Introductions to the subject
3869 Business: the ultimate resource
2nd edn, A. & C. Black, 2006, 2064pp. £40. ISBN 9780713675092.
This impressive volume, both in size and scope, is a onestop- shop for practical and strategic advice on all areas of current business practice. Fully cross-referenced, the volume is divided into six main sections: best practice guides – overviews of key problems and business issues; management checklists and action lists; management library – summaries of the most influential business books of all time; business thinkers and management giants – profiles of top management gurus; a business dictionary; and business information sources. Purchase also includes free monthly updates available by registering on the website.
3870 Business in context: an introduction to business and its environment
D. Needle 4th edn, Thomson Learning, 2004, 646pp. £32.99. ISBN 1861529929.
Intended as an introduction to the key functions within the business environment, this thoroughly revised edition places increased emphasis on globalization, ethics and the effect of technology on business. The book also has a companion website containing an online glossary, chapter learning objectives and associated web links.
3871 Business information on the net
RBA Information Services was set up in 1989 by Karen Blakeman, an information professional of more than 20 years. The site provides training and advice on how to find business information on the internet. There are a range of guides and factsheets on how to perform effective searches, which can be purchased directly from the site. Blakeman has also put together a collection of freely available businessoriented resources such as business directories, statistics, market and industry research, stock market data, companyand country-specific information and day-to-day business essentials (telephone directories, exchange rates, interest rates, travel information and acronym finder). Nicely laid out and full of useful information, this site is one for your favourites.
3872 Classics in management thought
C.L. Cooper, ed. Edward Elgar, 2000. Elgar mini series (2 v.), £325. ISBN 1858989116.
This book brings together some of the most influential articles in management over the past 50 years. Volume 1 covers general management theories, leadership, motivation and organizational behaviour. Volume 2 focuses on the organization, with a large part of the volume dedicated to organizational structure. This two-volume set contains a well thought out selection of articles that provide the reader with an invaluable overview of the field of management thinking.