Language : English
Published : 2015-08-20
Pages : 712
Communication for Business and the Professions
Communication for Business and the Professions: Strategies and Skills is a current and comprehensive resource with an easy-to-navigate structure that makes this sometimes challenging subject easy to learn. Plain-English explanations provide students with a solid background to the theory of communication and how to interact effectively. A variety of features and activities stimulate critical thinking and promote active learning. Working models enable students to practise and refine how well they communicate. The sixth edition features exciting new content on some of the most dynamic areas of business communication. An entirely new chapter on social media and technology (Chapter 2) has been added. In addition, a new section on Customer Satisfaction has been added to the Customer Complaints discussion within the chapter on Customer Service (Chapter 11). An emphasis on Australian examples provides a relevant context, making Communication for Business and the Professions the perfect resource for students new to the field of business communication.
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About the Author
Aaron Podolefsky is Provost and Vice President for Academic at the University of Northern Iowa, where he also served eight years as Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and also holds degrees in Liberal Studies and Mathematics. He has authored books on law in Papua New Guinea and crime prevention in urban America. Peter J. Brown is a Professor of Anthropology at Emory University, where he also holds a faculty position in the Rollins School of Public Health. He is currently director of Emory’s Center for the Study of Health, Culture and Society. He has served as an officer in the Society for Medical Anthropology and was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Medical Anthropology for nine years. He has done research on a variety of topics, including malaria, tuberculosis, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, male gender and health, and the history of international health policy. He has been the recipient of three teaching awards. He has co-edited The Anthropology of Infectious Disease (with Marcia Inhorn) as well as the textbooks Applying Anthropology (sixth edition) and Applying Cultural Anthropology (fifth edition) (both with Aaron Podolefsky.
ACCT2 Managerial is a fully blended-learning package; the book’s design encourages student engagement through ease of navigation, concise language and descriptions, and clearly highlighted key points, concepts and formulas. The online content adds further depth to student understanding of both theory and application of concepts. ACCT Managerial is the Asia-Pacific edition of the proven 4LTR press approach to managerial accounting, designed to enhance students’ learning experiences. The text is aimed squarely at the preparers/debits and credits method of teaching and is presented in an easy-to-read and accessible style. Concise, yet complete, coverage supported by a suite of online learning aids equips students with the tools required to successfully undertake an introductory financial accounting course. This edition again features the full chapter on sustainability.