The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Andrew Crane
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199211590
Release Date: 2008-02-14
Genre: Business & Economics

CSR encompasses broad questions about the changing relationship between business, society, and government. An authoritative review of the academic research that has both prompted, and responded to, these issues, the text provides clear thinking and perspectives on CSR and the debates around it.

Siegel s Civil Procedure

Author: Brian N. Siegel
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454827696
Release Date: 2012-04-10
Genre: Law

A proven resource for high performance, the Siegel’s series keeps you focused on the only thing that matters – the exam. The Siegel’s series relies on a powerful Q&A format, featuring multiple-choice questions at varying levels of difficulty, as well as essay questions to give you practice issue-spotting and analyzing the law. Answers to multiple-choice questions explain why one choice is correct as well as why the other choices are wrong, to ensure complete understanding. An entire chapter is devoted to teaching you how to prepare effectively for essay exams. The chapter provides instruction, advice, and exam-taking tips that help you make the most of your study time. A wonderful resource for practice in answering the types of questions your professor will ask on your exam, the Siegel’s Series will prove valuable in the days or weeks leading up to your final. Features: Exposing you to the types of questions your professor will ask on the exam, Siegel’s will prove valuable in the days or weeks leading up to your final. A great number of questions at the appropriate level of difficulty—20 to 30 essay Q&As and 90 to 100 multiple-choice Q&As—provide opportunity for you to practice spotting issues as you apply your knowledge of the law. Essay questions give you solid practice writing concise essay answers, and the model answers allow you to check your work. An entire chapter is devoted to preparing for essay exams. In checking your answers to multiple-choice questions, you can figure out where you may have erred: Answers explain why one choice is correct and the other choices are wrong. To help you learn to make the most of your study time, the introductory chapter gives instruction, advice, and tips for preparing for and taking essay exams . The table of contents helps you prepare for exams by clearly outlining the topics tested in each Essay question. In addition, you can locate questions covering topics you’re having difficulty with by checking the index. Revised by law school professors, the Siegel’s Series is updated on a regular basis.

Siegel s Corporations and Other Business Entities

Author: Siegel
Publisher: Legal Books Distributing
ISBN: 1454809272
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Law

The "Siegel's Series" works through key topics in a Q&A format, providing an additional source for self-quizzing. A proven resource for high performance, titles in this exam-prep series contain essay questions with model answers, as well as multiple-choice questions and answers. Siegel's Series Features: All titles newly revised and updated Multiple-choice questions with answers Essay questions with model answers Available for all major subjects Great for exam prep

Siegel s Corporations

Author: Brian Siegel
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134463731
Release Date: 2001-08-01
Genre: Corporation law

The Siegel's Series works through key topics in a Q&A format, providing and additional source for self-quizzing. A proven resource for high performance, each title in this exam-prep series contains multiple-choice questions and answers, as well as essay questions with model answers. Siegel's Features: Multiple choice questions with model answers Essay questions with model answers Available for all major subjects and electives Great for exam prep, too

Keys to Starting a Small Business

Author: Joel G. Siegel
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0812044878
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Business & Economics

Do you have a product or service idea -- and if so, do you know how to transform it into a profitable business venture? Do you understand the advantages and disadvantages of buying an established business? Of starting an entirely new firm? Do you know the most prudent ways to finance your new business? Are you aware of the dos and don'ts fo selecting a location? Do you knowhow to deal with employees and meet the day-to-day challenges of running a going business? Answers to these questions and more are the basis of the Keys presented in this book. master each Key, and you master the art of starting a successful small business.

