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The fifth edition of South African human resource management meets the ever-growing demand for an HRM compendium specific to South Africa. Written by South Africans, for South Africans, the book emphasizes the need to contextualise HRM locally and within the wider African context. The book offers value to anyone involved and/or potentially interested in the management of human resources on the African continent and demonstrates why HRM is at the core of the sustainable development challenges we face.
Introduction To Business Management 10th edition offers an overview for business management within a local context.
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.
If anything is new in the business world it is a heightened level of uncertainty, and this is a global phenomenon. Political disruptions, civil unrest, natural disasters and slowing economies in the developed and developing world have made the financial markets increasingly volatile, challenging multinational corporations in offshore locations and global business operations in general.
The blend of theory and practical knowledge, and the comparison of historical accounts with current realities, make this book indispensable for active and aspiring investors in the global business environment, as well as the academic community. The book is particularly relevant for BA students at exit level, and could be useful for Honours and Master’s students of international business, and MBA and MBL students who seek insight into the contemporary operating environments of global business.
For courses in Organization Development, Organizational Behavior and Organizational Change. A conceptual and experiential approach to understanding organizational development. With a focus on the development of students' interpersonal skills, Experiential Approach to Organization Development provides a comprehensive, realistic, innovative, and practical introduction to the field. The eighth edition presents new and revised information to help keep course material fresh and relevant
Given the common acknowledgement that strategy implementation is the greatest challenge to managers in the 21st century and the greatest reason for strategy failure we decided to focus on strategy implementation. Rather than promoting the unrealistic idea of strategy as a purely rational and deliberate outcome, this book acknowledges and explores the idea that strategy is often emergent, messy and experimental. We focus on strategy as something that people do rather than something that an organisation possesses. Since people are the building blocks of strategy, we recognise the fact that strategy is both a cognitive and a political activity.
Realize your dream for small business success with this market-leading book. SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: LAUNCHING AND GROWING ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES, 17E provides the practical concepts, entrepreneurial insights, and comprehensive resources you'll find essential both now and throughout your management future. SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT delivers solid coverage of the fundamentals of business management as it teaches you not only how to start a business, but also how to manage, grow, and harvest a business. This market leading text places you in the role of decision maker, allowing you to immediately apply what you've learned to current challenges in today's small businesses. The book's thorough emphasis on building business plans ensures that you can effectively create, manage, and analyze a plan for your own venture. Unforgettable examples, exciting video cases, and coverage of the most current developments in business management today keep this engaging text as current and practical now as it was when it led the market in its first edition 50 years ago. Each edition builds upon past strengths with new innovations and breakthrough developments. SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: LAUNCHING AND GROWING ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES, 17E offers the insights and practical principles that you'll reference again and again throughout your business career. Available with InfoTrac (R) Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
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.
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.
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.
As the primary focus of the global economy has moved from agriculture to manufacturing to services-dominated economies, the realisation that 'we are all in services' has finally dawned. Services marketing has developed, as a result, and is now a well-established sub-discipline of marketing, with its own theories and body of knowledge.
This volume deals with the unique difficulties of marketing what is essentially an intangible entity and focuses on the most contemporary debates, research and managerial demands in this very challenging business domain. This second edition offers new case studies from contemporary business situations, where consumers are highly informed and discriminating.
These real world examples illustrate how service providers should refine their marketing approach and practice in order to remain competitive in the global market.
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.
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.
There is an ever-growing need for better project management within the disciplines of engineering, business and technology and this new edition is a direct response to that need. By emphasizing practical applications, this book targets the ultimate purpose of project management; to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders to accomplish the overall project goal.
The book encompasses the essential background material required, from philosophy to methodology, before presenting concepts and techniques for practical application on topics including:
The new edition has been updated to provide closer alignment with PMBOK terms and definitions for more ease of use alongside PMI qualifications and covers the latest developments in project management methodologies.
Supplemented by brand new case studies from engineering and technology projects, as well as improved instructor support materials, this text is an ideal resource and reference for anyone studying or practicing project management within engineering or business environments.
Created by the continuous feedback of a "student-tested, faculty-approved" process, MIS5 delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards for students and instructors and a consistent online offering with CourseMate that includes an eBook in addition to a set of interactive digital tools all at a value-based price and proven to increase retention and outcomes.
