The Context Of Business: Understanding The Canadian Business Environment

Paperback | February 1, 2014

byLen Karakowsky, Natalie Guriel

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Understanding the Canadian Business Environment is the only ground-up Canadian text that emphasizes an analytical approach using case orientation to understanding the core material students need to be successful post-graduation.

 

The text takes the reader on a journey that explores the environment within which business operates—both within the Canadian context and within the global context. The reader will be introduced to a variety of perspectives, theories, and concepts that shed light on real business issues.

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Understanding the Canadian Business Environment is the only ground-up Canadian text that emphasizes an analytical approach using case orientation to understanding the core material students need to be successful post-graduation.   The text takes the reader on a journey that explores the environment within which business operates—bo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.65 inPublished:February 1, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132913003

ISBN - 13:9780132913003

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Table of Contents

PART 1: A FRAMEWORK FOR STUDY

CHAPTER 1   EXPLORING CANADIAN BUSINESS: A CRITICAL APPROACH: What are the major challenges facing business?

 

PART 2: THE EXTERNAL CHALLENGES

CHAPTER 2     ECONOMIC FORCES: Oh Canada, What is Your Economy Like?

CHAPTER 3     COMPETITIVE AND TECHNOLOGICAL FORCES: How do industries evolve over time?

CHAPTER 4     GLOBAL FORCES: How is Canada Faring in the Global Village?

CHAPTER 5     POLITICAL FORCES: Where would Canadian Business be without our government?

CHAPTER 6     DOES IT MATTER?: SOCIETY, ETHICS AND BUSINESS

 

PART 3: THE INTERNAL CHALLENGES

CHAPTER 7     STRATEGY: How do businesses generate a successful strategy?

CHAPTER 8     LABOUR: What responsibilities do bosses have toward their employees?

CHAPTER 9     THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE

CHAPTER 10   DESIGNING ORGANIZATIONS FOR SUCCESS

 

PART 4: ADAPTATION AND CHANGE

CHAPTER 11   IS SUSTAINABILITY JUST A “BUZZWORD”?

CHAPTER 12   THE HARD LESSON OF BUSINESS: CHANGE OR VANISH