Conventional strategic management education is dominated by a standard formula that uses a misleadingly simplistic step-by-step approach, presents few competing perspectives, glosses over key debates, and is typically biased towards a particular national or regional context. De Wit and Meyer's best-selling Strategy takes a strikingly different approach that has helped thousands of students and professionals around the world develop into critical and creative strategic thinkers. By carefully guiding students through diverse perspectives, De Wit and Meyer show how, more than ever, robust strategy requires an open understanding of different ways of looking at strategic issues.
Database Principles and Design provides students and practitioners with a thorough grounding in theoretical principles before then providing them with the tools required to implement practical systems. To aid learning, the text contains extensive worked examples and sample working programs, and provides helpful assistance with obtaining software necessary to utilise the sample material provided. The new edition has been fully updated and will combine theory and practice as well as integrating design principles with implementation. It also contains plenty of real world, fully worked examples and case studies.
International Human Resource Management is a new edition of this market-leading text. Two new authors, Marion Festing and Allen Engle, make this new edition even more international than its predecessors. Changes include more coverage of small & medium enterprises, new material on managing diversity and cross-cultural workforces, new material on off-shoring, particularly to India or China, and a new chapter on sustaining global growth and linking the international HR function more firmly to companys’ strategic growth plans.In addition the new edition includes a wealth of case study material and class discussion material. A full instructor’s website is available to adopters.
Hairdressing: The Foundations, Fifth Edition is the official guide to Level 2 Hairdressing. Now updated to reflect the current standards. It will be a complete course companion for those studying their Level 2 qualification. Chapters clearly demonstrate each unit title and assessment material will be provided at the end of that chapter to meet the knowledge requirements for that unit. The pedagogical structure has been regenerated and modernised. Written in a friendly and easy to follow manner. Foundations will also include artwork provided by industry leading figures such as Toni and Guy. Hairdressing: The Foundations remains the number one text for those wishing to seek a qualification at Level 2 Hairdressing.
The market-leading textbook for principles of management courses reaches a new level with Richard L. Daft being joined by Martyn Kendrick and Natalia Vershinina (both Leicester Business School) to provide an unparalleled resource for students in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). After listening to the requirements of lecturers, the authors have maintained the same comprehensive coverage and structure of the original work but carefully threaded in new EMEA and wider global examples and theory throughout. A new running case on IKEA allows students to track their understanding throughout the course, while a new text-opening case study on managing in times of turbulence ensures learning is mapped directly against modern business challenges.
Introducing readers to the key principles underlying purchasing and supply chain management, this text provides them with an in-depth discussion of purchasing and supply issues both from a strategic and managerial perspective.
A-Level Law in Action, now in its second edition, offers a student-centred approach to the study of law. The text is carefully structured and approachably written to emphasise active learning and encourage discussion. The first section leads students to examine how the law and the legal system work and their role in society. The central section includes crime, tort and contract in depth. The third section stimulates learning through legal problems in the key contexts of the marketplace and employment. The first edition of this book was said to stand out among its competitors as 'a text which not only meets the expectations of lecturers, but also appeals to students'. It was described as an '...