New Concepts in Commerce 3E & eBookPLUS

New Concepts in Commerce 3E & eBookPLUS
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ISBN13 9781118401040
Pub date October 2012
Pages 368
RRP $79.95
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New Concepts in Commerce Third Edition follows highly successful earlier editions in addressing Commerce teachers’ needs by providing engaging, up-to-date and detailed content suitable for a range of student abilities. The fully revised third edition covers the four core and eleven option topics from the Years 7 to 10 Commerce syllabus in New South Wales.

KEY FEATURES

• syllabus applicability, currency, accuracy, high-interest and relevance to students’ lives.
• case studies with linked activities in both core and option topics make the world of commerce come alive for students.
• extensive new content on e-commerce includes online shopping, m-commerce and use of financial and shopping-related apps.
• new material on Fair Work Australia, changing work patterns, modern awards, National Employment Standards and legal issues in the workplace.
• new civil and criminal case studies.
• updated economic data along with coverage of the Global Financial Crisis and European Debt Crisis.
• includes children’s advertising, invasion of privacy, Coca-Cola target markets and targeted product range, and advertising.
• Glossary terms and definitions in context, use of dot points, graphic or visual displays, and careful grading of activities allow for differentiation of learning.

New Concepts in Commerce 3e and eBookPLUS is a hard copy of the student textbook, accompanied by eBookPLUS electronic version of the textbook and a complementary set of targeted digital resources. These flexible and engaging ICT activities are available online at the JacarandaPLUS website.


  
> eBookPLUS resources include:

• Access from any digital device PC/MAC/iPad/Android Tablet.
Worksheets - Word documents designed for easy customisation and editing.
Interactivities and games to reinforce and enhance student learning.
eLessons - engaging video clips and supporting material.
Weblinks to relevant support material on the internet.
ProjectsPLUS - unique ICT-based projects that provide opportunities for students to demonstrate creativity, thinking skills and teamwork.
eBookPLUS resources are cost effective, ranging in price from $25.95 - $53.95 depending on your subject area.


 

Preface vi
About the authors vi
Syllabus table vii
How to use this book viii
About eBookPLUS x
Acknowledgements xi

CORE
Chapter 1
Consumer choice 2
1.1 Commerce and choice 4
1.2 More decisions to make 6
1.3 Comparison shopping 8
1.4 Choosing where to buy (1) 10
1.5 Choosing where to buy (2) 12
1.6 Choosing where to buy (3) 14
1.7 Key factors affecting consumer decisions 16
1.8 The need for consumer protection 18
1.9 Features of a simple contract 20
1.10 Legal rights and protective legislation for consumers 22
1.11 Organisations that provide assistance for consumers 24
1.12 Processes of consumer redress 26
1.13 Payment choices (1) 28
1.14 Payment choices (2) 30
1.15 Methods of keeping records 32
1.16 Changes over time and the impact of technology 34
Check & Challenge 36
Using ICT 38

Chapter 2
Personal finance 40
2.1 Earning an income 42
2.2 Spending and saving income 44
2.3 Factors that influence the need for saving 46
2.4 Borrowing money: credit (1) 48
2.5 Borrowing money: credit (2) 50
2.6 Borrowing money: credit (3) 52
2.7 Managing your money 54
2.8 Insurance 56
2.9 Consequences of poor financial management (1) 58
2.10 Consequences of poor financial management (2) 60
2.11 Sources of financial advice 62
2.12 Laws that regulate and monitor the financial services industry 64
2.13 Investing money 66
2.14 Overview of investment options 68
Check & Challenge 70
Using ICT 72

Chapter 3
Law and society 74
3.1 Reasons for laws 76
3.2 Origin of Australia’s laws 78
3.3 The legal system 80
3.4 The courts structure: hierarchy (1) 82
3.5 The courts structure:
hierarchy (2) 84
3.6 The role of court personnel 86
3.7 Juries 88
3.8 Areas of law: private and public 90
3.9 Areas of law: civil law 92
3.10 Areas of law: criminal law 94
3.11 How laws are made: common law 96
3.12 How laws are made:
statute law 98
3.13 How a bill becomes a law 100
3.14 The relationship of laws to values, morals and ethics 102
3.15 How laws are changed 104
3.16 Accessing the law 106
3.17 Issues of fairness in using the law 108
Check & Challenge 110
Using ICT 112

