Business Behaving Well

Author: Ron Elsdon
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612344038
Size: 13,65 MB
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Toward a more sustainable society.

Good Small Business Guide 2012

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408164795
Size: 11,28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fully updated for this 6th annual edition, the Good Small Business Guide 2012 is packed with essential advice for small business owners or budding entrepreneurs. Offering help on all aspects of starting, running and growing a small business, including: planning, setting up or acquiring a business, getting to grips with figures, marketing, selling online, and managing yourself and others. Containing over 140 easy-to-read articles, brand-new Viewpoints from people who've been there and done it (and lived to tell the tale), and an extensive information directory this fully updated guide offers help on all aspects of starting and growing a small business.

Good Small Business Guide 2013 7th Edition

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408178842
Size: 18,99 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fully updated for this 7th annual edition, the Good Small Business Guide 2013 is packed with essential advice for small business owners or budding entrepreneurs. Offering help on all aspects of starting, running and growing a small business, including: planning, setting up or acquiring a business, getting to grips with figures, marketing, selling online, and managing yourself and others. Containing over 140 easy-to-read articles and an extensive information directory this fully updated guide offers help on all aspects of starting and growing a small business. Features a foreword from the National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses.

How To Build A Nontraditional Career Path Embracing Economic Disruption

Author: Ron Elsdon
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440831599
Size: 13,58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An invaluable resource for general readers at any career stage, this book explains why, when, and how to engage in a fulfilling, nontraditional career path that is both inspiring and practical. • Identifies the skills needed to be successful and the key questions to ask when considering a nontraditional career—and provides the tools and a "road map" to move forward in a nontraditional direction • Establishes the relevance and value of a nontraditional career, addressing both strategic and practical aspects • Provides authoritative, experience-based information derived from the author's own success in creating a nontraditional career path as well as his broad experience in the career field working with individuals and organizations

Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility

Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783507969
Size: 10,75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book offers a groundbreaking collection of themed chapters in the emerging field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Communication. Via an international approach, these chapters explore the theory, practice, and issues involved in communicating CSR and make for fascinating reading.

Success Factors Of Lebanese Small Businesses In The United States

Author: Zeinab Fawaz
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477236813
Size: 14,97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Small business is the heartbeat of the U.S. economy, the primary source of jobs, and the backbone of the nation’s well-being. In order to help the American economy recover from the recession, the country urgently needs to dramatically boost its rate of small business creation. This dissertation studied Lebanese small businesses in the United States, focusing on the factors associated with their success, in terms of sustainability and annual after-tax income, and the perception of their contribution to society and the economy. A quantitative analysis of data gathering from 62 survey participants revealed that the success of Lebanese-owned small businesses was attributed to their human resources, operational management, management attributes, economic health and government regulations, and owners’ personal traits. All these factors interacted to generate higher-dollar orders and helped businesses’ sustainability. In addition, this study might also help newcomers to the field seeking to develop their own business plans. Other factors pertaining to the success of Lebanese small business owners were also examined and discussed within the framework of minority and enclave theories.

Smart Giving Is Good Business

Author: Curt Weeden
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118001622
Size: 18,72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Answers to the 12 most common and critical questions about corporate giving In this groundbreaking resource, Weeden shows how to strategically plan, manage and evaluate corporate contributions. Questions include: Why Should We Give?; How Much?; Who Decides?; Does a Company Need a Foundation?; How to Give Products or Services?; How Do We Know What Works? The book covers a wide range of topics including: The case for conditional corporate philanthropy; increasing stewardship to give more; assigning responsibility for signature programs; how CEOs leverage contributions programs for maximum benefit; effectively staffing corporate contributions programs; the pros and cons of corporate foundations; and more. Offers benchmarks for determining if a business has a meaningful philanthropic program that fosters constructive corporate citizenship Reveals how an effective philanthropic program and commitment can be incorporated in any organization Contains a comprehensive review of the information corporations need to make informed decisions about giving The author offers a prescription for linking businesses with causes and the nonprofits addressing critical issues in a way that will preserve or restore services and activities essential to our quality of life.

Rethinking The Case Study In International Business And Management Research

Author: Rebecca Marschan-Piekkari
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857933469
Size: 11,67 MB
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This important and original book places the case study in international business research in its historical context, critically evaluates current case study practices in the field and proposes a more pluralistic future for case research within international business and international management research. While the case study is the most popular qualitative research strategy in the field, only a narrow selection of possible approaches is currently used. IB and IM researchers typically rely on a case study approach that could be characterized as 'qualitative positivism'. The editors and contributors look beyond this disciplinary convention and encourage greater pluralism in IB and IM case research. Their key argument is that increased awareness of prevailing disciplinary conventions - and their limitations - increases the potential for methodological innovation and versatility in case research. The contributions provide critical, novel and innovative perspectives on the case study in IB and IM research. The book offers inspiration to case authors and an authoritative methodological reference for those publishing and reviewing case research. It will also be highly regarded by postgraduate and doctoral students in IB and IM as well as both qualitative and quantitative researchers in the field.

The Best Business Writing 2012

Author: Dean Starkman
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231504330
Size: 10,61 MB
Format: PDF
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An anthology Malcolm Gladwell has called "riveting and indispensable," The Best Business Writing is a far-ranging survey of business's dynamic relationship with politics, culture, and life. This year's selections include John Markoff (New York Times) on innovations in robot technology and the decline of the factory worker; Evgeny Morozov (New Republic) on the questionable value of the popular TED conference series and the idea industry behind it; Paul Kiel (ProPublica) on the ripple effects of the ongoing foreclosure crisis; and the infamous op-ed by Greg Smith, published in the New York Times, announcing his break with Goldman Sachs over its trading practices and corrupt corporate ethos. Jessica Pressler (New York) delves into the personal and professional rivalry between former spouses and fashion competitors Tory and Christopher Burch. Peter Whoriskey (Washington Post) exposes the human cost of promoting pharmaceuticals for off-label uses. Charles Duhigg and David Barboza (New York Times) investigate Apple's unethical labor practices in China. Max Abelson (Bloomberg) reports on Wall Street's amusing reaction to the diminishing annual bonus. Mina Kimes (Fortune) recounts the grisly story of a company's illegal testing—and misuse—of a medical device for profit, and Jeff Tietz (Rolling Stone) composes one of the most poignant and comprehensive portraits of the financial crisis's dissolution of the American middle class.

Global Norms In The Twenty First Century

Author: Klaus-Gerd Giesen
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Pub
Size: 10,12 MB
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Norms in the contemporary world system are no longer established exclusively through inter-state agreement but increasingly, are becoming truly global. This is made possible by the rapid privatisation of law and the self-regulation of the transnational private sector. Other forces driving this epochal transformation are the overwhelming pre-eminence of the United States, the erosion of the role of the United Nations, and the appearance of new actors such as subnational entities and NGO's. They all contribute to the creation and ideological justification of new norms. This collection brings together critical studies on this complex process. Written by authors from eleven different countries, both established scholars and young specialists, the book challenges the often convenient rationalisations of regime theory, the governance approach, and 'post-national' or 'cosmopolitan' democracy, in order to explore the practical, theoretical and ethical implications of the new world of global norms.