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Human Resource Management, 9th Edition (Stone et al.) combines quality, trusted content from market leading HRM author Ray Stone with game-changing digital delivery. At 21 chapters, Stone’s 9th edition covers all the content you need. Available as a full colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code, this title enables every student to master concepts and succeed in assessment. Lecturers are supported with an extensive, easy-to-use teaching and learning package.
Analytics is the new force driving business. Tools have been created to measure program impacts and ROI, visualize data and business processes, and uncover the relationship between key performance indicators, many using the unprecedented amount of data now flowing into organizations. Featuring updated examples and surveys, this dynamic book covers leading-edge topics in analytics and finance. It is packed with useful tips and practical guidance you can apply immediately.
This book prepares accountants to:
- Deal with major trends in predictive analytics, optimization, correlation of metrics, and big data.
- Interpret and manage new trends in analytics techniques affecting your organization.
- Use new tools for data analytics.
- Critically interpret analytics reports and advise decision makers.
This supplement text bridges the gap between the fundamentals of how businesses operate (processes) and the tools that business people use to accomplish their tasks (systems). The authors have developed this text for an introductory MIS or general business course to establish a fundamental understanding of business processes. Business students, regardless of their functional discipline, will be able to apply the real-world concepts discussed in this text immediately upon entering the workforce. As more and more businesses adopt enterprise systems globally, it becomes increasingly important for business schools to offer a process-based curriculum to better reflect the realities of modern business. Given the integration of business operations and enterprise systems, Magal and Word have designed this text to reflect, in a practical and accessible format, how real-world business processes are managed and executed.
In part 1, Carol Alexander brings many new insights to the pricing and hedging of options with her understanding of volatility and correlation, and the uncertainty which surrounds these key determinants of option portfolio risk. Modelling the market risk of portfolios is covered in part 2 where the main focus is on a linear algebraic approach; the covariance matrix and principal component analysis are developed as key tools for the analysis of financial systems. The traditional time series econometric approach is explained in part 3, with coverage ranging from the application cointegration to long-short equity hedge funds, to high-frequency data prediction using neural networks and nearest neighbour algorithms . Throughout this text the emphasis is on understanding concepts and implementing solutions. It has been designed to be accessible to a very wide audience: the coverage is comprehensive and complete and the technical appendix makes the book largely self-contained.
This book is aimed at providing students and corporate professionals with some understanding of the basic principles of marketing research. By setting the foundation of the necessary skills to conduct research in the market place, readers will learn how to gather valid information for better managerial decision-making.
While most books written on Marketing Research tend to adopt either an academically rigorous or generalist approach to the topic, Marketing Research for Beginners: A Practical Handbook targets readers who may or may not have any prior knowledge and experience with its requirements. Furthermore, it is designed to assist beginners in carrying out marketing research in a quick, dirty and painless way, especially for those who lack the motivation for it, but have been tasked to conduct some form of it. It uses a straightforward, direct and easy-to-follow writing style to discuss the common research woes that students, business executives and professionals face in the research process.
Its writing style and design are intended to maximize readers appreciation of research. A problemsolving approach through the use of in-case activities and questions is used to facilitate readers learning experiences. As a handbook for beginners , the content will not only help beginners get started with marketing research, but also provide step-by-step instructions to hand-hold them in their research.
This book provides a broad, mature, and systematic introduction to current financial econometric models and their applications to modeling and prediction of financial time series data. It utilizes real-world examples and real financial data throughout the book to apply the models and methods described. The author begins with basic characteristics of financial time series data before covering three main topics: Analysis and application of univariate financial time series The return series of multiple assets Bayesian inference in finance methods Key features of the new edition include additional coverage of modern day topics such as arbitrage, pair trading, realized volatility, and credit risk modeling; a smooth transition from S-Plus to R; and expanded empirical financial data sets. The overall objective of the book is to provide some knowledge of financial time series, introduce some statistical tools useful for analyzing these series and gain experience in financial applications of various econometric methods.
The authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers can’t resist Value Proposition Design helps you tackle a core challenge of every business — creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. This practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to succeed. Using the same stunning visual format as the authors’ global bestseller, Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the “Value Proposition Canvas” a practical tool to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want. Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has been frustrated by business meetings based on endless conversations, hunches and intuitions, expensive new product launches that blew up, or simply disappointed by the failure of a good idea. The book will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won’t work. You’ll learn the simple but comprehensive process of designing and testing value propositions, taking the guesswork out of creating products and services that perfectly match customers’ needs and desires. Practical exercises, illustrations and tools help you immediately improve your product, service, or new business idea. In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on Strategyzer.com. You will be able to complete interactive exercises, assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs, checklists, and more. Value Proposition Design complements and perfectly integrates with the ”Business Model Canvas” from Business Model Generation, a tool embraced by startups and large corporations such as MasterCard, 3M, Coca Cola, GE, Fujitsu, LEGO, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more. Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodology for success, with value propositions that sell, embedded in profitable business models.
For courses in management science and decision modeling. Foundational understanding of management science through real-world problems and solutions Quantitative Analysis for Management helps students to develop a real-world understanding of business analytics, quantitative methods, and management science by emphasizing model building, tangible examples, and computer applications. The authors offer an accessible introduction to mathematical models and then students apply those models using step-by-step, how-to instructions. For more intricate mathematical procedures, the 13th Edition offers a flexible approach, allowing instructors to omit specific sections without interrupting the flow of the material. Supporting computer software enables instructors to focus on the managerial problems and solutions, rather than spending valuable class time on the details of algorithms.
In this innovative and thought-provoking book, the author takes an original look at some of the new ways of understanding how organizations work including complexity, chaos theory and quantum structures.
In a readable and accessible style, Walter Baet’s argues that we need a new way of looking at the world and at human systems, in organizations and in society as a whole. He proposes a holistic management approach which is in direct opposition to the short-term shareholder value driven approach which dominates much management practice. The aim is to encourage the emergence of a new type of learning within organizations. To illustrate this, he discusses self-organizing systems, the complexity paradigm, the nature and use of knowledge; management learning at both the organizational and individual level and personal development. Finally, he argues in favor of considering business and economics as a network of agents that operate based on synchronicity – the quantum structure of business.
Encouragingthe reader to reflect on their own experiences, and drawing on examples from a number of real-life company cases, Walter Baets delivers a readable and thought-provoking book. For students and managers interested in complexity, knowledge management, innovation and organizational learning, it will be an invaluable guide to new ways of looking at organizations, learning and innovation.
For courses in microeconomics. Exploring Microeconomics: Formal Theory and Practical Problems Significantly revised and updated with new real-world examples, exercises, and applications, this Fourth Edition of Microeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus remains the premiere microeconomics text to marry formal theory with robust, thoroughly analyzed real-world problems. Intended as an intermediate microeconomics text, Perloff introduces economic theory through a combination of calculus, algebra, and graphs. The text integrates estimated, real-world problems and applications, using a step-by-step approach to demonstrate how microeconomic theory can be applied to solve practical problems and policy issues. Compared to other similar texts, the author also places greater emphasis on using contemporary theories–such as game theory and contract theory–to analyze markets. MyEconLab� not included. Students, if MyEconLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyEconLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyEconLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.
Table of Content
Part 1: ELEMENTS OF INVESTMENTS 1. Investments: Background and Issues 2. Asset Classes and Financial Instruments 3. Securities Markets 4. Mutual Funds and Other Investment Companies
Part 2: PORTFOLIO THEORY 5. Risk, Return, and the Historical Record 6. Efficient Diversification 7. Capital Asset Pricing and Arbitrage Pricing Theory 8. The Efficient Market Hypothesis 9. Behavioral Finance and Technical Analysis
Part 3: DEBT SECURITIES 10. Bond Prices and Yields 11. Managing Bond Portfolios
Part 4: SECURITY ANALYSIS 12. Macroeconomic and Industry Analysis 13. Equity Valuation 14. Financial Statement Analysis Part 5: DERIVATIVE MARKETS 15. Options Markets 16. Option Valuation 17. Futures Markets and Risk Management Part 6: ACTIVE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 18. Evaluating Investment Performance 19. International Diversification 20. Hedge Funds 21. Taxes, Inflation, and Investment Strategy 22. Investors and the Investment Process Appendixes1. References 2. References to CFA Questions
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