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The Business Environment, 6/e

Adrian Palmer, Professor of Marketing at the University of Wales
Bob Hartley, Associate Dean, Northampton Business School

ISBN: 9780077119
Copyright year: 2008

Welcome to the Online Learning Centre for The Business Environment, 6th edition

Palmer and Hartley's The Business Environment 6e This up-to-date and engaging textbook explores the complexity of forces that make up our business environment, showing how these forces impact on businesses and in turn how business decisions impact on the environment. Full of examples, up-to-date analysis and challenging student test material, this is a fully comprehensive study aid. The book begins by examining the macro environment (including, legal, political, technological and social) before moving on to discuss firms and markets (including chapters on internal factors, corporate responsibility, competition and international business).

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