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Cambridge VCE Business Management Units 1&2 Second Edition


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Cambridge VCE Business Management Second Edition provides new, contemporary case studies to meet VCAA requirements and continues to offer extensive support for exam preparation and a wealth of teaching and planning resources. 

This second edition of Cambridge VCE Business Management continues to use relevant content to demonstrate how theory works in contemporary business practice, with activities designed to develop knowledge and enhance student confidence. This comprehensive resource combines a clear layout and accessible language with the in-depth content needed for VCE success. 

What’s new in this edition:

  • New and topical case studies to comply with VCAA requirements for students to study business information no more than four years old.
  • Updated data and statistics for all business examples.
  • Trusted exam and assessment support now with SAC and exam tips for students, linked to the key skills from the study design.
  • Curriculum information clearly stated with the key knowledge and skills from the study design provided at the start of each Area of Study and chapter.
  • A new Interactive Textbook Teacher Edition will provide instant access to a wealth of planning, teaching and assessment resources.


Complete PDF Textbook

  • Full PDF Textbook [PDF 85.9Mb]

PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 3.8Mb]

  • Chapter 1: The business idea inspiration and planning [PDF 3.7Mb]

  • Chapter 2: Business concept development getting off the ground [PDF 2.2Mb]

  • Chapter 3: Business contributions to society innovation and entrepreneurship [PDF 4.8Mb]

  • Chapter 4: Overview of the macro, operating and internal environments influence of the macro environment on business planning [PDF 7.1Mb]

  • Chapter 5: Influence of the operating environment on business planning [PDF 3.5Mb]

  • Chapter 6: Resourcing, locating and financing a business [PDF 5.2Mb]

  • Chapter 7: Business structures and models [PDF 6.1Mb]

  • Chapter 8: Business support services [PDF 4.4Mb]

  • Chapter 9: Business planning [PDF 4.0Mb]

  • Chapter 10: Establishing a business legal requirements [PDF 3.8Mb]

  • Chapter 11: Establishing a business policies and procedures

  • Chapter 12: Marketing the business [PDF 6.7Mb]

  • Chapter 13: Extended marketing mix, related marketing strategies and corporate social responsibility issues [PDF 6.9Mb]

  • Chapter 14: Public relations [PDF 4.1Mb]

  • Chapter 15: Staffing a business [PDF 4.8Mb]

  • Chapter 16: Recruitment and selection of staff [PDF 3.9Mb]

  • Chapter 17: Expectations and legal obligations [PDF 4.3Mb]

  • Chapter 18: Global and corporate social responsibility issues [PDF 4.6Mb]

  • Glossary [PDF 0.2Mb]

  • Index [PDF 0.5Mb]

  • Acknowledgements [PDF 0.2Mb]

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    Chapter 2

    Chapter 3

    Chapter 4

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    Australian Securities and Investments Commission
    Business Victoria - Tourism industry resources - Marketing websites

    Chapter 5

    Chapter 7

    Chapter 8

    Kexino - Marketing Services
    Chinese startup incubator ACASE a coup for Melbourne

    Chapter 9

    Etiko - Summary of Impact
    Etiko - Ethical and Sustainable Certifications
    Baptist World Aid Australia - Ethical Fashion Guide

    Chapter 10

    City of Melbourne - Permits, licenses and registrations
    Consumer Affairs - Products and Services

    Chapter 11

    Chapter 12

    Chapter 16


    Julie Cain, Gillian Somers, Debbie Sekula