The Business Environment

Themes and Issues in a Globalizing World

Author: Paul Wetherly,Dorron Otter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199661383

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 477

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Designed specifically for students new to the study of business, this book explores the global range of environments within which business operates. Wetherly and Otter encourage critical thinking via a unique 'themes and issues' approach, which reflects the integrated, dynamic reality of businesses today.

International Business

Themes and Issues in the Modern Global Economy

Author: Debra Johnson,Colin Turner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415248907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 9095

Taking neither an economic approach nor a purely managerial approach to its subject matter, this work offers students an integrated resource to the subject of international business. The overriding theme of the book is the process of globalization, and the book scrutinizes its many facets.

Effektiver Altruismus

Eine Anleitung zum ethischen Leben

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518745131

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

View: 442

Wir alle haben schon gespendet. Doch geht es uns dabei wirklich um die Hilfe für andere? Oder wollen wir eher unser Gewissen beruhigen, ein wohliges Gefühl verspüren oder spendabel wirken? Millionäre lassen Kunstmuseen errichten, statt Verhungernden zu helfen, und Normalbürger geben Beträge, die nicht einmal die Bearbeitungsgebühren decken. Wer dagegen so viel Gutes wie möglich tun will, sollte besser auf seinen Verstand hören als auf seinen Bauch. Diese simple Idee ist Ausgangspunkt einer neuen sozialen Bewegung – des effektiven Altruismus. Peter Singer, einer ihrer Gründerväter, zeigt in seinem Buch, wie effektives Spenden möglich und warum es richtig ist. Gestützt auf harte Fakten und neue wissenschaftliche Methoden, können wir heute in vielen Fällen sagen, welcher gute Zweck der bessere ist. Gleiches gilt für die Wahl der Mittel: Auch hier orientieren sich effektive Altruisten daran, was den größten Nutzen verspricht. Um mehr spenden zu können, beschränken sich manche von ihnen auf das Allernötigste, andere geben gar freiwillig einen Teil ihrer selbst, etwa eine Niere. Effektive Altruisten sind aber weder Heilige noch Masochisten: Man darf sie sich als glückliche Menschen vorstellen. Singers Buch ist ein Aufruf zu einem in doppelter Hinsicht gelungenen Leben: Indem man für andere das Bestmögliche tut, gibt man dem eigenen Leben Sinn.

Die effektive Führungspersönlichkeit

Prinzipienorientiert managen

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593385260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

View: 7729

Stephen Covey beschreibt die Grundsätze einer effektiven Führung. Der Kern seiner Management-Lehre ist die Ausrichtung des Denkens an allgemein gültigen Prinzipien. Sie sind der Schlüssel, der auch in schwierigen Situationen Orientierung, Sicherheit, Weisheit und Kraft gibt. Das Hörbuch zeigt auf, wie Führungskräfte ein prinzipienorientiertes Leben umsetzen - von Herausforderungen im Familienleben bis zur Führung eines Unternehmens - und wie dies zu Erfolg und Zufriedenheit führt.

The Global Business Environment

Meeting the Challenges

Author: Janet Morrison

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 9699

■ How are the emerging economies of China and India affecting the global business environment? ■ What impact has the global financial crisis had on the way businesses operate? ■ How should business leaders in the age of the multinational enterprise approach their social and ethical responsibilities? This bestselling textbook tackles these and many other challenges head on. Combining a clear, thorough introduction to the business environment with a uniquely global perspective, The Global Business Environment covers all you need to know about the rapidly changing context in which businesses operate. Features throughout the book are designed to help you learn, revise and think critically about the global business environment: ■ Case studies: Over 30 case studies invite you to explore how a diverse range of businesses, industries, governments and individuals are meeting the challenges of the contemporary business environment ■ Spotlight on emerging economies: Provides insight into the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, and their place in the global economy ■ Meet the CEO: Your chance to learn about some of the most influential business leaders in the world, from the CEO of multinational Unilever to the chairman of Mitsubishi ■ Critical thinking: Recurring themes and critical thinking boxes in every chapter encourage debate on key issues from the globalization of industries to environmental sustainability, developing skills that will take you far beyond your business degree Enriched by Janet Morrison's characteristically clear, authoritative writing style and an unrivalled range of learning tools, The Global Business Environment is an invaluable resource for students at any stage of their business lives. Janet Morrison was Senior Lecturer in Strategic and International Management at the Sunderland University Business School, UK. She is also the author of International Business, published by Palgrave Macmillan. 'A very thorough introduction to the global business environment that goes well beyond standard textbooks, and includes a wealth of up-to-date case studies and examples. It will be valuable reading for practitioners and students alike.' – Antje Cockrill, University of Swansea, UK 'This third edition of Janet Morrison's excellent business environment text successfully balances the themes and structures of more general business environment texts with full coverage of the challenges that a global business environment poses to both domestic and multinational enterprises. The Global Business Environment will without doubt continue to be a valuable core text on a range of business environment courses, and I very much look forward to using it with my next cohort of students.' – Johan Lindeque, Queen's University, Belfast, UK 'This is an excellent book providing both students and practitioners with clear insights into the global business environment. Building successfully on the author's previous work it develops a numbers of critical themes which are illustrated by highly relevant and interesting case studies. The material is brought alive by the author's clear writing style.' – Nicholas Perdikis,Aberystwyth University, UK

Didaktische Kompetenz

Zugänge zu einer theoriegestützten bildungsorientierten Planung und Reflexion des Unterrichts

Author: Hans Berner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258060330

Category: Teaching

Page: 293

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Handbook of Research on Strategic Business Infrastructure Development and Contemporary Issues in Finance

Author: Ray, Nilanjan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466651555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 477

View: 2340

The dynamic economic climate invites participants who are grounded in strategic financial management and infrastructure development. Thus, a lack of sufficient infrastructure, in both quality and quantity, often disqualifies developing countries from being key players in the global economy and influences other socioeconomic problems like unemployment, quality of work life, and quality of life. Handbook of Research on Strategic Business Infrastructure Development and Contemporary Issues in Finance discusses the efficiency of good infrastructure and its impact on socioeconomic growth and socioeconomic development in general and addresses contemporary aspects of the strategic financial management essential for accomplishing the objective of wealth maximization in today's challenging and competitive economy. This book is an essential research work for policy makers, government workers and NGO employees, as well as academicians and researchers in the fields of business, finance, marketing, management, accounting, MIS, public administration, economics, and law.

Management

Author: Richard L. Daft,Martyn Kendrick,Natalia Vershinina

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 1844808823

Category: Management

Page: 856

View: 6490

The market-leading textbook for principles of management courses reaches a new level with Richard L. Daft being joined by Martyn Kendrick and Natalia Vershinina (both Leicester Business School) to provide an unparalleled resource for students in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). After listening to the requirements of lecturers, the authors have maintained the same comprehensive coverage and structure of the original work but carefully threaded in new EMEA and wider global examples and theory throughout. A new running case on IKEA allows students to track their understanding throughout the course, while a new text-opening case study on managing in times of turbulence ensures learning is mapped directly against modern business challenges.

Die Chancen der Globalisierung

Author: Joseph Stiglitz

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641051304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 5599

Wir wissen, was an der Globalisierung faul ist. Joseph Stiglitz sagt uns, wie sie funktionieren kann. Der Nobelpreisträger Joseph Stiglitz kehrt mit diesem Buch zurück zu den Fragen seines Bestsellers »Die Schatten der Globalisierung«. Er untersucht, welche Veränderungen die Weltwirtschaftsordnung in den letzten Jahren erlebt hat und erläutert die großen politischen Herausforderungen, vor denen wir heute stehen. Vor allem entwickelt er seine Vision einer gerechteren Zukunft und zeigt konkrete Wege aus der Globalisierungsfalle auf. Der weltweite Wohlstand nimmt infolge der Globalisierung zwar insgesamt zu, doch auch das Gefälle zwischen Reich und Arm wird immer größer. Seitdem Stiglitz mit seinem Bestseller „Die Schatten der Globalisierung“ für Furore sorgte, hat sich das Bewusstsein für dieses Ungleichgewicht und für die Gefahren sozialer Ungerechtigkeit geschärft. Doch den zahlreichen Bekenntnissen für eine gerechtere Welt müssen nun politische Taten folgen. An diesem Punkt setzt das neue Buch des Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträgers an. Auf der Grundlage seiner wissenschaftlichen Forschung und seiner Erfahrungen in der politischen Praxis zeigt Stiglitz, wie die Chancen für positive Veränderungen, die in der fortschreitenden Globalisierung liegen, genutzt werden können. Dabei spricht er zahlreiche Themen an, die uns in Europa, in den USA aber auch in den sich entwickelnden Ländern auf den Nägeln brennen. Ob es um weltweites Outsourcing geht oder um Energieprobleme, die notwenige Reform des weltweiten Währungssystems oder die Kontrolle transnationaler Konzerne – stets behält Stiglitz das Machbare im Auge. Joseph Stiglitz ist Nobelpreisträger und auch hierzulande ein gefragter Autor.