When people think about the business world, they tend to think more about the political economy of operating environments than the intricacies of ethics and diversity management in offshore locations. However, all these factors are equally pertinent to successful global business management and a successful international business.
Globalisation and technological innovation also need to be considered. And while the controversy that surrounds globalisation has tainted the proceeds of growth and economic prosperity, the improvement in quality of life brought about by technological advances in global financial integration cannot be overemphasised.
What tasks do business managers have to fulfill? What are the plans which you need to put in place to ensure success? How important is financial management? How can you lead and motivate your staff? Principles of Business Management third edition is a foundational text that provides a solid theoretical grounding in general management principles such as leadership, motivation, and control. It emphasizes management functions such as marketing, finance, operations management, and purchasing and supply chain management, and gives attention to the entrepreneurial process. The textbook also provides guidance on writing a business plan. Features such as Readers, Critical thinking boxes, case studies and revision questions engage the student and facilitate the application of learning. Principles of Business Management third edition provides an excellent introduction for entry-level Business Management students. It is suitable for students at universities and universities of technology who plan to go into management in the private or NGO sectors or intend to become entrepreneurs.
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.
Applied strategic marketing discusses the strategic role of marketing management in modern organisations. The focus is on how managers choose and manage the markets they serve, how they handle competition and what strategies they devise in order to build brand value and customer relationships. This book guides the reader through the different phases of the strategic planning process and provides a framework for designing and implementing a marketing plan. Building on the success of the third edition's chapters customer analysis, brand and relationship building strategies and measurements of marketing strategies, the revised fourth edition also deals with contemporary issues such as globalisation, sustainability and innovation. Applied strategic marketing in anchored in the South African environment and discusses the impact of global trends. This book offers great value to students and practitioners of strategic marketing.
This text aims to differentiate itself from other business statistics texts in two important ways. It seeks: to present the material in a non-technical manner to make it easier for a student with limited mathematical background to grasp the subject matter; and to develop an intuitive understanding of the techniques by framing them in the context of a management question, giving layman-type explanations of methods, using illustrative business examples and focusing on the management interpretations of the statistical findings. This further edition continues the theme of using Excel as a computational tool to perform statistical analysis. While all statistical functions have been adjusted to the Excel (2013) format, the statistical output remains unchanged. Using Excel to perform the statistical analysis in this text allows a student: To examine more realistic business problems with larger datasets; To focus more on the statistical interpretation of the statistical findings; and to transfer this skill of performing statistical analysis more easily to the work environment. Its overall purpose is to develop a management student's statistical reasoning and statistical decision-making skills to give him or her a competitive advantage in the workplace.
A successful and competent administrative manager is integral to anyprofitable and efficient organisation or office. Administrative Management has been written specifically for people working in the field of administrative management, as well as those studying Administrative Management at higher education institutions.
The content is specific to the South African market, and it is the only local textbook on this topic. This fourth edition of Administrative Management contains new examples and updated data, and discusses the latest trends in this subject.
This book provides aspirant administrative managers with a good foundation, and offers practising managers the insight that will enable them to manage the administration needs of an organisation more timeously and efficiently, making them invaluable to that organisation.
The fifth edition of this market-leading textbook on careers in the organisational context retains its popular blend of theory, classical and contemporary research, application activities and real-life case scenarios that represent the diverse population groups of South Africa.
The fifth edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to reflect the changes in the knowledge-based and technology-driven 21st century workplace.
The first of its kind in South Africa, Brand Management constitutes an invaluable tool for the growing number of academic institutions that offer this exciting subject. Making use of both local and international examples and cases, the subject is approached from a holistic, yet applied perspective. Written in an accessible style, this book assists both students and practitioners to develop the ability to manage brands from the outset to the ultimate outcome. This text is an invaluable reference work for practising professionals, written by authors who have extensive academic and professional expertise and international exposure.
Understanding the customer, identifying opportunities and threats in the market and integrating the elements of marketing in a suitable and winning combination are all paramount to the survival of organisations in the 21st century. Essentials of Marketing explains the fundamental aspects of marketing alike. It is a must-have resource for those responsible for keeping their organisations abreast with the latest developments in the marketing environment.
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.
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