Title Business and Society
Subtitle Building Skills and Awareness for the Workplace
Author Megan Matthews, Jon Werner
ISBN 9781516527212
List price USD 68.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 156
Book size 204 X 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Cognella Academic Publishing (Eurospan Group)
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Description:

In Business and Society: Building Skills and Awareness for the Workplace, students learn how business, when handled with integrity, can make a positive impact on society and its stakeholders. Students explore the role of business organizations in society and how businesses should conduct themselves with customers, employers, government entities, and more, in both local and international environments. The book also includes opportunities for career-focused self-reflection and writing to help students prepare to enter and contribute to the workplace.

The text is divided into three parts. Part I provides students with an overview of the relationship of business and society, as well as the skills and awareness needed to succeed at work. Part II is dedicated to career competencies, discussing college-level writing and career development strategies. In Part III, students learn about the dynamics of working in groups and teams, leadership theory, what it takes to work in an international environment, the effects of globalization on business, the importance of ethics and corporate social responsibility, and the role of diversity and inclusion in professional settings.

Designed to serve as a practical guide for students interested in business professions, Business and Society is ideal for undergraduate courses in business studies.


Contents:

PART I: Overview of the Text

Chapter 1: An Overview of Business and Society: Building Skills and Awareness for the Workplace (by Jon Werner) • Learning Objectives • Career Competencies • Opening Activity: Why Are You Here? • Introduction • Business and Society • College-Level Writing • Developing Your Career • Work Groups and Teams • Leadership • Working in an International Environment and Globalization • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility • Diversity and Inclusion • What Have We Learned? • Key Terms and Concepts • Comprehension Questions and Activity • Writers’ Workshop • References

Chapter 2: Business and Society (by Megan Matthews) • Learning Objectives • Career Competencies • Opening Activity: Plant Closing in Wisconsin • Introduction • Why Study “Business and Society?” Isn’t it Enough to Know About Your Major? • What Are the “Three Sectors” in This Context? • What is Corporate Social Responsibility? • What Is Sustainability? Isn’t It Just Another Term for Corporate Social Responsibility? • Are You a Stakeholder? • Stakeholder Groups • Stakeholders’ Stakes • Managing Stakeholders • Limits to the Stakeholder Theory • Benefits to Stakeholder Theory • Why Talk About Ethics? • What Does Globalization Mean to You? • How Do Critical Thinking and Creativity Fit into Business? • DETAILED CONTENTS What Have We Learned? • Key Terms and Concepts • Comprehension Questions and Activities • Writers’ Workshop • References

PART II: Career Competencies

Chapter 3: College-Level Writing (by Lynn DuPree) • Learning Objectives • Career Competencies • Opening Activity: What Kinds of Writing Have You Done Up To This Point? • Introduction • What Is College-Level Writing? • What Are Citations? • What’s the Difference Between APA and MLA? • How Do You Write In-Text Citations? • How Do You Evaluate Sources? • How Should You Organize Your Paper? • What Are Features of Academic-Style Writing? • Using Proper Tense • Using Proper Vocabulary • Using Proper Point of View • What Have We Learned? • Key Terms and Concepts • Comprehension Questions and Activity • Writers’ Workshop • References

Chapter 4: Developing Your Career: A Lifelong Quest (by Ron Buchholz and Stephanie Douglas)
• Learning Objectives • Career Competencies • Opening Activity: What Roles Have Made You Feel Successful? • Introduction • What Is Career Development? • Why Is Career Development Important? • What Is Career Readiness? • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving • Oral/Written Communications • Teamwork/Collaboration • Leadership • Digital Technology • Professionalism/Work Ethic • Career Management • Global/Intercultural Fluency • What Have We Learned? • Key Terms and Concepts • Comprehension Questions and Activities • Writers’ Workshop • References

