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Advanced Business Law and the Legal Environment
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Law has different meanings as well as different functions. Philosophers have considered issues of justice and law for centuries, and several different approaches, or schools of legal thought, have emerged. In this chapter, we will look at those different meanings and approaches and will consider how social and political dynamics interact with the ideas that animate the various schools of legal thought. We will also look at typical sources of “positive law” in the United States and how some of those sources have priority over others, and we will set out some basic differences between the US legal system and other legal systems.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Chapter 3: Courts and the Legal Process
Chapter 4: Constitutional Law and US Commerce
Chapter 5: Administrative Law
Chapter 6: Criminal Law
Chapter 7: Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 8: Introduction to Sales and Leases
Chapter 9: Title and Risk of Loss
Chapter 10: Performance and Remedies
Chapter 11: Products Liability
Chapter 12: Bailments and the Storage, Shipment, and Leasing of Goods
Chapter 13: Nature and Form of Commercial Paper
Chapter 14: Negotiation of Commercial Paper
Chapter 15: Holder in Due Course and Defenses
Chapter 16: Liability and Discharge
Chapter 17: Legal Aspects of Banking
Chapter 18: Consumer Credit Transactions
Chapter 19: Secured Transactions and Suretyship
Chapter 20: Mortgages and Nonconsensual Liens
Chapter 21: Bankruptcy
Chapter 22: Introduction to Property: Personal Property and Fixtures
Chapter 23: Intellectual Property
Chapter 24: The Nature and Regulation of Real Estate and the Environment
Chapter 25: The Transfer of Real Estate by Sale
Chapter 26: Landlord and Tenant Law
Chapter 27: Estate Planning: Wills, Estates, and Trusts
Chapter 28: Insurance

Subject:
Business and Communication
Law
General Law
Material Type:
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Alyssa Martina
Don Mayer
George Siedel
Jethro Lieberman
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Building Strategy and Performance
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The defining challenge facing business leaders is to develop and drive performance into the future.
For commercial firms, this generally means building profits and growing the value of the business.
Although their focus may be on non-financial outcomes, public services, voluntary groups, and other
not-for-profit organizations share the same central challenge—continually improving their
performance. When the causes of performance through time are not understood, management has
difficulty making the right decisions about important issues. Worse, entire organizations are led into
ill-chosen strategies for their future.
To overcome these problems, leaders need the means to answer three basic questions:
1. Why is business performance following its current path?
2. Where are current policies, decisions, and strategy leading us?
3. How can future prospects be improved?
These questions are the starting point for this book.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Performance Through Time
Chapter 2: Resources: Vital Drivers of Performance
Chapter 3: Resources and Bathtub Behavior
Chapter 4: Handling Interdependence Between Resources
Chapter 5: Building and Managing the Strategic Architecture
Chapter 6: You Need Quality Resources as Well as Quantity
Chapter 7: Managing Rivalry for Customers and Other Resources
Chapter 8: Intangible Resources and Capabilities
Chapter 9: Going Forward

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Kim Warren
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Business English for Success
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Business English for Success provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise, and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate learning.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Writing Basics: What Makes a Good Sentence?
Chapter 2: Punctuation
Chapter 3: Working with Words: Which Word Is Right?
Chapter 4: Help for English Language Learners
Chapter 5: Writing Paragraphs: Separating Ideas and Shaping Content
Chapter 6: Refining Your Writing: How Do I Improve My Writing Technique?
Chapter 7: The Writing Process: How Do I Begin?
Chapter 8: Writing Essays: From Start to Finish
Chapter 9: Effective Business Writing
Chapter 10: Writing Preparation
Chapter 11: Writing
Chapter 12: Revising and Presenting Your Writing
Chapter 13: Business Writing in Action
Chapter 14: APA and MLA Documentation and Formatting

Subject:
Business and Communication
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Scott McLean
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Business Law and the Legal Environment
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Provides context and essential concepts across the entire range of legal issues with which managers and business executives must grapple. The text provides the vocabulary and legal acumen necessary for business people to talk in an educated way to their customers, employees, suppliers, government officials—and to their own lawyers.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Chapter 3: Courts and the Legal Process
Chapter 4: Constitutional Law and US Commerce
Chapter 6: Criminal Law
Chapter 7: Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 8: Introduction to Contract Law
Chapter 9: The Agreement
Chapter 10: Real Assent
Chapter 11: Consideration
Chapter 12: Legality
Chapter 13: Form and Meaning
Chapter 14: Third-Party Rights
Chapter 15: Discharge of Obligations
Chapter 16: Remedies
Chapter 17: Introduction to Sales and Leases
Chapter 18: Title and Risk of Loss
Chapter 19: Performance and Remedies
Chapter 20: Products Liability
Chapter 21: Bailments and the Storage, Shipment, and Leasing of Goods
Chapter 22: Nature and Form of Commercial Paper
Chapter 23: Negotiation of Commercial Paper
Chapter 24: Holder in Due Course and Defenses
Chapter 25: Liability and Discharge
Chapter 26: Legal Aspects of Banking
Chapter 27: Consumer Credit Transactions
Chapter 28: Secured Transactions and Suretyship
Chapter 29: Mortgages and Nonconsensual Liens
Chapter 30: Bankruptcy
Chapter 31: Introduction to Property: Personal Property and Fixtures
Chapter 32: Intellectual Property
Chapter 33: The Nature and Regulation of Real Estate and the Environment
Chapter 34: The Transfer of Real Estate by Sale
Chapter 35: Landlord and Tenant Law
Chapter 36: Estate Planning: Wills, Estates, and Trusts
Chapter 37: Insurance
Chapter 38: Relationships between Principal and Agent
Chapter 39: Liability of Principal and Agent; Termination of Agency
Chapter 40: Partnerships: General Characteristics and Formation
Chapter 41: Partnership Operation and Termination
Chapter 42: Hybrid Business Forms
Chapter 43: Corporation: General Characteristics and Formation
Chapter 44: Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance
Chapter 45: Corporate Powers and Management
Chapter 46: Securities Regulation
Chapter 47: Corporate Expansion, State and Federal Regulation of Foreign Corporations, and Corporate Dissolution
Chapter 48: Antitrust Law
Chapter 49: Unfair Trade Practices and the Federal Trade Commission
Chapter 50: Employment Law
Chapter 51: Labor-Management Relations
Chapter 52: International Law
Chapter 53: Contracts

Subject:
Business and Communication
Law
General Law
Material Type:
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Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Daniel Warner
Don Mayer
George Siedel
Date Added:
09/07/2018
Business Processes and Information Technology
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Business Processes and Information Technology prepares students to effectively use, manage, and participate in the development of information technology applications in support of common business processes. The text focuses on the interconnections among an organization’s management, business processes, information systems, and information technology. An emphasis is given throughout the text to the governance, control, and security of business processes and information systems, especially underlying financial information systems. After studying this text, a student will walk away with an understanding of the foundation tools and knowledge required for the analysis, design, and control of IT-driven business processes using current and emergent technologies.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Jane Fedorowicz
Steve G. Sutton
Ulric J. Gelinas
Date Added:
09/07/2018
Business Statistics
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Introductory survey of quantitative methods (QM), or the application of statistics in the workplace. Examines techniques for gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data in any number of fieldsĺÎĺ from anthropology to hedge fund management.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Statistics and Probability
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The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Textbooks
Date Added:
09/07/2018
Computer Networking: Principles, Protocols, and Practice
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This open textbook aims to fill the gap between the open-source implementations and the open-source network specifications by providing a detailed but pedagogical description of the key principles that guide the operation of the Internet.