Financial Management

Author: Jae K. Shim
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0764139401
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

(back cover) BARRON'S BUSINESS LIBRARY Titles in this series speak to men and women who are starting a company or managing an ongoing small-to-medium-size business. Emphasis is on daily operations as well as on analyzing problems and solving them. Examples and approaches cited in these books are based on true-to-life business situations. Financial Management Third Edition This book instructs you in understanding and analyzing financial statements, the time-value of money, making capital budgeting decisions, and much more. Appendices include a list of online Internet resources and short descriptions of Excel financial and investment functions. New in this edition is up-to-date information on SEC reporting requirements, managing dependent-demand inventories, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

A Desktop Guide for Nonprofit Directors Officers and Advisors

Author: Jack B. Siegel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471791027
Release Date: 2006-06-05
Genre: Business & Economics

How to keep any nonprofit out of trouble, running smoothly, and accomplishing its mission "Jack Siegel--lawyer, accountant, management consultant, and computer whiz--takes the putative director or officer of a nonprofit organization on a useful and often entertaining voyage throughout the realm of the tax-exempt organizations universe, pointing out its quirks, foibles, and legal liabilities along the way. His handbook will make mandatory--and arresting--reading for those who are already serving as trustees, directors, officers, and key employees of exempt organizations, particularly charitable ones. Siegel's goal, in which he succeeds, is to help directors and officers of nonprofit organizations 'make better decisions.' The book is full of large policy analyses and paragraphs on the details, such as board size, board committees, board meeting formats, the contents of minutes, and the duties of officers. Salted with some excellent real-life examples, what also sets this book apart from most in its genre is the tone: the writing style, the brusqueness, the bluntness. He complains that too many directors 'check their good judgment at the boardroom door.' He advises individuals who 'desire agreement and demand adulation' to stay off boards; he insists on 'commitment' and 'institutional tension' with the executive director. He warns prospective directors that some organizations want, in addition to time and judgment, 'either your money or your ability to raise money.' To my delight, he extols the virtues of 'some level of expenditures' for qualified lawyers and accountants. Please join me in adding this most helpful handbook to your nonprofit library." --Bruce R. Hopkins, Attorney at Law, author of The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Eighth Edition and Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, Fourth Edition

Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship

Author: Andreas Georg Scherer
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781848442924
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Want to know what s buzzing with corporate citizenship? Look no further. This book shows why global corporate citizenship has been called the topic of the decade and why it matters to each of us, no matter where we live. It explains in plain English the major issues and ideas percolating in current research on the topic. Trust what you discover in the book. The list of contributors to Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship reads like a Who s Who of corporate citizenship research. Thomas Donaldson, University of Pennsylvania, US This is a unique and eclectic set of essays on a vitally important (but often neglected) topic. The editors are to be congratulated in assembling a distinguished group of scholars, who carefully and expertly guide the reader through the various facets of global corporate citizenship. This is a must read for anyone interested in the social ramifications of the globalization of business activity. John H. Dunning OBE, University of Reading, UK and Rutgers University, US Start with a fact large corporations wield enormous power in the contemporary, globalized economy. Then note the hopes and fears that this fact inspired the potential to harness the profit motive to social needs, but the fear that the profit motive can just as easily wreak havoc. And finally, bring together some leading scholars from around the world to discuss the matter and the result is a hugely impressive collection of essays on one of the burning issues of our time. This volume is definitive the necessary starting point for future debate. Paul S. Adler, University of Southern California, US This volume provides an extensive and comprehensive overview of current research and theory about why and how corporations should play a more active role in fulfilling their global citizenship obligations and responsibilities. Its contributors include many of the most important and influential scholars in the field of corporate social responsibility from both Europe and the US. An important strength of this volume is the diversity and breadth of the dimensions of corporate citizenship that it explores in depth. This volume provides an important resource to scholars, managers, and activists interested in promoting corporate citizenship. David Vogel, University of California, Berkeley, US The Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship identifies and fosters key interdisciplinary research on corporate citizenship and provides a framework for further academic debate on corporate responsibility in a global society. This exciting and important Handbook provides a unique forum to discuss the consequences of the social and political mandate of business firms and examines the implications of these consequences for the theory of the firm. Leading academics have been invited from various disciplines such as management studies, economics, sociology, legal studies and political science to evaluate the concept of corporate citizenship and to analyze the role of private business in global governance and the production of global public goods. The Handbook is structured in seven sections: theoretical perspectives on corporate citizenship contemporary issues and challenges of global business regulation actors and institutions of global business regulation disciplinary perspectives on corporate citizenship implications for management theory building critical perspectives on corporate citizenship conclusions. This Handbook will be a significant read for academics, postgraduate students and managers interested in the field of corporate citizenship, regulation and corporate responsibility across the social sciences.

