Published byPearson Canada (February 1st 2014) - Copyright © 2014
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Understanding the Canadian Business Environment is the only ground-up Canadian text that emphasizes an analytical approach using case orientation to understanding the core material students need to be successful post-graduation.
The text takes the reader on a journey that explores the environment within which business operates—both within the Canadian context and within the global context. The reader will be introduced to a variety of perspectives, theories, and concepts that shed light on real business issues.
Table of contents
PART 1: A FRAMEWORK FOR STUDY
CHAPTER 1 EXPLORING CANADIAN BUSINESS: A CRITICAL APPROACH: What are the major challenges facing business?
PART 2: THE EXTERNAL CHALLENGES
CHAPTER 2 ECONOMIC FORCES: Oh Canada, What is Your Economy Like?
CHAPTER 3 COMPETITIVE AND TECHNOLOGICAL FORCES: How do industries evolve over time?
CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL FORCES: How is Canada Faring in the Global Village?
CHAPTER 5 POLITICAL FORCES: Where would Canadian Business be without our government?
CHAPTER 6 DOES IT MATTER?: SOCIETY, ETHICS AND BUSINESS
PART 3: THE INTERNAL CHALLENGES
CHAPTER 7 STRATEGY: How do businesses generate a successful strategy?
CHAPTER 8 LABOUR: What responsibilities do bosses have toward their employees?
CHAPTER 9 THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE
CHAPTER 10 DESIGNING ORGANIZATIONS FOR SUCCESS
PART 4: ADAPTATION AND CHANGE
CHAPTER 11 IS SUSTAINABILITY JUST A “BUZZWORD”?
CHAPTER 12 THE HARD LESSON OF BUSINESS: CHANGE OR VANISH
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