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The 2nd international edition of Fundamentals of Business Information Systems continues to offer a concise overview of the key principles of information systems, using the same nine-chapter format as the original US text, but with new content and updated global examples threaded throughout. Readers gain a captivating overview of the IS discipline and the rapidly changing role of today's IS professional. New references and cases in each chapter bring the latest IS topics and examples to the forefront, clearly demonstrating the emphasis today's organizations place on innovation and speed. Seasoned authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds are joined by Thomas Chesney (Nottingham University Business School) and together they weave the fundamentals of managing information systems into an understandable and engaging text that is mapped specifically to the requirements of students studying in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Its concise overview of IS provides readers with the knowledge they need to function more effectively as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders in business today. This textbook is autopackaged with Coursemate. CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook and interactive teaching and learning tools including quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more and an EngagementTracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.
This new Southern African edition of Kim Langfield-Smith and Helen Thorne's best-selling Australian Management Accounting text explains the contemporary role of management accounting in organisations - supporting a company's quest for enhancing shareholder and customer value. The effective management of resources, both financial and non-financial, is essential to creating value. Retaining the strategic approach and comprehensive coverage but thoroughly adapted for Southern Africa, Management Accounting Southern African edition is suitable for the one- or two-semester undergraduate course, and is ideal for use over two years of study.
Retail Marketing is a new and refreshing text, essential for anyone wanting to get to grips with this important, fast-paced area of marketing today. With a user-friendly structure, this book reflects the very latest in academic thinking and provides a strong focus on customer value, corporate social responsibility and the transformative effect of digital technology. Written especially for European and international students and suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Retail Marketing addresses the challenges of marketing in the 21st Century. Across the chapters key elements of successful retail marketing, including developments in omni-channel marketing and the importance of a co-ordinated supply chain to a company's value proposition, are considered. Striking a balance between theory and practice, Retail Marketing presents concepts in a clear and comprehensive way with engaging, up-to-date global examples and visual illustrations to help students apply their knowledge to a real world context.
Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics aims to introduce students to the subject in a clear, concise way and by demonstrating the application of a wide range of key statistical concepts and techniques. The authors highlight how and why these techniques can be used to solve real-life problems, ensuring that the material is relevant and accessible. This title is the updated edition of Elementary statistics volume 1 and Applied elementary statistics volume 2.
Robert M. Grant combines a highly accessible writing style with a concentration on the fundamentals of value creation and an emphasis on practicality in this leading strategy text. In this new edition several topics have increased emphasis including: platform-based competition and 'ecosystems' of related industries; the role of strategy making processes/practices; mergers, acquisitions and alliances; and additional emphasis on strategy implementation. Cases are completely updated to include companies which are prominent in the business press and well known to students (eg Amazon, Tesla, Tough Mudder, Tata Group, Samsung). Contemporary Strategy Analysis: Text and Cases, 9th Edition combines the text with an updated collection of 20 case studies. It is suitable for both MBA and advanced undergraduate students.
MAKING HARD DECISIONS WITH DECISIONTOOLS (R) is a new edition of Bob Clemen's best-selling title, MAKING HARD DECISIONS. This straightforward book teaches the fundamental ideas of decision analysis, without an overly technical explanation of the mathematics used in decision analysis. This new version incorporates and implements the powerful DecisionTools (R) software by Palisade Corporation, the world's leading toolkit for risk and decision analysis. At the end of each chapter, topics are illustrated with step-by-step instructions for DecisionTools (R). This new version makes the text more useful and relevant to students in business and engineering.
The third edition of the highly successful Sales Management focuses on the requirements of sales management in the twenty-first century.
It offers the latest on the role of information technology and incorporates environmental factors and their impact on sales management. Key topics are the globalisation of markets, the strategic role of sales, relationship management, sales management planning, forecasting market demand and sales budgeting. This edition includes chapters on personal selling and new challenges in global selling.
The book tackles the organisation of the sales effort through sales force planning, recruitment and selection. There are practical chapters on sales training and development, compensation and incentives and the role of information in sales management.
The core methods in today's econometric toolkit are linear regression for statistical control, instrumental variables methods for the analysis of natural experiments, and differences-in-differences methods that exploit policy changes. In the modern experimentalist paradigm, these techniques address clear causal questions such as: Do smaller classes increase learning? Should wife batterers be arrested? How much does education raise wages? "Mostly Harmless Econometrics" shows how the basic tools of applied econometrics allow the data to speak.