Table of Contents
1 Preface

2 Introduction

2.1 Services and protocols
2.2 The reference models
2.3 Organisation of the book
3 The application Layer

3.1 Principles
3.2 Application-level protocols
3.3 Writing simple networked applications
3.4 Summary
3.5 Exercises
4 The transport layer

4.1 Principles of a reliable transport protocol
4.2 The User Datagram Protocol
4.3 The Transmission Control Protocol
4.4 Summary
4.5 Exercises
5 The network layer

5.1 Principles
5.2 Internet Protocol
5.3 Routing in IP networks
5.4 Summary
5.5 Exercises
6 The datalink layer and the Local Area Networks

6.1 Principles
6.2 Medium Access Control
6.3 Datalink layer technologies
6.4 Summary
6.5 Exercises
7 Glossary

8 Bibliography

9 Indices and tables

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Olivier Bonaventure
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Corporate Governance
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The tug of war between individual freedom and institutional power is a continuing theme of history. Early on, the focus was on the church; more recently, it is was on the civil state. Today, the debate is about making corporate power compatible with the needs of a democratic society. The modern corporation has not only created untold wealth and given individuals the opportunity to express their genius and develop their talents but also has imposed costs on individuals and society. How to encourage the liberation of individual energy without inflicting unacceptable costs on individuals and society, therefore, has emerged as a key challenge.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Corporate Governance: Linking Corporations and Society
Chapter 2: Governance and Accountability
Chapter 3: The Board of Directors: Role and Composition
Chapter 4: Recent U.S. Governance Reforms
Chapter 5: CEO Selection and Succession Planning
Chapter 6: Oversight, Compliance, and Risk Management
Chapter 7: The Board's Role in Strategy Development
Chapter 8: CEO Performance Evaluation and Executive Compensation
Chapter 9: Responding to External Pressures and Unforeseen Events
Chapter 10: Creating a High-Performance Board
Chapter 11: Epilogue: The Future of Corporate Governance

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Business and Communication
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Cornelis de Kluyver
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Developing New Products and Services
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Developing New Products and Services by Sanders is an outstanding contribution to market research. The book focuses on the upfront activities and ideas for new product and service development.

A central theme of Developing New Products and Services is that there is, or should be, a constant struggle going on in every organization, business, and system between delivering feature-rich versions of products and services using extravagant engineering and delivering low-cost versions of products and services using frugal engineering. Students will come away with this notion and how to manifest it as a contributing employee at any company.

A number of powerful concepts and tools are presented so your students can better understand how to facilitate new product development. For example, three templates are featured that facilitate new product and service development. The FAD (features, attributes, and design) template is used to identify the features and attributes that can be used for product and service differentiation. The Ten–Ten planning process contains two templates: an Organizational and Industry Analysis template and the Business Plan Overview template. These two templates coupled with the FAD template can be used to develop a full-blown business plan.

In addition, Developing New Products and Services includes the following topics: entrepreneurship, technology and product life cycles, product and service versioning, product line optimization, creativity, lock-in real options, business valuation, and project management.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Concepts in the Context of Monopolistic Competition
Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Product and Price Differentiation
Chapter 3: Differentiation in Action
Chapter 4: Dynamic Tension in Versioning and PD Curves
Chapter 5: Examples of Product Differentiation & Versioning Curves
Chapter 6: Facilitating Creativity and Innovation
Chapter 7: Conceptualizing Products/Services Using FAD
Chapter 8: Strategic Planning and Ten–Ten Planning
Chapter 9: The Ten–Ten Planning Process: Crafting a Business Story
Chapter 10: Lock-In and Revenue Growth
Chapter 11: Valuing the Business
Chapter 12: Developing a Business Plan
Chapter 13: Project Management for New Products and Services
Chapter 14: Re-priming the Business Using Real Options Concepts
Chapter 15: Wrap-Up

Subject:
Business and Communication
Marketing
Material Type:
Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
G. Lawrence Sanders
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Educational Psychology
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This books lays the foundation for prospective teachers to learn about various teaching methodologies and covers material typically found in many teacher training programs. Chapters in the text can be assigned either from beginning to end, as with a conventional printed book, or they can be selected in some other sequence to meet the needs of particular students or classes. In general the first half of the book focuses on broader questions and principles taken from psychology per se, and the second half focuses on somewhat more practical issues of teaching. But the division between “theory” and “practice” is only approximate; all parts of the book draw on research, theory, and practical wisdom wherever appropriate. Chapter 2 is about learning theory, and Chapter 3 is about development; but as we point out, these topics overlap with each other as well as with the concerns of daily teaching. Chapter 4 is about several forms of student diversity (what might be called individual differences in another context), and Chapter 5 is about one form of diversity that has become prominent in schools recently—students with disabilities. Chapter 6 is about motivation, a topic that is heavily studied by psychological researchers, but that also poses perennial challenges to classroom teachers.

