Over the past decade, many news stories have brought to the attention of the public
numerous social and ethical issues that have framed the business/society relationship.
Because the news media have a flair for the dramatic, it is not surprising that
the reporting of these issues has been characterized by criticisms of various actions,
decisions, and behaviors on the part of business management.
In this chapter, we take a look at the role of ethics and social responsibility in business decision making. After reading this chapter, you will be able to: Define business ethics and examine its importance; detect some of the ethical issues that may arise in business, specify how businesses can promote ethical behaviour; define social responsibility and explain its relevance to business; debate an organization's social responsibilities to owners, employees, consumers, the environment, and the community.
Chapter 2: Business ethics and social responsibility. This chapter include objectives: Define business ethics and social responsibility and examine their importance, detect some of the ethical issues that may arise in business, specify how businesses can improve ethical behavior, explain the four dimensions of social responsibility, debate an organization's social responsibilities to owners, employees, consumers, the environment, and the community, evaluate the ethics of a business's decision.
The series is designed to bring today’s managers and professionals the
fundamental information they need to stay competitive in a fastmoving
world. From the preeminent thinkers whose work has defined
an entire field to the rising stars who will redefine the way we think
about business, here are the leading minds and landmark ideas that
have established the Harvard Business Review as required reading for
ambitious businesspeople in organizations around the globe.
Business is based on at least four (4) factors: capital, labour, materials or services and entrepreneurship. Put another way, starting up and operating a business requires financing, manpower, product and the possibility of making a profit.
The fundamental structures are: the sole proprietor (one man operation), the partnership and the corporation. Corporations are established to avoid the personal liability of the persons operating the corporation and to gain tax advantages such as low corporate tax rates.
Many people find statistics challenging, but most statistics professors do not.
As a result, it is sometimes hard for our professors and the authors of statistics
textbooks to make statistics clear and practical for business students,
managers, and executives. Business Statistics Demystified fills that gap. We
begin slowly, introducing statistical concepts without mathematics.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE VALUE? CAN YOU MEASURE IT?
What are your products and services actually worth to
customers? Remarkably few suppliers in business markets
are able to answer those questions. And yet the abihty to
pinpoint the value of a product or service for one's customer
has never been more important.
A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) is the collection of knowledge within the profession of business analysis and reflects current generally accepted practices. As with other professions, the body of knowledge is defined and enhanced by the business analysis professionals who apply it in their daily work role.
It is important to distinguish between data and information. Data is a raw fact and can take the form of a number or statement such as a date or a measurement. It is necessary for businesses to put in place procedures to ensure data are recorded. For example, to ensure a call centre operator includes the postcode of every customer this can be written into their script and a validation check performed to check these data have been entered into the system.
Most small to medium-sized businesses struggle with marketing. The marketing function is often treated as a cost center--ad hoc activities that don’t provide measurable results that can be tracked to the bottom line. This e-book defines our Strategic Marketing Process that businesses can use to standardize their daily, monthly and annual revenue-generating activities. It covers more than just “traditional” marketing and ties together all go-to-market business activities: strategic planning, financial planning and measurement, creative development, marketing execution and sales.
People with disabilities have too often been excluded from everyday activities: shopping at a
corner store, going to a neighborhood restaurant or movie with family and friends, or using the
swimming pool at a hotel on the family vacation. The ADA is a Federal civil rights law that
prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and opens doors for full participation in
all aspects of everyday life.
Specific software programs denoted in the Conformed RFP for use by design are considered
validated and do not need to be verified. Upon written request, WSDOT can specify other
programs that do not require formal verification. All other commercially available software
programs shall be verified and added to the Verified Computer Program Log for the project, as
Verification of Spreadsheets. Internally developed spreadsheets may be used.
The Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management presents a strong instructional foundation for launching and successfully operating a small business venture. The curriculum spans all stages of small business development, from defining an idea to finding and managing your finances to building marketing strategies and managing your operation.
Organizations will renew their focus on talent development as they look to grow and gain
competitive advantage in new markets. When we asked PMO managers about the most critical
factors for success, the skill sets of their project and program managers were a top concern. Our
2011 PMI Project Management Salary Survey found that nearly 70% of organizations now have a
career path for those engaged in project or program management. However, the majority of these
are still informal and not clearly defined and in writing. ...
Chapter 13 - Marketing: Helping buyers buy. This chapter include objectives: Define marketing, and apply the marketing concept to both for-profit and nonprofit organizations; describe the four p’s of marketing; summarize the marketing research process; show how marketers use environmental scanning to learn about the changing marketing environment;…
Determines the role of bus. in SD and the market and profit opportunities it presents; defines the strategic choices available to bus. enterprises in relation to SD and the environment, the internat'l. usage of each strategy, and the determinants involved; assesses how managing for SD will require revisions to current mgmt. systems; explores in detail the stakeholder relations and corp. reporting aspects of the mgmt. system; and recommends action by gov't. , bus., and other parties that would encourage bus. enterprises to contribute more actively to global SD....
After studying this chapter you will be able to understand: Define liquid assets, distinguish between liquidity management and treasury management, identify the motives for holding liquid assets, prepare a cash budget, apply cash management models,...and other contents.
over the years we have worked to embed sustainability concepts and EsG
compliance into our investment process. Reflecting our role as fiduciaries, we focus
on long-term strategies that enhance asset value and control risk. We can point to
numerous achievements around the world, but we are especially proud of our green
certifications, and of our involvement in the Greenprint Foundation. Chuck leitner,
Chairman of RREEF Real Estate, is the CEo of Greenprint, and RREEF Real Estate
submitted 360 properties into Volume 2 of the Greenprint performance index.
After studying this chapter you will: Understand the consumer market and the major factors that influence consumer buyer behavior, identify and discuss the stages in the buyer decision process, describe the adoption and diffusion process for new products, define the business market and identify the major factors that influence business buyer behavior, list and define the steps in the business buying decision process.