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Understanding Food - Principles and Preparation (Hardcover, 5th edition): Amy Brown Understanding Food - Principles and Preparation (Hardcover, 5th edition)
Amy Brown
R776 R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Save R120 (15%) Within 8 - 13 working days

UNDERSTANDING FOOD: PRINCIPLES AND PREPARATION is your introductory guide to learning about foods, food preparation, food service, and food science. Integrating these key topics with relevant information about nutrition and the food industry, the Fifth Edition gives you a thorough overview of the different dimensions of food principles-and insight into the variety of career options available in the food industry. Numerous photographs and illustrations help you understand and apply what you read.

Practising Strategy - A Southern African Context (Paperback): Peet Venter Practising Strategy - A Southern African Context (Paperback)
Peet Venter 1
R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Within 4 - 8 working days

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.

Issues in Cultural Tourism Studies (Paperback, 2): Melanie K. Smith Issues in Cultural Tourism Studies (Paperback, 2)
Melanie K. Smith
R852 Discovery Miles 8 520 In stock

The extensively revised second edition of Issues in Cultural Tourism Studies provides a new framework for analyzing the complexity of cultural tourism and its increasing globalization in existing as well as emergent destinations of the world. The book will focus in particular on the need for even more creative tourism strategies to differentiate destinations from each other using a blend of localized cultural products and innovative global attractions.

The book explores many of the most pertinent issues in heritage, arts, festivals, indigenous, ethnic and experiential cultural tourism in urban and rural environments alike. This includes policy and politics; impact management and sustainable development; interpretation and representation; marketing and branding; and regeneration and planning. As well as exploring the inter-relationships between the cultural and tourism sectors, local people and tourists, the book provides suggestions for more effective and mutually beneficial collaboration. New edition features include:

  • an increased number of topical case studies and contemporary photographs which serve to contextualize the issues discussed
  • a re-orientation towards global rather than just European issues
  • three brand new chapters on The Geography of Cultural Tourism, The Politics of Global Cultural Tourism, and The Growth of Creative Tourism
  • an extensively revised chapter on Experiential Tourism.

At the interface between the global and the local, a people-centred approach to planning and development is advocated to ensure that benefits are maximized for local areas, a sense of place and identity are retained, and the tourist experience is enhanced to the full. The text is unique in that it provides a summary and a synthesis of all of the major issues in global cultural tourism, which are presented in an accessible way using a diverse range of international case studies. This is a beneficial and valuable resource for all tourism students.

Basics Of Entrepreneurship (Paperback, 3rd ed): C. Nieuwenhuizen Basics Of Entrepreneurship (Paperback, 3rd ed)
C. Nieuwenhuizen 1
R549 R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Save R84 (15%) In stock

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.

Statistics for Management and Economics + XLSTAT Bind-in (Hardcover, 11th edition): Gerald Keller Statistics for Management and Economics + XLSTAT Bind-in (Hardcover, 11th edition)
Gerald Keller
R785 R678 Discovery Miles 6 780 Save R107 (14%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Demonstrate how statistical methods are vital for today's managers and economists as you teach students how to apply these tools to real business problems with the 11th edition of Statistics for Management and Economics.

This best-selling business and economic statistics text emphasizes applications over calculations using a unique three-step "ICI" approach to problem solving. Students IDENTIFY the correct statistical technique by focusing on the problem objective and data type; then COMPUTE the statistics (by hand, using ExcelŽ 2016, or using XLSTAT Excel add-in); and ultimately INTERPRET results in the context of the problem.

Readers examine functional areas of business as data-driven examples, more than 2400 exercises, and 32 cases demonstrate how marketing managers, financial analysts, accountants, and economists use statistical applications. Many exercises feature returns on 40 stocks. Students can download 1100 data sets, online appendixes and Data Analysis Plus from the book’s website.

Features:

Aplia FOR INTRODUCTORY BUSINESS STATISTICS HELPS STUDENTS STAY ON TOP OF COURSEWORK WITH REGULARLY SCHEDULED ASSIGNMENTS. Developed by teachers and used by more than 1,000,000 students, Aplia features interactive assignments that connect concepts to the real world. Auto-assigned, auto-graded homework holds students accountable for the material before they come to class. Immediate, detailed explanations for every answer enhance comprehension of foundational knowledge and statistical concepts. Gradebook Analytics allow you to monitor performance on a student-by-student basis.

EMPHASIS ON IDENTIFICATION AND INTERPRETATION PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH PRACTICAL SKILLS. With this book’s emphasis on applications rather than calculations, your student master and practice skills they can apply to real-world problems, whether you choose to use manual or computer calculations.

STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONVERT REAL DATA INTO INFORMATION. This book gives you flexibility, with the optional use of computer software, to teach your students how to work with larger data sets and more realistic exercises and examples....

Business Management For Entrepreneurs (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Cecile Nieuwenhuizen Business Management For Entrepreneurs (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Cecile Nieuwenhuizen
R432 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R61 (14%) In stock

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.

Descriptive Accounting: IFRS Focus (Paperback, 20th Edition): Z.R. Koppeschaar, J. Rossouw, J. Sturdy, H.A. van Wyk, F.F.... Descriptive Accounting: IFRS Focus (Paperback, 20th Edition)
Z.R. Koppeschaar, J. Rossouw, J. Sturdy, H.A. van Wyk, F.F. Gaie-Booysen 5
R1,153 R972 Discovery Miles 9 720 Save R181 (16%) In stock

The purpose of this book is to set out the basic principles and conceptual issues of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Advanced Questions On SA Tax (Paperback, 2nd ed): Shaun Parsons Advanced Questions On SA Tax (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Shaun Parsons 7
R330 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R38 (12%) In stock

Advanced Questions on SA Tax is the second of two publications designed together to provide comprehensive tutorial coverage to taxation students over a two-year basis.

This book covers advanced topics and integrated questions. Its complementary publication, Questions on SA Tax, covers foundational topics and those typically dealt with in the first year of tax study. This tutorial book includes questions and selected solutions on South African income tax, estate duty and value-added tax. Up-to-date questions are graded, allowing students to develop their abilities from an introductory to an advanced level.

A selection of tutorial solutions is included in the book, and solutions to all questions are provided to lecturers at prescribing institutions. Mark plans are allocated to solutions.

Principles Of Managerial Finance - Global and Southern African Perspectives (Access code included) (Paperback, 2nd): Lawrence... Principles Of Managerial Finance - Global and Southern African Perspectives (Access code included) (Paperback, 2nd)
Lawrence Gitman 1
R926 R766 Discovery Miles 7 660 Save R160 (17%) In stock

This is the second Global and Southern African Perspectives edition of Lawrence J Gitman's Principles of Managerial Finance, currently in its 13th edition.

Africa - Diversity and Development (Paperback, New): Tony Binns, Alan Dixon, Etienne Nel Africa - Diversity and Development (Paperback, New)
Tony Binns, Alan Dixon, Etienne Nel
R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 In stock

For many, Africa is regarded as a place of mystery and negative images, where reports of natural disasters and civil strife dominate media attention, with relatively little publicity given to any of the continent's more positive attributes. Africa has at last begun to receive the depth of interest it has long deserved, in the shape of debates about trade, aid and debt, the `Make Poverty History' campaign, and the UK's `Commission on Africa'. But, behind the superficial media facade, Africa is a diverse, complex and dynamic place, with a rich history and a colonial engagement that, although short-lived, was fundamental in determining the long-term future of the continent. At the start of the second decade of the twenty-first century, when the world is engulfed in a major financial crisis, Africa has the dubious distinction of being the world's poorest continent. This book introduces and de-mystifies Africa's diversity and dynamism, and considers how its peoples and environments have interacted through time and space. The background and diversity of Africa's social, cultural, economic, political and environmental systems is examined, as well as key development issues which have affected Africa in the past and are likely to be significant in shaping the future of the continent. These include: the impact of HIV/AIDS; sources of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction; the state and governance; the nature of African economies in a global context and future development trajectories. Africa: Diversity and Development is a refreshing interdisciplinary text which enhances understanding of the background to Africa's current position and clarifies possible future scenarios. It is richly illustrated throughout with diagrams and plates, and contains a wealth of detailed case studies and current data.

The Economics of Recreation, Leisure and Tourism (Paperback, 5th New edition): John Tribe The Economics of Recreation, Leisure and Tourism (Paperback, 5th New edition)
John Tribe
R1,022 R882 Discovery Miles 8 820 Save R140 (14%) In stock

One of the leading texts in the field, The Economics of Recreation, Leisure and Tourism is the ideal introduction to the fundamentals of economics in these industries, helping you to pass an economics module as part of tourism, recreation, events or sport management degrees. It is written in an engaging style that assumes no prior knowledge of economics. It applies economic theory to a range of tourism industry issues at the consumer, business, national and international level by using topical examples to give the theory real-world context. This book is richly illustrated with diagrams, and contains a range of features such as international case studies showcasing current issues, review questions and extracts from journals to aid understanding and further knowledge, as well as new data and statistics. This fifth edition has been revised and updated to include: New content on recent economic data, consumer choice looking at income-leisure decision approaches, growth areas of sports and events, environmental issues, the impact of the global economic crisis and what may happen in the future. Evidence is put forward to provide a sense of the dynamics of world economies. Updated and new international case studies throughout that demonstrate theoretical principles of economics as applied to tourism Updated companion website with PowerPoint slides