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Education
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Kelvin Seifert
Rosemary Sutton
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Elementary Algebra
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This text respects the traditional approaches to algebra pedagogy while enhancing it with the technology available today. In addition, textual notation is introduced as a means to communicate solutions electronically throughout the text. While it is important to obtain the skills to solve problems correctly, it is just as important to communicate those solutions with others effectively in the modern era of instant communications.While algebra is one of the most diversely applied subjects, students often find it to be one of the more difficult hurdles in their education. With this in mind, John wrote Elementary Algebra from the ground up in an open and modular format, allowing the instructor to modify it and leverage their individual expertise as a means to maximize the student experience and success. Elementary Algebra takes the best of the traditional, practice-driven algebra texts and combines it with modern amenities to influence learning, like online/inline video solutions, as well as, other media driven features that only a free online text can deliver.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Real Numbers and Their Operations
Chapter 2: Linear Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 3: Graphing Lines
Chapter 4: Solving Linear Systems
Chapter 5: Polynomials and Their Operations
Chapter 6: Factoring and Solving by Factoring
Chapter 7: Rational Expressions and Equations
Chapter 8: Radical Expressions and Equations
Chapter 9: Solving Quadratic Equations and Graphing Parabolas
Chapter 10: Appendix: Geometric Figures

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
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Author:
John Redden
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Elementary Linear Algebra
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Elementary Linear Algebra was written and submitted to the Open Textbook Challenge by Dr. Kenneth Kuttler of Brigham Young University. Dr. Kuttler wrote this textbook for use by his students at BYU. According to the introduction of Elementary Linear Algebra, ĺÎĺ_ĺĚĄ_this is intended to be a first course in linear algebra for students who are sophomores or juniors who have had a course in one variable calculus and a reasonable background in college algebra.ĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺÎĺ A solutions manual for the textbook is included.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Kenneth Kuttler
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Focusing on Organizational Change
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Never before have strategic leaders been confronted with so much overwhelming change. The traditional approach is to teach the leader or leaders how to direct or control the organizations’ reaction on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis. This approach is stressful and overwhelming for executive leaders, makes middle managers feel torn between honoring their senior leaders and listening to the demands of front line employees, and is alienating for front line employees.

Focusing on Organizational Change offers an alternative to the traditional approach by focusing on building the change capacity of the entire organization in anticipation of future pressures to change. Based on systematic research of more than 5,000 respondents working within more than 200 organization or organizational units conducted during the previous decade, this book offers a clear and proven method for diagnosing your organizational change capacity. While building organizational change capacity is not fast or easy, it is essential for effective leadership and organizational survival in the 21st century.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Strategic Leader's New Mandate
Chapter 2: What Is Organizational Capacity for Change?
Chapter 3: OCC Dimension 1: Trustworthy Leadership
Chapter 4: OCC Dimension 2: Trusting Followers
Chapter 5: OCC Dimension 3: Capable Champions
Chapter 6: OCC Dimension 4: Involved Midmanagement
Chapter 7: OCC Dimension 5: Systems Thinking
Chapter 8: OCC Dimension 6: Communication Systems
Chapter 9: OCC Dimension 7: Accountable Culture
Chapter 10: OCC Dimension 8: Innovative Culture
Chapter 11: The Big Picture

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Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
William Judge
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Foundations of Business Law and the Legal Environment
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Foundations of Business Law and the Legal Environment is an up-to-date textbook with comprehensive coverage of legal and regulatory issues for your introductory Legal Environment or Business Law course.

The text is organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach.

The authors take special care to engage students by relating law to everyday events with which they are already familiar with their clear, concise and readable style.

Business Law and the Legal Environment provides students with context and essential concepts across a broad range of legal issues with which managers and business executives must grapple. The text provides the vocabulary and legal savvy necessary for business people to talk in an educated way to their customers, employees, suppliers, government officials — and to their own lawyers.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Chapter 3: Courts and the Legal Process
Chapter 4: Constitutional Law and US Commerce
Chapter 5: Administrative Law
Chapter 6: Criminal Law
Chapter 7: Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 8: Introduction to Contract Law
Chapter 9: The Agreement
Chapter 10: Real Assent
Chapter 11: Consideration
Chapter 12: Legality
Chapter 13: Form and Meaning
Chapter 14: Third-Party Rights
Chapter 15: Discharge of Obligations
Chapter 16: Remedies
Chapter 17: Products Liability
Chapter 18: Relationships between Principal and Agent
Chapter 19: Liability of Principal and Agent; Termination of Agency
Chapter 20: Partnerships: General Characteristics and Formation
Chapter 21: Partnership Operation and Termination
Chapter 22: Hybrid Business Forms
Chapter 23: Corporation: General Characteristics and Formation
Chapter 24: Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance
Chapter 25: Corporate Powers and Management
Chapter 26: Securities Regulation
Chapter 27: Corporate Expansion, State and Federal Regulation of Foreign Corporations, and Corporate Dissolution
Chapter 28: Antitrust Law
Chapter 29: Unfair Trade Practices and the Federal Trade Commission
Chapter 30: Employment Law
Chapter 31: Labor-Management Relations
Chapter 32: International Law

Subject:
Business and Communication
Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Don Mayer
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Fundamentals of Global Strategy
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This book looks at the opportunities and risks associated with staking out a global competitive presence and introduces the fundamentals of global strategic thinking. We define crafting a global strategy in terms of change—how a company should change and adapt its core (domestic) business model to achieve a competitive advantage as it expands globally. The conceptual framework behind this definition has three fundamental building blocks: a company’s core business model, the various strategic decisions a company needs to make as it globalizes its operations, and a range of globalization strategies for creating a global competitive advantage.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Competing in a Global World
Chapter 2: The Globalization of Companies and Industries
Chapter 3: Generic Strategies for Global Value Creation
Chapter 4: Global Strategy as Business Model Change
Chapter 5: Target Markets and Modes of Entry
Chapter 6: Globalizing the Value Proposition
Chapter 7: Global Branding
Chapter 8: Globalizing the Value Chain Infrastructure
Chapter 9: Global Supply-Chain Management
Chapter 10: Globalizing the Management Model

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Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Cornelis de Kluyver
Date Added:
04/24/2019
General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications
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The overall goal of the authors with General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications was to produce a text that introduces the students to the relevance and excitement of chemistry. Although much of first-year chemistry is taught as a service course, Bruce and Patricia feel there is no reason that the intrinsic excitement and potential of chemistry cannot be the focal point of the text and the course. So, they emphasize the positive aspects of chemistry and its relationship to students' lives, which requires bringing in applications early and often. In addition, the authors feel that many first year chemistry students have an enthusiasm for biologically and medically relevant topics, so they use an integrated approach in their text that includes explicit discussions of biological and environmental applications of chemistry.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Chemistry
Chapter 2: Molecules, Ions, and Chemical Formulas
Chapter 3: Chemical Reactions
Chapter 4: Reactions in Aqueous Solution
Chapter 5: Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions
Chapter 6: The Structure of Atoms
Chapter 7: The Periodic Table and Periodic Trends
Chapter 8: Ionic versus Covalent Bonding
Chapter 9: Molecular Geometry and Covalent Bonding Models
Chapter 10: Gases
Chapter 11: Liquids
Chapter 12: Solids
Chapter 13: Solutions
Chapter 14: Chemical Kinetics
Chapter 15: Chemical Equilibrium
Chapter 16: Aqueous Acid–Base Equilibriums
Chapter 17: Solubility and Complexation Equilibriums
Chapter 18: Chemical Thermodynamics
Chapter 19: Electrochemistry
Chapter 20: Nuclear Chemistry
Chapter 21: Periodic Trends and the s-Block Elements
Chapter 22: The p-Block Elements
Chapter 23: The d-Block Elements
Chapter 24: Organic Compounds

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Bruce Averill
Patricia Eldredge
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Goverment Regulation and the Legal Environment of Business
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Mayer, Warner, Siedel and Lieberman's Government Regulation and the Legal Environment of Business is an up-to-date textbook that covers legal issues that students must understand in today’s highly regulated business environment. The text is organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach. The authors take special care to engage students by relating law to everyday events with their clear, concise and readable style.

