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Understanding Business

Understanding Business

13th Edition
By William Nickels and James McHugh and Susan McHugh
ISBN10: 1260894851
ISBN13: 9781260894851
Copyright: 2022
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CHAPTER 1: Taking Risks and Making Profits within the Dynamic Business Environment
CHAPTER 2: Understanding Economics and How It Affects Business
CHAPTER 3: Doing Business in Global Markets
CHAPTER 4: Demanding Ethical and Socially Responsible Behavior
CHAPTER 5: How to Form a Business 
CHAPTER 6: Entrepreneurship and Starting a Small Business
CHAPTER 7: Management and Leadership
CHAPTER 8: Structuring Organizations for Today’s Challenges
CHAPTER 9: Production and Operations Management
CHAPTER 10: Motivating Employees
CHAPTER 11: Human Resource Management: Finding and Keeping the Best Employees
CHAPTER 12: Dealing with Employee–Management Issues
CHAPTER 13: Marketing: Helping Buyers Buy
CHAPTER 14: Developing and Pricing Goods and Services
CHAPTER 15: Distributing Products
CHAPTER 16: Using Effective Promotions
CHAPTER 17: Understanding Accounting and Financial Information
CHAPTER 18: Financial Management
CHAPTER 19: Using Securities Markets for Financing and Investing Opportunities
CHAPTER 20: Money, Financial Institutions, and the Federal Reserve
BONUS CHAPTERS
A (Online Only): Working within the Legal Environment
B (Online Only): Using Technology to Manage Information
C (Online Only): Managing Risk
D (Online Only): Managing Personal Finances and Investing

About the Author

William Nickels

Bill Nickels is professor emeritus of business at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has over 35 years’ experience teaching graduate and undergraduate business courses, including introductory courses in business, marketing, and promotion. He has won the Outstanding Teacher on Campus Award four times and was nominated for the award many other times. He received his MBA degree from Western Reserve University and his PhD from The Ohio State University. He has written a marketing communications text and two marketing principles texts in addition to many articles in business publications. He has taught many seminars to business people on subjects such as power communications, marketing, non-business marketing, and stress and life management.

James McHugh

Jim McHugh holds an M.B.A. degree from Lindenwood University and has had broad experience in education, business, and government. As chairman of the Business and Economics Department of St. Louis Community College/Forest Park, Jim coordinated and directed the development of the business curriculum. In addition to teaching several sections of Introduction to Business each semester for nearly 30 years, Jim taught in the marketing and management are-as at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is actively involved in the public service sector and served as chief of staff to the St. Louis County Executive.

Susan McHugh

Susan McHugh is a learning specialist with extensive training and experience in adult learning and curriculum development. She holds an M.Ed. degree from the University of Missouri and completed her coursework for a Ph.D. in education administration with a specialty in adult learn-ing theory. As a professional curriculum developer, she has directed numerous curriculum projects and educator training programs. She has worked in the public and private sectors as a consultant in training and employee development.

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