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Essentials of Contemporary Business, Binder Ready Version

Essentials of Contemporary Business, Binder Ready Version

Louis E. Boone, David L. Kurtz

ISBN: 978-1-118-33649-6 November 2013 336 Pages


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This text is an unbound, binder-ready edition.

We've listened. Boone/Kurtz, Essentials of Contemporary Business is the flexible, current, and easy-to-use resource that today’s students and teachers want. Our commitment to delivering solutions at the speed of business has produced the perfect combination of current material, illustrative examples and a storytelling narrative -- all in a brief, valued-priced package. Covering all of the major topics of the introduction to business course, Boone/Kurtz, Essentials of Contemporary Business offers shorter chapters and a visually pleasing design paired with a comprehensive suite of resources to help you make business concepts come alive. Experience a textbook program that supports your goals to stimulate curiosity, show relevance, promote creativity, and prepare students for what's ahead, in both their academic and business careers.

Related Resources

PART 1 Business in a Global Environment

Chapter 1 - The Changing Face of Business

Chapter 2 - Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Chapter 3 - Economic Challenges Facing Contemporary Business

Chapter 4 - Competing in World Markets

Part 2 Starting and Growing Your Business

Chapter 5 - Forms of Business Ownership and Organization

Chapter 6 - Starting Your Own Business: The Entrepreneurship Alternative

Part 3 Management: Building Organizational Capability for Superior Performance

Chapter 7 - Management, Leadership, and the Internal Organization

Chapter 8 - Human Resource Management: From Recruitment to Labor Relations

Chapter 9 - Top Performance through Empowerment, Teamwork, and Communication

Chapter 10 - Production and Operations Management

Part 4 Marketing Management

Chapter 11 - Customer-Driven Marketing

Chapter 12 - Product and Distribution Strategies

Chapter 13 - Promotion and Pricing Strategies

Part 5 Managing Technology and Information

Chapter 14 - Using Technology to Manage Information

Part 6 Managing Financial Resources

Chapter 15 - Understanding Accounting and Financial Statements

Chapter 16 - The Financial System

Chapter 17 - Financial Management


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  • Video Series: Three different video series accompany the text and all feature high-definition, documentary-style video clips and profile companies like Zipcar, Seventh Generation, and Comet Skateboards to reinforce key concepts, and expose students to innovative business practices.
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