Concise Dictionary of Business Management

Concise Dictionary of Business Management

Concise Dictionary of Business Management

Concise Dictionary of Business Management

Synopsis

With increased coverage in areas like human relations management, business economics, corporate strategy, financial management, information technology, and management accounting and marketing, this second edition of The Concise Dictionary of Business Management has been completely revised and updated to reflect the changing world of work and new technology. It has been expanded to include many new terms and buzzwords such as: contracting out, telecommuting occupational choice, glass ceiling, superwoman, electronic brainstorming internet and virtual corporation. It is the ideal quick reference guide for students and professionals wanting to cut through the jargon of business and management.

Excerpt

There are two major changes in this work from the first edition, and both are immediately apparent to the reader. The title has changed from The Concise Dictionary of Management to Concise Dictionary of Business Management, and this change in turn reflects a considerable addition to the content of the book. This additional material has taken several forms.

1 Updating

All the terms in the first edition were considered first of all from a viewpoint of their currency of usage. One or two terms that seemed now to be out-moded or no longer in general use have been dropped.

The remaining terms were then considered in the light of the developments in their field since the beginning of the 1990s, and modified wherever necessary to take account of these developments.

The most important terms in the dictionary were then expanded to provide more information while still remaining within the book’s spirit of being written as concisely as possible.

2 Additional terms

Several hundred new entries have been added to the second edition in keeping with its new ‘business’ orientation. In particular, many terms have been included from such areas (in alphabetical order of course) as business economics, corporate strategy, financial management, information technology, management accounting and marketing. In addition to these areas the coverage of terms in human relations management has been greatly increased in line with the dynamic and rapidly changing nature of that field.

One important feature of the book has been retained from the first edition and that is the cross-referencing to other relevant entries. These entries are printed in SMALL CAPITALS and this allows the reader quickly to identify and to follow up other terms which appear within the particular entry being consulted. With the addition of several hundred new terms this feature of the

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