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Absolute Essentials of Business and Economics


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Textbooks are an extraordinarily useful tool for students and teachers, as is demonstrated by their continued use in the classroom and online. Successful textbooks run into multiple editions, and in endeavouring to keep up with developments in the field, it can be difficult to avoid increasing length and complexity.

This series of shortform textbooks offers a range of books which zero-in on the absolute essentials. In focusing on only the core elements of each sub-discipline, the books provide a useful alternative or supplement to traditional textbooks.

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Absolute Essentials of Business Ethics

Absolute Essentials of Business Ethics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Peter Stanwick, Sarah Stanwick
November 20, 2020

This shortform textbook explores practical applications of how business ethics impacts working lives, allowing readers to reflect on their own moral compass through the use of ethical dilemmas. Highlighting the extensive breadth of issues related to business ethics, the authors introduce and ...

Absolute Essentials of Corporate Governance

Absolute Essentials of Corporate Governance

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Stephen Bloomfield
October 13, 2020

This shortform textbook, a concise overview of the development and current state of corporate governance, provides a critical narrative on the field.Beginning with insightful historical background, the author shows how value-adding corporate governance involves more than unthinking compliance to a ...

Absolute Essentials of Business Behavioural Ethics

Absolute Essentials of Business Behavioural Ethics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Nina Seppala
October 08, 2020

Behavioural ethics in business is an emerging field that has challenged some of the established wisdom about ethics and added some truly new insights into our understanding about decision-making and behaviour. Why do seemingly responsible employees and managers sometimes act in bad ways? This book...

Absolute Essentials of Project Management

Absolute Essentials of Project Management

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Paul Roberts
October 02, 2020

Contemporary organisations proliferate with projects. Managing projects, working with project managers and delivering project excellence have become fundamental skills in the world of business, resulting in an array of approaches, tools and techniques that can bewilder. This shortform text homes in...

Absolute Essentials of Digital Marketing

Absolute Essentials of Digital Marketing

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alan Charlesworth
September 25, 2020

This shortform textbook provides readers with a comprehensive yet concise overview of the fundamentals of Digital Marketing. The author, a well-renowned teacher and writer on the subject, presents a concise and clear structure that works step by step through each of the core aspects of the subject,...

Absolute Essentials of International Business

Absolute Essentials of International Business

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alan Sitkin, Karine Mangion-Thornley
September 25, 2020

As challenges to the era of globalisation emerge, international business grows in importance and complexity as a field of study. This shortform textbook introduces learners to the frameworks within which international business occurs and to the range of actions that companies might undertake in ...

Absolute Essentials of Entrepreneurship

Absolute Essentials of Entrepreneurship

1st Edition

Nerys Fuller-Love
July 10, 2020

Entrepreneurship is a fundamental business discipline and a phenomenon that drives economic growth globally. This short-form textbook focuses on the absolute essential elements of the field, covering theory and practice. Illuminating the development of entrepreneurship, the author also concisely ...

Absolute Essentials of Strategic Marketing

Absolute Essentials of Strategic Marketing

1st Edition

Tony Proctor
July 08, 2020

Strategic marketing is a complex topic, and this short-form textbook illuminates its fundamental elements to provide a bird’s-eye view of the field for students of marketing strategy. Focused on the marketing of goods and services, the book highlights how incremental changes in the market ...

Absolute Essentials of Operations Management

Absolute Essentials of Operations Management

1st Edition

Andrew Greasley
November 12, 2019

This short textbook consolidates all the key aspects of operations management into a concise and easily accessible reference tool. Comprising the management of creating goods and delivering services to customers, operations management plays an essential role in the success of ...

Absolute Essentials of Strategic Management

Absolute Essentials of Strategic Management

1st Edition

Barry J. Witcher
September 03, 2019

Strategy is a foundational aspect of management education, whilst strategic thinking is an essential business skill. This shortform textbook provides the absolute essentials of the field, focusing on how strategy works as a managed process. The author, an experienced management educator, provides a...

Absolute Essentials of Green Business

Absolute Essentials of Green Business

1st Edition

Alan Sitkin
August 07, 2019

This short textbook provides a core understanding of the intersection between business and the natural environment. The sector’s rapid expansion means that many university programmes are focusing to a greater extent nowadays on the career opportunities generated by the ecological imperative – a ...

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