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Cambridge VCE Business Management Units 3&4 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.

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Complete PDF Textbook

  • Full PDF Textbook [PDF 98.8Mb]

PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 2.7Mb]

  • Chapter 1: Business foundations [PDF 6.7Mb]

  • Chapter 2: Stakeholders and corporate culture [PDF 5.4Mb]

  • Chapter 3: Management styles, skills and their interrelationship [PDF 3.9Mb]

  • Chapter 4: Employees: business objectives and motivation [PDF 5.0Mb]

  • Chapter 5: Training, performance management and termination management [PDF 3.7Mb]

  • Chapter 6: Workplace relations [PDF 4.0Mb]

  • Chapter 7: An introduction to operations management [PDF 6.1Mb]

  • Chapter 8: Optimising operations [PDF 6.9Mb]

  • Chapter 9: Corporate social responsibility and global issues in operations management [PDF 7.9Mb]

  • Chapter 10: Reviewing performance [PDF 5.5Mb]

  • Chapter 11: Forces for change [PDF 7.6Mb]

  • Chapter 12: Porter's Generic Strategies approach [PDF 6.2Mb]

  • Chapter 13: Leadership and strategies to respond to KPIs [PDF 8.4Mb]

  • Chapter 14: Seeking new business opportunities [PDF 7.4Mb]

  • Chapter 15: Principles of the Learning Organisation, the Three Step Change Model and strategies to overcome employee resistance to change [PDF 4.7Mb]

  • Chapter 16: The effect of change on stakeholders and corporate social responsibility [PDF 7.5Mb]

  • Chapter 17: Evaluation of business transformation [PDF 4.2Mb]

  • Glossary [PDF 0.2Mb]

  • Index [PDF 0.5Mb]

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    Chapter 1

    Chapter 2

    Chapter 5

    Fair Work Ombudsman

    Chapter 6

    Fair Work Commission
    Australian Industry Group

    Chapter 7

    Chapter 8

    International Organisation for Standardisation
    Toyota Production System (TPS)

    Chapter 9

    Chapter 10

    Australian Bureau of Statistics

    Chapter 11

    Chapter 12

    Chapter 13

    Australian Business Awards

    Chapter 14

    Australian Trade and Investment Commission

    Chapter 16

    Chapter 17


    Julie Cain, Gillian Somers, Debbie Sekula