In addition to econometric essentials, "Mostly Harmless Econometrics" covers important new extensions--regression-discontinuity designs and quantile regression--as well as how to get standard errors right. Joshua Angrist and Jorn-Steffen Pischke explain why fancier econometric techniques are typically unnecessary and even dangerous. The applied econometric methods emphasized in this book are easy to use and relevant for many areas of contemporary social science.An irreverent review of econometric essentials A focus on tools that applied researchers use most Chapters on regression-discontinuity designs, quantile regression, and standard errors Many empirical examples A clear and concise resource with wide applications"
For the two-semester principles of economics course. An intuitive and grounded approach to economics Get students to think like an Economist using the latest policy and data while incorporating global issues. Microeconomics, Twelfth Edition builds on the foundation of the previous edition and retains a thorough and careful presentation of the principles of economics. Microeconomics emphasizes real-world applications, the development of critical thinking skills, diagrams renowned for pedagogy and clarity, and path-breaking technology. Each chapter opens with one of today's central issues and is then revisited in the chapter ending Economics in the News feature. This Parkin hallmark encourages student to think critically about a news article relating to the issue, demonstrating how thinking like an economist can bring a clearer perspective to and deeper understanding of today's events. Students will begin to think about issues the way real economists do and learn how to explore difficult policy problems to make more informed decisions in their own economic lives. Please note that the product you are purchasing does not include MyEconLab. MyEconLab Join over 11 million students benefiting from Pearson MyLabs. This title can be supported by MyEconLab, an online homework and tutorial system designed to test and build your understanding. Would you like to use the power of MyEconLab to accelerate your learning? You need both an access card and a course ID to access MyEconLab. These are the steps you need to take: 1. Make sure that your lecturer is already using the system Ask your lecturer before purchasing a MyLab product as you will need a course ID from them before you can gain access to the system. 2. Check whether an access card has been included with the book at a reduced cost If it has, it will be on the inside back cover of the book. 3. If you have a course ID but no access code, you can benefit from MyEconLab at a reduced price by purchasing a pack containing a copy of the book and an access code for MyEconLab (ISBN:9781292094779) 4. If your lecturer is using the MyLab and you would like to purchase the product... Go to www.myeconlab.com to buy access to this interactive study programme. For educator access, contact your Pearson representative. To find out who your Pearson representative is, visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/replocator
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 only introductory economics text to equip students to address today's pressing problems by mastering the conceptual and quantitative tools of contemporary economics. OUP has partnered with the international collaborative project of CORE researchers and teachers to bring students a book and learning system that complements and enhances CORE's open-access online e-book. The Economy: - is a new approach that integrates recent developments in economics including contract theory, strategic interaction, behavioural economics and financial instability - Engages with issues students of economics care about, exploring inequality, climate change, economic instability, wealth creation and innovation, among other issues. - provides a unified treatment of micro- and macroeconomics - motivates all models and concepts by evidence and real-world applications - uses interactive student-paced model-building - has been adopted as the standard principles course at University College London, Sciences Po Paris and the Toulouse School of Economics A new economics for the principles course The Economy begins with social interactions using elementary game theory and institutions modelled as rules of the game. This provides the basis for a modern treatment of markets including price-making as well as price-taking, the exercise of power, and the importance of social norms and adjustment to disequilibria. Introducing labour and credit markets with incomplete contracts allows a consistent treatment of aggregate employment and fluctuations without the need for ad hoc sticky price and wage assumptions. Banks create money by extending credit and a central bank seeks to implement a target inflation rate. Growth and instability are illustrated from the Great Depression, through the post-war golden age of capitalism through to the financial crisis and ensuing uncertainties. Students acquire an understanding of the past and current evolution of the economy in its social and environmental context, equipping them to marshal evidence and articulate positions about contemporary policy issues. Pedagogical features * Economist in Action videos by Al Roth, James Heckman, Thomas Piketty, and others give students a glimpse of what economists do and how they engage in real policy questions * How economists learn from facts boxes introduce students to research practice including how to identify causation using experiments and other methods * When economists disagree features engage the student with evidence and controversies * The Read more suggestions direct the reader to resources they can consult to take their learning further * Student-paced interactive diagrams suited to diverse learner capabilities are available within the CORE open access ebook available here. * Multiple-choice questions (with explanations of correct and incorrect answers) allow students to self-test their understanding * Great Economists panels showcase a range of influential thinkers who have shaped the path of economics * Definitions explain important terms right where needed * Einsteins provide an opportunity for readers to explore the quantitative aspects of the topics under discussion in more detail * Online Leibniz calculus supplements provide a calculus-based course option, enhancing flexibility of use. The Economy is further augmented by the online learning and assessment tool, Dashboard, making it the complete solution for teaching and learning the principles of economics. Additional support resources for the lecturer include: * Lecture slides plus animated slides of all figures and charts * 250 data sets in Excel for student exercises * Unit by unit guides to teaching * Suggested course structures for standalone micro and macro, and a course for non-majors The use of The Economy also brings to lecturers membership of a growing global network of curriculum innovators changing how economics is taught worldwide.
