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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 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:
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:
Companies and other business structures in South Africa, third edition, offers a clear and practical introduction to the law relating to companies, close corporations, business trusts, partnerships and financial markets. The third edition is comprehensively revised and updated to offer deeper explanation and analysis, and to address the recent developments in the field: The text discusses recent cases in which the Companies act 71 of 2008 has been applied, analysing the insights and common law developments which arise from these cases; an entirely new chapter on corporate finance addresses the subject matter in a multifaceted way, bringing together legal, accounting and management accounting perspectives; the text now provides a new chapter which addresses the winding up and deregistration of companies; following the repeal of the Securities services act 36 of 2004, the text offers comprehensive guidance relating to the recently promulgated Financial markets act 19 of 2012, and discusses the impact of this new legislation within the context of insider trading and financial markets. The text offers a clear pedagogical structure, which includes a comprehensive glossary of terms. This framework supports learning and develops independent, critical and reflective engagement with the subject matter. An expanded test bank and PowerPoint slide presentation complement the text, and are available to lecturers to support teaching. Companies and other business structures in South Africa is eminently suitable as a core text for students who are studying company law as a module of the BCom, BCompt, BAcc (Accounting) programmes, or of the LLB degree. It may also be a useful resource for post-graduate students, and for legal practitioners wishing to clarify new or foundational principles of the field. Companies and other business structures in South Africa complies with the competency framework for commercial law as indicated in the SAICA education requirements for part 1 of the qualifying examination.
Project Management in Perspective (second edition) introduces the fundamentals of project management.
The approach is interdisciplinary and ensures that the essential processes are thoroughly covered and relevant to various business contexts. The title is written for undergraduate courses offered by departments of Business Management and Logistics Management at universities and universities of technology.
Advertising, Promotion, and Other Aspects of Integrated Marketing Communications, South African Edition provides a contemporary view of the role and importance of marketing communications. Emerging topics such as the enormous popularity of social media outlets, online and digital practices, viral communications, and personal selling - along with all of their effects on traditional marketing - are also discussed in this edition.
How does one strategise in a management context? What competencies and capabilities do organisations need? How does one adopt a strategic approach towards making organisations sustainable?
Strategic Management covers the key concepts of strategic management and shows how these are integrated within the management environment.
The textbook is written in clear, accessible language and is suitable for senior undergraduate students, postgraduate students and students who are employed. The book provides theory and knowledge that can be applied to the work context to enable career growth and development.
Management expert Drucker argues that risk management is as important as entrepreneurship and business skills in propelling economic growth.
A society that is able to control and cushion against disaster is better able to deploy its resources towards economic and social advancement.
In this new edition, the authors build on their unique and respected model of risk management for students, academics and professionals in the southern African context.
Marketing (5th Edition) covers issues like pricing, product labelling and sponsorship and includes a wealth of examples to guide students through current topics such green marketing and marketing communication.
This new edition is written in a more accessible way to assist students to grasp new concepts.
Research Methodology: Business and Management Contexts is a book for business and management students required to take a course in research methodology at an undergraduate level. The title provides a practical guide to research with examples that are relevant to South Africa and includes steps on how to write a conclusion and make recommendations.
A universal guide to understanding and managing life insurance companies in the new millennium. Containing a succinct analysis of those disciplines upon which the worldwide life insurance industry is built. The intention of this book is to introduce the student of life insurance to the range and complexity of issues that pertain to the management and development of a life insurance company and to equip insurance company managers with a ready reference to the fundamental aspects of those facets and disciplines of the business with which they may not be familiar. Much material on life insurance subjects is available to the specialised reader. The aim of this book is to reach those with limited knowledge of the industry and to provide a comprehensive picture of the operation, management and development of a life insurance company as a whole.
This title is intended to make it easier for undergraduate law and commerce students to gain a proper appreciation of the principles of business entities as laid down in the cases. The title will provide students who do not have ready access to the law reports with a selection of extracts from the leading English and South African cases on mainly company and partnership law. It is written for use in conjunction with standard text books on the subject.
