance features:
This textbook focuses on the connections between psychological theory and human resource management within the South African context.
This book presents a unified and global view of macroeconomics, enabling students to see the connections between the short-run, medium-run, and long-run. The book is organised in a flexible manner around two central parts: A core and a set of three major extensions. The core provides students with a unified view of macroeconomics; The extensions offers increased depth on the subject matter; and current macroeconomic events are integrated into each chapter of the book within the text and detailed boxes. Each box shows students how they can use what they've learned to get an understanding of economics in the real-world. It offers an underlying model that draws the implications of equilibrium in three sets of markets: the goods market, the financial markets and the labour market. Features two chapters, "The crisis" and "Monetary policy" provide updated information. Focus boxes convey the life of macroeconomics today and reinforce the lessons from the models, making them more concrete and easier to grasp. South African data, examples and terminology are meaningfully integrated throughout the text. The chapter on exchange rates provides an accessible treatment of the topic, reinforcing an understanding of the concepts with South Africa in mind. Content on inflation, activity and nominal money growth from the 5th edition has been integrated into chapter 8.
The third revised edition of Organisational Behaviour: Global and Southern African Perspectives is based on the best-selling 15th global edition by Stephen Robbins and Timothy Judge. This edition has been updated to reflect current research findings from a global and a local perspective, and looks at the individual, group and organisational levels.
Key features in this edition include:
There are a number of additions that stimulate critical thinking and application:
A quick glance at the book might not reveal many changes, but a number of significant changes have in fact been made. Many chapters have been restructured to address topics that were missing from the first and second edition, whilst some small topics have been excluded to more finely focus on the key issues. The main change from the second edition is the addition of a full chapter on research ethics and attention is given to establishing its principles. Chapters relating to data analysis have been slightly revamped to make it easier for the reader to understand the key concepts. Finally, changes and updates have been made to examples, questions and case studies at the end of each chapter, to make them more relevant to current research practices.
With businesses competing globally more than ever before, and with the increased use of social media for marketing, companies are realising that they need to do more to add value to their products and services, and to enhance and manage the customer experience. In order to meet the expectations of today’s demanding and changing consumer, marketers and students of marketing alike need to be aware of the latest trends in marketing methods and technologies and how to use them to attract and keep customers.
With a user-friendly layout highlighting definitions, examples, case studies and websites, this third edition of Marketing Management: A South African Perspective gives undergraduate students a comprehensive understanding of marketing – at a practical and academic level.
Contributions from leaders in the field of marketing in South Africa and from academics at leading universities, locally and internationally, will ensure that this edition becomes as highly regarded as its predecessors.
This innovative book will be a useful and trusted reference throughout your career, no matter which company or industry you work within. CORPORATE INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP, 3E, International Edition is a one-of-a-kind book for the emerging business arena of entrepreneurship and innovation. Built on years of research and experience, the book employs a clear and informative how-to approach and features sections and chapters organized according to a summary model of the corporate entrepreneurship process. This groundbreaking book fulfills a real business need, because many executives consider entrepreneurial behavior a key to sustaining their companies' competitive advantage, but few possess genuine knowledge of the subject or understand how to apply it. The Third Edition of CORPORATE INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP, International Edition provides detailed, actionable answers to the "what," "how," "where," and "who" questions surrounding corporate entrepreneurship, giving you the knowledge and skills to take a leadership role in today's dynamic business environment.
The second edition of Introduction to Business Management: Fresh Perspectives is suitable for first-year courses in Business Management. It covers core theory on the business environment, management theory, management tasks and business functions and is divided into four parts. Each of the four parts is introduced with an infographic that provides an overview of the topics in that part.
Building on students’ existing knowledge, the ‘Before you start’ and ‘Think about it’ activities encourage students to think about key topics and to contextualise them. Up-to-date examples from private, public and nongovernmental organisations in South Africa help students apply concepts and at least two new case studies per chapter provide further opportunities for application. To support students, key concepts are highlighted and explained in a textbox, while vocabulary is promoted through a glossary at the back of the book. The review feature includes a chapter summary, critical reflection question, self-assessment questions and case study, with solutions provided at the back of the book.
Prescribing lecturers have access to customisable test banks (multiple-choice questions, essays and case studies) with answers and PowerPointŪ slides of the main ideas and graphic material in the textbook.
This text aims to differentiate itself from other business statistics texts in two important ways. It seeks: to present the material in a non-technical manner to make it easier for a student with limited mathematical background to grasp the subject matter; and to develop an intuitive understanding of the techniques by framing them in the context of a management question, giving layman-type explanations of methods, using illustrative business examples and focusing on the management interpretations of the statistical findings. This further edition continues the theme of using Excel as a computational tool to perform statistical analysis. While all statistical functions have been adjusted to the Excel (2013) format, the statistical output remains unchanged. Using Excel to perform the statistical analysis in this text allows a student: To examine more realistic business problems with larger datasets; To focus more on the statistical interpretation of the statistical findings; and to transfer this skill of performing statistical analysis more easily to the work environment. Its overall purpose is to develop a management student's statistical reasoning and statistical decision-making skills to give him or her a competitive advantage in the workplace.
