Business and Management Round-up

February 26, 2009

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Strategy

Authors: Chris Carter, Stewart R. Clegg and Martin Kornberger

Edition: First

Publisher: Sage

Pages: 176

Price: £45.00 and £13.99

ISBN 9781412947862 and 7879

This is a lively account of strategy that aims to help students tackle key issues and broad debates of strategy and introduces them to ideas that may not have been covered in class. The authors recap the history of strategy as an academic discipline, and then evaluate schools of strategic thought and conclude by critiquing developments in strategic research.

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about International Business

Authors: George Cairns and Martyna Sliwa

Edition: First

Publisher: Sage

Pages: 184

Price: £45.00 and £13.99

ISBN 9781412947626 and 7633

With considerations such as the challenge to principles of business in the context of trading blocs, protectionism and restricted trade; the effects of international governing bodies such as the World Trade Organisation, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; and how everyone and everything fits into the larger picture, the authors present an astute look at contemporary international business.

Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions

Authors: Jon Curwin and Roger Slater

Edition: Sixth

Publisher: Cengage

Pages: 808

Price: £39.99

ISBN 9781844805747

Using a rigorous exercise-based approach, Curwin and Slater provide in-depth guidance on how to apply the most widely used statistical methods in business. The coverage provided makes this text suitable for the teaching of quantitative methods across all business disciplines at undergraduate level and MBA courses.

Skills of Management

Authors: W. David Rees and Christine Porter

Edition: Sixth

Publisher: Cengage

Pages: 445

Price: £35.99

ISBN 9781844806454

This book covers overarching strategic issues, such as defining the manager's job, priorities and objectives within the organisational context, through to practical issues, such as delegation, communication and training. It is suitable for any modern business and management student.

Making the Connections: Using Internal Communication to Turn Strategy into Action

Author: Bill Quirke

Edition: Second

Publisher: Gower

Pages: 384

Price: £29.50

ISBN 9780566087806

Quirke demonstrates practically how businesses can use internal communication to achieve differentiation, to improve their quality, customer service and innovation, and to manage change more effectively. He describes why business needs better communication to achieve its objectives, what internal communication needs to deliver to add value, and how organisations need to manage their communication for best results.

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