Business Management,
14th Edition

James L. Burrow, Brad Kleindl, Michael B. Becraft

ISBN-13: 9781305661813 | ISBN-10: 1305661818

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

List Price USD $146.95


BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 14E is designed for more advanced high school business courses, going beyond the intro to business class. With the focus shifted to business management, this text approaches business operations from the entrepreneurial and management perspective. Finance, marketing, and human resources are some of the topics explored. This text combines concepts with a strong lesson-based instructional design, weaving in research opportunities, creative methods of assessment, interesting real-world features, mathematical calculations, case studies and academic connections. The introductory chapter provides an overview of management, discusses the history of management, and compares management approaches and philosophies. Another chapter focuses on data analysis and decision-making, demonstrating the importance of math, statistics, and quantitative decision-making. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 14E provides business management concepts and principles in a realistic, investigative, and enriching manner. All the functions of business management are covered extensively, including the use of technology and communication as tools of business. Students will enjoy exploring the global dimension of business and possible career opportunities as this text brings the world of business to your class.

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Meet the Authors

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James L. Burrow, Ph.D., has a background in marketing and human resource development. He works regularly with the business community and other organizations as a consultant on marketing and performance improvement strategies including the use of the Internet as an education and training resource. He recently retired from the faculty of North Carolina State University, where he served as the coordinator of the graduate Training and Development Program for over fifteen years. Dr. Burrow received degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Nebraska in marketing and marketing education.

Brad A. Kleindl, Ph.D., is dean of the School of Business at Park University in Kansas City, Missouri. He previously served as dean and professor of marketing of The Robert W. Plaster College of Business Administration at Missouri Southern State University. He has authored and co-authored six books and more than 60 articles and conference papers. Dr. Kleindl has served twice as a Senior Fulbright Scholar, during 2007 in Austria and 2003 in South Africa. He has taught courses in consumer behavior, marketing research, principles of marketing, Internet marketing, international marketing, and has presented at conferences and industry meetings across the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Dr. Michael B. Becraft has worked in both industry and higher education in roles such as developing standardized tests, serving as a corporate trainer, leading a multinational support team, and academic work as both a faculty member and senior administrator. While at Park University, he first served in the role of Assistant Dean of the School of Business, then as the Edward F. Lyle Professor of Finance and Director of the Graduate Program in Business. Prior to that, he held the position of assistant vice president for academic affairs at Austin Peay State University. Becraft earned a teaching license in secondary social sciences and holds certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency/Emergency Management Institute in disaster and emergency management. His writings for high school and college audiences include business education titles and biographies of founders of technology firms. He has taught courses in ethics, finance, leadership, logistics, management, research methods, and strategy.

  • The Winning Edge features that prepare students for BPA, DECA, and FBLA competitive Events are included.
  • The revision will address the trend identified in the curriculum documents provided by the state departments of education and various curriculum development projections, i.e., National Academy Foundation, Career Clusters, MarkEd. E-commerce, international business and marketing, management, team conflict resolution, and web-based management.
  • REALITY CHECK presents a story written to introduce concepts in the chapter using real-world examples.
  • CAREER CLUSTERS present the needed skills, education, work experience, and industry opportunities for a variety of business-related career paths linking what students learn in school with the knowledge and skills they need for success in college and careers.
  • NET KNOWLEDGE encourages students to use the Internet for research.
  • MAKE ACADEMIC CONNECTIONS provides the integrated curriculum activities that show students how business management concepts relate to other courses of study. The cross-curricular assessment activities connect business principles to math, communication, writing, reading, technology, research and other academic subjects.
  • FOCUS ON... features take a look at current events, technology topics, international trends, innovation, ethics, change, and other important issues that impact the business environment to give students a larger view of the business community.
  • The Winning Edge features prepare students for BPA, DECA, and FBLA competitive events while encouraging critical-thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Chapters are broken into lessons to maximize student learning with CHECKPOINT questions following each major section, providing opportunities for informal evaluation of learning.
  • Integrated ASSESSMENT puts practical knowledge to the test: Chapter Concepts provide a brief review of the key topics from every lesson in the chapter; Review Terms and Concepts assesses knowledge of basic chapter content and vocabulary; Case in Point presents in-depth scenarios related to the chapter content and then asks students to analyze the cases using critical-thinking skills.

Table of Contents

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1. Managers and Managing.
2. Management, Supervision, and Decision Making.
3. The Manager as Leader.
4. Planning and Organizing.
5. Staffing, Leading, and Controlling.
6. Characteristics of Business.
7. Social and Ethical Environment of Business.
8. Economic Environment of Business.
9. International Environment of Business.
10. Managing the Form of Business Ownership.
11. Legal Aspects of Business.
12. Technology and Information Management.
13. Organizational Communications.
14. Data Analysis and Decision Making.
15. Business Financial Records.
16. Financing a Business.
17. Financial Services.
18. Credit and Insurance.
19. Managing Production and Operations.
20. Nature and Scope of Marketing.
21. Product Development and Distribution.
22. Pricing and Promotion.
23. Managing Human Resources.
24. Rewarding and Developing Employees.
25. Developing an Effective Organization.
Glossary English.
Glossary Spanish.

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Student Activity Guide for Burrow/Kleindl's Business Management, 14th

When students need to review chapter material, the supplemental Student Activities Guide provides a pen-and-paper method. Using objective questions and activities, students can prepare for classroom instruction or review for quizzes and chapter tests.

Annotated Instructor's Edition for Burrow/Kleindl's Business Management, 14th

Annotated Instructor's Edition contains solutions appearing on an overprint of the student pages. Teaching method instructions are included as well as teaching tips, instructions for each chapter, suggestions for activities and projects, and ideas for classroom discussion.

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM for Burrow/Kleindl's Business Management, 14th

Includes the Student Workbook Instructor's Edition, chapter tests and solutions, and PowerPoint presentations. Now all instructor materials are available on one convenient and easy-to-use CD. Designed to help facilitate classroom instruction, this CD has instructor files unique to the textbook. A variety of ancillaries are included to provide online resources, web-based solutions, and application files. All of these tools can help motivate students and enhance their knowledge and course appreciation.

Web Site for Burrow/Kleindl's Business Management, 14th

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