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BUSN (with Review Cards and Printed Access Card) / Edition 2

BUSN (with Review Cards and Printed Access Card) / Edition 2

by Marcella Kelly, Jim McGowen


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ISBN-13: 9780324581881
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/08/2009
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Marcella Kelly teaches the Introduction to Business course at Santa Monica College. In addition to her well-recognized expertise in the areas of marketing and management, Ms. Kelly has extensive industry experience in today's business environment. Ms. Kelly earned her master's degree from UCLA and balances her firsthand business experience with strong teaching credentials built through years of experience in the classroom.

Jim McGowen, a professor at Southwestern Illinois College, has taught the Introduction to Business course for thousands of students throughout the past twenty years. He also has extensive experience teaching finance and accounting. He holds a PhD in economics from Auburn University and has training in this area of specialty. An experienced author in Introduction to Business, Dr. McGowen balances his teaching expertise with his co-author's practical industry experience for a student-oriented, faculty-approved unique approach in BUSN6.

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 Strategy: Delivering More Value. 13. Distribution and Pricing: Right Product, Right Person, Right Place, Right Price. 14. Marketing Promotion: Delivering High-Impact Messages. Part Five: MANAGING A BUSINESS. 15. Management Motivation and Leadership: Bringing Business to Life. 16. Human Resource Management: Building a Top-Quality Workforce. 17. Managing Information and Technology: Finding New Ways to Learn and Link. 18. Operations Management: Putting it All Together. Online Appendices. Appendix 1: Labor Unions and Collective Bargaining. Appendix 2: Business Law.

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