After introductory chapters covering the legal environment of business, Government Regulation and the Legal Environment of Business provides students with context and essential legal concepts relating to contracts, consumer credit transactions, bankruptcy, intellectual property, securities regulation, regulation of real estate, antitrust, unfair trade practices, employment law and labor relations. The text provides the vocabulary and legal savvy they will need to talk in an educated way to customers, suppliers, employees, creditors, shareholders, government regulators and other stakeholders — and to their own lawyers.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Chapter 3: Courts and the Legal Process
Chapter 4: Constitutional Law and US Commerce
Chapter 5: Administrative Law
Chapter 6: Criminal Law
Chapter 7: Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 8: Contracts
Chapter 9: Consumer Credit Transactions
Chapter 10: Secured Transactions and Suretyship
Chapter 11: Mortgages and Nonconsensual Liens
Chapter 12: Bankruptcy
Chapter 13: Intellectual Property
Chapter 14: The Nature and Regulation of Real Estate and the Environment
Chapter 15: Securities Regulation
Chapter 16: Antitrust Law
Chapter 17: Unfair Trade Practices and the Federal Trade Commission
Chapter 18: Employment Law
Chapter 19: Labor-Management Relations
Chapter 20: International Law

Subject:
Business and Communication
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Daniel Warner
Don Mayer
George Siedel
Jethro Lieberman
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Growth and Competitive Strategy in 3 Circles
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The 3-Circle model was developed over the past several years, initially in strategic planning for a university graduate program and in an executive MBA course designed to integrate the concepts of marketing and competitive strategy. Over the course of time, the 3-Circle model has been successfully used by hundreds of organizations throughout the world in establishing and growing their market positions. Many of the case examples in this book demonstrating applications of the 3-Circle model applications are from executives who have attended executive education training at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Challenges of Growth
Chapter 2: Introduction to 3-Circle Analysis
Chapter 3: Defining the Context
Chapter 4: The Meaning of Value
Chapter 5: Sorting Value
Chapter 6: Growth Strategy
Chapter 7: Implementation: An Inside View of the Organization
Chapter 8: Dynamic Aspects of Markets
Chapter 9: Summary: Growth Strategy in 10 Steps
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Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Joe Urbany
Date Added:
01/01/2012
How to Use Microsoft Excel: The Careers in Practice Series
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How to Use Microsoft Excel: The Careers in Practice Series is an textbook appropriate for a course covering Microsoft Excel at a beginner to intermediate level. It is geared toward and will be accommodating for students and instructors with little to no experience in using Microsoft Excel. However, the approach is not at the expense of relevance.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Joseph Manzo
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Human Relations
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Human Relations by Laura Portolese-Dias addresses all of the critical topics to obtain career success as they relate to professional relationships.

Knowing how to get along with others, resolve workplace conflict, manage relationships, communicate well, and make good decisions are all critical skills all students need to succeed in career and in life.

Human Relations is not an organizational behavior; rather, it provides a good baseline of issues students will deal with in their careers on a day-to-day basis. It is also not a professional communications, business English, or professionalism textbook, as its focus is much broader — on general career success and how to effectively maneuver in the workplace. From communication challenges to focusing on one’s own emotional intelligence, the examples throughout Human Relations will help students understand the importance of the human side in their career. This book’s easy-to-understand language and tone is written to convey practical information in an engaging way. Every chapter opens with a realistic example which introduces a concept to be explained in detail later. Each chapter contains relevant examples, YouTube videos, figures, learning objectives, key takeaways, exercises, and a chapter-ending case that offer different ways to promote learning. Many of the end-of-section exercises offer self-assessment quizzes, so students may engage in self-understanding and development.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Is Human Relations?
Chapter 2: Achieve Personal Success
Chapter 3: Manage Your Stress
Chapter 4: Communicate Effectively
Chapter 5: Be Ethical at Work
Chapter 6: Understand Your Motivations
Chapter 7: Work Effectively in Groups
Chapter 8: Make Good Decisions
Chapter 9: Handle Conflict and Negotiation
Chapter 10: Manage Diversity at Work
Chapter 11: Work with Labor Unions
Chapter 12: Be a Leader
Chapter 13: Manage Your Career

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Laura Portolese-Dias
Date Added:
04/24/2019
International Business
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International Business is one of the most challenging and exciting courses to teach in the Business School. To teach a current, dynamic and complete course you need a textbook by authors as passionate and informed about International Business as you are. Carpenter and Dunung’s International Business: The Opportunities and Challenges of a Flat World provides exploration into building, leading, and thriving in global organizations in an increasingly flat world. The authors define ”Flat world“ as one where (1) service industries that dwarf manufacturing industries in terms of scale and scope, (2) an Internet that pervades life and work, and (3) networks define modern businesses, whether service or manufacturing. Carpenter and Dunung’s text is designed to speak to technologically-savvy students who see national borders as bridges and not barriers. The authors use the lexicon of international business, and additionally, develop students’ knowledge of international contexts with the aim that they may launch, run, and work in any organization that is global in scope (or is wrestling with global competition or other global threats). The textbook is organized in 5 Sections: Section 1 introduces the global business course and concludes with a chapter on seizing global opportunities. Section 2 develops student knowledge about key facets of the global business environment, while Section 3 develops knowledge about how a student or organization can exploit opportunities in that global environment. Section 4 is devoted to entrepreneurship in a flat world — this section will explore why the entrepreneurial context is changing, provide lenses for identifying and capitalizing on entrepreneurial opportunities, and Section 5 shows how key organizational activities can be managed for global effectiveness.Every chapter has five enumerated learning objectives, each of these five sections concludes with a short summary (”Key Takeaways“) and five review questions. In addition, each chapter concludes with a mini case on a unique global business that encompasses the topics shown in the chapter. The authors even provide a set of end-of-chapter questions that are mapped to AACSB learning standards, so that you will be able to measure how well students are grasping course content that aligns with the AACSB guidelines. Request a desk copy of Carpenter and Dunung’s International Business: The Opportunities and Challenges of a Flat World to experience its current and progressive look at International Business for yourself.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment
Chapter 3: Culture and Business
Chapter 4: World Economies
Chapter 5: Global and Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration
Chapter 6: International Monetary System
Chapter 7: Foreign Exchange and the Global Capital Markets
Chapter 8: International Expansion and Global Market Opportunity Assessment
Chapter 9: Exporting, Importing, and Global Sourcing
Chapter 10: Strategy and International Business
Chapter 11: Global Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship
Chapter 12: Winning through Effective, Global Talent Management
Chapter 13: Harnessing the Engine of Global Innovation
Chapter 14: Competing Effectively through Global Marketing, Distribution, and Supply-Chain Management
Chapter 15: Understanding the Roles of Finance and Accounting in Global Competitive Advantage

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Management
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Mason Carpenter
Sanjyot P. Dunung
Date Added:
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International Finance: Theory and Policy
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International Finance Theory and Policy is built on Steve Suranovic’s belief that to understand the international economy, students need to learn how economic models are applied to real world problems. It is true what they say, that ”economists do it with models.“ That’s because economic models provide insights about the world that are simply not obtainable solely by discussion of the issues.

