Approximately 70% of large companies now use testing as one of their selection and assessment procedures. How to Pass Numeracy Tests helps job-seekers become familiar with tests used, learn to work under pressure, and improve test-taking technique. This edition provides new practice questions and deals with the three most common types of numeracy tests: data interpretation, number problems and number sequences.
Using OB as a way to capture and retain competitive advantage. Each chapter has a box on "Securing Competitive Advantage." This box addresses ways that organizations and managers can attract, motivate, and retain the best people, and also improve performance and attitudes over time. All end-of-chapter cases/exercises have been removed from the text and will be published in a separate, shrink-wrappable booklet.
This best-selling textbook has been teaching students in a clear, unblased way for 40 years. The latest edition continues the clear and careful treatment of principles of economics concepts, with balanced coverage and patient explanations. More students have learned their principles of economics from McConnell-Brue than any other text: 12 million of them. The new edition is a substantial revision that delivers a tighter, modern, Internet-savvy book.
Although we like to think ourselves civilized, this audiobook will make you rethink your pecking order in the world of work. Rick Adamson reads this nonfiction business book like a raconteur. His reading flows through information-packed chapters as well as anecdotes. The narration is lively even though it's based on many involved scientific and business research studies. Using information gleaned from the animal world, Richard Conniff entertains and enlightens, while Adamson's pacing delivers an extra punch where needed. This is a great resource for figuring out who's who in your workplace, what motivates individuals, and what role each plays in the office wilderness.
"A splendid writer—fresh, clear, ncondescending, and with never a false step." New York Times Book Review
"The Ape in the Corner Office is an entertaining safari through the commercial jungle, observing the habits of business apes as they swing from branch office to branch office." Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape
"Chockablock with fascinating tales from the juxtaposition of natural history and work. If you’re thoughtful about what you do (and you care about how we
From the greatly admired author of The Work of Nations and The Future of Success, one of America's greatest economic and political thinkers as well as a distinguished public servant in three national administrations, a breakthrough book on the clash between capitalism and democracy.Mid-twentieth-century capitalism has turned into global capitalism, and global capitalism—turbocharged, Web-based, and able to find and make almost anything just about anywhere—has turned into supercapitalism. But as Robert B. Reich makes clear in this eye-opening book, while supercapitalism is working wonderfully well to enlarge the economic pie, democracy—charged with caring for all citizens is becoming less and less effective under its influence.Reich explains how widening inequalities of income and wealth, heightened job insecurity, and the spreading effects of global warming are the logical outcomes of supercapitalism. He shows us why companies, fighting harder than ever to maintain their competitive positions, have become even more deeply involved in politics; and how average citizens, seeking great deals and invested in the stock market to an unprecedented degree, are increasingly loath to stand b
This book considers the topic of achieving value from IT from both theoretical and practical perspectives. It is based on extensive research which produced a comprehensive understanding and analysis of the issues involved and innovative new approaches that addressed those issues plus considerable practical application, in a wide range of organisations of the ideas, processes, tools and techniques that were developed. The book describes how IS/IT investments can be aligned accurately with organisational strategy and how the approach and tool-kit' can be used by business managers and IS/IT specialists to identify the benefits available from different types of investments in a variety of organisational contexts. It describes how business cases can be developed that enable the benefits to be planned for and then realised through techniques and processes that overcome the organisational barriers that often prevent successful implementation. It also considers the strengths and limitations of existing methods, and shows how the approach can be integrated with best practice in the areas of project and change programme management. The book concludes by explaining how the key concepts in th
This book helps you get the best of the Internet, and lock out the worst. It shows you how to get online without any hassle, protect your children, create a family homepage and keep your phone bills low.
Paying for College Without Going Broketakes the stress, confusion and guess-work out of applying for financial aid. Students and their parents learn how to calculate their aid eligibility before applying to college and plan ahead to improve their chances of receiving aid. Parents and students will learn to negotiate with financial aid offices, handle special circumstances (for single parents or independent students) and receive educational tax breaks. Paying for College Without Going Brokeis the only book to include both the FAFSA and the CSS PROFILE to make things even easier for students and parents.
Part of the highly successful Studies in Global Competition series and written by an author based at the Max Planck Institute in Germany - one of the world's leading centres of evolutionary economics, this book looks at the medium to long term development of firm founding activity. Developing a framework with which to focus on development and change in regional firm founding activities and split into two sections, it: explores changes in regional firm founding activities, looking at empirical evidence based on the analysis of fifty German regions; and, examines positive examples or 'role models' that can lead to change in regional start-up activities, analyzing its impact both theoretically and empirically in the German town of Jena. Incisive and based on empirical research, this book is a key resource for students engaged with change and development in entrepreneurial and regional start-up activities and the environmental impact of start up decisions as well as to policy makers in this area.
Fifteen years after The Sun Also Sets predicted the decline of Japan in the 1990s, Emmott returns not only to the Far East but to the wholly new and different challenges which have arisen from and among China, India and Japan. "Rivals" will be the book which defines the geo-politics of the world's most rapidly evolving economies and nation states, and assesses the challenge to America's global economic and military leadership posed by the emerging Asian superpowers.It is not just, as many seem to argue, a question of the rise of China. For the first time in history Asia will not be dominated by just one country or by outside powers. It will contain three large, economically powerful countries, all with interests and ambitions that range across the whole region, and the world. The future of the world economy will be determined by the competition between these three countries, as will world politics. "Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan" will shape our next decade, will explore the legacies of history, the likely future trajectories of China, Japan and India, and the potential collisions and intersections between them which will shape the 21st century.
Fortune" magazine has ranked UPS the Worlds Most Admired Company in its industry for an amazing six consecutive years. For the first time, the company opens its doors for a fascinating, lively, and, most of all, instructive look at how it does business.
With the ultimate question of why studying the world of international business is important to you as an individual, George Cairnes and Martyna Silwa present an astute, conversational, and stimulating exploration of contemporary international business. With considerations such as the challenge to principles of business in the context of trading blocs, protectionism, and restricted trade; the effects of international governing bodies of the like the WTO, the IMF and the World Bank; and how everyone and everything fits into the larger picture. This short book looks at a very big and interesting field with humor and insightfulness.
How to Write Successful Business ad Management Essays is a systematic guide to successful written work during business and management degrees. The authors diligently address the all too common pitfalls of essay assignments, as well as providing students with an elemental program to approach essay questions, both in coursework and exam contexts.
The author, a Toyota-trained expert, employs memorable stories from his own learning experiences to teach Toyota Production System principles. Organized according to the 'Toyota House' model of Lean, the stories provide a framework for understanding.
Football managers have to deal with a number of unique pressures, yet the challenges of the football manager are similar to those of managers in other sectors. This book examines the management of football and looks at ways that managers and leaders in other industries can use tools and techniques from the sporting world within their own sector.
Becoming a global leader is an increasingly necessary aspiration, but one that requires hard work and self-awareness. The authors explain what it takes to manage, lead and succeed on the global stage and highlight the importance of understanding local customs and being aware of the cultural differences when conducting business internationally.
"The City Reader" brings together the very best on the city. Fifty generous selections are included. Each piece is separately introduced with a brief intellectual biography and a review of the author's writings and related literature, and an explanation of how the piece fits into the broader context of urban theory and practice, competing ideological perspectives on the city, and the major current debates concerning race and gender, global restructuring, the impact of technology, and postmodernism.