Introduces and describes the framework in which businesses work in Britain. This title gives the reader an insight into and an understanding of: economics and the economy; the social structure of the UK; technology and its interface with people; globalisation and international forces; and, responsibility and business ethics.
Managing in a Business Context introduces and describes the framework in which businesses are working in Britain today. Beginning with the nature of strategy and how strategy can be converted into practice, it goes on to place HR and business management generally in the wider context of UK society, Europe and the world. What is the difference between constitutional law and administrative law? What does citizenship mean? How does Europe work? Issues such as these underpin the social and economic foundation of the UK. Managing in a Business Context answers the questions posed by a rapidly changing world clearly and thoroughly, giving the reader an insight into and an understanding of: economics and the economy; the social structure of the UK; technology and its interface with people; globalisation and international forces; responsibility and business ethics.Thought-provoking and informed, Managing in a Business Context is the most intelligent introduction to the business of understanding business today.
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David Farnham is professor of employment relations emeritus at the University of Portsmouth. He also holds visiting professor appointments at the Universities of Greenwich and East London and is visiting senior research fellow at the University of Glamorgan. He is chief examiner of People Management and Development standard of the CIPD and co-director of the Personnel Policies Study Group of the European Group of Public Administration, Brussels. He has been visiting fellow at the Catholic University Leuven and works professionally with colleagues globally. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. He is also the author of Employee Relations in Context (1999), and the People Management and Development Revision Guide 2005 with Paul Smith.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: The strategic framework 1 Strategy, planning and change Part 2: The external contexts of organisations 2 The economy 3 Politics and the political system 4 Social structure 5 The legal framework 6 Technology, work and society 7 International factors Part 3: Social responsibility and business ethics 8 Ethical dimensions of the business context
Managing in a Business Context by David Farnham
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