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Battleground: Business [2 Volumes]
Contributor(s): Thoms, Peg (Author), Walden, Michael (Author)

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ISBN: 031334065X     ISBN-13: 9780313340659
Publisher: Greenwood
OUR PRICE: $212.30  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: November 2007
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Annotation: Globalization. Outsourcing. Downsizing. These are some of the economic issues at the center of today's society. Time after time, we see that business is one of the most powerful forces in the modern world, profoundly affecting every facet of our lives whether we work in a corporate environment or not. Because in one way or another the world is all about economics, students need to understand and appreciate the role of business in their lives. This book overviews the most important topics and issues characterizing the role of business in today's society. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on more than 70 critical issues or topics central to the role of business in our lives. Each is written by an expert contributor and provides a summary of the topic's relevance and influence, a consideration of opposing viewpoints, and a list of resources for further research. Among the topics discussed are: Affirmative Action CEO Compensation Drug Testing in the Workplace Environmental Degradation Health Care Costs Inflation Interest Rates The Minimum Wage Oil Economics Pensions Price Gouging Salary Disparity Sexual Harassment Telecommuting And many more. For students and general readers, this book is an engaging, accessible, and essential resource on the role of business in everyday life. FEATURES AND BENEFITS: Includes more than 70 alphabetically arranged entries. Entries provide sidebars and suggestions for further research. Closes with a selected, general bibliography. Helps students and general readers understand the role of business in everyday life. Helps students and general readers understand themselves as economic beings. Supports the social studies curriculum by helping studentsview the U.S. economy in relation to the larger world.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Business & Economics | Economics - General
- Business & Economics | Management - General
- Business & Economics | Government & Business
Dewey: 658
LCCN: 2007021681
Series: Battleground
Physical Information: 2.06" H x 7.27" W x 10.22" (3.87 lbs) 704 pages
 
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Contributor Bio(s):

Michael Walden is Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural Resource Economics at North Carolina State University. His previous books include Smart Economics (Praeger, 2005), Everyday Economics (2004), Economics and Consumer Decisions (2001), and Economic Issues: Rhetoric and Reality (1995).

Peg Thoms is Professor of Management and Director of the MBA Program at Penn State Behrend. She is the author of Finding the Best and the Brightest (Praeger, 2005), and Driven by Time (Praeger, 2003), and coauthor of Project Leadership from Theory to Practice (1998).


 
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