Legal Environment of Business, The: A Critical Thinking Approach, 8th edition

  • Nancy K. Kubasek, 
  • Bartley A. Brennan, 
  • M Browne

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For courses in business law and the legal environment of business.


Help Students Understand the Legal Aspect of Business by Incorporating Critical Thinking and Ethical Analysis

The Legal Environment of Business: A Critical Thinking Approach introduces students to the legal side of business using a clear, well-developed, eight-step critical thinking model. This book uses some of the most significant real-life legal cases to help students develop their knowledge about the relationship between business and the legal system. Distinguishing itself by emphasizing the critical thinking skills necessary to survive in today’s competitive global business environment, the text also incorporates ethical analysis and considers the impact of values on legal outcomes.


This Eighth Edition has been updated with more current cases, new suggested readings, and new chapters concerning immigration law and the America Invents Act, which significantly impacts patent law. The text further sets itself apart through additional features that connect the law to other disciplines beyond business, introduces a balanced mix of current and classic cases, and presents lists to encourage further reading and exploration of various topics.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780137525478

Subject: Business Law

Category: Legal Environment of Business, The: A Critical Thinking Approach


Brief Contents

I. Introduction to the Law and Legal Environment of Business

  1. Critical Thinking and Legal Reasoning
  2. Introduction to Law and the Legal Environment of Business
  3. The American Legal System
  4. Alternative Tools of Dispute Resolution
  5. Constitutional Principles
  6. White-Collar Crime and the Business Community
  7. Ethics, Social Responsibility, and the Business Manager
  8. The International Legal Environment of Business

II. Private Law and the Legal Environment of Business

  1. The Law of Contracts and Sales I
  2. The Law of Contracts and Sales II
  3. The Law of Torts
  4. Product and Service Liability Law
  5. Law of Property: Real and Personal
  6. Intellectual Property
  7. Agency Law
  8. Law and Business Associations I
  9. Law and Business Associations II

III. Public Law and the Legal Environment of Business

  1. The Law of Administrative Agencies
  2. The Employment Relationship and Immigration Laws
  3. Laws Governing Labor-Management Relations
  4. Employment Discrimination
  5. Environmental Law
  6. Rules Governing the Issuance and Trading of Securities
  7. Antitrust Laws
  8. Laws of Debtor-Creditor Relations and Consumer Protection

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