Legal Environment of Business, The, Student Value Edition

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2013-12-28
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This comprehensive textbook not only helps students develop a thorough understanding of the legal environment of business, but also enhances their ability to engage in critical thinking and ethical analysis, and ultimately survive in an increasingly competitive global environment. The following features of this text are designed to ensure that the authors’ goal–to develop critically thinking students who understand the important concepts of business law and the legal environment of business–is attained.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This text will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It provides:

  • Critical thinking skills that are developed through a superior, comprehensive, one-of-a-kind approach.
  • An emphasis on the global environment that helps prepare students for working in countries outside of the United States, or for U.S. companies with dealings in foreign companies or countries.
  • Additional features that distinguish this text’s teaching and learning advantages, including links connecting the law to other disciplines, a balanced mix of classic and current cases, For Future Reading lists, Applying the Law to the Facts features and more.


Table of Contents

Brief Contents
Introduction to the Law and the Legal Environment of Business 
    1    Critical Thinking and Legal Reasoning 
    2    Introduction to Law and the Legal Environment of Business 
    3    The American Legal System 
    4    Alternative Tools of Dispute Resolution 
    5    Constitutional Principles 
    6    White-Collar Crime and the Business Community
    7    Ethics, Social Responsibility, and the Business Manager 
    8    The International Legal Environment of Business 
Private Law and the Legal Environment of Business 
    9    The Law of Contracts and Sales—I 
    10    The Law of Contracts and Sales—II 
    11    The Law of Torts 
    12    Product and Service Liability Law
    13    Law of Property: Real and Personal 
    14    Intellectual Property 
    15    Agency Law 
    16    Law and Business Associations—I 
    17    Law and Business Associations—II 
Public Law and the Legal Environment of Business 
    18    The Law of Administrative Agencies 
    19    The Employment Relationship 
    20    Laws Governing Labor–Management Relations
    21    Employment Discrimination 
    22    Environmental Law 
    23    Rules Governing the Issuance and Trading of Securities 
    24    Antitrust Laws 
    25    Laws of Debtor–Creditor Relations and Consumer Protection 
Appendix A  The Constitution Of the United States 
Appendix B  Uniform Commercial Code (2000 Official Text), Article 2 

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