OECD-Umweltausblick bis 2050 Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264172866

Category:

Page: 400

View: 5648

Wie werden wirtschaftliche und soziale Entwicklungen die Umwelt bis 2050 beeinflussen? Welche Maßnahmen sind nötig, um den wichtigsten ökologischen Herausforderungen zu begegnen, und mit welchen Konsequenzen müssen wir im Falle von politischer Untätigkeit rechnen? Der Umweltausblick liefert Analysen ökonomischer und ökologischer Trends. Im Zentrum der Projektionen stehen vier Bereiche, anhand derer sich die Zukunft unseres Planeten entscheiden wird: Klimawandel, Artenvielfalt, Wasser sowie Umwelt und Gesundheit.

Understanding Management

Author: Richard Daft,Dorothy Marcic

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111580243

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

View: 1158

Prepare your students for management success with this engaging survey of modern management practice. UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 8E seamlessly integrates classic management principles with today’s latest management ideas to create a responsive market leading text that captivates your students. Acclaimed authors Richard Daft and Dorothy Marcic cover management and entrepreneurial issues within small- to mid-size companies where most students will begin their careers, as well as within larger global enterprises. Many examples focus on the constantly-evolving entertainment industry. Students gain valuable insights into real, contemporary business as they examine today’s best management practices. This edition helps students establish and build upon practical skills they can readily apply to future or current careers. Engaging examples and numerous skill-building and application exercises in every chapter help students deepen their understanding and refine their management abilities. With a streamlined format, this edition takes a close look at how change demands innovation and how innovation requires forward-thinking, flexible leaders and organizations. The book’s complete ancillary package provides flexibility and solid support for your course as you use UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 8E to prepare today’s students to seize business opportunities and lead change. Be sure to also investigate the menu of high impact digital options available with this edition, including Aplia and CengageNOW. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cities in a Globalizing World

Global Report on Human Settlements

Author: Un-Habitat,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136570012

Category: Architecture

Page: 382

View: 5971

'The world has entered the urban millennium. Nearly half the world's people are now city dwellers, and the rapid increase in urban population is expected to continue, mainly in developing countries. This historic transition is being further propelled by the powerful forces of globalization. The central challenge for the international community is clear: to make both urbanization and globalization work for all people, instead of leaving billions behind or on the margins. Cities in a Globalizing World: Global Report on Human Settlements is a comprehensive review of conditions in the world's cities and the prospects for making them better, safer places to live in an age of globalization. I hope that it will provide all stakeholders - foremost among them the urban poor themselves - with reliable and timely information with which to set our policies right and get the machinery of urban life moving in a constructive direction.' From the Foreword by Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations. Cities in a Globalizing World presents a comprehensive review of the world's cities and analyses the positive and negative impacts on human settlements of the global trends towards social and economic integration and the rapid changes in information and communication technologies. In this Global Report, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) draws on specially commissioned and contributed background papers from more than 80 leading international specialists. The report focuses on recent trends in human settlements and their implications for poverty, inequity and social polarization. It develops advance knowledge for urban planning and management policies in support and promotion of inclusive cities and good urban governance. This major and influential report is the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Written in clear, non-technical language and supported by informative graphics, case studies and extensive statistical data, it should be an essential tool and reference for academics, researchers, planners, public authorities and civil society organizations around the world.

Biology Education for Social and Sustainable Development

Author: Mijung Kim,C. H. Diong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460919278

Category: Education

Page: 406

View: 9563

In an era of globalization and urbanization, various social, economic, and environmental challenges surround advances in modern biological sciences. Considering how biological knowledge and practice are intrinsically related to building a sustainable relationship between nature and human society, the roles of biology education need to be rethought to respond to issues and changes to life in this biocentury. This book is a compilation of selected papers from the Twenty Third Biennial Conference of the Asian Association for Biology Education 2010. The title, Biology Education for Social and Sustainable Development, demonstrates how rethinking and reconstruction of biology education in the Asia-Pacific region are increasingly grounded in deep understandings of what counts as valuable local knowledge, practices, culture, and ideologies for national and global issues, and education for sustainable development. The 42 papers by eminent science educators from Australia, China, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the U.S., represent a diversity of views, understandings, and practices in biology education for sustainable development from school to university in diverse education systems and social-cultural settings in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The book is an invaluable resource and essential reference for researchers and educators on Asian perspectives and practices on biology education for social and sustainable development.

