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Module Reading List

Business Environment, 2019/20, Semester B05
Andrew Richardson
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Business Environment

Capon, C. 2009. Understanding the business environment. Harlow: Prentice Hall.

Huczynski, A. and D. Buchanan. 2013. Organizational Behaviour, 8th Edition. Harlow: Prentice Hall.

Kew, J and J. Stredwick. 2008. Business Environment: Managing in a strategic context. CIPD.

Mullins, L.J. 2016. Management and Organisational Behaviour, 11th Edition. Harlow: Pearson Education.

Palmer, A and B. Hartley. 2009. The Business Environment, 6th Edition, Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill.

Robbins, S.P. 2017. Organizational Behavior, 17th Edition. Harlow: Pearson Education.

Worthington, I and C. Britton. 2009. The Business Environment, 6th edition. Harlow: Prentice Hall.

Websites that can be useful – Useful to help you understand some of the theories. Some good links – Useful economic data to support PEST analysis - Office of National Statistics

Journals to explore

Journal of general management. ISSN: 0306-3070

Journal of business and management ISSN: 1535-668X

Journal of the economics of business. ISSN: 0962-1369

Academic skills and Employability

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There are a number of Study Skills guides available, both in the library (especially Laidlaw Level 1) and online. Try to find a resource that suits you. The following are suggested sources.

Remember to be selective, you don't need to read the whole text at once. Instead pick a topic that is relevant to you at the moment. Where a text contains a specific section that is of interest, page numbers have been included.

Time management

Williams. K. & Reid. M. 2011. Time management. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Critical thinking

Cottrell. S. 2011. Critical thinking skills: developing effective analysis and argument. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Tittle, P. 2011. Critical thinking: an appeal to reason. New York: Routledge, pp. 2-20 EBook available

Exam skills

Cottrell. S. 2011. The Exam skills handbook 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Employment skills

Corfield, R. 2010. Preparing the perfect CV: how to make a great impression and get the job you want .5th ed. London: Kogan Page.

Hodgson, S. 2011. Brilliant answers to tough interview questions. 4th ed. Harlow: Pearson.

Lumley. M. & Wilkinson. J. 2014. Developing employability for business. Oxford: OUP.

Presentation skills and networking

Casserly, M. 2012. Stop lying! and the nine other mistakes you're making on linkedIn. Forbes. p. 30, Business Source Premier, EBSCOhost.

Goodsell, B. 2012. Keep the networking momentum going. Successful meetings. 61(2), p. 14. Business Source Premier, EBSCOhost.

Rane, DB. 2010. Effective body language for organizational success. IUP journal of soft skills 4 (4), pp. 17-26. EBSCO Business Source Premier, EBSCOhost.

Reflective writing

Bassott, B. 2013. The reflective journal: Capturing your learning for personal and professional development. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Moon, J. 2004. Reflection in Learning and Professional Development: Theory & Practice. London: Routledge Falmer.

Moon, J. 2005. Learning Journals: a Handbook for Academics, Students and Professional Development. 2nd edition. London: Kogan Page.

Additional study skills further reading resources:

Allan, B. 2009. Study skills for business and management students. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Bailey, S. 2010. Academic writing for international students of businessLondon: Routledge 

Bedford, D., and Wilson, E. 2009. Study skills for part-time studentsDorset: Pearson.

Bourner, Tom and Race, P. 1995. How to win as a part-time student. London: Kogan Page.

Bowell, T. And G. Kemp. 2009. Critical thinking: a concise guide. 3rd Edition. London: Routledge.

Cameron, S. 2008. The business student's handbook: learning skills for study and employment. 4th ed. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall.  

Cottrell, S. 2008. The study skills handbook. 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Galagher, K. 2013 Skills development for business and management students: study and employability. 2nd ed. Oxford: OUP.

Giles, K. and Hedge, N. 1995. The Manager’s good study guide. Milton Keynes: Open University.

Groucutt, J. 2008. Business degree success: a practical study guide for business students at college and university. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hargreaves, S and Crabb, J. 2016. Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia. 3rd edition. Los Angeles: Sage.

Patrick, A. 2015. The dyspraxic learner : strategies for successPhiladelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Pritchard, L. 2006. The Mature Student’s Guide to Higher Education. Open University Press

Rose, J. 2013. The Mature Student’s Guide to Writing3rd Edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Ramsay. P, Maier. P & Price. G. 2010. Study skills for business and management students. Essex: Pearson. 

This list was last updated on 09/10/2019