Popular author and seasoned economist Dr. David Hyman delivers a solid economics-oriented approach to public finance and public policy. The 11th edition of PUBLIC FINANCE thoroughly illustrates the role government plays in the economy and explains how and why the public sector makes decisions. Packed with timely, real-world examples, PUBLIC FINANCE sparks lively discussion and debate with its coverage of such hot topics as national defense and homeland security, pollution rights, Social Security reform, federal tax reform, and the Iraq war. In addition, it includes numerous study tools and exercises to help students sharpen their economic acumen.
For courses in International Economics, International Finance, and International Trade. A balanced approach to theory and policy applications International Economics: Theory and Policy provides engaging, balanced coverage of the key concepts and practical applications of the two main topic areas of the discipline. For both international trade and international finance, an intuitive introduction to theory is followed by detailed coverage of policy applications. With this new Eleventh Edition, Global Edition, the author team of Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, renowned researcher Maurice Obstfeld, and Marc Melitz of Harvard University, continues to set the standard for International Economics courses. Pearson MyLabTM Economics not included. Students, if Pearson MyLab Economics is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab Economics should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson rep for more information. Pearson MyLab Economics is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed 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.
Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with over 150 students and faculty, MIS2 is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. MIS2 incorporates state-of-the-art coverage through numerous practical applications and offers emerging cases from today's information systems field.
The new and extended Second Edition of the award-winning textbook Sustainability Marketing: A Global Perspective provides a sustainability-oriented vision of marketing for the twenty-first century. Adopting a a consumer marketing focus, it emphasises integrating sustainability principles into both marketing theory and the practical decision making of marketing managers. The book shows how the complexities of sustainability issues can be addressed by marketers through a systematic step-by-step approach. The steps involve an analysis of socio-environmental priorities to complement conventional consumer research; an integration of social, ethical and environmental values into marketing strategy development; a new consumer-oriented sustainability marketing mix to replace the outmoded and producer-oriented '4Ps'; and finally an analysis of how marketing can go beyond responding to social change to contribute to a transformation to a more sustainable society. Without taking such steps, marketing will continue to drive global crises linked to climate change, poverty, food shortages, oil depletion and species extinction, instead of helping to tackle them.
Daily existence is more interconnected to consumer behaviors than ever before, encompassing many issues of well-being. Problems include unhealthy eating; credit card mismanagement; alcohol, tobacco, pornography, and gambling abuse; marketplace discrimination; and ecological deterioration; as well as at-risk groups who are impoverished, impaired, or elderly. Opportunities for well-being via consumer behaviors include empowerment via the Internet, product sharing, leisure pursuits, family consumption, and pro-environmental activities, among others.
In 2005 the Association for Consumer Research launched Transformative Consumer Research (TCR). Its mission is to foster research on quality of life that is both rigorous and applied for better assisting consumers, their caregivers, policy administrators, and executives.
This edited volume includes 33 chapters on a wide range of topics by expert international authors. All royalties from sales of this book are donated to the Association to support TCR grants.
Fully revised and updated, the second Southern African edition of Microeconomics and Behaviour explores the relationship between economic analysis and human behaviour. With an engaging and accessible narrative, key areas of intermediate microeconomics are explored using relevant Southern African examples and analytical problems to encourage students to think like economists.
