In this series, Principles of Business, the publisher's intent is to provide a “comprehensive introduction” to each topic. Scholars and experts in business contribute signed articles on each topic. In this volume, sixteen contributors wrote the sixty-five articles. All contributors have master’s degrees, some have doctorate degrees. Some have business experience, others have a consulting business. The articles are well written and easy to understand. Each article includes an abstract, an overview of main concepts, a discussion of the topic with issues, and a bibliography. Some of them include applications; some of them include viewpoints. Most articles run four to six pages.
Organized by title in an A-Z fashion, the table of contents and/or the index can be consulted to determine where a particular subject is addressed. For example, leadership is at the beginning under “Authentic Leadership,” and is also listed under “Executive Leadership,” “Inclusive Leadership,” “Innovation Leadership,” “Leadership” “Leadership & Motivation, “Servant Leadership,” and “Transformational Leadership.” That being said, this volume is appropriate for public libraries as well as academic institutions for undergraduates and could certainly be used with high school juniors and seniors. -ARBA