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May 1, 2017

Financial Markets and Institutions Mishkin Eakins 8th Edition

Financial Markets and Institutions Mishkin Eakins 8th Edition

Financial Markets and Institutions Mishkin Eakins 8th Edition For all undergraduate and graduate students of Financial Markets. This title is also suitable for all readers interested in financial markets and institutions.

A practical and current look into today’s financial markets and institutions.

In Financial Markets and Institutions , bestselling authors Frederic S. Mishkin and Stanley G. Eakins provide a practical introduction to prepare students for today’s changing landscape of financial markets and institutions.

A unifying framework uses core principles to organize students’ thinking then examines the models as real-world scenarios from a practitioner’s perspective. By analyzing these applications, students develop the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to respond to challenging situations in their future careers. Although this text has undergone a major revision, the Eighth Edition retains Mishkin/Eakins’ hallmark pedagogy that make it the best-selling textbook on financial markets and institutions.

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how:

Organize Learning with a Unifying Analytic Framework: Core principles organize students’ thinking and then examine the models as real-world scenarios from a practitioner’s perspective.

Help Students Transition from Classroom to Career with Real-Life Business Scenarios: Cases increase students’ interest by applying theory to real-world data and examples.
Emphasis Critical Thinking with Key Features : Examples and exercises allow students to put into practice the concepts that they are learning.
Keep Your Course Current and Relevant: New material on financial markets and institutions and monetary policy appear throughout the text.

About the Author

Frederic S. Mishkin is the Alfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. From September 2006 to August 2008, he was a member (governor) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and past president of the Eastern Economics Association. Since receiving his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976, he has taught at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Princeton University, and Columbia University. He has also received an honorary professorship from the People’s (Renmin) University of China. From 1994 to 1997, he was executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and an associate economist of the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve System.

Professor Mishkin’s research focuses on monetary policy and its impact on financial markets and the aggregate economy. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Macroeconomics: Policy and Practice, Second Edition (Pearson, 2015); The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets, Tenth Edition (Pearson, 2013); Monetary Policy Strategy (MIT Press, 2007); The Next Great Globalization: How Disadvantaged Nations Can Harness Their Financial Systems to Get Rich (Princeton University Press, 2006); Inflation Targeting: Lessons from the International Experience (Princeton University Press, 1999); Money, Interest Rates, and Inflation (Edward Elgar, 1993); and A Rational Expectations Approach to Macroeconometrics: Testing Policy Ineffectiveness and Efficient Markets Models (University of Chicago Press, 1983). In addition, he has published more than 200 articles in such journals as American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, and Journal of Money Credit and Banking.

Professor Mishkin has served on the editorial board of the American Economic Review and has been an associate editor at the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of International Money and Finance; he also served as the editor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Economic Policy Review. He is currently an associate editor (member of the editorial board) at five academic journals, including International Finance; Finance India; Emerging Markets, Finance and Trade;  Review of Development Finance and Borsa Economic Review. He has been a consultant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, as well as to many central banks throughout the world. He was also a member of the International Advisory Board to the Financial Supervisory Service of South Korea and an adviser to the Institute for Monetary and Economic Research at the Bank of Korea. Professor Mishkin has also served as a senior fellow at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Center for Banking Research, and as an academic consultant to and member of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

S tanley G. Eakins has notable experience as a financial practitioner, serving as vice president and comptroller at the First National Bank of Fairbanks and as a commercial and real estate loan officer. A founder of the Denali Title and Escrow Agency, a title insurance company in Fairbanks, Alaska, he also ran the operations side of a bank and was the chief finance officer for a multimillion-dollar construction and development company.

Professor Eakins received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University. He is the Dean for the College of Business at East Carolina University. His research is focused primarily on the role of institutions in corporate control and how they influence investment practices. He is also interested in integrating multimedia tools into the learning environment and has received grants from East Carolina University in support of this work.

A contributor to journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, the Journal of Financial Research, and the International Review of Financial Analysis, Professor Eakins is also the author of Corporate Finance Online (CFO) (Pearson, 2014), a multimedia online text designed from the ground up for electronic delivery.

