NEW FOR 2022

Jacaranda Business Studies in Action

For the NSW Stage 6 Syllabus

NSW’s favourite Business Studies series, Jacaranda Business Studies in Action, is freshly updated with new content and tools to help you deliver engaging and contemporary lessons for your students, while preparing them for exam success.



Relevance in a changing world

Explore 100+ new case studies (Tesla, Uber Eats) and contemporary business trends with your students, including how COVID-19 has impacted the business environment.

An engaging learning experience

Captivate learners with new videos in every chapter and access to the learnON platform, where theory is supported by an expansive range of interactive media and resources.

Unrivalled exam preparation

Practice makes perfect with access to 300+ official HSC exam questions, including the 2020 exam in print (HSC), plus every past exam question from 2006-2020 online with immediate feedback.

  • Series features

    The latest editions of Jacaranda Business Studies in Action include these key updates:

    • Rigorous adherence to the content of the Stage 6 Business Studies Syllabus, including greater emphasis on ‘learn tos’ as well as ‘learn abouts’
    • Available in learnON for the first time, where teachers get greater visibility into student progress and performance, allowing you to easily tailor lesson plans and create custom tests
    • For the HSC course, access to 300+ official HSC exam questions in the print textbook and every exam question from 2006-2020 in learnON
    • For the Preliminary course, access to practice exam questions in print and learnON
    • Every subtopic now has a quick quiz, questions and exam questions to give students plenty of opportunity to practice
    • The trusted Kathmandu year-long case study is now available in print and learnON
    • Colour-coded learning pathways to support differentiation (Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3)
    • NESA glossary of key words to prepare students on how to answer exam questions
    • HSC ‘key process verbs’ are colour-coded and used in graded questions throughout the text that appeal to all levels of learners
    • Clear explanations and useful visual learning aids help explain complex business concepts

  • Formats

    Jacaranda provides a range of format options to allow teachers to teach their class their way.

    Print


    Printed textbook with free digital code inside

    learnON


    learnON is our immersive and flexible digital learning platform.

    iPad app


    Trusted Jacaranda content available online and offline through the iPad app

    PDF


    Downloadable PDFs available in the learnON platform.

  • Authors

    Stephen Chapman

    Stephen Chapman is an active teacher, author, HSC marker and consultant, with 28 years’ experience as a classroom teacher and head teacher. He has authored/co-authored 24 textbooks in the areas of Commerce, Business Studies and Economics. He has won awards for teaching excellence and pedagogical writings, as well as a Commonwealth Parliamentary Teaching Fellowship. As a consultant, he works with schools to develop teaching programs and educational resources.

    Rosalinda Gallina

    Rosalinda Gallina is a teacher of Business Studies, Legal Studies, Commerce and Business Services, with over 14 years’ teaching experience. She is a Business Studies HSC marker and has been the co-convenor of the Business Studies Trial HSC Examination paper for the Catholic Secondary Schools Association NSW for three years. She also lectures and presents at student workshops on HSC Business Studies.

    Michael Doherty

    Michael Doherty has been teaching for almost 30 years. He has taught HSC Business Studies since its inception and has been an HSC marker and Judge marker. He has presented at both student workshops and teacher conferences. As an author, he has written articles for The Sydney Morning Herald’s Preparing for the HSC series and the Economic Literacy Centre’s Business Studies Review.

    Mohan Dhall

    Mohan Dhall is a teacher and author. He trains teachers at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in Business Studies, Legal Studies, Economics and Commerce methods. His experience of business extends to running three companies — the Australian Tutoring Association (ATA) and Global Tutoring Association (GTA) as well as Mohannah Education. The business principles he writes about are based on his experience of working in business and working with large and small companies both onshore and offshore.

    Cassy Norris

    Cassy Norris has 34 years’ experience as a classroom teacher and head teacher of Social Sciences, and is a former coordinating senior HSC marker in Business Studies. Currently she is Principal of Ryde Secondary College. She has co-authored textbooks in Commerce, Business Studies and Geography, and has written teaching resources for several educational departments and programs. She has also contributed to syllabus evaluation and development with the Board of Studies.

