LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Business mathematics & systems

See below for a selection of the latest books from Business mathematics & systems category. Presented with a red border are the Business mathematics & systems books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Business mathematics & systems books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Experiencing MIS, Global Edition

Experiencing MIS, Global Edition

Author: David M. Kroenke, Randall J. Boyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

For undergraduate Introductory Management Information Systems courses. Help students understand the ways information systems are transforming business As technology continues to change the way organizations do business, knowledge of MIS is critical. Experiencing MIS illustrates how organizations use information systems to solve business problems every day. This modular text uses illustrative cases, exercises, projects, and other aids to ensure students connect concepts to everyday life by making MIS interesting and relevant to them. Changes and highlights in the 8th Edition keep pace with the fast-moving world of MIS and keep students up to date and knowledgeable on how to apply emerging technologies to better achieve their organization's strategies. Unique and updated guides within each chapter highlight themes in ethics, security, MIS careers, and other timely topics. Also available with Pearson MyLab MIS MyLab (TM) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. Learn more about Pearson MyLab MIS.

Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures

Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures

Author: David C. (Elms College, USA) Kimball, Robert N. (Springfield College, USA) Lussier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2020

As business schools expand their entrepreneurship programs and organizations seek people with entrepreneurial skills, it has become clear that the skills and mindset of an entrepreneur are highly valued in all business contexts. This latest edition of Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures continues to focus on helping students develop entrepreneurial skills, whether they seek to become entrepreneurs or employees. Focusing on the entrepreneurial start-up process, the fourth edition of Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures takes the reader through the steps of selecting, planning, financing, and controlling the new venture. The authors cover multiple forms of new ventures, as well as ways to utilize entrepreneurial skills in other contexts, encouraging students to engage with the material and apply it to their lives in ways that make sense for them. Skill development features include: Entrepreneurial profiles of small business owners Personal applications for students to apply questions to their new venture or a current business Global and domestic cases Elevator pitch assignments which put students in the venture capitalist position Application exercises and situations covering specific text concepts Business plan prompts to help students construct a business plan over the course of a semester Featuring pedagogical tools like review questions and learning outcomes, and online materials which expands upon skill development and offers instructor resources, the fourth edition of Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures is the perfect resource for instructors and students of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures

Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures

As business schools expand their entrepreneurship programs and organizations seek people with entrepreneurial skills, it has become clear that the skills and mindset of an entrepreneur are highly valued in all business contexts. This latest edition of Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures continues to focus on helping students develop entrepreneurial skills, whether they seek to become entrepreneurs or employees. Focusing on the entrepreneurial start-up process, the fourth edition of Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures takes the reader through the steps of selecting, planning, financing, and controlling the new venture. The authors cover multiple forms of new ventures, as well as ways to utilize entrepreneurial skills in other contexts, encouraging students to engage with the material and apply it to their lives in ways that make sense for them. Skill development features include: Entrepreneurial profiles of small business owners Personal applications for students to apply questions to their new venture or a current business Global and domestic cases Elevator pitch assignments which put students in the venture capitalist position Application exercises and situations covering specific text concepts Business plan prompts to help students construct a business plan over the course of a semester Featuring pedagogical tools like review questions and learning outcomes, and online materials which expands upon skill development and offers instructor resources, the fourth edition of Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures is the perfect resource for instructors and students of entrepreneurship.

Management Information Systems: The Technology Challenge

Management Information Systems: The Technology Challenge

Author: Nigel F. Piercy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

This book, originally published in 1984, established the need for a strategic managerial response to the new technology, which relies on an understanding of the real effects of technology - on organisational structure, manageemnt style and employee relations. It assesses the impact of the new information technology on manufacturing systems, employment levels and types, industrial relations and finally on marketing and external relationships.

New Office Information Technology Human and Managerial Implications

New Office Information Technology Human and Managerial Implications

Author: Richard J. Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

This book, originally published in 1987, evaluates the human and managerial implications of new office information technology, based on the actual experiences of organisations using the new technology. A variety of issues are examined including those centred on the role of the manger, producitivity, unemployment, physical and mental health. Major emphasis is placed on describing and discussing the implementation of new technology and ways of utilization which maximise benefits.

A History of Enterprise Policy Government, Small Business and Entrepreneurship

A History of Enterprise Policy Government, Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Governments in developed and developing economies have increasingly turned to entrepreneurship and small businesses for economic growth, dynamism and economic and social inclusion. Policies seeking to encourage, support or otherwise influence these forms of economic activity are varied but virtually omnipresent, recommended by organisations such as the OECD and World Bank and implemented by governments of many political ideologies. With a range of activities across government labelled as enterprise policy, it is vital to unpick the different policies, initiatives and interventions and to understand their development in order to subject them to scrutiny and evaluate the actions taken in the name of enterprise. This book provides the first in-depth, historical analysis of enterprise policy in the United Kingdom. Successive UK governments have been particularly active, with the number of initiatives estimated recently at 3000 and expenditure reaching as high as GBP12bn, yet facing continuous criticisms for its use, value or relevance. This historical study of UK enterprise policy represents a case study of different forms of enterprise policy and how they have developed, or failed to develop, over time, contributing to understanding of government, small business and entrepreneurship. It will be of value to researchers, academics, policymakers, and students interested in the history of small business and entrepreneurship as well as standing as a history of a specific policy area and the ways in which policies involving many different areas of government develop over time.