If you are instructor in a course that uses "Development Economics" and wish to have access to the end-of-chapter problems in "Development Economics," please e-mail the author at [email protected] For more information, please go to http: //www.econ.nyu.edu/user/debraj. If you are a student in the course, please do not contact the author. Please request your instructor to do so.
The study of development in low-income countries is attracting more attention around the world than ever before. Yet until now there has been no comprehensive text that incorporates the huge strides made in the subject over the past decade. "Development Economics" does precisely that in a clear, rigorous, and elegant fashion.
Debraj Ray, one of the most accomplished theorists in development economics today, presents in this book a synthesis of recent and older literature in the field and raises important questions that will help to set the agenda for future research. He covers such vital subjects as theories of economic growth, economic inequality, poverty and undernutrition, population growth, trade policy, and the markets for land, labor, and credit. A common point of view underlies the treatment of these subjects: that much of the development process can be understood by studying factors that impede the efficient and equitable functioning of markets. Diverse topics such as the new growth theory, moral hazard in land contracts, information-based theories of credit markets, and the macroeconomic implications of economic inequality come under this common methodological umbrella.
The book takes the position that there is no single cause for economic progress, but that a combination of factors--among them the improvement of physical and human capital, the reduction of inequality, and institutions that enable the background flow of information essential to market performance--consistently favor development. Ray supports his arguments throughout with examples from around the world. The book assumes a knowledge of only introductory economics and explains sophisticated concepts in simple, direct language, keeping the use of mathematics to a minimum.
"Development Economics" will be the definitive textbook in this subject for years to come. It will prove useful to researchers by showing intriguing connections among a wide variety of subjects that are rarely discussed together in the same book. And it will be an important resource for policy-makers, who increasingly find themselves dealing with complex issues of growth, inequality, poverty, and social welfare.
Can You Predict the Future by Looking at the Past? Since accurate forecasting requires more than just inserting historical data into a model, Forecasting: Methods and Applications, 3/e, adopts a managerial, business orientation. Integrated throughout this text is the innovative idea that explaining the past is not adequate for predicting the future. Inside, you will find the latest techniques used by managers in business today, discover the importance of forecasting and learn how it's accomplished. And you'll develop the necessary skills to meet the increased demand for thoughtful and realistic forecasts. New features in the third edition include:
The ideal review for your intro to mathematical economics course
More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in their respective fields, Schaum's Outlines cover everything from math to science, nursing to language. The main feature for all these books is the solved problems. Step-by-step, authors walk readers through coming up with solutions to exercises in their topic of choice. Outline format supplies a concise guide to the standard college courses in mathematical economics 710 solved problems Clear, concise explanations of all mathematical economics concepts Supplements the major bestselling textbooks in economics courses Appropriate for the following courses: Introduction to Economics, Economics, Econometrics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Economics Theories, Mathematical Economics, Math for Economists, Math for Social Sciences Easily understood review of mathematical economics Supports all the major textbooks for mathematical economics courses
Organization Theory offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to the study of organizations and organizing processes. Through the unique three-perspective approach, students are challenged to explain, explore, and evaluate organizational theory, drawing on their own experiences as well as the book's diverse practical examples. The fourth edition includes a host of new learning features, which examine the practicality of theorizing and encourage students to broaden their intellectual reach. 'Theory to Practice' boxes and case studies highlight organizing processes in a range of settings, either through real-life, business examples or through exercises that encourage students to apply the theory to organizations they know or organizing experiences of their own. 'Think like a Theorist' and 'Exercise Those Perspectives' boxes then encourage students to actively theorize and evaluate, developing essential critical thinking skills and a greater understanding of the complex knowledge with which organization theorists grapple. By taking theory off the page, students can learn through doing and adopt a reflexive stance to the world around them. Mary Jo Hatch draws on her extensive experience in the field to produce a trusted and accessible introduction to the subject that provides academic depth, engaging pedagogy, and a practical focus. This book is accompanied by a collection of online resources: For students: Multiple-choice questions For lecturers: PowerPoint slides Figures and tables from the book Lecturers' guide Additional case studies
Since the 1980s, and especially since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, there has been a substantial extension in the adoption and use of Environmental Assessment (EA) procedures in developing countries and countries in transition (low and middle income countries). However, few existing texts in environmental assessment or development studies have reflected this trend sufficiently, until this publication. The book is divided into two main parts:
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