Exploring Business

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Pub Date: 2016

ISBN 13:

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

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Reviewed by Louis Bruneau, Part Time Faculty, Portland Community College, on 8/16/2017.

This book covers everything normally covered in an text introducing business. There was no index or glossary with the review edition I had.… read more

 

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Reviewed by Linda Davenport, Program Lead, Business Administration, Klamath Community College, on 6/21/2017.

This textbook appears to cover the subjects typically taught in an Intro to Business course in good depth. The marketing chapters are a bit … read more

 

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Reviewed by Kim Gravelle, Business Management Instructor, Century College, on 6/21/2017.

This text introduces students to the many facets of business, including business ethics and social responsibility, operating in global business … read more

 

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Reviewed by Robert Eliason, Lecturer, James Madison University, on 4/12/2017.

With 16 chapters, this Foundations of Business text provides a wide view of the field. Additional chapters that expand the content include: starting … read more

 

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Reviewed by Shayne Narjes, Marketing Faculty, South Central College, on 2/9/2017.

Exploring Business is being used as the textbook for the Introduction to Business course I am teaching this term at South Central College. Overall, … read more

 

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Reviewed by Amanda Everhart, Academic Advisor/Lecturer, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, on 12/6/2016.

This is a total teaching package that breaks down all of the basic areas of Business and then presents them in a fun and interesting way. Materials … read more

 

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Reviewed by Steve Skripak, Professor of Practice, Virginia Tech, on 12/6/2016.

The text covers a multitude of areas of business. Even instructors that do not want to use every chapter can find applicability to their introductory … read more

 

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Reviewed by Dr. Randall Wade, Instructor and Chair, Business Technology, Rogue Community College, on 8/22/2016.

This text covers all of the major topics taught in an introductory business class. Students are provided with a good foundation of business, … read more

 

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Reviewed by Daniel Gore, Adjunct Instructor & Teaching Specialist, University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication, on 6/11/2015.

The breadth of the content covered exceeded my expectations. The textbook allows discussions and in-class conversations which help students … read more

 

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: The Foundations of Business
  • Chapter 2: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Chapter 3: Business in a Global Environment
  • Chapter 4: Selecting a Form of Business Ownership
  • Chapter 5: The Challenges of Starting a Business
  • Chapter 6: Managing for Business Success
  • Chapter 7: Recruiting, Motivating, and Keeping Quality Employees
  • Chapter 8: Teamwork and Communications
  • Chapter 9: Marketing: Providing Value to Customers
  • Chapter 10: Product Design and Development
  • Chapter 11: Operations Management in Manufacturing and Service Industries
  • Chapter 12: The Role of Accounting in Business
  • Chapter 13: Managing Financial Resources
  • Chapter 14: Personal Finances
  • Chapter 15: Managing Information and Technology
  • Chapter 16: The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business

About the Book

The author's goals in writing Exploring Business Version 2.0 was simple: introduce students to business in an exciting way.

Exploring Business is adapted from a work produced by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative. Though the publisher has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution, this adapted edition reproduces all original text and sections of the book, except for publisher and author name attribution.

This textbook has been used in classes at: College of Alameda, Columbia Basin College, Flagler College, Johnson County Community College, Pasadena City College, Penn State University, Renton Technical College, San Diego Mesa College, Sierra College, Yuba College.

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Exploring Business is adapted from a work produced and distributed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA) in 2010 by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative.