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Operating Environment: An Active Learning Approach



Operating Environment: An Active Learning Approach

Leslie Hamilton (Editor), Tom Burden (Editor), Philip Webster (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-19673-0 August 1995 Wiley-Blackwell 448 Pages


Operating Environment is divided into three major sections giving a clear framework in which to review the economic, political and social contexts of business activity: * The national economic context.
* The environmental factors affecting business activities.
* Business firms in markets.

Part I: The National Economic Context:.

1: The UK labour force.

2: The UK economic system.

3: The financial sector.

4: Economic policy.

5: Industrial policy.

Part II: Environmental Factors Affecting Business Activities:.

1: Social stratification.

2: Social welfare and state policy.

3: Technology and society.

4: The political process.

Part III: Business Firms in Markets:.

1: The competitive environment.

2: The legal regulation of business.

3: Regulatory agencies.

Part IV: Resources:.

1. 'Samsung plans #450 m UK plant'.

2. 'Fresh ferment for the brewers'.

3. 'The price police - the sleuthing skills of the EU's competition division'.

  • Each of the workbooks is written at a level appropriate for a BTEC Higher National core module, and is directly linked to the new learning outcomes of the fully revised BTEC syllabus
  • The materials have been designed to permit a paced progression through each module allowing for the individual learning style of each student, and delivering approximately 80 hours of fully supported learning
  • Exercises and self-assessment techniques will regularly test the student's knowledge and case studies are built into the workbooks
  • Comprehensive instruction is available for lecturers explaining how to integrate the material into existing or new courses
  • All the materials are highly developed after intense review by panels of lecturers and student focus groups.