Strategic Infrastructure Development for Economic Growth and Social Change

Author: Ray, Nilanjan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466674717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

View: 9386

Obtaining the ultimate objective of economic growth depends largely on the availability of infrastructure in the economy. New developments in finance also play an important role in enhancing economic prosperity in a country. Strategic Infrastructure Development for Economic Growth and Social Change explores different avenues of research in the areas of corporate governance, socioeconomic conditions, modern business infrastructure, business automation, strategic financial management, and financial aspects of modern businesses. This reference work discusses practical applications, skills, practices, and strategies involved in economic and business growth, and overall economic development. Academicians, practitioners, professionals, and researchers will benefit from the topics discussed in this book.

Introduction to Global Business: Understanding the International Environment & Global Business Functions

Author: Julian Gaspar,Antonio Arreola-Risa,Leonard Bierman,Richard Hise,James Kolari

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285528514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 3714

The global business environment is rapidly changing because of shifts in geopolitical alliances, active roles of global institutions, and advances in information technology. Gaspar et al. INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL BUSINESS, 1e introduces the comprehensive foundational and functional tools to better prepare students for a global business landscape. As part of the functional approach, the text flows smoothly and clearly from concept to application, asking students to implement their learning into real-world personal and professional applications. The specialized author team introduces globalization through unparalleled scholarship and a world-view presentation of the fundamental pillars of the global landscape - culture, ethics, economic, and information technology. The purpose of this book is to introduce students to these principles in an engaging, current, and relevant way in the hope that they may develop the knowledge for successful careers in a globalized business landscape. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Environment across Cultures

Author: E. Ehlers,Carl Friedrich Gethmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540403845

Category: Science

Page: 217

View: 9695

Disparate perceptions and conceptual frameworks of environment and the relationship between humans and nature often lead to confusion, constraints on co-operation and collaboration and even conflict when society tries to deal with today’s urgent and complex environment research and policy challenges. Such disparities in perception and "world view" are driven by many factors. They include differences in culture, religion, ethical frameworks, scientific methodologies and approaches, disciplines, political, social and philosophical traditions, life styles and consumption patterns as well as alternative economic paradigms. Distribution of poverty or wealth between north and south may thus be seen as consequence of the above mentioned disparities, which is a challenge for it’s universal reasoned evaluation. This volume discusses a wide range of factors influencing "Environment across Cultures" with a view to identifying ways and means to better understand, reflect and manage such disparities within future global environmental research and policy agendas for bridging the gap between ecology and economy as well as between societies. The book is based upon the results of a scientific symposium on this topic and covers the following sections: Cross Cultural Perception of Environment; Ethics and Nature; Environment, Sustainability and Society. Corresponding contributions were made by well-known scientific authors representing different cultural spheres in accordance with the inter-cultural approach of this effort.

Ungleichheit in kapitalistischen Gesellschaften

Author: Boike Rehbein,Jessé Souza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783779929475

Category: Capitalism

Page: 228

View: 4293

Long description: Das Buch legt eine neue Theorie sozialer Ungleichheit in Gegenwartsgesellschaften vor. Es stützt sich auf eigene empirische Forschung auf drei Kontinenten und argumentiert, dass Ungleichheit bisher unzureichend verstanden wurde, weil ausschließlich westliche Gesellschaften Grundlage der Interpretation waren. Das vorliegende Buch betrachtet Gesellschaft nicht als funktionales oder ökonomisches System, sondern als sinnhafte Praxis. Es zeigt auf, dass und wie die symbolische Vermittlung von Macht die strukturelle Wurzel der Ungleichheit bildet. Das Buch legt eine neue Theorie sozialer Ungleichheit in Gegenwartsgesellschaften auf der Basis empirischer Forschung auf drei Kontinenten vor. Es betrachtet Gesellschaft nicht als funktionales oder ökonomisches System, sondern als sinnhafte Praxis. Die zentrale These lautet, dass die symbolische Vermittlung von Macht die strukturelle Wurzel der Ungleichheit bildet. Die symbolische Welt kapitalistischer Gesellschaften zeichnet sich dadurch aus, dass sie wissenschaftlich begründet ist, Ungleichheit als meritokratisches Resultat der Konkurrenz gleicher Individuen erscheinen lässt und die überlieferte symbolische Ungleichheit zwischen Klassen von Menschen dadurch unsichtbar macht und reproduziert.