'The Boundless Business textbook is a college-level, introductory textbook that provides an overview of the fascinating subject of Business. Boundless works with subject matter experts to select the best open educational resources available on the web, review the content for quality, and create introductory, college-level textbooks designed to meet the study needs of university students.
This textbook covers: Business -- What is a Business?, The Business Environment, Trends in American Business, Entrepreneurship, Learning Business Topics Economics and Business -- Economic Systems, Businesses Under Capitalist Systems, Measuring Economic Performance, Businesses Under Socialist Systems, Businesses Under Communist Systems, Businesses under Mixed Economic Systems Business Ethics and Social Responsibility -- Business Ethics, Promoting Ethical Behavior, Social Responsibility, Consumer Rights International Business -- The Drive for International Trade, International Trade Barriers, International Trade Agreements & Organizations, The Money of International Business, Types of International Business Business Writing -- Business Communications, Means of Communication, Creating High Value Communications, Effective Rhetoric and Presentation, Word Choice, Audience Analysis Types of Business Ownership -- Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations, Special Forms of Ownership, Franchising, Cooperatives and Joint Ventures, Corporate Growth Small Business and Entrepreneurship -- The Small Business, Small Business Owners: A Profile, Small Business Owners: The Disadvantages, Starting a Small Business Management -- An Management, Functions of Managers, Types of Management, Decision Making, Characteristics of Good Managers Organizational Structure -- Designing an Organization, An Organization of Functions, Responsibility within an Organization, Models of Organization Structure, Teams within Organizations, Communication Channels Operations Management -- An Operations Management, Quality Management, Productivity, Controlling the Supply Chain, Planning for Operations Motivation Theories and Applications -- Management and Motivation, Theories on Motivation, Modern Views on Motivation, Motivation Techniques in Practice Human Resource Management -- Human Resources and Relevant Laws, Performance, Promotion and Firing, Compensation, Developing Employees, The Functions and Goals of HR, Human Resources Needs, Diversity in Human Resources, Recruitment Organized Labor Relations
Marketing and The Customer Relationship Product and Pricing Strategies
Product Distribution Marketing Communications
Financial Statements Managing Information Technology The Functions of Money and Banking