The Ernst Young business plan guide

Author: Eric S. Siegel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: UCSD:31822015344708
Release Date: 1993-02-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Written for entrepreneurs who are in the planning stages of starting, expanding, or acquiring a business, this useful guide provides step-by-step procedures for preparing a business plan. You'll find out why certain information is vital to the success of your plan and how this data can be best presented. Revised and updated, The Ernst & Young Business Plan Guide, Second Edition covers new regulations and includes a new chapter on further considerations that need to be addressed when developing a business plan - areas like staffing levels, additional financing for growth, and cashing out. There's also a new chapter on how to choose the right business entity (partnerships, sole proprietorships, S corporations, and C corporations) for your specific needs. You'll find new tax information, a new section on how to include buying a company in your business plan, a new section that discusses the impact of information technology on keeping your business plan up-to-date, and a new section on what to include as attachments (for instance, resumes, profit analyses, agreements) to a business plan. Like its bestselling predecessor, this Second Edition covers all of the basics involved in creating a successful business plan. You'll find out why a business plan is used for more than just raising money. This Second Edition offers a revealing discussion of how both lenders and investors really evaluate a business plan. It deals with the various legal forms that a business plan can take, a decision that affects how much money can be eventually raised, the impact the federal tax code will have on the business, and the potential financial rewards for investors. The Ernst & Young Business Plan Guide, SecondEdition provides a piece-by-piece dissection of a model business plan - with examples of a real plan interspersed throughout. Specific chapters focus on different portions of the business plan. You'll find out how to tailor your plan to specific industries and how to broaden your plan's appeal to financial and strategy reviewers. You'll get a list of special issues and questions that you'll need to be sensitive to as well as some of the questions that will be asked by those who will be reviewing the plan. A business plan for a hypothetical company, Good Food, Inc., an all-natural baby and children's food company, is presented to more clearly highlight the business plan preparation process.

Back Sense

Author: Dr. Ronald D. Siegel
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780767909716
Release Date: 2001-11-29
Genre: Health & Fitness

Understand your back pain in a whole new way and break the cycle forever. Back pain is a serious problem, disabling over 5 million Americans and costing society $20 to $50 billion annually. Until recently both doctors and patients have misunderstood its true causes and have unwittingly fostered the pain cycle. Back Sense is the groundbreaking book that promises to change the way we approach the problem by proving that almost all chronic back pain is caused by stress and muscle tension, rather than by damage to the spine. On occasion nearly everyone experiences short term back pain--from sore or strained muscles. But for many who come to treat their back gingerly because they fear further "injury," a cycle of worry and inactivity results, which actually increases muscle tightness and leads them to think of themselves as having a "bad back." In reality, most backs are strong and resilient--built to support our bodies for a lifetime. Contrary to popular belief, truly "bad backs" are extremely rare. While seemingly abnormal disks and other parts of the back are, in fact, often present in those who suffer chronic back pain, they are also frequently found in those who have absolutely no pain whatsoever. Back Sense uses the latest scientific research to discredit the perfectly understandable, but counterproductive assumption that back pain is caused by these "abnormalities." Drawing on their work with patients and studies from major scientific journals and corporations such as Boeing, the authors have amassed conclusive evidence proving that stress and inactivity are actually to blame. Since conventional treatments of back problems encourage excessive caution, most sufferers get trapped in a vicious cycle in which concern about pain and physical limitations leads to heightened tension, more pain, and further distress. The authors of Back Sense--all three are former chronic back pain sufferers themselves--have developed a revolutionary self-treatment approach that works. It allows patients to avoid the restrictions and expense of most other treatments. After showing readers how to rule out the possibility that a rare medical condition is the source of their problem, Back Sense clearly and convincingly explains how chronic back pain results from other factors. Building on this idea, the book systematically leads readers toward recapturing a life free of back pain. From the Hardcover edition.