Practical Financial Management (Hardcover, 8th edition): William R Lasher Practical Financial Management (Hardcover, 8th edition)
William R Lasher 1
R828 R712 Discovery Miles 7 120 Save R116 (14%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Let a professor who used to be a financial executive and CFO introduce you to today's most important financial management topics within the pages of PRACTICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, Eighth Edition. Author William R. Lasher uses his experience as a CFO to give you an insider's look into the issues and challenges facing financial managers every day. From hidden agendas to decision maker biases and their effect on the analyses of financial proposals, you will see principles in action in this dynamic text. You will examine the latest developments, like activist investors who put pressure on companies to change their ways and behavioral finance which uses psychological ideas to explain financial markets. Dr. Lasher keeps the presentation as relevant and practical as it is engaging with a thorough approach that's ideal for today's business students. He has made the necessary mathematics simple and easy to follow and included lots of worked out examples to show you how to do homework problems. Develop the first-hand understanding of financial management you'll need for your future success with PRACTICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, Eighth Edition.

Information Systems In A Business Environment  - (Interactive CD Included) (Paperback, 5th Edition): Information Systems In A Business Environment - (Interactive CD Included) (Paperback, 5th Edition)
R711 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R521 (73%) In stock

Information Systems In A Business Environment is an introduction to the theory of computerised information systems as seen from a business perspective.

Applied business statistics - Methods and Excel-based applications (Paperback, 4th ed): Trevor Wegner Applied business statistics - Methods and Excel-based applications (Paperback, 4th ed)
Trevor Wegner 1
R567 R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Save R88 (16%) In stock

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 Student's Guide To The Value-Added Tax Act 2018 (Paperback): Alex Brettenny A Student's Guide To The Value-Added Tax Act 2018 (Paperback)
Alex Brettenny
R388 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R48 (12%) In stock

The guide has been written with specific reference to the Examinable Taxation Pronouncements (the tax syllabus) for the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Labour Relations in South Africa 5e (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Labour Relations in South Africa 5e (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
R658 R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Save R80 (12%) In stock

Labour Relations in South Africa provides a thorough, engaging introduction to the science and practice of labour relations in South Africa. The fifth edition presents a more critical and reflective approach, engaging with the various issues, shifts, and seismic events which have impacted this dynamic field in recent years. The text's view is expanded to encompass a multi-faceted perspective, relating to business science, law, economics, and sociology, and to focus more specifically on the context and dynamics of a developing country.

Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing - + Software Demo (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Richard E. Cascarino Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing - + Software Demo (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Richard E. Cascarino
R1,738 R1,221 Discovery Miles 12 210 Save R517 (30%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Step-by-step guide to successful implementation and control of IT systems including the Cloud Many auditors are unfamiliar with the techniques they need to know to efficiently and effectively determine whether information systems are adequately protected. Now in a Second Edition, Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing presents an easy, practical guide for auditors that can be applied to all computing environments. * Follows the approach used by the Information System Audit and Control Association's model curriculum, making this book a practical approach to IS auditing * Serves as an excellent study guide for those preparing for the CISA and CISM exams * Includes discussion of risk evaluation methodologies, new regulations, SOX, privacy, banking, IT governance, CobiT, outsourcing, network management, and the Cloud * Includes a link to an education version of IDEA--Data Analysis Software As networks and enterprise resource planning systems bring resources together, and as increasing privacy violations threaten more organization, information systems integrity becomes more important than ever. Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing, Second Edition empowers auditors to effectively gauge the adequacy and effectiveness of information systems controls.

Reeds Sea Transport - Operation and Economics (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Patrick M. Alderton Reeds Sea Transport - Operation and Economics (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Patrick M. Alderton
R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 In stock

This book gives a complete picture of the Maritime Transport Industry so that those involved with shipping can see their own specific field of interest in perspective and understand how the basic model of this mode of transport operates. The sixth edition of Reeds Sea Transport has been updated throughout to take account of changes in the industry. It includes new data and statistics, new advice on safety, a review of ship types including the growth in tonnage and the increase in container ship sizes, as well as the effect of the 'depression' over recent years, all of which make esssential reading for professionals as well as students on courses concerned with Shipping Ports and Transport. Modern transport professionals must be able to adapt to and anticipate the implications of changes in their industry; this book gives an insight into how management has coped with change over the last century, and enables the reader to see how this essential commercial activity has developed. `It is a book that should be owned and read by everyone who makes his or her living from the shipping industry' Ships and Ports

Fundamentals Of Finance (Paperback, 6th): Fundamentals Of Finance (Paperback, 6th)
R395 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R52 (13%) In stock

In this updated edition of the book, introductory aspects of cost and management accounting have also been included.

