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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.
This textbook is suitable as the main study reference for Financial Management courses, or the financial management-part of Management Accounting courses, ranging from second-year undergraduate courses (registered at NQF6, level six of the National Qualifications Framework) up to and including postgraduate courses (at NQF8). The more advanced sections of this book are clearly labelled as such.
The book is divided into two volumes.
Volume 1 deals with the concepts, principles and procedures of financial accounting. Volume 2 (suitable for NQF level 6) deals with accounting for partnerships, close corporations, branches and manufacturing entities. Volume 2 also covers some management accounting principles such as budgets and the analysis and interpretation of financial statements. It introduces the reader to companies and discusses ordinary shares and different types of preference shares, the calculation of dividends in respect of the different share types, conversions and debentures issues at par, at a discount and at a premium.
This edition has been updated with the March 2018 Conceptual Framework and introduces International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) to readers. The standards that are covered in Volume 2 are IAS 1 (presentation of financial statements), an introduction to financial instruments, and IAS 7 (cash flows).
The eighth edition of Managing Training and Development focuses on the training and development of people from a human resource management perspective.
The book is written for undergraduate students of Human Resource Management; Human Resource Development; Industrial Psychology; Management and Business Management at universities, universities of technology as well as industry training providers.
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?
Did you know that, in South Africa, 70% to 80% of small businesses fail within the first five years of their establishment? Research indicates that this failure is often due to a lack of understanding of basic business concepts by the entrepreneur. In the competitive South African business environment, it is essential that aspiring entrepreneurs and new business owners have a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build sustainable businesses.
Entrepreneurship and how to establish your own business (6th edition) is a foundational book covering the key areas of entrepreneurship and small business development.
Based on the established textbook by Slack, Chambers and Johnston, the third revised edition of Operations Management: Global & SA Perspectives has been adapted for the unique Southern African context while keeping the global context in mind.
Macroeconomics is concerned with the economy as a whole. In macroeconomics, we develop an overall view of the economic system and we study total (or aggregate) economic behaviour. The emphasis is on topics such as total production, income and expenditure, economic growth, aggregate unemployment, the general price level, inflation and the balance of payments. Macroeconomics is therefore the world of totals. This second edition of Understanding macroeconomics is a comprehensive revision and restructuring of the first edition, but still against a contemporary South African background. The major changes include the following: the chapter on money has been expanded and moved forward, and the material on the Keynesian model has been consolidated in two separate chapters, instead of being spread over different chapters . There is also a greater emphasis on the role of monetary and fiscal policy. New topics include the role of the ratings agencies and the notion of "radical economic transformation". As in the first edition, the easy style and practical examples make the content extremely accessible. A wealth of relevant information about the South African economy is also provided. A companion to this book, Understanding microeconomics, is also available.
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.
South Africa has been in the international spotlight for a number of reasons in the past few years, some of them negative, which has posed challenges to PR companies. More and more businesses are realising the importance of a good reputation and the value of publicising their positive achievements.
Public Relations: Theory & Practice (2nd edition) focuses on what Public Relations is about, its role in the total marketing effort, and the differences between advertising, marketing and PR.
Features that set this book apart from the competition include the following:
Major, ongoing change is the distinguishing characteristic of the business environment worldwide and it affects how contemporary organisations operate and deal with change. Organisations still need to do more with less. In addition, they need to provide for the needs of customers who, with more exposure to local and global markets, have higher expectations relating to the cost, quality, speed and innovation of the services and products they purchase from these organisations.
Due to this global need for managing change, ‘new’ forms of organisation are replacing the ‘old’ traditional bureaucracy and presenting managers with unique challenges. Thus managers of contemporary organisations need to take a holistic view of the changes in their environments and need to apply a completely new set of skills.
The approach towards contemporary management principles offered in this publication integrates discussions on vital managerial competencies and skills with information on traditional and essential managerial concepts that have been effective in the past and are still effectively used today in many business organisations.
The emphasis is on the vital role of human resources in the success of an organisation and the need for modern managers to self-actualise and embrace the practice of life-long learning.
Modern day organisations are more dependent on communication to achieve success than ever before. Rapid development and greater complexity of communication technologies, and the growing importance and popularity of social media, means that organisations can no longer rely on traditional methods alone to engage in effective business communication.
Social media and new communication forms, however, come with their own challenges and pitfalls. Organisations need to carefully and strategically consider the use of these new media as part of their effective communication plan.
Effective Business Communication In Organisations, 4th edition, builds on traditional communication forms with up-to-date theory. It discusses new communication trends and the changing nature of communication in businesses.
Planning and Control Techniques incorporating PMBOK 6ed, APM BoK 6ed and the latest planning software. Project management systems approach for managing a range of projects – including industry 4.0 artificial intelligence (AI) projects.
Project Management Techniques (Third College Edition) has been written for the experienced project manager responsible for producing the project’s deliverables on time, within budget and to the required quality as outlined in the project charter. At this level, the project manager needs to know how to develop and manage a planning and control system that integrates all the team members, resources, contractors, suppliers, stakeholders and components of the project. This book will help the project manager develop decision-making skills to trade-off conflicting parameters and individual plans to enable the project to converge on an optimum project plan, build-method and execution strategy. Reporting to the project sponsor or programme manager, the project manager is appointed as the project’s single point of responsibility and authorized to use company resources as outlined in the project charter.