International Finance Theory and Policy develops a unified model of the international macroeconomy. The text provides detailed descriptions of major macroeconomic variables, covers the interest rate parity and purchasing power parity theories of exchange rate determination, takes an exhaustive look at the pros and cons of trade imbalances and presents the well-known AA-DD model to explore the effects of fiscal and monetary policy under both fixed and flexible exchange rates.

The models are developed, not by employing advanced mathematics, but rather by walking students through a detailed description of how a model’s assumptions influence its conclusions. But more importantly, each model and theory is connected to real world policy issues.

The Finance Text has the following unique features: 1). Begins with an historical overview of the international macroeconomy to provide context for the theory. 2). Concludes with a detailed discussion of the pros and cons of fixed and floating exchange rate systems. 3. Provides an extensive look at the issue of trade imbalances. Readers learn techniques to evaluate whether a country's trade deficit (or surplus) is dangerous, beneficial, or benign. 4). Explains how purchasing power parity is used to make cross country income comparisons. 5). Offers clear detailed explanations of the AA-DD model. 6). Applies the AA-DD model to understand the effects of monetary and fiscal policy on GDP, the exchange rate, and the trade balance.

International Finance: Theory and Policy by Steve Suranovic is intended for a one-semester course in International Finance.

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Business and Communication
Finance
Economics
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The Saylor Foundation
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Steve Suranovic
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01/01/2010
International Trade: Theory and Policy
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International Trade: Theory and Policy is built on Steve Suranovic’s belief that to understand the international economy, students need to learn how economic models are applied to real world problems. It is true what they say, that ”economists do it with models.“ That’s because economic models provide insights about the world that are simply not obtainable solely by discussion of the issues. International Trade: Theory and Policy presents a variety of international trade models including the Ricardian model, the Heckscher-Ohlin model, and the monopolistic competition model. It includes trade policy analysis in both perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets.

The text also addresses current issues such as free trade area formation and administered protection policies. The models are developed, not by employing advanced mathematics, but rather by walking students through a detailed description of how a model’s assumptions influence its conclusions. But more importantly, each model and theory is connected to real world policy issues.

The main purpose of the text is to provide a thorough grounding in the arguments concerning the age-old debate about free trade versus protectionism. This text has the following unique features: The text begins with an historical overview of trade policy issues to provide context for the theory. The text concludes with a detailed economic argument supporting free trade. The welfare analysis in the Ricardian, Heckscher-Ohlin and specific factors models emphasize the redistributive effects of free trade by calculating changes in real incomes. The trade policy chapter provides a comprehensive look at many more trade policies than are found in a printed textbook.

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Business and Communication
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The Saylor Foundation
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Steve Suranovic
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Introduction to Contracts, Sales and Product Liability
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This textbook provides context and essential concepts across the entire range of legal issues with which managers and business executives must grapple. The text provides the vocabulary and legal acumen necessary for businesspeople to talk in an educated way to their customers, employees, suppliers, government officials—and to their own lawyers.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Chapter 3: Courts and the Legal Process
Chapter 4: Constitutional Law and US Commerce
Chapter 5: Administrative Law
Chapter 6: Criminal Law
Chapter 7: Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 8: Introduction to Contract Law
Chapter 9: The Agreement
Chapter 10: Real Assent
Chapter 11: Consideration
Chapter 12: Legality
Chapter 13: Form and Meaning
Chapter 14: Third-Party Rights
Chapter 15: Discharge of Obligations
Chapter 16: Remedies
Chapter 17: Introduction to Sales and Leases
Chapter 18: Title and Risk of Loss
Chapter 19: Performance and Remedies
Chapter 20: Products Liability
Chapter 21: Bailments and the Storage, Shipment, and Leasing of Goods
Chapter 22: Secured Transactions and Suretyship

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Business and Communication
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The Saylor Foundation
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Daniel Warner
Don Mayer
George Siedel
Jethro Lieberman
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Introduction to the Law of Property, Estate Planning and Insurance
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Introduction to the Law of Property, Estate Planning and Insurance is an up-to-date textbook that covers legal issues that students must understand relating to real estate (an especially important business asset), as well as estate planning and insurance. The text is organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach. The authors take special care to engage students by relating law to everyday events with their clear, concise and readable style.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Chapter 3: Courts and the Legal Process
Chapter 4: Constitutional Law and US Commerce
Chapter 5: Administrative Law
Chapter 6: Criminal Law
Chapter 7: Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 8: Contracts
Chapter 9: Introduction to Property: Personal Property and Fixtures
Chapter 10: Intellectual Property
Chapter 11: The Nature and Regulation of Real Estate and the Environment
Chapter 12: The Transfer of Real Estate by Sale
Chapter 13: Landlord and Tenant Law
Chapter 14: Estate Planning: Wills, Estates, and Trusts
Chapter 15: Insurance
Chapter 16: Secured Transactions and Suretyship
Chapter 17: Mortgages and Nonconsensual Liens
Chapter 18: Bailments and the Storage, Shipment, and Leasing of Goods

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Business and Communication
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Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
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Author:
Daniel Warner
Don Mayer
George Siedel
Jethro Lieberman
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Introductory Statistics
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This book is meant to be a textbook for a standard one-semester introductory statistics course for general education students. Our motivation for writing it is twofold: 1.) to provide a low-cost alternative to many existing popular textbooks on the market; and 2.) to provide a quality textbook on the subject with a focus on the core material of the course in a balanced presentation.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 3: Basic Concepts of Probability
Chapter 4: Discrete Random Variables
Chapter 5: Continuous Random Variables
Chapter 6: Sampling Distributions
Chapter 7: Estimation
Chapter 8: Testing Hypotheses
Chapter 9: Two-Sample Problems
Chapter 10: Correlation and Regression
Chapter 11: Chi-Square Tests and F-Tests