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Series: Pearson Series in Finance
Hardcover: 704 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 8 edition (January 12, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 013342362X
ISBN-13: 978-0133423624
Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.4 x 10.1 inches

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April 21, 2017

The Economics of Money Banking and Financial Markets Frederic S. Mishkin 11th Edition

The Economics of Money Banking and Financial Markets Frederic S. Mishkin 11th Edition

The Economics of Money Banking and Financial Markets Frederic S. Mishkin 11th Edition For courses in Money and Banking or General Economics.

An Analytical Framework for Understanding Financial Markets

The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets brings a fresh perspective to today’s major questions surrounding financial policy. Influenced by his term as Governor of the Federal Reserve, Frederic Mishkin offers students a unique viewpoint and informed insight into the monetary policy process, the regulation and supervision of the financial system, and the internationalization of financial markets.

Continuing to set the standard for money and banking courses, the Eleventh Edition provides a unifying, analytic framework for learning  that fits a wide variety of syllabi.  Core economic principles organize students’ thinking, while current real-world examples keep them engaged and motivated.

Closely integrated with the text, MyEconLab offers students the ability to study and practice what they’ve learned. Students can watch over 120 mini-lecture videos presented by the author, work problems based on the latest data in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’s FRED database, and more.

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MyEconLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.
About the Author

Frederic S. Mishkin

Frederic S. Mishkin is the Alfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, co-director of the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum, a member of the Squam Lake Working Group on Financial Reform, and past president of the Eastern Economics Association. Since receiving his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976, he has taught at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Princeton University, and Columbia. He has also received an honorary professorship from the People’s (Renmin) University of China. From 1994 to 1997, he was Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and an associate economist of the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve System. From September 2006 to August 2008, he was a member (governor) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Professor Mishkin’s research focuses on monetary policy and its impact on financial markets and the aggregate economy. He is the author of more than twenty books including Macroeconomics: Policy and Practice, Second Edition  (Pearson, 2015); Financial Markets and Institutions, Eighth Edition (Pearson, 2015); Monetary Policy Strategy, (MIT Press, 2007); The Next Great Globalization: How Disadvantaged Nations Can Harness Their Financial Systems to Get Rich (Princeton University Press, 2006); Inflation Targeting: Lessons from the International Experience (Princeton University Press, 1999); Money, Interest Rates, and Inflation (Edward Elgar, 1993); and A Rational Expectations Approach to Macroeconometrics: Testing Policy Ineffectiveness and Efficient Markets Models (University of Chicago Press, 1983). In addition, he has published more than 200 articles in such journals as American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, and Journal of Monetary Economics.

Professor Mishkin has served on the editorial board of American Economic Review and has been an associate editor at Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of International Money and Finance, and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; he also served as the editor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Economic Policy Review. He is currently an associate editor (member of the editorial board) at five academic journals, including International Finance; Finance India; Review of Development Finance, Borsa Economic Review and Emerging Markets, Finance and Trade. He has been a consultant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, as well as to many central banks throughout the world. He was also a member of the International Advisory Board to the Financial Supervisory Service of South Korea and an advisor to the Institute for Monetary and Economic Research at the Bank of Korea. Professor Mishkin was a Senior Fellow at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Center for Banking Research and was an academic consultant to and serves on the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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Series: The Pearson Series in Economics
Hardcover: 704 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 11 edition (January 6, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0133836797
ISBN-13: 978-0133836790
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.2 x 10.1 inches

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April 4, 2017

Financial Management Theory & Practice Brigham Ehrhardt 15th Edition

Financial Management Theory & Practice Brigham Ehrhardt 15th Edition

Financial Management Theory & Practice Brigham Ehrhardt 15th EditionThe only text to strike a balance between solid financial theory and practical applications, Brigham/Ehrhardt’s FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE, 15e gives you a thorough understanding of the essential concepts you need to develop and implement effective financial strategies. The book begins with a presentation of corporate finance fundamentals before progressing to discussions of specific techniques used to maximize the value of a firm. It also explores the recent financial and economic crises and the role of finance in the business world. With its relevant and engaging presentation, numerous examples, and emphasis on Excel usage, this text serves as a complete reference tool for you in your academic or business career. The 15th edition is also available with learning solutions such as MindTap Finance, Aplia™, and CengageNOW to help you to become First in Finance.
About the Author

