Higher Education

Mean Jeans Manufacturing Co., 4th Edition

  • Marie Weeks Valdosta, GA
  • ISBN-10: 0538440589  |  ISBN-13: 9780538440585
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1991, 1983
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.00



Reflecting the reality of today's technology-driven, interconnected workplace, MEAN JEANS is a small business community work-flow simulation. Mean Jeans Manufacturing Co. produces denim products and interacts with 15 other businesses in a simulated business community to bring its product to market. By managing one of these 15 businesses, users earn by doing - being responsible for the daily operations and interacting with other business managers. With a community of five sole proprietorships, two partnerships, one federal agency, five corporations, and 2 limited liability companies, users have an opportunity to see how business structure affects operations. MEAN JEANS has been completely reconfigured to provide ease of use and minimize setup and operation time.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • All forms and documents can be printed easily from the Supplies and Resources CD, minimizing prep time and busy work.
  • Supplies and Resources CD contains interactive business documents, PowerPoint® presentations, Assessment software, and Solutions.
  • Student Reference Book walks users through the simulation, providing clear directions and explanations about strategy and operations for new managers.
  • SCANS skills necessary in today's business world are applied throughout this simulation, giving the user an advantage when entering the job market.

Table of Contents

1. Banking and Bookkeeping.
2. Business Communications.
3. Payroll.
4. Accounts Payable and Receivable.
5. Postal and Shipping Services.
6. Borrowing Money.
7. Advertising.
8. Reports and Business Plans.
9. Human Resources in Business.
10. Investments.

What's New

  • Expanded Business Plan Chapter provides more comprehensive coverage and makes learning more relevant and real.
  • Count on new tax tables and business forms to reflect current business practices and bring reality into the simulation.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Supplies and Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0538440619 | ISBN-13: 9780538440615)

The Supplies and Resources CD contains over 1000 business forms! These forms provide a place where the user can record their transactions. They can be printed on an as-needed basis. Alternative electronic templates, in Excel and Word, are also included on this CD. If you purchase the Supplies and Resources CD, it is not necessary to purchase the Operations Manual-everything you need is included on the CD. Site license, Windows/Mac.

Annotated Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 0538440597 | ISBN-13: 9780538440592)

This item is a replica of the Student Reference Book with teaching tips for the instructor as annotations. It also has extra pages of additional material for the instructor. This material includes instructions for managing the simulation and teaching the lessons in the student reference manual. Also, sections on technology and using the alternate computer-based activities are found in the student's reference book.

Student Supplements

Operations Manual  (ISBN-10: 0538440600 | ISBN-13: 9780538440608)

With this Operations Manual for MEAN JEANS, you'll find the tools you need for success. It includes information about the assigned business, responsibilities of the manager, and a daily activities checklist.

List Price = $152.95  | CengageBrain Price = $152.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Marie Weeks

Marie Weeks holds an Education Specialist degree from Valdosta State University. She has taught at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia, since 1982. Mrs. Weeks previously worked for private companies, public organizations, and as the owner of her own business.