Business Statistics: A First Course, Global Edition

Business Statistics: A First Course, Global Edition

Author: David M. Levine, Kathryn A. Szabat, David F. Stephan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content, which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. For one-semester business statistics courses. A focus on using statistical methods to analyze and interpret results to make data-informed business decisions Statistics is essential for all business majors, and Business Statistics: A First Course helps students see the role statistics will play in their own careers by providing examples drawn from all functional areas of business. Guided by the principles set forth by major statistical and business science associations (ASA and DSI), plus the authors' diverse experiences, the 8th Edition, Global Edition, continues to innovate and improve the way this course is taught to all students. With new examples, case scenarios, and problems, the text continues its tradition of focusing on the interpretation of results, evaluation of assumptions, and discussion of next steps that lead to data-informed decision making. The authors feel that this approach, rather than a focus on manual calculations, better serves students in their future careers. This brief offering, created to fit the needs of a one-semester course, is part of the established Berenson/Levine series. MyLab Business Statistics is not included. Students, if MyLab Business Statistics is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MyLab Business Statistics should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. Reach every student by pairing this text with MyLab Business Statsitics MyLab (TM) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student.

Business Analytics An Introduction to Mathematical Methodologies

Business Analytics An Introduction to Mathematical Methodologies

Author: Dr Gareth (Aston University, UK) Woods Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2019

Business Analytics in Context: An Introduction to Methodologies is an essential resource for any student undertaking a business/management degree. Providing you with the mathematical and statistical skills that you will need during your studies, Dr Gareth Woods uses his extensive experience of teaching students requiring additional support to understand key mathematical concepts, to deliver an engaging and accessible text structured around your learning journey from understanding basic concepts, such as algebra, through to applying more advanced techniques including differentiation and optimisation. Each topic is introduced using a business start-up case study, providing context and showing you how mathematical methods apply to real-life examples. Exercises throughout the book allow you to test your own understanding of the topics covered, and at the end of each chapter you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learnt to a scenario that might be encountered in a professional work environment. The book is supported by online diagnostic tests that allow you to build confidence in using the methodologies contained in the book, prepare for exams and, where needed, to seek further targeted support from your instructors in specific areas to help you progress. Online instructional videos are also provided to further illustrate key concepts and to facilitate self-study. The content is presented in a work-book style, and space has been provided in the book to allow you to make notes and work through the end of chapter questions. The book then becomes a reference for you as you progress through your studies, and on into professional life. Being able to show your workings to the support staff working in your university's learning development centre, will help them to address your mathematics support needs quickly and efficiently. Beyond your studies, applicants for graduate positions are often expected to sit psychometric numerical reasoning tests, and having this book as a reference to prepare for and pass these tests would be invaluable in helping you secure that position. In creating this learning resource, careful consideration has been given to how the online resources integrate with the book to ensure a structured approach to navigating through the content, allowing you to build your confidence in applying the mathematical techniques shown. The learning pathway has been developed so that there are no dead-ends if you find yourself struggling to grasp a particular concept or technique. Mathematics can be a daunting subject for many, and so particular attention has been given to directing you back to content that you may need to engage with again and understand in order to progress further. An illustration of how the this has been achieved can be found in the front of the book.

Information Systems for Business

Information Systems for Business

Author: Isaack Onyango Okwaro Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Information Systems for Business gives the readers an introduction to information systems and talks about the transition from manual to IT-based business processes. It elaborates on the management information systems and the database management. Also discussed in the book are the advantages and the impact of information system on business, the use of information system in the supply chain management and the use of such system in the marketing processes. The book also gives insights on the future trends in information systems for the readers to know the importance of it.

Alternative Currencies in the Digital Age

Alternative Currencies in the Digital Age

Author: Qing Zhou Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Alternative Currencies In The Digital Age makes the readers aware about the various currencies that can be used in the businesses or even in the normal regular transactions in the current world of digital technology and informs the readers about the ways in which these currencies may change the way trades happen. This book also discusses about the various currencies in the digital age, the role of alternative currencies in the economy of the world, bitcoin, the blockchains, the process of mining and the monetary policies and the related cybercrimes to the alternative currencies. It provides an insight into the kind of world that the people are heading into and the kinds of currencies that will be a fundamental thing in the future.

Practical Business Statistics

Practical Business Statistics

Author: Maria Catherine Borres Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Practical Business Statistics explains the subject of statistics and the role it plays in the businesses and also talks about the process of data mining and big data in this field. The book discusses the various aspects related to data structure and explains the distribution of data on a histogram to the readers. The book further throws light on the concept of variability and data and the use of probability in the businesses. Also discussed in the book is the concept on uncertainty of numbers in the businesses, giving an overview of the random variables, the concept of confidence interval, the explanation of hypothesis testing and regression analysis and the role of report writing in the proper communication of the results so that the readers get a full insight on the various aspects of statistics in businesses.

Digital Organizing Revisiting Themes in Organization Studies

Digital Organizing Revisiting Themes in Organization Studies

Author: Ursula Plesner, Emil Husted Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2019

This important new textbook offers a lively and topical discussion of how digital technologies impact various aspects of organizations, such as structure, knowledge, collaboration, communication, identity, legitimacy and power. Taking a critical and nuanced approach, this engaging textbook introduces readers to central themes in organization studies and reflects on how changes brought about by digitalization have important implications for private, public and voluntary organizations, and on practical disciples such as strategy, management, innovation and entrepreneurship. Contemporary case studies drawn from a wide range of international organizations demonstrate the real-world relationship between digital technologies and organizing. This is an essential textbook for final year undergraduates, postgraduates and MBA students taking a module in technology and organization. It is also suitable for any student of organizational studies wanting to understand more about the role that the digital plays in contemporary organizing.