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Understanding Organisational Context
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UNDERSTANDING ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT

PAPERBACK BY CAPON, CLAIRE

£57.99

ISBN
9780273676607
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EDITION
2ND EDITION
PUBLISHER
PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
488 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 DEC 2003

DESCRIPTION

Understanding Organisational Context provides a comprehensive introduction to the internal and external aspects of organisations. It examines structures, resources and functions, as well as behaviour and culture, and finishes by addressing the issues involved in the management of a changing environment. The text offers strong pedagogical support with many activities integrated throughout the text to encourage the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills.This book is suitable for students taking a core introductory module on a Business Studies degree, as well as those studying business as an elective part of another course. The text is also appropriate for post-experience or postgraduate students requiring an introductory text on organisations, their behaviour and activities. New to this editionNew chapter 1 `What is an Organisation?' discusses the nature of management, the organisation, and organisational theoryNew and revised case studies; update of all material and notable expansion of international coverage and HRMMore on issues such as globalisation, innovation, entrepreneurship, SMEs and e-commerceRevised structure flows from internal environment through business functions to external environmentNew glossary at end of bookCompanion website includes Instructor Manual, PowerPoints, additional FT cases, glossary, weblinks, additional short-answer questions (with model answers), model answers to assignment questionsImproved pedagogy: questions with exit cases; expanded summaries; short answer questions at end of each chapter; website references throughoutNew two-colour design Key FeaturesCoverage of both internal and external aspects of business Widespread use of material from European and international sources, providing global relevance and cross-cultural perspective Ethical slant running through the book in the form of ethical issue cases and questions Organisational context diagram in chapter-opener enables clear understanding of overall model `Check your understanding' feature enables self-assessment of progress Strong pedagogical framework encompasses objectives, entry cases, exit cases (with questions), ethical issue cases, review and assignment questions SupplementsCompanion WebsiteInstructor ManualPowerpoint slides

CONTENTS

1 Inside organisations2 Culture and organisations3 Organisational behaviour4 Marketing5 Operations management6 Finance7 Human resource management8 The external environment9 The composition of the external environment10 The competitive environment11 Stakeholder and SWOT analyses12 Managing a changing environment