Textbooks are an extraordinarily useful tool for students and teachers, as is demonstrated by their continued use in the classroom and online. Successful textbooks run into multiple editions, and in endeavouring to keep up with developments in the field, it can be difficult to avoid increasing length and complexity.
This series of shortform textbooks offers a range of books which zero-in on the absolute essentials. In focusing on only the core elements of each sub-discipline, the books provide a useful alternative or supplement to traditional textbooks.
Absolute Essentials of Environmental Economics
Absolute Essentials of Business Ethics
Absolute Essentials of Corporate Governance
Absolute Essentials of Project Management
Absolute Essentials of Digital Marketing
By Nina Seppala
January 30, 2022
Behavioural ethics in business is an emerging field that has challenged some of the established wisdom about ethics and added some truly new insights into our understanding about decision-making and behaviour. Why do seemingly responsible employees and managers sometimes act in bad ways? This book...
By Bonita M. Kolb
December 29, 2021
This short textbook provides students with a concise yet comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of Marketing Research. Mapped closely to the structure of a typical Marketing Research module, the book takes the student through the full process, from developing the hypothesis and setting the ...
By Barry C. Field
August 20, 2021
This shortform textbook provides a concise overview of the fundamentals of environmental economics. It focuses on how economic forces affect the natural environment and how economic policies and behaviors may be altered to improve environmental quality. Spanning ten chapters, the book introduces ...
By Tony Proctor
April 02, 2021
This concise textbook provides a comprehensive and clear overview of the theory and practice of creative problem solving from a management perspective. The book works step by step through the creative thinking process. Beginning with theoretical frameworks, it considers ways of thinking, defining ...
By Peter Stanwick, Sarah Stanwick
November 20, 2020
This shortform textbook explores practical applications of how business ethics impacts working lives, allowing readers to reflect on their own moral compass through the use of ethical dilemmas. Highlighting the extensive breadth of issues related to business ethics, the authors introduce and ...
By Stephen Bloomfield
October 13, 2020
This shortform textbook, a concise overview of the development and current state of corporate governance, provides a critical narrative on the field.Beginning with insightful historical background, the author shows how value-adding corporate governance involves more than unthinking compliance to a ...
By Paul Roberts
October 02, 2020
Contemporary organisations proliferate with projects. Managing projects, working with project managers and delivering project excellence have become fundamental skills in the world of business, resulting in an array of approaches, tools and techniques that can bewilder. This shortform text homes in...
By Alan Charlesworth
September 25, 2020
This short form textbook provides readers with a comprehensive yet concise overview of the fundamentals of Digital Marketing. The author, a well-renowned teacher and writer on the subject, presents a concise and clear structure that works step by step through each of the core aspects of the subject...
By Alan Sitkin, Karine Mangion-Thornley
September 25, 2020
As challenges to the era of globalisation emerge, international business grows in importance and complexity as a field of study. This shortform textbook introduces learners to the frameworks within which international business occurs and to the range of actions that companies might undertake in ...
By Nerys Fuller-Love
July 10, 2020
Entrepreneurship is a fundamental business discipline and a phenomenon that drives economic growth globally. This short-form textbook focuses on the absolute essential elements of the field, covering theory and practice. Illuminating the development of entrepreneurship, the author also concisely ...
By Tony Proctor
July 08, 2020
Strategic marketing is a complex topic, and this short-form textbook illuminates its fundamental elements to provide a bird’s-eye view of the field for students of marketing strategy. Focused on the marketing of goods and services, the book highlights how incremental changes in the market ...
By Andrew Greasley
November 20, 2019
This short textbook consolidates all the key aspects of operations management into a concise and easily accessible reference tool. Comprising the management of creating goods and delivering services to customers, operations management plays an essential role in the success of ...