Updated edition of this popular and well-esatblished business textbook, written in an easy to understand style and incorporating recent changes in business methods and administration. Covered in this new edition: Insolvency, NAMA, Public Service Reform and the Croke Park AgreementModern organisational systems and procedures, and organisational diversification for the changing global economic environmentThe increasing importance of the role of quality systems and quality accreditationThe global recession and its impact on Irish banking and businessHow to assess insurance requirements in the current economic environmentUpdated Irish employment legislationEmployee procedures to include induction, health and safety at work, risk assessments and safe work methodsExamples and benefits of administrative hardware and software packagesThe administrative functions that support effectiveimplementation of OMS (Organisational Management Systems)The latest trends in retailing in Ireland. Sample questionnaires are provided for assignments on`The Organisation' and include essential SWOT and PEST analysis to help with student research. Each chapter contains practice questions, sample assignment briefs for lecturers and students, and previousstudent projects for reference purposes. SUITABLE FOR: FETAC levels 5 and 6 modules in: Business AdministrationBusiness ManagementEnterpriseHRM and Retail AdministrationBusiness StudiesBusiness AdministrationRetail StudiesMarketingInformation Processing. HETAC Business, Management, HRM and Office Information Courses, IATI, AAT, ICM, CIPD.