Essential Principles of Business for CSEC: 4th Edition
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Essential Principles of Business for CSEC: 4th Edition

By Alan Whitcomb, Avon Banfield
US$ 20.99
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Book Description

Discover Principles of Business as a real-world subject through thought-provoking case studies and prepare effectively for the CSEC May/June 2019 examinations.

-Develop knowledge systematically with each section focusing on a specific aspect of the syllabus, and clear syllabus references throughout.
-Revise for the exam with unit summaries, in-chapter challenges, and MCQs.
-Increase confidence with exam-type questions at the end of each unit and a full section dedicated to exam preparation and the School Based Assessment.
-Ensure all three examined profile dimensions are developed with contextualised structured response questions.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Book title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • How to use this book
  • UNIT 1 Organisational principles
    • SECTION 1 The nature of business
      • Chapter 1 Background to business
        • 1.1 The development of barter
        • 1.2 The role of money
        • 1.3 Instruments of exchange and payment
        • 1.4 Choice of methods of payment
      • Chapter 2 Types of businesses and economic systems
        • 2.1 The public sector
        • 2.2 The private sector
        • 2.3 Setting up a limited company
        • 2.4 Franchises
        • 2.5 Multinationals
        • 2.6 Economic systems
      • Chapter 3 Business organisation
        • 3.1 The functional areas of business
        • 3.2 Stakeholders of a business
      • Chapter 4 Legal aspects of business
        • 4.1 Ethical and legal issues
        • 4.2 Principles related to forming a business
        • 4.3 Consequences of unethical or illegal practices
        • 4.4 Careers in business
    • SECTION 2 Internal organisational environment
      • Chapter 5 Business management 5.1 The functions of management
        • 5.2 Management responsibilities
        • 5.3 Organisational charts
        • 5.4 Chain of command and span of control
        • 5.5 Leadership
        • 5.6 Conflicts within an organisation
        • 5.7 Establishing good employer/employee relations
        • 5.8 Motivating employees
        • 5.9 Teamwork
        • 5.10 Effective organisational communication
    • SECTION 3 Establishing a business
      • Chapter 6 Entrepreneurship
        • 6.1 Entrepreneur functions
        • 6.2 Characteristics of entrepreneurs
        • 6.3 Entrepreneurs and decision making
        • 6.4 Entrepreneurs and economic development
      • Chapter 7 Establishment of a business
        • 7.1 Reasons for establishing a business
        • 7.2 Steps in setting up a business
        • 7.3 Preparing a business plan
        • 7.4 Research and feasibility
        • 7.5 Planning ahead
        • 7.6 Government regulatory practices
        • 7.7 Location of a business
        • 7.8 Collateral
    • SECTION 4 Legal aspects of business
      • Chapter 8 Contracts
        • 8.1 Concept of contracts
        • 8.2 Characteristics of contracts
        • 8.3 Offer and acceptance
        • 8.4 Discharge or termination
        • 8.5 Simple contracts in practice
      • Chapter 9 Business documents
        • 9.1 Importance of business documents
        • 9.2 Making enquiries
        • 9.3 Purchasing
        • 9.4 Dispatch and delivery
        • 9.5 Charging
        • 9.6 Stock records
        • 9.7 Business documents in practice
      • Chapter 10 Insurance
        • 10.1 The principles of insurance
        • 10.2 Types of insurance policy
        • 10.3 Insurance promoting trade
        • Unit summary
        • Case study
        • Exam type questions
  • UNIT 2 Promotion and logistics
    • SECTION 5 Production
      • Chapter 11 Production
        • 11.1 The factors of production
        • 11.2 Development of production
        • 11.3 Production and productivity
        • 11.4 Capital for production
        • 11.5 Types and levels of production
        • 11.6 Small businesses
        • 11.7 Business growth
        • 11.8 Linkage industries
        • 11.9 The effects of growth on a business
    • SECTION 6 Marketing
      • Chapter 12 Marketing
        • 12.1 Market and marketing
        • 12.2 Marketing activities
        • 12.3 The marketing mix
        • 12.4 Consumer behaviour
        • 12.5 Packaging
        • 12.6 Sales promotion
        • 12.7 Selling techniques
        • 12.8 Terms of sale
        • 12.9 Consumer organisations
        • 12.10 Customer service
        • 12.11 Property rights
    • SECTION 7 Logistics and supply chain
      • Chapter 13 Logistics and supply chain
        • 13.1 Logistics and supply chain
        • 13.2 Chain of distribution
        • 13.3 Modes of transport
        • 13.4 Transport documentation
        • 13.5 Transport and marketing
        • 13.6 Supply chain advantages and challenges
        • 13.7 The impact of logistics
        • 13.8 Information technology and logistics and supply
        • Unit summary
        • Case study
        • Exam type questions
  • UNIT 3 Finance, government and technology
    • SECTION 8 Business finance
      • Chapter 14 Business finance
        • 14.1 Financial institutions
        • 14.2 Functions and services of financial institutions
        • 14.3 Financial regulatory bodies
        • 14.4 Managing personal incomes
        • 14.5 Savings and investment
        • 14.6 Short-term and long-term financing
        • 14.7 Capital for setting up a business
        • 14.8 Financial records for sole traders
    • SECTION 9 Role of government in an economy
      • Chapter 15 Role of government
        • 15.1 Responsibilities of government
        • 15.2 Government and environmental issues
        • 15.3 Purposes of taxation
        • 15.4 Direct and indirect taxes
        • 15.5 Government assistance to business
        • 15.6 Social services
    • SECTION 10 Technology and the global business environment
      • Chapter 16 Business technology
        • 16.1 Concept of business technology
        • 16.2 Role of technology in business
        • 16.3 Technology and banking and commerce
        • 16.4 Types of technology
        • 16.5 E-commerce and e-business
        • 16.6 Technology improving business
        • 16.7 Unethical use of technology
      • Chapter 17 Standard of living
        • 17.1 Determining the standard of living
        • 17.2 National income
        • 17.3 Economic growth and development
        • 17.4 Role of education
        • 17.5 Reasons why countries trade
        • 17.6 Economic institutions
        • 17.7 Economic institutions and the Caribbean
        • 17.8 Caribbean economic problems
        • 17.9 Solutions to economic problems
        • 17.10 Impact of foreign investment
        • Unit summary
        • Case study
        • Exam type questions
  • UNIT 4 The ‘business’ of sitting examinations
    • SECTION 11 Assessment
      • Chapter 18 School Based Assessment
        • 18.1 The basis of the assessment
        • 18.2 The SBA requirements
        • 18.3 Starting off the project
        • 18.4 Carrying out your research
        • 18.5 Data collection
        • 18.6 Questionnaire
        • 18.7 Interview
        • 18.8 Observation and participation
        • 18.9 Documents and reports
        • 18.10 Analysing the data collected
        • 18.11 The report
        • 18.12 Mark scheme for research projects
      • Chapter 19 Examination preparations
        • 19.1 Assessment objectives
        • 19.2 Format of the examinations
        • 19.3 Prior to the examination
        • 19.4 Examination technique
        • 19.5 Examination terminology
  • Index
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
    • J
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • O
    • P
    • Q
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • U
    • V
    • W
    • Z
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