15.616 is an introduction to business law which covers the fundamentals, including contracts, liability, regulation, employment, and corporations, with an in-depth treatment of the legal issues relating to breakthrough technologies, including the legal framework of R&D, the commercialization of new high-technology products in start-ups and mature companies, and the liability and regulatory implications of new products and innovative business models. There is extensive attention to national and international intellectual property protection and strategies. Examples are drawn from many industries, including information technology, communications, and life sciences.
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
In The Law of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, much of the course focuses on M&A and the law-sensitive aspects of financial services and financial markets. The course is designed to be an introduction to business law which covers the fundamentals, including contracts, liability, regulation, employment, and corporations. 15.617 provides an in-depth treatment of the law of finance.
This course is a core requirement for the Masters in Engineering program designed to teach students about the roles of today's professional engineer and expose them to team-building skills through lectures, team workshops, and seminars. Topics include: written and oral communication, job placement skills, trends in the engineering and construction industry, risk analysis and risk management, managing public information, proposal preparation, project evaluation, project management, liability, professional ethics, and negotiation. The course draws on relevant large-scale projects to illustrate each component of the subject.
Principles of Macroeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters. Changes made in Principles of Macroeconomics 2e are described in the preface and the transition guide to help instructors transition to the second edition. The first edition of Principles of Macroeconomics by OpenStax is available in web view here.
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
Explain how banks act as intermediaries between savers and borrowers
Evaluate the relationship between banks, savings and loans, and credit unions
Analyze the causes of bankruptcy and recessions
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.
Also available from here: https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_risk-management-for-enterprises-and-individuals/index.html
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