    Natalie Devenish

    Natalie Devenish is a teacher of Business Studies, Economics, Legal Studies and Commerce, with over 15 years’ teaching experience. She has been an HSC marker for seven years and has completed a Masters in Education. She has co-authored three textbooks in the areas of Business Studies and Commerce. Natalie has a specific interest in the development and implementation of literacy strategies to support student learning.

Jacaranda Business Studies in Action

The Jacaranda Business Studies in Action series is available in a print with digital or digital-only format to allow teacher to teach their class, their way.

  • Preliminary Course

    Digital with Print


    Title: Jacaranda Business Studies in Action Preliminary Course 6e print + learnON
    ISBN: 9780730393405
    Publication date: 2021
    RRP: $89.95

    Printed textbook with free digital code inside.

     

    Digital


    Title: Jacaranda Business Studies in Action Preliminary Course 6e learnON
    ISBN: 9780730393351
    Publication date: 2021
    RRP: $59.95

    learnON is the digital platform for students and teachers. Teachers get access to a bank of additional support resources – free!

    More sample chapters are available for this title

    VIEW SAMPLE CHAPTERS HERE

    Jacaranda Business Studies In Action Preliminary Course 6e
    Chapter 1: Role of business Chapter 8: Management process
    Chapter 2: Types of businesses Chapter 9: Management and change
    Chapter 3: Influences in the business environment Chapter 10: Small to medium enterprises (SMEs)
    Chapter 4: Business growth and decline Chapter 11: Influences in establishing a small to medium enterprise
    Chapter 5: Nature of management Chapter 12: The business planning process
    Chapter 6: Achieving business goals Chapter 13: Critical issues in business success and failure
    Chapter 7: Management Approaches

  • HSC Course

    Digital with Print


    Title: Jacaranda Business Studies in Action HSC Course 7e Print & learnON
    ISBN: 9780730393924
    Publication date: 2021
    RRP: $89.95

    Printed textbook with free digital code inside.

     

    Digital


    Title: Jacaranda Business Studies in Action HSC Course 7e learnON
    ISBN: 9780730393870
    Publication date: 2021
    RRP: $59.95

    learnON is the digital platform for students and teachers. Teachers get access to a bank of additional support resources – free!

    More sample chapters are available for this title

    VIEW SAMPLE CHAPTERS HERE

    Jacaranda Business Studies in Action HSC Course 7e
    Chapter 1: Kathmandu case study: Introduction and operations Chapter 12: Role of financial management
    Chapter 2: Role of operations management Chapter 13: Influences on financial management
    Chapter 3: Influences on operations management Chapter 14: Processes of financial management
    Chapter 4: Operations processes Chapter 15: Financial management strategies
    Chapter 5: Operations strategies Chapter 16: Kathmandu case study: Human resources
    Chapter 6: Kathmandu case study: Marketing Chapter 17: Role of human resource management
    Chapter 7: Role of marketing Chapter 18: Key influences on human resource management
    Chapter 8: Influences on marketing Chapter 19: Processes of human resource management
    Chapter 9: Marketing process Chapter 20: Strategies in human resource management
    Chapter 10: Marketing strategies Chapter 21: Effectiveness of human resource management
    Chapter 11: Kathmandu case study: Finance

 

Want more from Stephen Chapman?


Our Business Studies in Action author, Stephen Chapman, has written a two part guest-blog series to help Business Studies teachers foster a renewed engagement in the classroom. Click below to download now!

What are teachers saying about the Business Studies in Action Stage 6 series?


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    “These are great resources for our needs [and] Jacaranda offer fantastic teacher support.”

    JODIE SCHAFFERIUS
    Teacher, The Hutchins School

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    “Jacaranda has been an impressive textbook publisher. It’s books are a clear representation of the NSW teaching syllabus. The textbooks provide a range of engaging activities and subject specific content. Jacaranda has been a pleasurable experience for students to understand content and place their knowledge in action through activities and additional resources. ”

    MARIAM CHEBLI
    Bellfield college

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