Dr. Eugene F. Brigham is Graduate Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, where he has taught since 1971. Dr. Brigham received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina. Prior to joining the University of Florida, Dr. Brigham held teaching positions at the University of Connecticut, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California-Los Angeles. Dr. Brigham has served as president of the Financial Management Association and has written many journal articles on the cost of capital, capital structure, and other aspects of financial management. He has authored or co-authored ten textbooks on managerial finance and managerial economics that are used at more than 1,000 universities in the United States and have been translated into 11 languages worldwide. He has testified as an expert witness in numerous electric, gas, and telephone rate cases at both federal and state levels. He has served as a consultant to many corporations and government agencies, including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the U.S. Office of Telecommunications Policy, and the RAND Corporation. Dr. Brigham continues to teach, consult, and complete research in addition to his academic writing. He spends his spare time on the golf course, enjoying time with his family and dogs, and tackling outdoor adventure activities, such as biking through Alaska.

Dr. Michael C. Ehrhardt is a Professor in the Finance Department and is the Paul and Beverly Castagna Professor of Investments. He completed his undergraduate work in Civil Engineering at Swarthmore College. After working several years as an engineer, he earned his M.S. in Operations Research and Ph.D. in Finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Ehrhardt has taught extensively at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels in the areas of investments, corporate finance, and capital markets. He has directed and served on numerous dissertation committees and is a member of the team that developed and delivered the integrative first year of the MBA program. Dr. Ehrhardt teaches in Executive Education Programs and consults in the areas of corporate valuation, value-based compensation plans, financial aspects of supply-chain management, and the cost of capital. He has been awarded the Allen G. Keally Outstanding Teacher Award, the Tennessee Organization of MBA Students Outstanding Faculty member, the College of Business Administration Research & Teaching Award, and the John B. Ross Outstanding Teaching Award in the College of Business. Much of his research focuses on corporate valuation and asset pricing models, including pricing models for interest-rate sensitive instruments. His work has been published in numerous journals, including The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, The Financial Review, The Journal of Financial Research, and The Journal of Banking and Finance. He has also authored or co-authored several books addressing various areas of finance.

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Hardcover: 1180 pages
Publisher: South-Western College Pub; 15 edition (January 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 130563229X
ISBN-13: 978-1305632295
Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.1 x 1.6 inches

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March 6, 2017

Principles of Corporate Finance Brealey Myers Allen 12th Edition

Principles of Corporate Finance Brealey Myers Allen 12th Edition

Principles of Corporate Finance Brealey Myers Allen 12th EditionThe integrated solutions for Brealey’s Principles of Corporate Finance have been specifically designed to help improve student performance, meaning that students are prepared for class and can successfully solve problems and analyse the results. Resources within Connect Finance provide unlimited opportunities for students to practice solving financial problems and apply what they’ve learned. Brealey’s world-leading content showing managers how to use financial theory to solve practical problems combined with a complete digital solution will help students achieve higher outcomes in the course.

Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.
About the Author

Richard A. Brealey is a Professor of Finance at the London Business School. He is the former president of the European Finance Association and a former director of the American Finance Association. He is a fellow of the British Academy and has served as a special adviser to the Governor of the Bank of England and as director of a number of financial institutions. Professor Brealey is also the author (with Professor Myers) of this book’s sister text, Principles of Corporate Finance.

Franklin Allen is the Nippon Life Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Stewart C. Myers is the Gordon Y Billard Professor of Finance at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is past president of the American Finance Association and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research has focused on financing decisions, valuation methods, the cost of capital, and financial aspects of government regulation of business. Dr. Myers is a director of The Brattle Group, Inc., and is active as a financial consultant. He is also the author (with Professor Brealey) of this book’s sister text, Principles of Corporate Finance.
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Series: Mcgraw-Hill/Irwin Series in Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate
Hardcover: 976 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 12 edition (January 5, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1259144380
ISBN-13: 978-1259144387
Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 8 x 10.2 inches

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January 29, 2017

Organizational Behavior Managing People and Organizations Griffin Phillips Gully 12th Edition

Organizational Behavior Managing People and Organizations Griffin Phillips Gully 12th Edition

