This book provides a comprehensive introduction to business organisation and administration. Written in a straightforward, readable style this textbook covers all the major aspects of the subject. Starting with the organisational background it goes on to cover the functions of the important departments within the firm, the role of the administrative officer, and other areas of knowledge vital to the smooth running of a business. There are self-assessment questions at the end of each section, past exam questions, study and exam tips and a full index.
Acknowledgements. Foreword. General Study and Exam Tips. Part 1: The Organisational Background to Business Administration. 1. The Management Framework to Business Administration. 2. Characteristic Features of Organisations. 3. Organisational Design. 4. The Structure of Business Enterprises. Part 2: Functions Within Organisations. 5. The Production Function. 6. The Purchasing Function. 7. The Research and Development Function. 8. The Marketing Function. 9. Personnel Department. 10. The Accounting Function. Part 3: The Administrative Office’s Role. 12. The Administrator and Information.