Access also available here: https://resources.saylor.org/wwwresources/archived/site/textbooks/Introductory%20Statistics.pdf

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Statistics and Probability
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Douglas Shafer
Zhiyi Zhang
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04/24/2019
Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time
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Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time is the first free, open source text for advertising and marketing classes. A new alternative to introductory texts that can cost into three figures and provide information that is extraneous or outdated, Launch! offers a basic text at no cost to students. Instead, we generate revenue through individually priced materials such as discretionary hard copies of the text (for those of you who still like to mark up your book the old-fashioned way), study guides, podcasts and streaming interviews (à la iTunes), user-generated content, advertising sales, and corporate sponsorship. There’s something else that’s really unique and cool about Launch! Welcome to the first advertising textbook written in partnership with a real-life advertising agency. It’s fine to talk about ad campaigns from the past, but we’d rather hear about one from the horse’s mouth—while it’s still happening. We’re going to teach you about the ad biz the way you’ll learn it if you choose to make it your career (and we hope you do). None of that shiny, happy, “talking heads” stuff; we’re going to take the gloves off and show you how a campaign works (and sometimes doesn’t) from the vantage point of the people who have to do it every day. Prepare to Launch!

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Meet SS+K: A Real Agency Pitches a Real Client
Chapter 2: A User's Manual: Advertising, Promotion, and Marketing Essentials
Chapter 3: Advertising and Society
Chapter 4: Consumers and the Communications Process: SS+K Gets to Know Its Consumers
Chapter 5: Know Your Audience: SS+K Learns All About msnbc.com, Inside and Out
Chapter 6: Segment, Target, and Position Your Audience: SS+K Identifies the Most Valuable News Consumer
Chapter 7: Decide What You Can Afford to Say: msnbc.com Sets the Budget
Chapter 8: Create a Strategy: SS+K Puts Its Research to Use as the Agency Creates the Brief
Chapter 9: Choose Your Communication Weapons: SS+K Decides Upon a Creative Strategy and Media Tactics
Chapter 10: Plan and Buy Media: SS+K Chooses the Right Media for the Client's New Branding Message
Chapter 11: Execute on All Platforms: SS+K Goes into Production Overdrive
Chapter 12: Make the Message Sell: SS+K Ensures that All Components Tell the Brand Story
Chapter 13: Launch! msnbc.com's First-Ever Branding Campaign
Chapter 14: ROI: msnbc.com Decides if the Campaign Worked

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Business and Communication
Communication
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Author:
Amit Nizan
Lisa Cornell
Michael Solomon
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Law for Entrepreneurs
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This textbook provides context and essential concepts across the entire range of legal issues with which managers and business executives must grapple. The text provides the vocabulary and legal acumen necessary for businesspeople to talk in an educated way to their customers, employees, suppliers, government officials—and to their own lawyers.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Chapter 3: Courts and the Legal Process
Chapter 4: Constitutional Law and US Commerce
Chapter 5: Administrative Law
Chapter 6: Criminal Law
Chapter 7: Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 8: Introduction to Contract Law
Chapter 9: The Agreement
Chapter 10: Real Assent
Chapter 11: Consideration
Chapter 12: Legality
Chapter 13: Form and Meaning
Chapter 14: Third-Party Rights
Chapter 15: Discharge of Obligations
Chapter 16: Remedies
Chapter 17: Products Liability
Chapter 18: Intellectual Property
Chapter 19: Insurance
Chapter 20: Relationships between Principal and Agent
Chapter 21: Liability of Principal and Agent; Termination of Agency
Chapter 22: Partnerships: General Characteristics and Formation
Chapter 23: Partnership Operation and Termination
Chapter 24: Hybrid Business Forms
Chapter 25: Corporation: General Characteristics and Formation
Chapter 26: Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance
Chapter 27: Corporate Powers and Management
Chapter 28: Securities Regulation
Chapter 29: Corporate Expansion, State and Federal Regulation of Foreign Corporations, and Corporate Dissolution
Chapter 30: Employment Law
Chapter 31: Labor-Management Relations
Chapter 32: Consumer Credit Transactions
Chapter 33: Secured Transactions and Suretyship
Chapter 34: Mortgages and Nonconsensual Liens
Chapter 35: Bankruptcy
Chapter 36: Introduction to Property: Personal Property and Fixtures

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Business and Communication
Law
General Law
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The Saylor Foundation
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Daniel Warner
Don Mayer
George Siedel
Jethro Lieberman
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Law of Commercial Transactions
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Law of Commercial Transactions is an up-to-date textbook that covers legal issues that students who engage in commercial transactions must understand. The text is organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach. The authors take special care to engage students by relating law to everyday events with their clear, concise and readable style.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Chapter 3: Courts and the Legal Process
Chapter 4: Constitutional Law and US Commerce
Chapter 5: Administrative Law
Chapter 6: Criminal Law
Chapter 7: Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 8: Introduction to Contract Law
Chapter 9: The Agreement
Chapter 10: Real Assent
Chapter 11: Consideration
Chapter 12: Legality
Chapter 13: Form and Meaning
Chapter 14: Third-Party Rights
Chapter 15: Discharge of Obligations
Chapter 16: Remedies
Chapter 17: Introduction to Sales and Leases
Chapter 18: Title and Risk of Loss
Chapter 19: Performance and Remedies
Chapter 20: Products Liability
Chapter 21: Bailments and the Storage, Shipment, and Leasing of Goods
Chapter 22: Nature and Form of Commercial Paper
Chapter 23: Negotiation of Commercial Paper
Chapter 24: Holder in Due Course and Defenses
Chapter 25: Liability and Discharge
Chapter 26: Legal Aspects of Banking
Chapter 27: Consumer Credit Transactions
Chapter 28: Secured Transactions and Suretyship
Chapter 29: Mortgages and Nonconsensual Liens
Chapter 30: Bankruptcy

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Business and Communication
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Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Daniel Warner
Don Mayer
George Siedel
Jethro Lieberman
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Leading with Cultural Intelligence
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Organizations in the 21st century are in need of culturally intelligent managers and leaders. The pressure to build authentic global networks and to cultivate an appreciation and respect for cultural differences and similarities has driven cultural intelligence to the forefront of diversity and inclusion work.

