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VCE Business Management


The market-leading Key Concepts in Business Management series has been fully revised and updated to reflect the new VCE Business Management Study Design for 2017.

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Key Concepts in Business Management
VCE Units 1-4, Fourth Edition
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Key Concepts in VCE Business Management
VCE Units 1-4, Fourth Edition


CHAPMAN | RICHARDSON | SMITHIES | PHELAN | DUMOVIC
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The latest editions of Jacaranda’s Key Concepts in Business Management series provide an innovative way of structuring learning. The new series brings current, real-world examples to the classroom to engage and motivate all students. In addition, each unit is now fully integrated with our unique and interactive exam preparation tool studyON, which has been included to maximise every student’s opportunity for exam success.

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  • eBookPLUS
  • eBookPLUS and print textbook
  • studyON (comes with text)
  • eGuidePLUS (Teacher Edition)

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School-assessed course work tasks, review questions and a summary at the end of every chapter allow students to regularly and independently evaluate their knowledge and understanding

A careful selection of contemporary case studies incorporate the latest business views and trends, demonstrating the application of theory in business

studyON_logoJacaranda’s unique exam preparation tool, studyON, is now included and fully integrated across the entire series, providing the ultimate resource package for VCE Business Management students

eGuidePLUS provides answers to all questions in the text, school-assessed coursework, advice on each lesson, additional case studies, plus customisable worksheets and chapter tests

All key knowledge points from the new Study Design are broken down into key concepts – highly visual, digestible, lesson-based sections

Contains select up-to-date business statistics and current legislation to provide relevancy to the real-life practice of business management

Interactivities, videos, weblinks and worksheets are integrated with robust content to further engage students and enhance their capacity for independent learning

Dedicated ‘Extend your Knowledge’ sections challenge and extend students’ understanding, and ‘Apply your Skills’ sections help students demonstrate the key skills outlined in the Study Design

Table of contents


  • Units 1 & 2

    Chapter 1 Introduction to business management

    Unit 1: Planning a business
    Chapter 2 The business idea
    Chapter 3 Planning a business – external environment
    Chapter 4 Planning a business – internal environment

    Unit 2: Establishing a business
    Chapter 5 Legal requirements and financial considerations
    Chapter 6 Marketing a business
    Chapter 7 Staffing a business

  • Units 3 & 4

    Unit 3: Managing a business
    Chapter 1 The nature of business
    Chapter 2 The nature of management
    Chapter 3 Human resource management – motivating employees
    Chapter 4 Human resource management – managing employees and workplace relations
    Chapter 5 Operations management

    Unit 4: Transforming a business
    Chapter 6 Reviewing performance – the need for change
    Chapter 7 Implementing change


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