Organizational Behavior Managing People and Organizations Griffin Phillips Gully 12th EditionWhat happens when you take two great books and merge them into one? You get the best of both! Griffin/Phillips/Gully combines Griffin’s market leading, content-driven text with Phillips/Gully’s outstanding pedagogical approach based on student assessment, engagement, and digital elements. Together they form an unbeatable team. The applied approach of ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS, 12th Edition, balances classic management ideas with the most recent OB developments and contemporary trends. New cases, end-of-chapter exercises, in-chapter assessments, end-of-chapter video cases, activities, and optional cases and exercises help you equip your students with the assets, tools, and resources to compete effectively amid a world of change and learn how to Think and Act like managers.
About the Author

Ricky W. Griffin serves as Distinguished Professor of Management and Blocker Chair in Business at Texas A&M. He received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Houston. He served as editor of the Journal of Management and as an officer in the Southwest Regional Division of the Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, and the Research Methods Division and the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Griffin spent three years on the faculty at the University of Missouri (Columbia) before moving to Texas A&M University in 1981. His research interests include workplace violence, employee health and well-being in the workplace, and workplace culture. A well-respected author recognized for his organizational behavior and management research, Dr. Griffin has written many successful textbooks, including: Management, Organizational Behavior, HR, Management Skills, Introduction to Business, and International Business.

Jean Phillips is a professor of Human Resource Management in the School Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State University. Jean earned her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Michigan State University. Jean was among the top 5% of published authors in Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology during the 1990s, and she received the 2004 Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Jean has served on multiple editorial boards of top journals and she has published over 30 research articles. She has authored nine books, including Strategic Staffing (3e, 2014), Organizational Behavior (2e, 2013), Human Resource Management (2013), Managing Now (2008), and the five-book Staffing Strategically (2012) series for the Society for Human Resource Management. Jean was also the founding co-editor of the Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management series for Business Expert Press. She has taught classroom and hybrid classroom/online courses in strategic human resource management, organizational behavior, staffing, and teams and leadership in the United States, Iceland, and Singapore. Her research interests focus on recruitment and staffing, leadership and team effectiveness, and linking organizational survey results to business outcomes.

Stan Gully is a professor of human resource management in the School Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State University. Stan earned his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Michigan State University. He is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and has appeared on lists of most influential scholars inside and outside the Academy of Management. He has authored or co-authored numerous research articles, books, and book chapters on a variety of topics, including leadership, team effectiveness, motivation, training, strategic staffing, and recruitment. Professor Gully has won awards for his research, teaching, and service to the field, and he is serving or has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business and Psychology. He is a founding co-editor of the OB/HRM collection of Business Expert Press. He has taught undergraduate, master’s, Ph.D., and executive classes on a wide variety of topics using traditional and distance learning technologies, both domestically and globally. Professor Gully’s applied work includes, but is not limited to, managing at UPS, designing leadership training programs, developing team communication interventions, evaluating predictors of salesperson effectiveness, implementing employee surveys to drive organizational success, and enhancing managerial interviewing and communication skills. His research interests revolve around health and wellness, strategic recruiting, leadership and team effectiveness, training, and organizational learning.

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Hardcover: 608 pages
Publisher: South-Western College Pub; 12 edition (January 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 130550139X
ISBN-13: 978-1305501393
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 1 x 10 inches

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January 15, 2017

International Business Competing in the Global Marketplace Hill Hult 11th Edition

International Business Competing in the Global Marketplace Hill Hult 11th Edition

International Business Competing in the Global Marketplace Hill Hult 11th EditionMarket-defining since it was introduced, International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace by Charles W. L. Hill, sets the standard, and is the proven choice for International Business. Hill draws upon his experience to deliver a complete solution, and has partnered with G. Tomas M. Hult from Michigan State University to continue to deliver a program that is:
Integrated―Integrated Progression of Topics with Results-Driven Technology
Practical―Focused on Practical Applications of Concepts
Relevant―Timely, Comprehensive Coverage of Theory
About the Author

