Language : English
Published : 2005-08-31
Pages : 368
Sun Zi Bingfa – Selected Insights and Applications
This is a book of 13 articles that capture insightful applications of Sun Zi Bingfa, the well-known Chinese military classic written more than 2,000 years ago. The author has been teaching, consulting, and conducting training programs on this subject for more than 20 years. As an established worldwide authority on this subject, he has managed to distill the wisdom contained in the various quotations of Sun Zi and provided in-depth treatment on how to apply them to the modern world of business and strategic thinking. Topics covered include leadership, teamwork, dealing with competition, finding competitive niches, creativity and innovation, human resource management, and others. With the increased economic importance of China, more and more people are interested to know how the Chinese corporate strategists think, act, and behave. Being the oldest and most influential military classic that permeates Chinese society, Sun Zi Bingfa provides a very useful start for understanding the mindset of the Chinese. In the realm of business, the Chinese have always viewed that the business world is like a battlefield. This book provides a timely treatment of the subject in terms of how Sun Zi Bingfa can be meaningful applied to the world of business.
Statistical data analysis is the backbone of sound business decision making. Finding the right tool to analyse a particular business problem is the key to such problem solving. Learning the fundamentals of statistical reasoning and data analysis – you will be on the way to becoming a better manager, analyst or economist. By providing a framework for solving statistical problems, this sixth edition of Australian Business Statistics teaches skills that you can use throughout your career. The book shows you how to analyse data effectively by focusing on the relationship between the kind of problem you face, the type of data involved and the appropriate statistical technique for solving the problem. Business Statistics 6e, emphasizes applications over theory. It illustrates how vital statistical methods and tools are for today’s managers and analysts and how to apply them to business problems using real-world data. Using a proven three-step Identify-Compute-Interpret (ICI) approach to problem solving, the text teaches you how to (1) IDENTIFY the correct statistical technique by focusing on the problem objective and data type; (2) COMPUTE the statistics doing them by hand and using Excel; and (3) INTERPRET results in the context of the problem. This unique approach enhances your comprehension and practical skills. The text’s vast assortment of data-driven examples, exercises, and cases covers the various functional areas of business, demonstrating the statistical applications that marketing managers, financial analysts, accountants, economists, and others use. Learning resources such as CourseMate maximize study time to help you achieve the results you want. Completely up-to-date, the sixth edition offers comprehensive coverage, current examples, and an increased focus on applications in the real world.
Business Analysis and Valuation, Third IFRS Edition provides comprehensive coverage on how to use financial statement data in a variety of business analysis and valuation contexts. The text’s key strength is that it both offers a framework for business analysis and valuation but also shows how this framework can be applied in a variety of decision-making contexts. The text is thoroughly IFRS based. For example, the chapters on accounting analysis prepare students for the task of analyzing IFRS-based financial statements; all numerical examples of accounting adjustments describe adjustments to IFRS-based financial statements; and the terminology used throughout is IFRS-consistent. Business Analysis and Valuation, Third IFRS Edition is ideal for modules in financial statement analysis taken by MBA students, Masters in Accounting students, Executive Program participants and upper level undergraduates in accounting and finance.
Since its inception, An Introduction to Business Ethics by Joseph DesJardins has been a cutting-edge resource for the business ethics course. Desjardins’ unique multidisciplinary approach offers critical analysis and integrates the perspective of philosophy with management, law, economics, and public policy, providing a clear, concise, yet reasonably comprehensive introductory survey of the ethical choices available to us in business.
About the Author
Joe DesJardins is Professor in the philosophy department formed jointly by the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Minnesota. He presently serves as the Executive Director of the Society for Business Ethics. Among his publications are: An Introduction to Business Ethics (McGraw Hill), Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy (Wadsworth), of Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics, co-editor, with John McCall, (5th Ed, Wadsworth) , and the forthcoming Business, Ethics, and Sustainability: Ethics for the Next Industrial Revolution (Prentice Hall). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and taught for many years at Villanova University before moving to Minnesota.