BUSN / Edition 3by Marcella Kelly, Jim McGowen
Pub. Date: 02/03/2010
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Discover the vibrant energy and challenging excitement found in business today within the engaging and accessible pages of Kelly/McGowen's BUSN4. Designed specifically for today's learners, BUSN4 promises to keep the reader turning page after page with a streamlined, riveting design that presents all of the core Introduction to Business topics in only seventeen… See more details below
Discover the vibrant energy and challenging excitement found in business today within the engaging and accessible pages of Kelly/McGowen's BUSN4. Designed specifically for today's learners, BUSN4 promises to keep the reader turning page after page with a streamlined, riveting design that presents all of the core Introduction to Business topics in only seventeen succinct chapters, including a unique chapter on Business Communications. Much more than just another textbook, BUSN4 directly connects today's reader with what's happening in business today and how it will affect them, whether they are a business major or have other plans. This fourth edition provides a more reader-focused, less linear, proven learning model, still all at a reader-friendly price. Written by long-time business instructors and developed with first-hand input from today's students, the eye-catching presentation focuses on the business principles most important to the learner's success with less reading, more visuals, and manageable chunks of information that ensure the reader understands the concepts on each page. Memorable examples from today relate the business topics to everyday life and career success. Numerous resources tightly integrated with the text, including, CoureMate, an interactive teaching and learning solution, and the latest news feeds, help sharpen business, study, and communication skills while keeping readers motivated and excited about business today.
Table of Contents
Part One: THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. 1. Business Now: Change is the Only Constant. 2. Economics: The Framework for Business. 3. The World Marketplace: Business without Borders. 4. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility: Doing Well by Doing Good. 5. Business Communication: Creating and Delivering Messages that Matter. Part Two: CREATING A BUSINESS. 6. Business Formation: Choosing the Form that Fits. 7. Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Economic Rocket Fuel. Part Three: FINANCING A BUSINESS. 8. Accounting: Decision Making By the Numbers. 9. Finance: Acquiring and Using Funds to Maximize Value. 10. Securities Markets: Trading Financial Resources. Part Four: MARKETING A BUSINESS. 11. Marketing: Building Profitable Customer Connections. 12. Product and Promotion: Creating and Communicating Value. 13. Distribution and Pricing: Right Product, Right Person, Right Place, Right Price. Part Five: MANAGING A BUSINESS. 14. Management Motivation and Leadership: Bringing Business to Life. 15. Human Resource Management: Building a Top-Quality Workforce. 16. Managing Information and Technology: Finding New Ways to Learn and Link. 17. Operations Management: Putting it All Together. Online Appendices. Appendix 1: Labor Unions and Collective Bargaining. Appendix 2: Business Law. Appendix 3: Personal Finance.
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