How do you prepare to start a business in South Africa? Where do you find capital to start your venture? What kind of an entrepreneur will you be? Entrepreneurship: Theory in Practice 3e is a comprehensive text on entrepreneurship which will equip students with the sound theory needed to not only establish a business but also succeed in a new venture. The book is academically sound, offering theory to students and encouraging them to apply this theory through the use of profiles of entrepreneurs, case studies, examples, and review and application questions. The textbook presents the processes and dynamics of entrepreneurship in South Africa, integrating theory into local circumstances in an accessible way, addressing opportunities and highlighting challenges. The third edition of Entrepreneurship: Theory in Practice is suitable for senior undergraduate students studying entrepreneurship at university or university of technology.
'The Lean Toolbox 4th Edition, the Essential Guide to Lean Transformation' is written for practitioners and for students, and is the extensively revised version of the best selling 'The New Lean Toolbox'. The book has sections on The Philosophy of Lean, Value and Waste, Transformation Frameworks, Deployment, Preparing for Flow, Mapping, Layout and Cell Design, Scheduling, TOC, Quality, Improvement, Managing Change, Sustainability, New Product Development, The Lean Supply Chain, and Accounting and Measurement.
The Fourth Edition of Supply Chain Logistics Management presents Logistics in the context of integration within a firm's Supply Chain Strategy and Operations. The framework of Supply Chain Management is initially presented thereby creating a foundation for in-depth study of the five logistics operational components in Part Two. Challenges and strategies related to design and operational integration of logistics within a global supply chain are discussed in Part three. Part Four focuses on administrative challenges related to cross organizational collaboration, performance measurement, and concludes with the challenges of managing risk and achieving sustainability. An essential feature of the overall presentation is the integration of topical materials and examples into the Supply Chain Logistics value creation process. Text materials are supported by study and challenge questions as well as contemporary cases. The overall presentation integrates the discussion of information technology throughout the text. Illustrations and examples highlight how firm's deal with operational challenges and use logistics performance to gain competitive advantage.
Services Marketing: People, Technology, Strategy is the eighth edition of the globally leading textbook for Services Marketing by Jochen Wirtz and Christopher Lovelock, extensively updated to feature the latest academic research, industry trends, and technology, social media and case examples.This textbook takes on a strong managerial approach presented through a coherent and progressive pedagogical framework rooted in solid academic research. Featuring cases and examples from all over the world, Services Marketing: People, Technology, Strategy is suitable for students who want to gain a wider managerial view of Services Marketing.
For courses in Operations Management. This package includes MyOMLab (TM). A Broad, Practical Introduction to Operations, Reinforced with an Extensive Collection of Practice Problems Principles of Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management presents a broad introduction to the field of operations in a realistic and practical manner, while offering the largest and most diverse collection of issues on the market. Problems found in the Tenth Edition contain ample support-found in the book's solved-problems and worked examples-to help readers better understand concepts important to today's operations management professionals. This package includes MyOMLab, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. MyOMLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure you have the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
SEIZE OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH OPERATIONS!
In today's technology-intensive new economy, companies can no longer afford to view operations as a series of isolated technical problems. Those that do will not survive. To succeed, you have to be able to recognize competitive opportunities and know how to apply operating capabilities to take advantage of them.
In "Operations, Strategy, and Technology: Pursuing the Competitive Edge"--the long-awaited follow-up to the highly successful classic, "Restoring Our Competitive Edge"--Robert Hayes, Gary Pisano, David Upton, and Steven Wheelwright take a fresh look at the foundations of corporate success. These four authors, all leading authorities from the Harvard Business School, show how to achieve a competitive edge through superior operations--in a competitive environment that is increasingly global in scope, reliant on information technology, and comprised of networks of suppliers and collaborations.
