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Introduction To Business Management 10th edition offers an overview for business management within a local context.
Did you know that two out of three businesses fail? This is often due to a lack of understanding of basic business concepts by the business owners. In the competitive South African business environment, aspiring entrepreneurs and new business owners need a solid foundation of knowledge to building sustainable businesses on. Entrepreneurship and how to establish your own business (5th edition) is a foundational book covering the key areas of entrepreneurship and small business development. This revised edition explains important business concepts in layperson's terms and uses updated examples to focus on. The entrepreneur's personal skills set; Role models in the field of successful entrepreneurship; Thinking 'out of the box' to find opportunities in the market; Evaluating business ideas; Drawing up a business plan; Setting up a business; Legal and other business requirements that apply to new businesses.
Multiple-choice questions for introduction to business management is a valuable tool to help students to better understand business management theory and practice. The question book covers all aspects of introductory business management courses and is designed to assist students to prepare for examinations. The questions, developed by experienced lecturers, range from standard to very challenging. The textbook is ideally suited as a companion to Introduction to business management ninth edition.
This textbook is aimed at students undertaking an introductory or intermediate course in corporate finance looking for a single book that will assist them from second year until their Qualifying Exam (QE).
The primary objective of the book is to provide one “digestible”, affordable, South African textbook which can be used for more than one year by students with limited time at their disposal.
Contemporary issues in human resource management 4e, is written by a team of international authors presenting the latest thinking on HRM in today's organisations. There is a strong focus on applying current theories and models to successful companies, both within the global and local contexts. The latest research in the field of HRM is used to demonstrate topical issues with a strategic and innovative perspective.
People and their effective management are key to sustainable organisations. The authors of Human resource management, now in its fourth edition, combine their respective experience from both academia and the workplace to provide a balanced and useful book that covers the key principles for the effective management of people. The book has a sound theoretical base, which includes a wide range of topics from areas such as the human resource management function, strategic human resource management, organisational behaviour, leadership, labour legislation and labour relations. Furthermore, there are self-awareness exercises to assist readers in applying theory to their own insight. For those wanting to test their knowledge, each chapter contains multiple-choice questions. The five case studies at the end of the book create a further opportunity for readers to develop their ability to practically manage people. As with previous editions, the book has been written and designed in a user-friendly style and format and it available with a slideshow for each chapter.
The business environment changes constantly, and so too must the approaches to managing a business organisation successfully. Among the plethora of management theories, each proposing that it provides the best solution to optimising an organisation, a few have stood the test of time and are considered principles that all modern managers should know and be able to apply.
Management Principles: A Contemporary Edition For Africa focuses on these core management principles. It provides learners with a sound knowledge of the business environment, how to manage scarce resources, and the functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling.
The book also highlights the importance of sound decision-making, information management, optimising a diverse workforce, managing different organisational cultures, managing people (individuals, groups and teams) and business ethics.
An easy-to-read, integrated approach to accounting and finance which dispels much of the mystique surrounding these subjects for students and non-financial managers. This edition incorporates changes in legislation and in attitudes towards financial analysis, the interpretation of annual accounts and the use of financial ratios, as well as chapters on the financial planning process, the cost of capital and risk analysis.
How do you as human resource manager successfully carry out the steps in the workforce planning process? How can you keep abreast of legal requirements in health and safety management? How do you integrate a HRM strategy with the overall organisational strategy? The ninth edition of Human Resource Management continues to provide an introduction to the field of human resource management for undergraduate students at universities, universities of technology, and private colleges. This book also offers valuable insight to human resource professionals. A simply explained theoretical textbook on the subject, Human Resource Management ninth edition is written by a strong core of South African authors to ensure that the approach to human resource management remains local and relevant. These authors are complemented by international authors to include a broader perspective of international practices. The textbook includes the following features which makes the content more accessible to students and gives them practical insight: - Reflection boxes which promote critical thinking - Information boxes which provide additional content and examples - Exercises which encourage students to engage with what they have learned and to self-assess their progress - Case in point boxes and closing case studies which provide additional context as well as the application of theory to realistic scenarios which graduates might encounter.
A brand new concise introductory text in human resource development that has a skills-building, practical focus yet is underpinned by the latest academic research. Highly engaging and accessible it brings the subject to life through innovative learning tools including videos and active case studies.
Do you know what knowledge and skills are required to manage training and development in the workplace? Do you know which principles, processes and procedures are required to design, develop, and evaluate training and development programmes? How can technology be used to improve your training and development programmes? Managing Training and Development focuses on the training and development of personnel from a human resource management perspective. It provides detailed discussions, case studies with case questions, self-evaluation questions, and activities to guide students through a wide spectrum of training and development issues, from legislation that impacts on education and training, such as South African Qualifications Authority, the NQF, the Skills Development Acts of the factors that influence the training and development of people in organizations, to benefit the individual and the enterprise by integrating theory and practice. This well-established South African textbook is written by well-respected professionals with a wide range of experience and provides a multi-disciplinary approach to training and development. Managing Training and Development 7e is suitable for senior undergraduate students of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Industrial Psychology, Management, and Business Management at universities, universities of technology, and private education and training providers.