Predictive Analytics

Author: Eric Siegel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119145684
Release Date: 2016-01-13
Genre: Business & Economics

"Mesmerizing & fascinating..." —The Seattle Post-Intelligencer "The Freakonomics of big data." —Stein Kretsinger, founding executive of Award-winning | Used by over 30 universities | Translated into 9 languages An introduction for everyone. In this rich, fascinating — surprisingly accessible — introduction, leading expert Eric Siegel reveals how predictive analytics works, and how it affects everyone every day. Rather than a “how to” for hands-on techies, the book serves lay readers and experts alike by covering new case studies and the latest state-of-the-art techniques. Prediction is booming. It reinvents industries and runs the world. Companies, governments, law enforcement, hospitals, and universities are seizing upon the power. These institutions predict whether you're going to click, buy, lie, or die. Why? For good reason: predicting human behavior combats risk, boosts sales, fortifies healthcare, streamlines manufacturing, conquers spam, optimizes social networks, toughens crime fighting, and wins elections. How? Prediction is powered by the world's most potent, flourishing unnatural resource: data. Accumulated in large part as the by-product of routine tasks, data is the unsalted, flavorless residue deposited en masse as organizations churn away. Surprise! This heap of refuse is a gold mine. Big data embodies an extraordinary wealth of experience from which to learn. Predictive Analytics unleashes the power of data. With this technology, the computer literally learns from data how to predict the future behavior of individuals. Perfect prediction is not possible, but putting odds on the future drives millions of decisions more effectively, determining whom to call, mail, investigate, incarcerate, set up on a date, or medicate. In this lucid, captivating introduction — now in its Revised and Updated edition — former Columbia University professor and Predictive Analytics World founder Eric Siegel reveals the power and perils of prediction: What type of mortgage risk Chase Bank predicted before the recession. Predicting which people will drop out of school, cancel a subscription, or get divorced before they even know it themselves. Why early retirement predicts a shorter life expectancy and vegetarians miss fewer flights. Five reasons why organizations predict death — including one health insurance company. How U.S. Bank and Obama for America calculated — and Hillary for America 2016 plans to calculate — the way to most strongly persuade each individual. Why the NSA wants all your data: machine learning supercomputers to fight terrorism. How IBM's Watson computer used predictive modeling to answer questions and beat the human champs on TV's Jeopardy! How companies ascertain untold, private truths — how Target figures out you're pregnant and Hewlett-Packard deduces you're about to quit your job. How judges and parole boards rely on crime-predicting computers to decide how long convicts remain in prison. 182 examples from Airbnb, the BBC, Citibank, ConEd, Facebook, Ford, Google, the IRS, LinkedIn,, MTV, Netflix, PayPal, Pfizer, Spotify, Uber, UPS, Wikipedia, and more. How does predictive analytics work? This jam-packed book satisfies by demystifying the intriguing science under the hood. For future hands-on practitioners pursuing a career in the field, it sets a strong foundation, delivers the prerequisite knowledge, and whets your appetite for more. A truly omnipresent science, predictive analytics constantly affects our daily lives. Whether you are a consumer of it — or consumed by it — get a handle on the power of Predictive Analytics.

The Medical Entrepreneur Digital Version

Author: Daniel Mark Siegel
Publisher: Nano 2 Business Press
ISBN: 9780615433523
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is written for medical students, medical residents, and physicians in private practice, academia and research. The book is an excellent review of everything a doctor needs to know about the business of medicine from the moment he or she graduates medical school.