PART III: Foundations of Workplace Awareness

Chapter 5: Work Groups and Teams (by Jim Schnaedter) • Learning Objectives • Career Competencies • Opening Activity: What Makes an Effective Group? • Introduction • Is There a Difference Between a Work Group and a Team? • What Are the Four Types of Teams Generally Found in the Workplace? • How Do These Work Groups and Teams Develop? • What Key Processes Impact a Group’s Development? • What Other Processes Influence How Groups Perform? • Can We Go Beyond Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing? • What Determines the Effectiveness of Teams? • Commonsense Findings • Uncommonsense Findings • How Can We Make Work Groups into High Performing Teams? • Process Versus Content and Outcome • Cohesion to Alignment • Interventions to Increase Team Effectiveness • Why is Developing High Performance Teams Important? • What Have We Learned? • Key Terms and Concepts • Comprehension Questions and Activity • Writers’ Workshop • References

Chapter 6: Leadership (by Stephanie Douglas) • Learning Objectives • Career Competencies • Opening Activity: Effective Leadership for Today’s Work Environment • Introduction • What Is Leadership? • What Makes an Effective Leader? • Management Versus Leadership • Leadership Theories: Trait and Behavior Theories • Trait Theories • Behavioral Theories • Charismatic and Transformational Leadership • Transformational and Transactional Leadership • Power and Influence • Followership • Finding Your Leadership Style • What Have We Learned? • Key Terms and Concepts • Comprehension Questions and Activity • Writers’ Workshop • References

Chapter 7: Working in an International Environment and Globalization (by Julie Woletz) • Learning Objectives • Career Competencies • Opening Activity: Understanding Culture • Introduction • How Do Cultures Differ? • How Do Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions Impact You? • What Is Cultural Intelligence? • Why Is Cultural Intelligence Necessary in Business? • How Can You Develop Cultural Intelligence? • What Is Globalization? • Pros and Cons of Globalization? • How Can a Business Go Global? • What Difficulties Might Companies Experience? • Our Way or Theirs? • BOP Marketing/Sourcing • Other Considerations • What Have We Learned? • Key Terms and Concepts • Comprehension Question and Activities • Writers’ Workshop • References

Chapter 8: Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (by Kenyatta Barber) • Learning Objectives • Career Competencies • Opening Activity: Research Best Practices in CSR • Introduction • What’s the Difference Between Morals, Values, Principles, and Ethics? • You Have Personal Ethics • Worldwide Morals, Values, and Principles • How Many Types of Ethics Are There? • Do Corporations Have Ethics? • A Global Look at Ethics • Global Practices in Action • Global Culture • What is GLOBE? • Corruption at a Global Level • What Is Corporate Social Responsibility? Why Does It Matter? • What Is the Triple Bottom Line? • What Have We Learned? • Key Terms and Concepts • Comprehension Questions and Activities • Writers’ Workshop • References

Chapter 9: Diversity and Inclusion (by Dennis Baskin) • Learning Objectives • Career Competencies • Opening Activity: Diversity in a Local School • Introduction • What Is Diversity and Inclusion (D&I)? • What Do We Know About EEO Laws, Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion? • What Is the Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion? • What Is Diversity Management? • What about Diversity and Inclusion from a Global Perspective? • What Companies Have Excelled in the Area of Diversity & Inclusion? • What Have We Learned? • Key Terms and Concepts • Comprehension Questions and Activity • Writers’ Workshop • References


About the Editors:

Megan Matthews earned her M.A. in community arts management from the University of Illinois, Springfield, and her B.A. in management from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has developed courses and programs in arts management and entrepreneurship, and coordinates a course titled business and society for the College of Business & Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Jon Werner earned his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Michigan State University. He is a professor and department chair of the Department of Management at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His research has covered topics such as training and development, defining human resource development, team effectiveness, employee management, and performance appraisal.


Target Audience:

Designed to serve as a practical guide for students interested in business professions, this book is ideal for undergraduate courses in business studies.

 

 
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