Preparing today's students to be effective leaders in their professional lives requires that they hone their cultural intelligence as it is vital to working inter- and intra-culturally in today’s global economy. This unique ability to identify, recognize, and acknowledge the differences and similarities that exist between and among cultural groups and systems will set their leadership skills apart from the masses. And when applied, cultural intelligence can bridge the gap in cultural misunderstanding by creating awareness, knowledge, and patience of cultural norms and behaviors.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Culturally Intelligent Leadership Matters
Chapter 2: Understanding Culture
Chapter 3: Cultural Intelligence Defined
Chapter 4: Thinking About Thinking
Chapter 5: I Think I Can and I Will
Chapter 6: Adapting and Performing
Chapter 7: Cultural Intelligence in Action
Chapter 8: The Future of Cultural Intelligence

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Business and Communication
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Author:
Mai Moua
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04/24/2019
Legal Aspects of Marketing and Sales
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Legal Aspects of Marketing and Sales is an up-to-date textbook that covers legal issues that students who will work in marketing or with marketing managers must understand. The text is organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach. The authors take special care to engage students by relating law to everyday events with their clear, concise and readable style.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Chapter 3: Courts and the Legal Process
Chapter 4: Constitutional Law and US Commerce
Chapter 5: Administrative Law
Chapter 6: Criminal Law
Chapter 7: Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 8: Introduction to Contract Law
Chapter 9: The Agreement
Chapter 10: Real Assent
Chapter 11: Consideration
Chapter 12: Legality
Chapter 13: Form and Meaning
Chapter 14: Third-Party Rights
Chapter 15: Discharge of Obligations
Chapter 16: Remedies
Chapter 17: Introduction to Sales and Leases
Chapter 18: Title and Risk of Loss
Chapter 19: Performance and Remedies
Chapter 20: Products Liability
Chapter 21: Bailments and the Storage, Shipment, and Leasing of Goods
Chapter 22: Intellectual Property
Chapter 23: Antitrust Law
Chapter 24: Unfair Trade Practices and the Federal Trade Commission

Subject:
Marketing
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Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
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Author:
Daniel Warner
Don Mayer
George Siedel
Jethro Lieberman
Date Added:
04/24/2019
The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
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Terence Lau & Lisa Johnson’s The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business is a book for today’s student, who expects learning to be comprised not only of substance, but also of interactive exercises and multimedia. This book streamlines the presentation of material to ensure that every page is relevant, engaging, and interesting to undergraduate business students, without losing the depth of coverage that they need to be successful in their academic journeys and in their professional careers. This is not Legal Environment of Business (LEB) “light.” Rather, this is LEB without risk of students’ eyes glazing over in boredom or from lack of comprehension. This is LEB presented in an exciting way, where every page is interesting to students and relevant to real life.

The authors recognize that the sheer volume of information to be covered in a LEB course makes it one of the more challenging courses for the business undergraduate. Not only do typical LEB texts read like the first year curriculum at law school, but also the LEB course is grounded in the humanities, which can make the subject even more demanding for students who are also taking statistics, economics, finance, and accounting.

Each chapter contains not only substantive law, but also illustrative videos, interactive exercises for hands-on learning, and discussion questions for critical thought. Additionally, each chapter presents “A Question of Ethics” section, which contains real world ethical dilemmas relevant to the topic under study. These videos, exercises, discussion questions, and ethics sections all provide opportunities for students to apply concepts that they are learning in the context of relevant LEB topics that shape or restrain actual decision-makers’ actions. It’s real world practice in the safety of the classroom environment.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Law
Chapter 2: The Court System
Chapter 3: Litigation
Chapter 4: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 5: The Constitution
Chapter 6: Contracts
Chapter 7: Torts
Chapter 8: The Property System
Chapter 9: Intellectual Property
Chapter 10: Criminal Law
Chapter 11: Business Organizations
Chapter 12: Employment Discrimination
Chapter 13: Business in the Global Legal Environment

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Business and Communication
Finance
Law
General Law
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The Saylor Foundation
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Lisa Johnson
Terence Lau
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Macroeconomics: Theory through Applications
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This textbook, Macroeconomics: Theory Through Applications, centers around student needs and expectations through two premises: … Students are motivated to study economics if they see that it relates to their own lives. … Students learn best from an inductive approach, in which they are first confronted with a problem, and then led through the process of solving that problem.

Many books claim to present economics in a way that is digestible for students; Russell and Andrew have truly created one from scratch. This textbook will assist you in increasing students’ economic literacy both by developing their aptitude for economic thinking and by presenting key insights about economics that every educated individual should know.

How? Russell and Andrew have done three things in this text to accomplish that goal:

1. Applications Ahead of Theory: They present all the theory that is standard in Principles books. But by beginning with applications, students get to learn why this theory is needed.

2. Learning through Repetition: Important tools appear over and over again, allowing students to learn from repetition and to see how one framework can be useful in many different contexts.

3. A Student’s Table of Contents vs. An Instructor’s Table of Contents: There is no further proof that Russell and Andrew have created a book aimed specifically at educating students about economics than their two tables of contents.

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Economics
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Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Andrew John
Russell Cooper
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Managerial Accounting
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Kurt Heisinger and Joe Ben Hoyle believe that students want to learn accounting in the most efficient way possible, balancing coursework with personal schedules. They tend to focus on their studies in short intense segments between jobs, classes, and family commitments. Meanwhile, the accounting industry has endured dramatic shifts since the collapse of Enron and WorldCom, causing a renewed focus on ethical behavior in accounting. This dynamic author team designed Managerial Accounting to work within the confines of today’s students’ lives while delivering a modern look at managerial accounting.

Managerial Accounting was written around three major themes: Ready, Reinforcement and Relevance. This book is aimed squarely at the new learning styles evident with today’s students and addresses accounting industry changes as well.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Is Managerial Accounting?
Chapter 2: How Is Job Costing Used to Track Production Costs?
Chapter 3: How Does an Organization Use Activity-Based Costing to Allocate Overhead Costs?
Chapter 4: How Is Process Costing Used to Track Production Costs?
Chapter 5: How Do Organizations Identify Cost Behavior Patterns?
Chapter 6: How Is Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis Used for Decision Making?
Chapter 7: How Are Relevant Revenues and Costs Used to Make Decisions?
Chapter 8: How Is Capital Budgeting Used to Make Decisions?
Chapter 9: How Are Operating Budgets Created?
Chapter 10: How Do Managers Evaluate Performance Using Cost Variance Analysis?
Chapter 11: How Do Managers Evaluate Performance in Decentralized Organizations?
Chapter 12: How Is the Statement of Cash Flows Prepared and Used?
Chapter 13: How Do Managers Use Financial and Nonfinancial Performance Measures?

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Business and Communication
Accounting
Management
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Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Joe Hoyle
Kurt Heisinger
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Mastering Public Relations
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Our purpose in this volume is to introduce you to the concepts of strategic public relations. Our basic assumption is that you have some general knowledge of management and business terminology; we will help you to apply that to the discipline of public relations. Our text is based in current research and scholarly knowledge of the public relations discipline as well as years of experience in professional public relations practice. This text was adapted by The Saylor Foundation under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License without attribution as requested by the work’s original creator or licensee.