The new edition of 'Project Management Techniques' (Third College Edition) is aligned to:
Reflecting the latest practices, trends, and emerging developments, PRINCIPLES OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A BALANCED APPROACH, 4E guides you step by step through the management of all supply chain activity--including issues related to both domestic and global supply chains. Comprehensive, one-of-a-kind coverage encompasses operations, purchasing, logistics, and process integration. The book's balanced approach follows the natural flow through the supply chain. Well-organized chapters demonstrate the practical applications of supply chain management in today's workplace, and intriguing SCM Profiles provide a wealth of real-world business examples. In addition, relevant end-of-chapter questions and problems help you put what you learn into practice.
For courses in Organization Development, Organizational Behavior and Organizational Change. A conceptual and experiential approach to understanding organizational development. With a focus on the development of students' interpersonal skills, Experiential Approach to Organization Development provides a comprehensive, realistic, innovative, and practical introduction to the field. The eighth edition presents new and revised information to help keep course material fresh and relevant
The focus of Management 5th edition is to establish the vital competencies of communication; planning and financial management; teamwork; strategic action; global awareness; and emotional intelligence as a necessity to the foundation of management practice.
The text prepares students for the workplace within the field of management using practical examples and experiential exercises so that they can apply this knowledge. Management 5e is an introductory text written for students who are studying general management as part of an undergraduate course, either at a university or a university of technology.
The fifth edition of Management includes:
Written for first-year Business Management students, Business Cases second edition contains case studies which illustrate how business management theory is applied to local and international organisations.
Drawing from the combined experiences of Mike Peng and Klaus Meyer International Business provides a comprehensive insight into contemporary business practices. Covering recent global developments and current issues such as Brexit, as well as the historical context of international business, the third edition highlights the complex nature of global business.
Entrepreneurship and small businesses are vital determinants of
sustainable economic growth, particularly in emerging economies,
and are acknowledged as engines driving competitiveness and job
creation. Countries that have encouraged and nurtured both of these
have stronger economies and are more
resilient. Entrepreneurship and small business
management focuses on developing the important skills
necessary for entrepreneurs to succeed at doing business in
Psychology in the work context 5e is an introductory text for students of industrial and organisational psychology. The book provides a comprehensive conceptual framework for understanding work behaviour and relationships at work and equips the student with a theoretical framework form which to analyse issues in the work place.
Contemporary issues in human resource management 4e, is written by a team of international authors presenting the latest thinking on HRM in today's organisations. There is a strong focus on applying current theories and models to successful companies, both within the global and local contexts. The latest research in the field of HRM is used to demonstrate topical issues with a strategic and innovative perspective.
Entrepreneurs are the core and essence of any economy. Without entrepreneurs, there would be no business and without business, there would be no government, as there would be nobody to pay taxes to finance it. What distinguishes entrepreneurs from the masses, and even from innovative individuals, is that they act on opportunities and create something new, thereby driving economic evolution.
Entrepreneurship - a South African perspective is a guide to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship - a South African perspective 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. In this fourth edition, all the chapters have been updated and some chapters, including those on international business opportunities and legal aspects, have been substantially revised. Exercises, activities and numerous case studies based on the latest research in South Africa are included.
Entrepreneurship is aimed at undergraduate students at all higher education institutions in South Africa as well as entrepreneurs, managers, management consultants and trainees, developers and presenters of in-house business courses.
Cecile Nieuwenhuizen has previously held the position of head of the Department of Business Management at both Unisa and the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Currently she is the postgraduate and research coordinator in the Department of Business Management at UJ. She obtained her MBL at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership and her PhD in Business Management from the former Potchefstroom University. She is on the editorial board of various academic journals. The late Gideon Nieman was a professor emeritus and former head of the Department of Business Management at the University of Pretoria. His qualifications included a BCom (Accounting) and an MBA from the University of Pretoria, and a PhD from the former Vista University in South Africa. He passed away in 2017.
Being a successful entrepreneur in the 21st century involves more than enthusiasmand a good eye for a new opportunity.
A thorough understanding of the essential business functions, as explained in the fourth edition of Business Management for Entrepreneurs, is a prerequisite for entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next growth stage.
Most of the research into what constitutes effective leadership emanates from the United States and is not very useful in an African context. Africa is a continent of extraordinary cultural, geographic, economic and political diversity, featuring largely emerging economies and rapid political economic and social development. This book seeks to set leadership theory in the African context. It takes into account typical African circumstances, values and beliefs, designed for the development of leaders' skills and provides practical, real-life examples, exercises and case studies. As well as an overview of the extensive research literature about leadership, the book provides practical, real-life examples, exercises and case studies, so it can be used in a range of management development courses and/or leadership course or workshops. The detailed insights into, and information about, how leadership can be effectively applied in the contemporary African context should help to enhance readers' leadership skills.
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