Business takes place in an increasingly global environment, crossing political and cultural boundaries, and consequently ethical dilemmas arise. The central focus of this text lies in how to make and explain "best choice" judgments in international business situations. br br This innovative textbook provides a topical and relevant analysis of the ethical dimensions of conducting business in a global political economy. From a starting point of applied ethics, the book introduces a common set of normative terms and analytical tools for examining and discussing real case scenarios. br br Extensive real-world examples, presented in the form of exhibits, cover issues including: br * Foreign production, including sweatshops br * Export of hazardous products br * Testing and pricing of HIV-AIDS drugs br * Advertising tobacco, alcoholic beverages and infant formula br * Deceptive marketing techniques and bribery br * Religious and social discrimination br * Cultural impacts from "music, movies and malls" br * Environmental issues, including oil spills, rain forest preservation, global warming and genetically modified foods br br Anyone with an interest in the ethical implications of international business, or the business implications of corporate responsibility in the global market, will find this book a thought-provoking yet balanced analysis. Clearly written, this book will be the textbook of choice in this increasingly important field.
This book introduces business-government relations in the institutional context of the United States from a practitioner's perspective. It provides the historical, descriptive, and comparative accounts of the public and private sectors, the different roles government plays with business, including several conceptual models to understand the social interactions between the two sectors, and various economic policies associated with business. Business-government relations are framed into three different social economic contexts:
In the course of discussion, a set of skills, such as searching government jobs, starting a business, analyzing stakeholders, ethical reasoning, advancing a business agenda, leveraging public resources, contracting with government, interpreting global trends, doing business abroad, and leveraging international resources, are introduced and exercised.
So you've packed your bags, loaded your van are ready to join the "Green Rush" along thousands of others looking to try their luck at opening and running successful marijuana dispensaries and businesses in states like Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Alaska and others. The business is big: According to CNBC, the marijuana industry in the U.S alone is worth an estimated $45 billion and it continues to grow. As of January 1, 2014, the state of Colorado became to the first have dispensaries where marijuana could be grown and sold legally. Because of this legalization, medical dispensaries in Colorado are now able to apply for special licenses that allow them to sell marijuana for medical and recreational use to the public. However, the costs of cannabis retail sales don't come cheap: Marijuana dispensaries and businesses can expect to pay tens of thousands on operating licenses and application fees. Background checks and residency requirements for business owners are there to make sure that not anyone can start their own dispensary and sell marijuana. Today, marijuana dispensaries are not just in Colorado but have grown to other states like California, Alaska, Florida and the like. Marijuana dispensaries have the added advantage in that they don't only have to sell weed to card-holding patients, but to recreational smokers as well. In this book you will learn: - How to Open a Medical Marijuana Dispensary: A Bit of Background - A Look at How Marijuana Dispensaries Work - Challenges of a Marijuana Medical Dispensary - What to Do When Opening a Medical Marijuana Dispensary - The Kind of Costs and Revenues to Expect From A Medical Marijuana Dispensary - What Are the Auxiliary Benefits of Starting a Medical Marijuana Dispensary? - Other Important Considerations to Make Before Starting And Running A Medical Marijuana Dispensary Let's get started!
Princess Polly: I'm Starting Nursery is a new interactive story starring the famous Princess Polly, part of Ladybird's best-selling Pirate Pete and Princess Polly series. Starting nursery is an exciting and anxious time for children and parents alike and this reassuring sound book is a fun way to prepare little ones for their own first day at nursery school. The simple text and colourful illustrations help little girls to understand what happens at nursery and reassure and motivate them about staying at nursery themselves. It covers visiting the nursery to look around, all the different activities to do there, going to the loo, having lunch and making new friends. Pressing the cheer button on every page is also a fun way to involve your child in the story!
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
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