Charles W. L. Hill is the Hughes M. Blake Professor of International Business at the School of Business, University of Washington. Professor Hill received his Ph.D. from the University of Manchester’s Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in Britain. In addition to the University of Washington, he has served on the faculties of UMIST, Texas A&M University, and Michigan State University.<br> Professor Hill has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Organization Science. He has also published two college texts: one on strategic management and the other on international business. Professor Hill has served on the editorial boards of several academic journals, including the Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science. Between 1993 and 1996, he was consulting editor at the Academy of Management Review.<br> Professor Hill teaches in the MBA, Executive MBA, Management, and Ph.D. programs at the University of Washington. He has received awards for teaching excellence in the MBA, Executive MBA, and Management programs. He has also taught customized executive programs.
Professor Hill works on a consulting basis with a number of organizations. His clients have included ATL, Boeing, BF Goodrich, Hexcel, House of Fraser, Microsoft, Seattle City Light, Tacoma City Light, Thompson Financial Services, and Wizards of the Coast.
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Hardcover: 704 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 11th edition (January 29, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1259578119
ISBN-13: 978-1259578113
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.5 x 11 inches

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November 12, 2016

Principles of Marketing Kotler Armstrong 16th edition

Principles of Marketing Kotler Armstrong 16th edition

Principles of Marketing Kotler Armstrong 16th editionFor Principles of Marketing courses that require a comprehensive text

Help students learn how to create customer value and engagement
In a fast-changing, increasingly digital and social marketplace, it’s more vital than ever for marketers to develop meaningful connections with their customers. Principles of Marketing helps students master today’s key marketing challenge: to create vibrant, interactive communities of consumers who make products and brands an integral part of their daily lives. To help students understand how to create value and build customer relationships, Kotler and Armstrong present fundamental marketing information within an innovative customer-value framework.

Thoroughly revised to reflect the major trends impacting contemporary marketing, this edition is packed with stories illustrating how companies use new digital technologies to maximize customer engagement and shape brand conversations, experiences, and communities.
About the Author

As a team, Philip Kotler and Gary Armstrong provide a blend of skills uniquely suited to writing an introductory marketing text. Professor Kotler is one of the world’s leading authorities on marketing. Professor Armstrong is an award-winning teacher of undergraduate business students. Together they make the complex world of marketing practical, approachable, and enjoyable.¿

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Philip Kotler is S. C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He received his master’s degree at the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. at M.I.T., both in economics. Dr. Kotler is author of Marketing Management (Pearson), now in its fifteenth edition and the most widely used marketing text book in graduate schools of business worldwide. He has authored dozens of other successful books and has written more than 100 articles in leading journals. He is the only three-time winner of the coveted Alpha Kappa Psi award for the best annual article in the Journal of Marketing.

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Professor Kotler was named the first recipient of four major awards: the Distinguished Marketing Educator of the Year Award and the William L. Wilkie “Marketing for a Better World” Award, both given by the American Marketing Association; the Philip Kotler Award for Excellence in Health Care Marketing presented by the Academy for Health Care Services Marketing; and the Sheth Foundation Medal for Exceptional Contribution to Marketing Scholarship and Practice. His numerous other major honors include the Sales and Marketing Executives International Marketing Educator of the Year Award; The European Association of Marketing Consultants and Trainers Marketing Excellence Award; the Charles Coolidge Parlin Marketing Research Award; and the Paul D. Converse Award, given by the American Marketing Association to honor “outstanding contributions to science in marketing.”¿ A recent Forbes survey ranks Professor Kotler in the top 10 of the world’s most influential business thinkers. And in a recent Financial Times poll of 1,000 senior executives across the world, Professor Kotler was ranked as the fourth “most influential business writer/guru” of the twenty-first century.

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Dr. Kotler has served as chairman of the College on Marketing of the Institute of Management Sciences, a director of the American Marketing Association, and a trustee of the Marketing Science Institute. He has consulted with many major U.S. and international companies in the areas of marketing strategy and planning, marketing organization, and international marketing. He has traveled and lectured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and South America, advising companies and governments about global marketing practices and opportunities.

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Gary Armstrong is Crist W. Blackwell Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Undergraduate Education in the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds undergraduate and masters degrees in business from Wayne State University in Detroit, and he received his Ph.D. in marketing from Northwestern University. Dr. Armstrong has contributed numerous articles to leading business journals. As a consultant and researcher, he has worked with many companies on marketing research, sales management, and marketing strategy.