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Public Relations
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The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
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Date Added:
04/29/2019
Mathematical Analysis, Volume 1
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Mathematical Analysis, Volume I was written by Dr. Elias Zakon of the University of Windsor and submitted to the Open Textbook Challenge by Dr. Bradley Lucier of Purdue University. According to the preface, "One of [the] main objectives is updating the undergraduate analysis as a rigorous postcalculus course... [without losing] contacts with classical texts still widely in use."

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Mathematics
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Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Elias Zakon
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Microeconomics: Theory Through Applications
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Russell Cooper and Andrew John have written an economics text aimed directly at students from its very inception. You’re thinking, “Yeah, sure. I’ve heard that before.”This textbook, Microeconomics: Theory Through Applications, centers around student needs and expectations through two premises:• Students are motivated to study economics if they see that it relates to their own lives.• Students learn best from an inductive approach, in which they are first confronted with a problem, and then led through the process of solving that problem.Many books claim to present economics in a way that is digestible for students; Russell and Andrew have truly created one from scratch. This textbook will assist you in increasing students’ economic literacy both by developing their aptitude for economic thinking and by presenting key insights about economics that every educated individual should know.How? Russell and Andrew have done three things in this text to accomplish that goal:1. Applications Ahead of Theory: They present all the theory that is standard in Principles books. But by beginning with applications, students get to learn why this theory is needed.The authors take the kind of material that other authors put in “applications boxes” and place it at the heart of their book. Each chapter is built around a particular business or policy application, such as minimum wages, the stock exchange, and auctions.Why take this approach? Traditional courses focus too much on abstract theory relative to the interests and capabilities of the average undergraduate. Students are rarely engaged and the formal theory is never integrated into the way students think about economic issues. And traditional books are organized around theoretical constructs that mean nothing to students. The authors’ applications-first approach ensures that students will not see chapters with titles like “Cost Functions” or “Short-Run Fluctuations”. They introduce tools and ideas as and when they are needed. Each chapter is designed with two goals. First, the application upon which the chapter is built provides a “hook” that gets students’ attention. Second, the application is a suitable vehicle a vehicle for teaching the principles of economics.2. Learning through Repetition: Important tools appear over and over again, allowing students to learn from repetition and to see how one framework can be useful in many different contexts.Each piece of economic theory in this text is first introduced and explained in the context of a specific application. Most are re-used in other chapters, so students see them in action on multiple occasions. As students progress through the book, they accumulate a set of techniques and ideas. These are collected separately in a “toolkit” that provides students with an easy reference and also gives them a condensed summary of economic principles for examination preparation.3. A Student’s Table of Contents vs. An Instructor’s Table of Contents: There is no further proof that Russell and Andrew have created a book aimed specifically at educating students about economics than their two tables of contents.The Student’s Table of Contents speaks to students, piquing their interest to involve them in the economics, and a Instructor’s Table of Contents with the economics to better help you organize your teaching—and frankly, you don’t need to get excited by economics, you already are.

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Business and Communication
Economics
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Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Andrew John
Russell Cooper
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Money and Banking
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The financial crisis of 2007-8 has already revolutionized institutions, markets, and regulation. Wright's Money and Banking V 2.0 captures those revolutionary changes and packages them in a way that engages undergraduates enrolled in Money and Banking and Financial Institutions and Markets courses.

Minimal mathematics, accessible language, and a student-oriented tone ease readers into complex subjects like money, interest rates, banking, asymmetric information, financial crises and regulation, monetary policy, monetary theory, and other standard topics. Numerous short cases, called "Stop and Think" boxes, promote internalization over memorization. Exercise drills ensure basic skills competency where appropriate. Short, snappy sections that begin with a framing question enhance readability and encourage assignment completion.

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Business and Communication
Finance
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Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Robert Wright
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Personal Finance
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This is a comprehensive Personal Finance text which includes a wide range of pedagogical aids to keep students engaged and instructors on track. This book is arranged by learning objectives. The headings, summaries, reviews, and problems all link together via the learning objectives. This helps instructors to teach what they want, and to assign the problems that correspond to the learning objectives covered in class.Personal Finance includes personal finance planning problems with links to solutions, and personal application exercises, with links to their associated worksheet(s) or spreadsheet(s). In addition, the text boasts a large number of links to videos, podcasts, experts’ tips or blogs, and magazine articles to illustrate the practical applications for concepts covered in the text.

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Finance
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The Saylor Foundation
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Carol Yacht
Rachel Siegel
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Risk Management for Enterprises and Individuals
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This book is intended for the Risk Management and Insurance course where Risk Management is emphasized.

When we think of large risks, we often think in terms of natural hazards such as hurricanes, earthquakes or tornadoes Perhaps man-made disasters come to mind such as the terrorist attacks in the U.S. on September 11, 2001. Typically we have overlooked financial crises, such as the credit crisis of 2008. However, these types of man-made disasters have the potential to devastate the global marketplace. Losses in multiple trillions of dollars and in much human suffering and insecurity are already being totaled, and the global financial markets are collapsing as never before seen.

Risk management will be a major focal point of business and societal decision–making in the 21st century. A separate focused field of study, it draws on core knowledge bases from law, engineering, finance, economics, medicine, psychology, accounting, mathematics, statistics and other fields to create a holistic decision-making framework that is sustainable and value- enhancing. This is the subject of this book.

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Nature of Risk: Losses and Opportunities
Chapter 2: Risk Measurement and Metrics
Chapter 3: Risk Attitudes: Expected Utility Theory and Demand for Hedging
Chapter 4: Evolving Risk Management: Fundamental Tools
Chapter 5: The Evolution of Risk Management: Enterprise Risk Management
Chapter 6: The Insurance Solution and Institutions
Chapter 7: Insurance Operations
Chapter 8: Insurance Markets and Regulation
Chapter 9: Fundamental Doctrines Affecting Insurance Contracts
Chapter 10: Structure and Analysis of Insurance Contracts
Chapter 11: Property Risk Management
Chapter 12: The Liability Risk Management
Chapter 13: Multirisk Management Contracts: Homeowners
Chapter 14: Multirisk Management Contracts: Auto
Chapter 15: Multirisk Management Contracts: Business
Chapter 16: Risks Related to the Job: Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Compensation
Chapter 17: Life Cycle Financial Risks
Chapter 18: Social Security
Chapter 19: Mortality Risk Management: Individual Life Insurance and Group Life Insurance
Chapter 20: Employment-Based Risk Management (General)
Chapter 21: Employment-Based and Individual Longevity Risk Management
Chapter 22: Employment and Individual Health Risk Management
Chapter 23: Cases in Holistic Risk Management

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Management
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Etti Baranoff
Patrick Lee Brockett
Yehuda Kahane
Date Added:
01/01/2009