Graduate Entrepreneurship

Author: Michael Tefula
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137493187
Release Date: 2016-10-19
Genre: Self-Help

Ever thought about starting your own business but didn't know where to begin? This book will take you through the key steps of entrepreneurship, including developing a suitable mindset; generating business ideas; and cultivating crucial skills such as marketing, sales and strategy.

The Business Student s Phrase Book

Author: Jeanne Godfrey
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781137587084
Release Date: 2017-05-26
Genre: Education

To write successfully in business – both at university and in the workplace – you need to communicate your ideas clearly and correctly; imprecise or incorrect word use will lessen the clarity and credibility of your work. This book gives you an accessible ‘way in’ to the words and phrases you will need to use in essays, case studies and reports. The Business Student’s Phrase Book: · Presents nearly 1,500 academic words commonly used across business and management · Shows you these words in the context of key writing functions and sentences from sample assignments so that you can see when, why and how words are used · Gives simple, clear definitions, concentrating on those words that most often cause problems · Explains the differences between commonly confused words · Identifies common mistakes in word use so that you can avoid similar errors in your own writing This is an essential companion for business students who seek to express their ideas, arguments and evaluations more clearly and precisely. Jeanne Godfrey has been teaching and managing in the field of English language and academic writing for over twenty years. She set up one of the first academic writing centres in a UK university and is a Teaching Fellow in the Language Centre at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the author of Writing for University, Reading and Making Notes, How to Use Reading in Your Essays and The Student Phrase Book.

The Graduate Career Guidebook

Author: Steve Rook
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230391741
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Education

At last, a practical, positive approach to finding the perfect job – ideal for any student or graduate. In The Graduate Career Guidebook, Steve Rook explains how to find your dream role, regardless of whether you have a career in mind or no idea what you want to do after university. His inspiring approach divides the career journey into manageable steps and helps you navigate each stage, from deciding what you want, to gaining work experience, networking effectively, conducting a job hunt, writing a knock out CV, impressing at interview and getting the job. The text will guide you through the career planning process so you can find a successful and fulfilling future. It includes: • Guidance-based exercises to help you reflect on your personal strengths and find opportunities that are a great match • Useful and inspirational case studies from students, graduates and employers • Sections on entrepreneurship and starting your own business Like your own personal career coach, Steve will motivate you to think broadly and creatively about your opportunities and his expert advice will help you make your dream a reality.

Mindfulness for Students

Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781352002362
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre:

Using a unique combination of mindfulness-based techniques and study skills, this book shows students how to apply mindfulness to their studies and everyday life in simple, practical steps. It introduces a wealth of tools and techniques that can be applied to specific study contexts, such as listening in lectures, completing assignments and preparing for exams, and shows readers how mindfulness can help them to manage the stresses of student life more effectively. Chapters are rich in guided activities, meditations, observations and reflections, and full of engaging illustrations. This hands-on guide to mindfulness is a must-read for students of all disciplines and backgrounds who are looking to bring a sense of calm to their lives and give their studying technique a boost.

Writing for Engineers

Author: Joan van Emden
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781352000481
Release Date: 2017-11-17
Genre:

This book is full of practical advice and useful examples to help students and engineers write clearly, accurately and impressively. This updated fourth edition features new material on technical notes, inspection reports and business cases, along with abstracts and summaries. It is an essential aid for today's engineers.

Essentials of Essay Writing

Author: Jamie Q Roberts
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137575852
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Genre: Education

This engagingly written book uncovers what markers look for and demystifies the secrets of effective writing. Each chapter covers a core element of effective essay writing, from analyzing the question through to constructing a conclusion, and provides clear guidelines to apply in your own work.

The Entrepreneurship Movement and the University

Author: C. Sá
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137401014
Release Date: 2015-03-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Entrepreneurship is widely embraced today in political discourse, popular culture, and economic policy prescriptions. Several groups actively promote entrepreneurial thinking and practices in higher education. This book examines how this 'Entrepreneurship Movement' impacts higher education in Canada and the United States.

Creative Cross Disciplinary Entrepreneurship

Author: D. Welsh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137338358
Release Date: 2014-12-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Creative Cross-Disciplinary Entrepreneurship responds to educational demands created through dramatic changes in the nature of business, by describing how to develop a cross-disciplinary curriculum in Entrepreneurship that further increases students' knowledge base in specific areas of interest and the development of an 'entrepreneurial mindset.'

The Future of Entrepreneurship in Latin America

Author: E. Brenes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137003324
Release Date: 2012-04-02
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the outlook for Latin American entrepreneurs in the new global environment. Using case studies from across the region, the book highlights liberalization measures nations are adopting to facilitate small and medium size enterprise (SME) creation and growth, and existing barriers that are threatening SME sector gains.

Transformative Entrepreneurs

Author: Jeffrey A. Harris
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137000262
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Entrepreneurs are the key to any successful new business. But having a good idea is not enough . . . too many good ideas fail at the execution level. Meticulously researched with fresh insights into the entrepreneurial process, Transformative Entrepreneurs provides a fascinating perspective on those enterprises and entrepreneurs that have changed the landscape of society, and highlights the challenges and excitement of launching new innovative businesses. Jeff Harris brings in-depth perceptions from his nearly thirty years of venture capital experience to provide a thorough understanding of the transformative ideas and leadership abilities that separate the winners and losers. From Fred Smith's Federal Express to Hugh Hefner's Playboy, and Ted Turner's CNN to Herb Kelleher's Southwest Airlines, the pioneering business models and execution skills of the founders come to life providing an inspirational lens for those chasing the dream.

The Changing Nature of the Graduate Labour Market

Author: G. Tholen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137479075
Release Date: 2014-09-23
Genre: Business & Economics

The assumptions made in the media regarding graduate skills and occupations are no longer valid within the changing educational context. This book traces seven key trends that shape the graduate labour market and reveals that their effects contradict the conceptualisation of the graduate labour market which dominates media and policy discourses.

Managing People in a Downturn

Author: A.
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230307209
Release Date: 2011-05-26
Genre: Business & Economics

A collection of engaging and thought-provoking essays looking at the world of business and management during a recession. Furnham takes a sideways look at some business issues that are often brushed under the carpet and examines recent academic contributions to business literature in an amusing and jargon-free style.

Strategic Planning for the Family Business

Author: Randel S. Carlock
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230578289
Release Date: 2001-04-21
Genre: Business & Economics

From small start-ups to giant multinationals, from the Mom-and-Pop owned barber shop to Ford, family owned businesses continue to dominate the world economy. Regardless of size, running a successful family firm presents unique challenges, and many fail to survive the transition to the next generation. Here is a practical, comprehensive guide to ensuring success through effective strategic planning. The authors provide a wealth of tested, easy-to-follow tools and techniques for mastering strategic planning for family-owned firms. Filled with real world examples, case studies, checklists, and planning worksheets, the book shows how to deal with a host of emerging challenges--from new technologies and globalizing marketings--by integrating family values and dynamics into sound planning and management.

The University in the Age of Globalization

Author: W. Bienkowski
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137023032
Release Date: 2012-07-06
Genre: Political Science

An informed discussion of the global education market, analysing the rankings system, and the determinants which help universities to advance. The authors examine possible improvements in the promotion and commercialization of university research, and the role of universities in the social and economic development of transition economies.