FEATURES Focuses on the basic principles that create the foun dation for an organization's operational success and describes how to strategically manage operating and technology resources. Provides an overall framework for thinking about the management of a firm's operations functions, rather than specific tools and techniques. Addresses key topics such as corporate networks, information technology, process development, project management, and different ways of managing operating improvement. Provides the latest thinking on operations strategy, capacity planning, and outsourcing/vertical integration, based on the latest academic research and corporate experience. Includes examples in manufacturing and services, including intel, Yahoo!McDonald's, and Dell.
Now in its fifth edition, this clear, well-structured and interesting text offers insight into the more advanced topic of Operations Strategy. Building on concepts from strategic management, operations management, marketing and HRM, this text encourages a thorough understanding of Operations Strategy in a variety of businesses and organisations. Ideal for Advanced Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, this book builds on concepts from Strategic Management, Operations Management, Marketing and HRM to give students a comprehensive understanding of Operations Strategy.
Innovation Management and New Product development is an established, text for MBA, MSc and advanced undergraduate courses on innovation management, management of technology, new product development and entrepreneurship. It is also widely used by practitioners of innovation. Now in its sixth edition, Innovation Management & New Product Development has been fully revised. Its clear and informed coverage of the management processes of new product development, coupled with a practical orientation of taking you through real life challenges and dilemmas, results in a book that brings together the most up-to-date and accessible discussion of the literature in this area, as well as a wealth of examples and illustrations in every chapter. New to this edition Three new chapters on Entrepreneurship and National Systems of Innovation; Business Models; and Adoption and diffusion. Thoroughly revised and updated chapters including new coverage of process innovation, user driven innovation, and imitation goods. New case studies on Drones, Apple and disposable nappies with sensors as well as updated case studies including 3M, eBay/PayPal and Gore-Tex (R) New 'Innovation In Action' feature in every chapter - practical examples of innovation in action that help you to link theory with practice Online resources available at www.pearsoned.co.uk/trott include PowerPoint slides and an Instructor's Manual for lecturers. Aimed at students taking courses in business studies and management, as well as non-specialist courses in other disciplines, this book provides a practical and accessible evidence-based approach to managing innovation in a wide range of contexts, including: manufacturing, services, small to large organisations and the private and public sectors. About the Author Paul Trott is Professor of Innovation Management at the Business School, University of Portsmouth and Professor of Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship at The Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands. His research is widely cited and is published in many journals including Research Policy, R&D Management, Technovation, International Journal of Innovation Management and Marketing Management.
For junior/senior undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in Operations Research in departments of Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, Statistics, Computer Science, and Mathematics. Operations Research provides a broad focus on algorithmic and practical implementation of Operations Research (OR) techniques, using theory, applications, and computations to teach students OR basics. The book can be used conveniently in a survey course that encompasses all the major tools of operations research, or in two separate courses on deterministic and probabilistic decision-making. With the Tenth Edition, the author preserves classical algorithms by providing essential hand computational algorithms as an important part of OR history. Based on input and submissions from OR students, professors, and practitioners, the author also includes scenarios that show how classical algorithms can be beneficial in practice. These entries are included as Aha! Moments with each dealing with stories, anecdotes, and issues in OR theory, applications, computations, and teaching methodology that can advance the understanding of fundamental OR concepts. The Companion Website for Operations Research, 10/e (www.pearsonhighered.com/taha) provides valuable resources for both students and instructors. Resources include case studies that require students to employ OR tools from multiple chapters, Excel, TORA, and AMPL files as well as additional chapters and appendixes. A note about accessing the Companion Website: Instructors should click the "Register" link and follow the on-screen directions to access the site. Instructors need a Pearson Education account to register, but do not require an additional Access Code. Students can access the Companion Website by redeeming the Access Code included in the front of their new copy of Operations Research, 10/e. Students can also purchase Companion Website access online. The Instructor Resource Center contains the Solutions Manual and PowerPoints of the art from the book. Instructors can download these resources from www.pearsonhighered.com/irc
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