Chapter 4
Employment issues 114
4.1 Types of employment 116
4.2 Changing work patterns (1) 118
4.3 Changing work patterns (2) 120
4.4 Changing work patterns (3) 122
4.5 Benefits of education and training for employment (1) 124
4.6 Benefits of education and training for employment (2) 126
4.7 Types of employment contract (1) 128
4.8 Types of employment contract (2) 130
4.9 Types of employment contract (3) 132
4.10 Unemployment 134
4.11 Legal issues relating to the workplace (1) 136
4.12 Legal issues relating to the workplace (2) 138
4.13 Legal issues relating to the workplace (3) 140
4.14 The role of unions and employer groups 142
4.15 Resolving disputes 144
4.16 Taxation 146
4.17 Superannuation 148
Check & Challenge 150
Using ICT 152
OPTION

Chapter 5
Investing 154
5.1 Investment decisions 156
5.2 Financing investment 158
5.3 Ethical investments 160
5.4 Range of investment options 162
5.5 Risk and return 164
5.6 Selecting a mix of investments 166
5.7 Maintaining records and monitoring investments 168

Chapter 6
Promoting and selling 170
6.1 The selling process 172
6.2 Product promotion
strategies (1) 174
6.3 Product promotion strategies (2) 176
6.4 Targeting customers 178
6.5 Product promotion strategies: legal and ethical issues 180
6.6 Applying selling techniques 182
6.7 Monitoring and evaluating
selling techniques 184

Chapter 7
E-commerce 186
7.1 The scope of e-commerce 188
7.2 Online shopping (1) 190
7.3 Online shopping (2) 192
7.4 Online shopping (3) 194
7.5 Advice on consumer issues 196
7.6 E-consumer protection issues 198
7.7 Financial services 200
7.8 Laws relating to young people using e-commerce 202
7.9 Workplace issues 204

Chapter 8
Global links 206
8.1 The global consumer 208
8.2 Australia’s changing trade patterns — exports 210
8.3 Australia’s changing trade patterns — imports 212
8.4 The global investor 214
8.5 Transnational organisations (1) 216
8.6 Transnational organisations (2) 218
8.7 Global business 220
8.8 International aid programs 222

Chapter 9
Towards independence 224
9.1 Moving from home 226
9.2 Arranging accommodation 228
9.3 Processes for arranging a lease 230
9.4 Managing finances 232
9.5 Insurance 234
9.6 Major purchases 236
9.7 Financing a major purchase 238
9.8 Community involvement and lifestyle issues 240

Chapter 10
Political involvement 242
10.1 Structure of government (1) 244
10.2 Structure of government (2) 246
10.3 Political action 248
10.4 Decision making (1) 250
10.5 Decision making (2) 252
10.6 Participation in the democratic process 254
10.7 Role and function of political parties 256
10.8 Pressure groups and individuals 258

Chapter 11
Travel 260
11.1 Travel destinations 262
11.2 Factors influencing the choice of travel destinations 264
11.3 Planning a trip 266
11.4 Options for organising travel 268
11.5 Considerations when planning a trip 270
11.6 Organising an itinerary 272
11.7 Solving travel problems: passports 274
11.8 More travel problems 276

Chapter 12
The law in action 278
12.1 Contact with the law 280
12.2 Contact with the criminal law and elements of a crime 282
12.3 Punishment for a crime 284
12.4 You’re under arrest 286
12.5 Contact with the civil law 288
12.6 Rights, responsibilities and protection under the law 290
12.7 Methods of resolving disputes 292

Chapter 13
Our economy 294
13.1 Economic links 296
13.2 The business cycle (1) 29
13.3 The business cycle (2) 300
13.4 Interest rates 302
13.5 Effects of rising and falling interest rates 304
13.6 Inflation 306
13.7 Exchange rates 308

Chapter 14
Community participation 310
14.1 Non-profit organisations 312
14.2 Roles, functions and impact of community organisations 314
14.3 Active community participation 316
14.4 Benefits of membership and being an effective
participant 318
14.5 Goal-setting in a range of contexts 320
14.6 Strategies to achieve objectives 322
14.7 Achieving community outcomes 324

Chapter 15
Running a small business 326
15.1 Being an entrepreneur 328
15.2 Selecting business opportunities 330
15.3 Selecting the appropriate structure 332
15.4 Going into business (1) 334
15.5 Going into business (2) 336
15.6 Meeting regulations and selling products 338
15.7 Maintaining records 340
15.8 Risk management and key issues related to running a business 342

Glossary 344
Index 351
 

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