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But Professor Armstrong’s first love has always been teaching. His long-held Blackwell Distinguished Professorship is the only permanent endowed professorship for distinguished undergraduate teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been very active in the teaching and administration of Kenan-Flagler’s undergraduate program. His administrative posts have included Chair of Marketing, Associate Director of the Undergraduate Business Program, Director of the Business Honors Program, and many others. Through the years, he has worked closely with business student groups and has received several UNC campuswide and Business School teaching awards. He is the only repeat recipient of school’s highly regarded Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, which he received three times. Most recently, Professor Armstrong received the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest teaching honor bestowed by the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina system.
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Paperback
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited; 16 edition (2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1292092483
ISBN-13: 978-1292092485
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.9 x 10.9 inches

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September 22, 2016

Management Robbins Coulter 13th Edition

Management Robbins Coulter 13th Edition

Management Robbins Coulter 13th Edition For undergraduate Principles of Management courses

REAL Managers, REAL Experiences

With a renewed focus on skills and careers, the new edition of this bestselling text can help better prepare you to enter the job market. Management, Thirteenth Edition vividly illustrates effective management theories by incorporating the perspectives of real-life managers. Through examples, cases, and hands-on exercises, you will see and experience management in action, helping tyouhem understand how the concepts you are reading about actually work in today’s dynamic business world.

Gain hands-on practice applying management concepts with MyManagementLab. Engage in real business situations with simulations, build management skills by writing and talking about different management scenarios, access a video library to help put concepts into perspective, and more.

Also available with MyManagementLab.
MyManagementLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

About the Author
“Stephen P. Robbins” received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He previously worked for the Shell Oil Company and Reynolds Metals Company. Since completing his graduate studies, Dr. Bobbins has taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Concordia University in Montreal, the University of Baltimore, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and San Diego State University. Dr. Bobbins’ research interests have focused on conflict, power, and politics in organizations, as well as the development of effective interpersonal skills. His articles on these and other topics have appeared in such journals as “Business Horizons,” the “California Management Review, Business and Economic Perspectives, International Management, Management Review, Canadian Personnel and Industrial Relations,” and the “Journal of Management Education.”

In recent years, Dr. Bobbins has been spending most of his professional time writing textbooks. In addition to “Management, Seventh Edition,” these include “Organizational Behavior, Ninth Edition” (Prentice Hall, 2001); “Fundamentals of Management, Third Edition,” with David DeCenzo (Prentice Hall, 2001); “Supervision Today!, Third Edition,” with David DeCenzo (Prentice Hall, 2001); “Business Today” (Harcourt, 2001); “Human Resource Management, Sixth Edition,” with David DeCenzo (Wiley, 1999); “Managing Today!,” Second Edition (Prentice Hall, 2000); “Essentials of Organizational Behavior, Sixth Edition” (Prentice Hall, 2000); “Training in Interpersonal Skills, Second Edition,” with Philip Hunsaker (Prentice Hall, 1996); and “Organization Theory, Third Edition” (Prentice Hall, 1990). These books are used at more than a thousand U.S.colleges and universities, as well as hundreds of schools throughout Canada, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Scandinavia, and Europe.

In Dr. Bobbins’ “other life,” he participates in masters’ track competition. Since turning 50 in 1993, he has set numerous indoor and outdoor world sprint records. He’s also won gold medals in World Veteran Games in 100m, 200m, and 400m. In 1995, Bobbins was named the year’s outstanding age-40-and-over male track and field athlete by the Masters Track and Field Committee of USA Track & Field, the national governing body for athletes in the United States.

“Mary Coulter” received her Ph.D. in Management from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Before completing her graduate work, she held different jobs including high school teacher, legal assistant, and government program planner. She has taught at Drury University, the University of Arkansas, Trinity University, and since 1983, at Southwest Missouri State University. Dr. Coulter’s research interests have focused on competitive strategies for not-for-profit arts organizations and the use of new media in the educational process. Her research on these and other topics has appeared in such journals as “Journal of Business Strategies, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing, International Journal of Business Disciplines,” and “Case Research Journal.” In addition to “Management,” Dr. Coulter has published two other books with Prentice Hall, “Strategic Management in Action,” Second Edition, and “Entrepreneurship in Action.” When she’s not busy teaching or writing, she enjoys puttering around in her flower gardens, playing the piano, readingall different types of books, and enjoying many different activities with husband Ron and daughters Sarah and Katie.
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Hardcover: 720 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 13 edition (January 3, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0133910296
ISBN-13: 978-0133910292
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.1 x 10.9 inches

