The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business

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  • Edition: 17th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-02-06
  • Publisher: MCGRAW HILL
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Although the text retains its foundation on property law, new lead author, Marissa Pagnattaro, University of Georgia, and the entire authorship team, bring a fresh perspective emphasizing the importance of understanding laws and regulations that are fundamental foundations for business. Using court cases and examples in Sidebars that are relevant for business, we underscore how learning about the law is essential to understand how the law can be used for strategic advantage and how to develop sustainable business practices. This emphasis, along with the rich array of cases and examples, makes the text suited for both legal environment and business law classes.

Also new to this edition, Smartbook®, the first, and only, adaptive reading experience for your students powered by McGraw-Hill Learnsmart®, the market-leading adaptive study resource. Smartbook is designed to change the way students read and learn by continually adapting highlighted content based on what a student knows and doesn’t know. The end result? Students are more engaged with course content, can better prioritize their time, and come to class ready to participate.

Table of Contents

Part ONE Introduction: Legal Foundations for Business

1 Law as a Foundation for Business

2 The Role of Ethics in Decision Making

3 The Court System

4 Litigation

5 Alternative Dispute Resolution

6 The Constitution

Part TWO Basic Legal Principles

7 The Property System

8 Contract Formation

9 Contractual Performance and Breach

10 Torts Affecting Business

11 Intellectual Property

12 International Law

13 Criminal Law and Business

14 Business Organizations

Part THREE The Regulatory Landscape for Business

15 The Regulatory Process

16 Regulating Competition—Antitrust Laws

17 Financial and Securities Regulations

18 Regulations Protecting Consumer Purchases, Privacy, and Financial Activities

19 Environmental Regulation

Part FOUR The Employer–Employee Relationship

20 Discrimination in Employment

21 Employment Laws

22 Labor–Management Relationship

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