No business exists in a vacuum - it is impacted on by a constantly evolving world which presents new challenges and opportunities every day. To cope with these dynamic challenges and opportunities, a business should be proactive and adaptive - not just at an operational level, but at a functional and strategic level as well. Business management: a contemporary approach focuses specifically on the functions of the organisation and how to respond to changes in the micro-, market-, and macro-environment. The book orientates the reader with an introduction into the field of business management, followed by general management principles applicable to any business manager. The book goes on to cover the various functions of the organisation: financial management; credit management; information management; public relations; operations management; marketing management; human resource management; and, lastly, purchasing management in supply chain management.
Learn to make strong business decisions with a better understanding of business ethics, sustainability, and stakeholder management from a strong managerial perspective. BUSINESS AND SOCIETY: ETHICS, SUSTAINABILITY, AND STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT, Ninth Edition, demonstrates how the most successful business decision makers balance and protect the interests of various stakeholders, including investors, employees, the community, and the environment--particularly as business recovers from a perilous financial period. The authors effectively balance strong coverage of ethics and the stakeholder model with an increased focus on one of business's most recent, urgent mandates: sustainability. Coverage highlights the connection between business and the natural, social, and financial environments, illustrating how all three must be maintained in balance to sustain current and future generations. New actual business cases, real applications, and today's latest business examples present you with specific business challenges that test your values and require you to focus your reasoning skills for ongoing success in today's workplace.
Companies and other business structures in South Africa, third edition, offers a clear and practical introduction to the law relating to companies, close corporations, business trusts, partnerships and financial markets. The third edition is comprehensively revised and updated to offer deeper explanation and analysis, and to address the recent developments in the field: The text discusses recent cases in which the Companies act 71 of 2008 has been applied, analysing the insights and common law developments which arise from these cases; an entirely new chapter on corporate finance addresses the subject matter in a multifaceted way, bringing together legal, accounting and management accounting perspectives; the text now provides a new chapter which addresses the winding up and deregistration of companies; following the repeal of the Securities services act 36 of 2004, the text offers comprehensive guidance relating to the recently promulgated Financial markets act 19 of 2012, and discusses the impact of this new legislation within the context of insider trading and financial markets. The text offers a clear pedagogical structure, which includes a comprehensive glossary of terms. This framework supports learning and develops independent, critical and reflective engagement with the subject matter. An expanded test bank and PowerPoint slide presentation complement the text, and are available to lecturers to support teaching. Companies and other business structures in South Africa is eminently suitable as a core text for students who are studying company law as a module of the BCom, BCompt, BAcc (Accounting) programmes, or of the LLB degree. It may also be a useful resource for post-graduate students, and for legal practitioners wishing to clarify new or foundational principles of the field. Companies and other business structures in South Africa complies with the competency framework for commercial law as indicated in the SAICA education requirements for part 1 of the qualifying examination.
Basics of entrepreneurship is a theoretical as well as practical guide to how to develop business ideas to establish an enterprise. Drawing on their personal experience as entrepreneurs, business advisors and subject specialists, the authors aim to: Provide a comprehensive introduction to the world of business and its most important role-player - the entrepreneur, explain basic business concepts to ensure understanding of the business environment and business in general, illustrate what successful entrepreneurs do and what contributes to successful entrepreneurship, demonstrate the steps in the entrepreneurial process - the feasibility study, the viability assessment and the development of a business plan. The most important and essential business management functions relevant to a start-up and new business are addressed in this book. These include: marketing, finance, operations, human resources and purchasing. The authors use an accessible approach to guide readers to be positive yet critical, creative yet practical in their search for business ideas, and ultimately to research business ideas thoroughly to ensure profitability.
Management, 4th Edition is an introductory text that provides internationally accepted management theories within the framework of South African and southern African organizational practices. The theory is applied to case studies of well-known organizations. This is a textbook for undergraduate students at universities and universities of technology.
In today's globalised and digital world, consumers can move from one retailer to the next across the world at the click of a button. Online access and social media mean that consumers are more market savvy, more informed and more discerning than ever before. What brings them back is an enhanced shopping experience, and key to this is good customer service. More and more marketers are focusing on retaining their customer base or trying to erode their competitor's customer base through better customer service. After all, happy customers are repeat customers and become advocates for the business.