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August 31, 2016

Principles of Information Systems Stair Reynolds 12th Edition

Principles of Information Systems Stair Reynolds 12th Edition

Principles of Information Systems Stair Reynolds 12th EditionEquipping you with a solid understanding of the core principles of IS and how it is practiced, PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 12E covers the latest research and developments from the field and their impact on the rapidly changing role of today’s IS professional. The book includes expansive coverage of mobile solutions, energy and environmental concerns, cloud computing, IS careers, virtual communities, global IS work solutions, and social networking. You learn firsthand how information systems can increase profits and reduce costs as you explore new information on e-commerce and enterprise systems, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, green computing, and other issues reshaping the industry. The book also introduces the challenges and risks of computer crimes, hacking, and cyberterrorism. A long-running example illustrates how technology was used in the design, development, and production of this book. No matter where your career path may lead, PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 12E can help you maximize your success as an employee, a decision maker, and a business leader.
About the Author

Dr. Ralph Stair received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He has taught at the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, the University of New Orleans, and Florida State University. He has taught several courses through Florida State University’s Study Abroad Program in London. Throughout the years, Dr. Stair has focused his teaching and research on information systems. He has endowed the Ralph Stair Prize in Innovative Education at Florida State University. He also provided funding for the Stair-Harkrider scholarship and the Ralph Stair Prize in Academic Improvement at his high school in Wisconsin.

Professor George Reynolds brings a wealth of business, teaching, and writing experience to this book. His successful business career spans four decades of working in government, institutional, and business IS organizations. Professor Reynolds combines this business and industry experience with exceptional teaching skills to deliver a text that is both practical and focused on the needs of today’s student. Professor Reynolds has taught IS at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University (Ohio), Miami University (Ohio), the College of Mount St. Joseph, and Strayer University. He has held positions at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas; the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California; and Procter & Gamble and Atos IT Services in Cincinnati, Ohio. Professor Reynolds has authored more than two dozen popular textbooks addressing various aspects of today’s information technology and business.

Product Details

Hardcover: 752 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 12 edition (January 1, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1285867165
ISBN-13: 978-1285867168
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.2 x 10.9 inches

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August 30, 2016

Understanding Business Nickels McHugh McHugh 11th Edition

Understanding Business Nickels McHugh McHugh 11th Edition

Understanding Business Nickels McHugh McHugh 11th EditionUnderstanding Business has long been the market leader because we listen to instructors and students. With this eleventh edition we are proud to offer a platinum experience, that:

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About the Author

Susan McHugh is a learning specialist with extensive training and experience in adult learning and curriculum development. She holds an MEd degree from the University of Missouri and completed her coursework for a PhD in education administration with a specialty in adult learning theory. As a professional curriculum developer, she has directed numerous curriculum projects and educator training programs. She has worked in the public and private sectors as a consultant in training and employee development.

Jim McHugh holds an MBA degree from Lindenwood University and has had broad experience in education, business, and government. As chairman of the Business and Economics Department of St. Louis Community College/Forest Park, Jim coordinated and directed the development of the business curriculum. In addition to teaching several sections of Introduction to Business each semester for nearly 30 years, Jim taught in the marketing and management areas at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Jim enjoys conducting business seminars and consulting with small and large businesses. He is actively involved in the public service sector and served as chief of staff to the St. Louis County Executive.

Bill Nickels is professor emeritus of business at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has over 35 years’ experience teaching graduate and undergraduate business courses, including introductory courses in business, marketing, and promotion. He has won the Outstanding Teacher on Campus Award four times and was nominated for the award many other times. He received his MBA degree from Western Reserve University and his PhD from The Ohio State University. He has written a marketing communications text and two marketing principles texts in addition to many articles in business publications. He has taught many seminars to business people on subjects such as power communications, marketing, non-business marketing, and stress and life management.

Product Details

Hardcover: 800 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 11 edition (January 9, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0078023165
ISBN-13: 978-0078023163
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 1.2 x 11.2 inches

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