Contemporary Business Reports, 5th Edition enables readers to master the skills of producing and presenting business reports. This text is a step-by-step guide to creating all types of simple and complex reports, such as trip reports, status reports, feasibility studies, proposals, analytical reports, and more. Starting with writing fundamentals, readers will work through the processes of planning, drafting, revising, editing, and producing a variety of simple reports. Then, the text focuses on mastering techniques for planning and conducting research to address more complex business problems, and ends in a comprehensive analytical report. Throughout, readers learn presentation techniques and skills they can use to communicate orally the information contained in your reports. This edition also includes new content addressing the impact of and use of electronic technology in the reporting process.
Table of Contents
1. Report Characteristics.
2. Planning the Report.
3. Writing the Report.
4. Writing Style and Lapses.
5. Illustrating the Report.
6. Formatting the Report.
7. Writing Routine Reports.
8. Writing Nonroutine Reports.
9. Planning and Delivering an Oral Report.
10. Planning Research.
11. Selecting Data Sources.
12. Using Primary Data Sources.
13. Using Secondary Data Sources.
14. Documenting Data Sources.
15. Analyzing Data for Complex Reports.
16. Writing Business Research Reports.