Higher Education

Business: Principles, Guidelines, and Practices, 2nd Edition

  • John Ivancevich University of Houston
  • Thomas N. Duening Arizona State University
  • ISBN-10: 1592602827  |  ISBN-13: 9781592602827
  • 658 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2003
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $164.50



As we move further into the 21st century, the business world is becoming even more global and ever-changing. New markets are continually emerging, the American economy is becoming more dominated by service businesses, and quality is the initiative of many firms. Demographic and lifestyle shifts are changing the way we shop, where we work, and how we live. Students who understand the business environment and the changes occurring will be more likely to succeed than those who do not. Ivancevich and Duening use principles, guidelines, and practices to illustrate and frame how all of the many aspects of business impact our lives every day as employees, consumers, and owners.

Table of Contents

1. Business and Economics
2. Global Business
3. Forms of Business Ownership
4. Entrepreneurship and Business Start-Ups
5. Business, Law, and Government
6. Social Responsibility and Ethics
7. Management and Leadership
8. Organizational Design and Teamwork
9. Managing Production and Operations
10. Human Relations and Motivation
11. Managing Human Resources
12. Labor-Management Relations
13. Marketing Strategy
14. Product, Pricing, and Promotion Strategies
15. Distribution and Supply Chain Management
16. Managing Information Technology
17. Accounting Practices and Principles
18. Financial Management
19. Investments and Securities
20. Financial Institutions
21. Financial Planning
Appendix I: How to Prepare a Business Plan
Appendix II: Career Planning and Management

Meet the Author

Author Bio

John Ivancevich

John M. Ivancevich is the CEO of AMSI and the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Research Professor of Organizational Behavior in the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. A prolific writer and researcher, he received a charter membership to the Academy of Management┬┐s Hall of Fame for his aggregated research contributions. He holds an endowed chair at the University of Houston and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He is the author or co-author of over 60 books and 140 research articles.

Thomas N. Duening

Dr. Tom Duening is Director of Entrepreneurial Programs at the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University. He has previously served as founder and director of the Entrepreneur & Venture Development Center at the University of Houston Downtown, and as the assistant dean of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Dr. Duening has published numerous trade books on management and business strategy. His most recent book, Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage, was published in October 2004 by John Wiley & Sons. Dr. Duening has published numerous articles in business journals, magazines, and newspapers, and popular media often seeks his views on management, business trends, and other issues. He is president of INSYTE Business Research Group, a business research and content development outsourcing firm. Dr Duening also consults broadly with firms of all sizes in business development and strategy. Dr. Duening has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota.