Recognized and respected for its cutting-edge material and strategic approach, MANAGERS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: STRATEGIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, Sixth Edition, is one of the most comprehensive, challenging, and understandable texts on legal environments available. Its in-depth coverage illustrates how the law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies, including how managers use the law to minimize risk and create value; craft solutions to attain core business objectives; spot legal issues before they become problems; and effectively handle the inevitable legal disputes that arise in the course of doing business. Skillfully integrating law with management from the perspectives of current and future business managers, MANAGERS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: STRATEGIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, Sixth Edition, is equally suitable for students with substantial work experience, as well as those studying business for the first time. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
With new cases and examples from headlines, MANAGERS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS, 9E equips readers with the legal knowledge and risk management techniques for success as a business manager. Cutting-edge coverage and a strategic approach teach how to enhance realizable value, redeploy resources, and manage legal and business risk. Up-to-date coverage addresses the rights of workers at firms, like Uber, in the gig economy; the right of employers to restrict employees’ social media; ethics of compensating workers who are tipped; law to protect children’s safety on the Internet; Fourth Amendment concerns in searches of cell location; rules governing crowdfunding; and the ramifications of the EU’s “right to be forgotten.” Readers learn to use legal tools to create value, attain business objectives, resolve legal issues, and handle legal disputes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The 4th Edition of THE ENTREPRENEUR'S GUIDE TO BUSINESS LAW takes students through the various stages of starting a business--from start-up and growth to an initial public offering--while highlighting the legal preparations and pitfalls that go along with them. Start-ups experience legal issues unlike those of mature companies, and this text offers seventeen chapters of advice and strategies for recognizing and managing them. Appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate coursework, this newly updated edition presents traditional topics, such as the cyclical nature of business, international issues, contract law, and bankruptcy, as well as more current issues like clean energy, e-commerce, and the effects of the recent recession on entrepreneurship. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Our free-market capitalist system is the world's greatest driver of prosperity, but it has a dark side. Under intense pressure to make the numbers, executives and employees face temptation to cut corners, fudge accounts, or worse. And in today's unforgiving environment, such lapses can be catastrophic. Fines and settlements have amounted to billions of dollars. Careers and companies have imploded. In High Performance with High Integrity, Ben Heineman argues that there is only one way for companies to avoid such failures: CEOs must create a culture of integrity through exemplary leadership, transparency, incentives, and processes, not just rules and penalties. Heineman, GE's chief legal officer and a member of both Jack Welch's and Jeff Immelt's senior management teams for nearly twenty years, reveals crucial "performance with integrity" principles and practices that you can begin applying immediately, and shows how you can drive performance by integrating integrity systems and processes deep into company operations. Such principles and practices also create affirmative benefits: inside the corporation, in the marketplace and in society. Concise and insightful, this book provides a much-needed corporate blueprint for doing well while doing good in the high-pressure global economy. From our new Memo to the CEO series--solutions-focused advice from today's leading practitioners.
"As one of the World Bank's contributions to the Habitat II process in Istanbul, this publication first tells the story of nearly a quarter century of the Bank's program of urban assistance for developing countries. It then turns to the future to draw att
Management Challenges in the 21st Century looks afresh at the future of management thinking and practice. The content revolves around two fundamental issues that are occuring simultaneously: changes in the world economy, and shifts in the practice of management. These developments, especially in developed countries are crucial in exploring and understanding the challenges of the future. This volume focuses on the key questions for all business: What are the new realities? What new policies are required of companies and executives in order to deal with these changes. Facing a whole swathe of issues head-on in his usual clear-sighted style, Drucker offers up a prescient and informed analysis that will help every executive to build a proactive strategy for the future. * A timeless classic from Peter F. Drucker, one of the world's leading management thinkers. * Deals with the pressing challenges facing all organizations in the 21st century * A bestseller in the Drucker Classic Collection
A practical approach to the modern management of intellectualproperty The world has changed significantly in the past decade,resulting in new behavior and practice related to the ownership andmanagement of intellectual property. This book helps executives,attorneys, accountants, managers, owners, and others understand thelegal, technological, economic, and cultural changes that haveaffected IP ownership and management. It provides case studies,practical examples and advice from seasoned and enduringprofessionals who have adopted new and streamlined methods andpractices whether as in-house or outside counsel, or serviceproviders. Provides a practical yet global approach to corporate IPmanagement Serves as a resource for in-house and outside counsel,executives, managers, accountants, consultants and others atmid-size and large corporations Helps professionals navigate the numerous new challenges thathave changed the ways in which intellectual property is obtainedand managed Details the latest trends in valuation, exploitation, andprotection of intellectual property Extensive coverage of the legal, financial, accounting andgeneral business aspects of intellectual property The combined expertise of lawyers, accountants, economists andother business professionals Timely and relevant in view of the global economic recessionamidst rampant technological development, this book offers newsolutions, practices, policies and strategies as a result ofchanges in economies and markets, laws, globalization, environment,and public perception.
Prepared by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation. This report identifies key engineering research and construction issues for the 21st century that support sustainable development. The report reflects the findings of a two-phase Delphi survey involving construction industry experts from more than 20 countries and was prepared to provide the technical context for an international research symposium that will be hosted by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation in Washington, D.C., on February 4-8, 1996. The intended audience includes worldwide representatives from government, academia and business involved in engineering and construction research. The report is organized around five focus areas: Management and Business Practices, Design Technology and Practices, Construction and Equipment, Materials and Systems, and Public and Government Policy. A team of international experts from engineering and construction disciplines author the five papers comprising this report. Each paper covers research needs and barriers to implementation of new technologies and practices. The papers explore opportunities for international cooperation, present case studies of successful research efforts and offer preliminary recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of research in their respective areas. The papers are preceded by an introduction that address the conceptual links among the papers within the context of sustainable development.