Reflecting the latest trends and issues, the new Europe, Middle East & Africa Edition of Business Marketing Management: B2B delivers comprehensive, cutting-edge coverage that equips students with a solid understanding of today's dynamic B2B market. The similarities and differences between consumer and business markets are clearly highlighted and there is an additional emphasis on automated B2B practices and the impact of the Internet.
Research Methods for Business Students has been fully revised for this seventh edition and continues to be the market-leading textbook in its field, guiding hundreds of thousands of student researchers to success in their research methods modules, research proposals, projects and dissertations. So, if you're thinking . . . 'How do I choose my topic?' 'I'm confused by all these different philosophies' 'I need to collect my data; what do I do first?' 'When and what do I need to write? . . . then, open this book to discover: Regular checklists and 'Progressing your research project' sections to give you step-by-step practical guidance on the process A glossary of clear definitions for 600 research terms Cases and examples of students' and academics' research and topical news articles illustrating research in practice Detailed chapters on choosing your topic, reviewing the literature, understanding philosophies, research design, access and ethics, secondary data, data collection and analysis, and writing about and presenting your research Don't forget to visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/saunders where you can use online tutorials on research software, such as IBM SPSS Statistics and NVivo, test yourself with hundreds of multiple choice questions, analyse over 60 further case studies, and learn how to search the Internet more efficiently and effectively with our Smarter Online Searching guide! Start your project with confidence and complete it with success! Mark Saunders is Professor of Business Research Methods at The Surrey Business School, University of Surrey. Philip Lewis was a Principal Lecturer and Adrian Thornhill was a Head of Department, both at the University of Gloucestershire.
This is the first South African adaptation of the tenth edition of Schiffman and Kanuk's seminal Consumer Behavior.
Why do ethics make business sense? What is the social responsibility of business? What is the role of ethics within corporate governance? How should organisations manage ethics from within? Business Ethics fifth edition is suitable for BCom students following courses in ethics, and can also be used for graduate or postgraduate modules in business management and human resource management. Given the growing emphasis on corporate governance, the book is also of relevance to business ethics practitioners as it addresses key ethical issues affecting corporations in the twenty-first century. Business Ethics tracks global developments in areas such as corporate ethical culture and highlights the relevance thereof within the southern African context.
All organisations – from modest start-ups to multinational corporations – can benefit from an effective marketing strategy, as it serves as a roadmap for the entire business. By formulating a coherent and well-considered marketing strategy, organisations can promote their business, cater to the right types of clients and allocate their resources correctly, all while safeguarding the reputation of the organisation.
Strategic Marketing is structured around the four key questions facing organisations and top management when deciding on their strategic direction:
1. Where are we now?
In addressing these questions, the book covers topics such as:
Written with the undergraduate student in mind, Strategic Marketing offers a comprehensive view of the current developments and challenges facing the marketing world, and shows how an effective strategic basis is a valuable tool for addressing these challenges and providing strategic direction to the organisation. In this new edition two new chapters on branding and electronic marketing strategies have been included, making this an essential guide to contemporary strategic marketing.
Substantially revised for this edition and packed with additional question and answer material directly linked to each chapter topic, this Student Manual is the ideal learning tool for students who wish to reinforce their understanding of key management and cost accounting principles and to test their problem-solving abilities. This Student Manual is a companion workbook to accompany 'Management and Cost Accounting with CourseMate and eBook Access Card'(ISBN 9781408064313) the international bestseller which has been widely recognised as the definitive textbook on management and cost accounting for over 25 years.
This book is about the most important and valuable resource of today, the management and development of human resources. The authors of this publication have attempted to scan the horizon of international best practices in the field of human resource development.
The authors have identified international best practices and integrated them into the principles of the National Qualifications Framework and South African Qualifications Authority requirements, and also aligned with the National Skills Development Strategy vision for 2015.
Small Business Management lays out, step by step, the knowledge and insights needed to lead and manage a small business. It provides instruction and guidance that will greatly improve your odds for success as you take your own entrepreneurial journey. This edition presents the best information available today about launching and growing small businesses in South Africa.
Hoteliers, restaurateurs, licensees and catering managers will, in the course of their work, enter into many legal relationships with other parties whilst at the same time being required to adhere to all of the statutory laws that apply to their business. A sound knowledge of the law is therefore important to the professional owner or manager, as are knowledge of business management and the fundamental skills of the profession.
Entrepreneurship - a South African perspective provides an overview of entrepreneurship and important related topics in the field of entrepreneurship. In addition it is a guide to becoming a successful entrepreneur. It describes and illustrates new venture creation within a South African context: the start-up process, the growth stages and the challenges in the maturity phase of the business. It provides exercises, activities and numerous case studies based on the latest research in South Africa. In this third edition of Entrepreneurship all the chapters have been updated, and some chapters, including those on corporate entrepreneurship, e-business and the resource requirements of legal and related aspects, have been substantially revised. To provide a more practical context, profiles of typical entrepreneurs are also included. Contents include the following: Seeing, locating, measuring and opening the window of opportunity; Developing the business plan; Determining the resources required; Fair trade, competition and consumer protection; The role of national government in developing and enabling the small business environment; Controlling and planning for growth; Key issues of business success or failure; E-commerce opportunities; Corporate entrepreneurship in South Africa. Entrepreneurship is aimed at undergraduate students at all higher education institutions in South Africa, as well as managers, management consultants and trainees, developers and presenters of in-house business courses.
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