The content has been presented in simple, clear language which makes the book accessible to everyone.

We have aimed to keep the structure simple, concise and to the point.

Financial Management (Paperback, 8th ed): C. Correia, D. Flynn, E. Uliana, M. Wormald, J. Dillon Financial Management (Paperback, 8th ed)
C. Correia, D. Flynn, E. Uliana, M. Wormald, J. Dillon 2
R888 R736 Discovery Miles 7 360 Save R152 (17%) In stock
Risk Management  (Paperback, 4th Edition): A.C. Valsamakis, G.S. du Toit, R.W. Vivian Risk Management (Paperback, 4th Edition)
A.C. Valsamakis, G.S. du Toit, R.W. Vivian
R593 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R93 (16%) Within 4 - 9 working days

Management expert Drucker argues that risk management is as important as entrepreneurship and business skills in propelling economic growth.

A society that is able to control and cushion against disaster is better able to deploy its resources towards economic and social advancement.

In this new edition, the authors build on their unique and respected model of risk management for students, academics and professionals in the southern African context.

Business Leadership (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Joan V Gallos Business Leadership (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Joan V Gallos
R620 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R223 (36%) Within 7 - 13 working days

The second edition of best-selling Business Leadership contains the best thinking on leadership from the biggest names in the business.

It offers leaders everything they need to know to prepare for today s and tomorrow s leadership challenges: how to understand the leadership process, identify opportunities, get things started right, avoid predictable pitfalls, and maximize success.

Effective leaders use mind, heart, and spirit in their work, and this volume is designed to guide and support leaders in their efforts.

Strategic Marketing (Paperback, 2nd Edition): J. Wiid Strategic Marketing (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
J. Wiid
R514 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R77 (15%) In stock

All organisations – from modest start-ups to multinational corporations – can benefit from an effective marketing strategy, as it serves as a roadmap for the entire business. By formulating a coherent and well-considered marketing strategy, organisations can promote their business, cater to the right types of clients and allocate their resources correctly, all while safeguarding the reputation of the organisation.

Strategic Marketing is structured around the four key questions facing organisations and top management when deciding on their strategic direction:

1. Where are we now?
2. Where do we want to be?
3. How will we get there?
4. Did we get there?

In addressing these questions, the book covers topics such as:

  • analysis of the customer, competitor and market
  • competitive market strategies
  • refocusing and leveraging the business
  • sustainable competitive advantage
  • going global and selecting strategies for the way forward

Written with the undergraduate student in mind, Strategic Marketing offers a comprehensive view of the current developments and challenges facing the marketing world, and shows how an effective strategic basis is a valuable tool for addressing these challenges and providing strategic direction to the organisation. In this new edition two new chapters on branding and electronic marketing strategies have been included, making this an essential guide to contemporary strategic marketing.

Personal Financial Management - The Southern African Guide to Personal Financial Planning (Paperback, 4th Edition): Swart Nico Personal Financial Management - The Southern African Guide to Personal Financial Planning (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Swart Nico 2
R641 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R103 (16%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Personal Financial Management provides an excellent and holistic structure for planning and managing your personal finances.

Everything you need to know in order to make informed decisions about any and every aspect of your finances is contained in the nine key personal financial planning areas: career, income tax, estate, investment, protection, credit, healthcare, retirement and emigration planning.

Ultimately, we all hope for financial independence after retirement, and how you plan and manage your finances in any one of these key areas can have far-reaching positive or negative implications for your future.

Creating an Environment for Successful Projects (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Robert J Graham, Randall L. Englund Creating an Environment for Successful Projects (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Robert J Graham, Randall L. Englund; Foreword by Judd Kuehn
R1,113 R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Save R311 (28%) In stock

Since it was first published in 1997, Creating an Environment for Successful Projects has become a landmark work that shows how to develop project management as an organizational practice. This second edition offers solid, results-oriented advice on how upper management can create an environment that supports the success of special projects and the development of new products. The book also includes a wealth of examples from the authors' workshop participants and readers of the first edition who have successfully implemented these concepts within their organizations. New in the second edition:

  • Ideas and practices about portfolio management to achieve greater overall success from a portfolio of projects
  • Advice for helping project teams come together to become more effective
  • Information for developing the chief project officer
  • Suggestions for implementing project management information systems
  • More descriptions about organizations and people who have used these principles to develop vastly improved environments

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