The Legal Environment of Business

The Legal Environment of Business

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For one-semester courses in The Legal Environment of Business, or others dealing with legal issues in business. Exceptionally readable, practical, and student-friendly, this text provides comprehensive coverage of private and public law topics that today's businesspersons need to understand to proactively deal with legal issues, and to avoid legal problems which affect business. An abundance of hands-on exercises, case studies, and readings from the business press-together with both practical and academic insights into the primary legal issues -prepare students to address legal problems when they do arise, to know when to call a lawyer and what to discuss, and to know how to participate in the solutions.show more

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  • Paperback | 805 pages
  • 198.1 x 254 x 30.5mm | 1,406.15g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130194921
  • 9780130194923

Table of contents

I. THE GLOBAL, LEGAL, REGULATORY, POLITICAL, AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. The Legal System in the United States. 3. Litigation-Going to Court. 4. The Constitution and Business. 5. Administrative Law and Regulation. 6. International Legal Issues in Business. 7. Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. II. LEGAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 8. Principal-Agent Relationships and Partnerships. 9. Corporations. 10. Securities Law and Protection of Investors. 11. Business Torts and Crimes. III. COMMON LAW SUBJECTS AND THEIR CONTEMPORARY DIMENSIONS. 12. Principles of Contract Law. 13. Warranty and Liability Issues in the Sale of Products. 14. Property: Real, Personal, and Intellectual. 15. Environmental Law and Regulation. IV. LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVING CONSUMERS, COMPETITORS, AND SUPPLIERS. 16. Antitrust Law: The Regulation of Corporate Behavior and Structure. 17. Legal Rights of Consumers, Debtors, and Creditors. 18. Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices and Advertising. V. EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE LEGAL ISSUES. 19. Contemporary Legal Issues in Employment. 20. Equal Employment Opportunity Law: Title VII. 21. Other Statutory Regulation of Employment. 22. Labor-Management Law and Regulation. Appendix A. The Constitution of the United States. Appendix B. Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts) Sections 2-205, 207, 312, 313, 314, 315. Appendix C. Uniform Partnership Act. Appendix D. Revised Model Business Corporation Act as Amended in 1986 and 1987 (Excerpts). Appendix E. The Clayton Act, as Amended by the Robinson-Patman Act (Excerpt). Appendix F. The Sherman Act (Excerpts). Appendix G. Text of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Appendix H. Text of the National Labor Relations Act (Excerpts). Glossary. Subject Index. Case Index.show more

About Michael B Bixby

MICHAEL B. BIXBY is a Professor of Legal Studies in Business at Boise State University, where he has been honored twice in the past six years as "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" in the College of Business. Before joining the Boise State faculty, Professor Bixby practiced law for 11 years. Since then, in addition to writing and presenting more than 25 papers at academic conferences, he has authored 11 articles concerning various legal issues in business for The Oregon Law Review, Willamette Law Review, American Business Law Journal, Idaho Law Review, and the Journal of Public Policy an Marketing. Professor Bixby is the past president of the Pacific Northwest Business Law Association of Legal Studies in Business. Bixby's undergraduate and law degrees are from the University of Michigan. CARYN L. BECK-DUDLEY is a Professor of Legal Studies in Business at Utah State University. She has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan School of Business and the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Professor Beck-Dudley is a past president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and is currently chair of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Task Force on Assessment. She has articles in the American Business Law Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Journal of Energy Law and Policy, as well as several others. She is a recipient of the Holmes/Cardozo award and Ralph C. Hoeber Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business for her research. She was named the College of Business Professor of the Year in 1988. PATRICK J. CIHON is an Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy at Syracuse University School of Management. He was with the Ontario Ministry of Labour before joining the Syracuse faculty. He received a BA from Pennsylvania State University, a LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto, and a LL.M. from Yale Law School. He was voted Outstanding Faculty Member by the Syracuse University Association of Graduate Business Students and by the Syracuse Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma undergraduate honor society. His research interests are in the areas of employment law, labor relations, and employment discrimination law, and he has authored or co-authored a number of books and articles in those fields.show more

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