Business and Society: Building Skills and Awareness for the Workplace

Megan Matthews, Jon Werner

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.

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Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
Publish Date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 158
ISBN-13: 9781516527212
ISBN-10: 1516527216
Language: English

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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.

Megan Matthewsearned 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.

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