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Business Essentials, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By Ronald J. Ebert, Ricky W. Griffin

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 17, 2014

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For Introduction to Business Courses

Business Essentials continues to provide a solid foundation of the essential topics that first-semester business students need to understand. Its focus on practical skills, knowledge of the basics, and important developments in business makes for a brief book, but a rich experience.

The recent events in domestic and global economies are presenting unprecedented challenges, excitement, and disappointments for business—and a need for a change in the Introduction to Business course and text. This text captures the widespread significance of these developments and presents their implications on businesses today.

MyBizLab for Business Essentials is a total learning package. MyBizLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that truly engages students in learning. It helps students better prepare for class, quizzes, and exams—resulting in better performance in the course—and provides educators a dynamic set of tools for gauging individual and class progress.

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize Learning with MyBizLab: Inspire the exchange of new ideas and foster intriguing discussions with the abundant resources found in MyBizLab.
  • Real World Business Practices Focus: An abundance of the latest real world business developments and examples provide clear illustrations of business concepts and current dilemmas, and every chapter shows how basic practices apply not only in business upswings, but also during economically challenging times as well. 
  • Help Students Review and Apply Concepts: Examples and exercises allow students to see how entrepreneurs are putting into practice the concepts that they are learning.
  • Keep Your Course Current and Relevant: New examples, research findings, and examples appear throughout the text.

 

Table of Contents

I. The Contemporary Business World
1. The U.S. Business Environment
2. Understanding Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
3. Entrepreneurship, New Ventures, and Business Ownership
4. Understanding the Global Context of Business

II. The Business of Managing
5. Managing the Business
6. Organizing the Business
7. Operations Management and Quality for Producing Goods and Services

III. People in Organizations
8. Employee Behavior and Motivation
9. Leadership and Decision Making
10. Human Resource Management and Labor Relations

IV. Principles of Marketing: Building Relationships with Customers for Competitive Advantage
11. Marketing Processes and Consumer Behavior
12. Developing and Pricing Products
13. Distributing and Promoting Products

V. Managing Information for Better Business Decisions
14. Information Technology (IT) for Business
15. The Role of Accountants and Accounting Information

VI. The Financial System and Issues in Financial Management
16. Understanding Money and the Role of Banking
17. Managing Business Finances

Appendix I: Risk Management
Appendix II: The Legal Context of Business
Appendix III: Managing Your Personal Finances
Appendix IV: Unions and Labor Management

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Business Essentials, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition
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$51.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-345533-5