Major, ongoing change is the distinguishing characteristic of the business environment worldwide and it affects how contemporary organisations operate and deal with change. Organisations still need to do more with less. In addition, they need to provide for the needs of customers who, with more exposure to local and global markets, have higher expectations relating to the cost, quality, speed and innovation of the services and products they purchase from these organisations. Due to this global need for managing change, 'new' forms of organisation are replacing the 'old' traditional bureaucracy and presenting managers with unique challenges. Thus managers of contemporary organisations need to take a holistic view of the changes in their environments and need to apply a completely new set of skills. The approach towards contemporary management principles offered in this publication integrates discussions on vital managerial competencies and skills with information on traditional and essential managerial concepts that have been effective in the past and are still effectively used today in many business organisations. The emphasis is on the vital role of human resources in the success of an organisation and the need for modern managers to self-actualise and embrace the practice of life-long learning.
The second edition of Database Principles maintains its engaging writing style and brevity; its unique balance between theory and practice and its wealth of examples throughout the text; inspiring student-friendly learning at its best. The international edition provides a solid and practical foundation for the design, implementation and management of database systems. This foundation is built on the notion that, while databases are very practical things, their successful creation depends on understanding the important concepts that define them. The new edition has been updated with all the latest developments and technologies and incorporates a generous number of localised and motivating business vignettes that tie the concepts to real-life situations. This edition is suitable for a first course in databases at undergraduate level and will also provide essential material for conversion postgraduate courses. Providing comprehensive and practical coverage of core database concepts, it is an ideal text not only for those studying database management systems in the context of computer science, but also those on courses in the areas of information systems and business information technology. This textbook also comes packaged with a fully tailored CourseMate and an Instructor's website will also be available to adopters.
Written for first-year Business Management students, Business Cases second edition contains case studies which illustrate how business management theory is applied to local and international organisations.
Information. Technology. Both resources are increasingly important as organisations seek to improve their performance. Applying information and technology can offer new ways to do business, increase the efficiency of business processes, reduce costs, and provide the performance measures used to control improvement. *Can business information management improve organisational performance? *What are the key issues faced by managers today in terms of managing business information? *How can 'big picture' strategy be developed, implemented and managed? This textbook takes a problem-solving approach, highlighting the issues faced by managers in identifying, capturing and systematising information in order to improve organisational performance. Now in its second edition, Business Information Management helps students to understand how to improve organisational performance by exploring these issues, and examines solutions to reduce problems. Unique in its multi-stakeholder perspective, this book addresses challenges faced by not only the end-user but also the general manager, IT manager and company director.
The notion of "Quality" in business performance has exploded since the publication of the first edition of this classic text in 1989. Today there is a plethora of performance improvement frameworks including Baldrige, EFQM, Lean, Six Sigma and ISO 9001, offering a potentially confusing variety of ways to achieve business excellence.
Quality guru John Oakland's famous TQM model, in many ways a precursor to these frameworks, has evolved to become the ultimate holistic overview of performance improvement strategy. Incorporating the frameworks that succeeded it, the revised model redefines "Quality" by:
Oakland's popular, practical, jargon-free style, along with ten case studies eight of which are brand new, effortlessly ties the model to its real-life applications, making it easy to understand how to apply what you've learned to your practices and a achieve sustainable competitive advantage. Total Quality Management and Operational Excellence: Text with Cases (Fourth Edition) is supplemented for the first time with a suite of online teaching aids for busy tutors. This exciting update of a classic text is perfect for all students studying for professional qualifications in the management of quality, or those studying science, engineering or business and management who need to understand the part TQM may play in their subjects.
In today's competitive markets and in an environment that is focused firmly on customers, it is the quality of the service provided that often makes the difference between success and failure. An essential skill, needed by individuals in all types of organisations and at all levels, is being able to ensure that all potential or occasional customers are turned into loyal long-term customers or positive external advocates for the organisation. This informative, text will provide the reader with the critical skills needed to achieve superior levels of customer service, to ensure that customers become and/or remain loyal to your organisation.
Being a successful entrepreneur in the 21st century involves more than enthusiasm and a good eye for a new opportunity. A thorough understanding of the essential business functions, as explained in the third edition of Business Management for Entrepreneurs, is a prerequisite for entrepreneurs who want to take their business through the next growth stage.
The book guides the entrepreneur in managing the eight business functions: general management, finance, marketing, operations management, purchasing and the supply chain, human resources, information management and public relations. These management and managerial skills are essential to successfully manage a business that employs more people than when it was initially established.
This edition contains updated information and new examples on all the business functions relevant to entrepreneurs. Business Management for Entrepreneurs (third edition) is an invaluable resource for students studying entrepreneurship and all young entrepreneurs who plan to start their own business, or entrepreneurs who have their own business but want to learn more about managing the business functions as the business grows.
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