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Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment [Paperback]

Jane P. Mallor , A. James Barnes , Thomas Bowers
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March 1, 2009 0070167141 978-0070167148 14th Revised edition
Mallor, Barnes, Bowers and Langvardt's "Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment, 14e" is appropriate for the two-term business law course. The cases in the 14th edition are excerpted and edited by the authors. The syntax is not altered, therefore retaining the language of the courts. As in recent previous editions, the 14th edition includes a mix of actual and hypothetical cases.


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Jane P. Mallor has taught business law at Indiana University since 1976. During that time she has received many teaching awards, including the Student Alumni Council Senior Faculty Award, the Faculty Colloquium for Excellence in Teaching, and the Amoco Foundation award for Distinguished Teaching. A. James Barnes is Dean and Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. He previously won a distinguished teaching award from Indiana University's School of Business. Thomas Bowers is a faculty member of Indiana University's School of Business. He has received 10 outstanding teaching awards, and is the only two-time recipient of the Indiana University Student Choice Award for outstanding teaching. Arlen W. Langvardt currently Associate Professor of Business Law at Indiana University received several teaching awards and in 1989 received the Holmes/Cardozo Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

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  • Paperback: 1370 pages
  • Publisher: Irwin/McGraw-Hill; 14th Revised edition edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070167141
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070167148
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 7.9 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,116,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst text book I have encountered August 29, 2010
Format:Hardcover
This is by far the worst textbook I have ever purchased. Aside from its rediculous suggested retail price of $200, which I will not get into, the text is so confusing and not a very good fit for an Intro to Business Law class.

The text is loaded with so many densely written pages of unusually small print. Not only did I have to pull out a pair of reading glasses to read it but then I started to doubt my reading skills and ability to understand what I have been trying to process.
This text is not set up with a study guide, it doesnt point out any terms and concepts in a way that might guide and teach you and absolutely does not include any sort of end of the chapter recap or review. It just delves right into cases without providing a logical structure or guide. I have spent almost as much time on Wikipidea as i have trying to understand what i am reading. It is extremely confusing and I caution anyone who has an Intro to Bus class with an instructor who is not very clear, doesnt like to elaborate in their lectures, and expects you to be independent in general to forget about this purchase and find an instructor who knows how to select a textbook that will acutally provide an education instead of a nervous breakdown.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Expected February 17, 2013
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Purchased this book for an MBA class and wasn't looking forward to it, especially given the thickness of the text... I ended up really enjoying the class and the book. It is very well organized, easy to read, and includes countless real-life applications.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly Written Book January 11, 2011
By Cheezer
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I read this book for a MBA Business Law class and I found the authors to be very inconsistent throughout the book. Some sections were written about average and some sections were just plain bad or very poorly organized. The book doesn't have a very good outline to help you understand the material and doesn't provide enough charts to help visual learners understand the subject. The authors could have been a lot more concise in their writing and could have made the book a lot more easy on student's backs and not waste so much paper to print this book. The authors need to write in a way to help the student learn and not confuse them with brand new lingo and a poorly organized structure to the material.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book April 5, 2014
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Yes it was great I'm a college student who could afford a new one but this helped alot I recommend this
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightfully Cheap September 6, 2013
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I was so happy I could get this book for 98% less than it was available at our campus bookstore. The book itself is in really good condition
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book for you library collection February 11, 2010
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This book was assigned as a Master class for Organizational Management. It was too heavy and was a burden to manage, however has useful material and reference for Business law.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Business Law (Lengthy Though) February 11, 2010
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Great intro business law book. It's quite lengthy though. Good for law newbies.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Detailed but disorganized July 31, 2009
Format:Hardcover
We used this book in business law class at Wharton. It's a very detailed account of legal concepts and rules. A lot of good cases.
The reason I only gave it two-star rating is for its total lack of proper organization. The text is a collection of relevant topics which authors made no effort to link into a coherent whole. There is no flow of ideas or logics between subjects. Like other reviewers pointed out, the book would benefit greatly from adding chapter summaries and introductions.
Another short coming is the tone of the text. It's strictly legal-talk. I guess it is necessary for law school students, but it is a totally unproductive burden for business school students who are interested in the concept in stead of the practice itself.
I can not say I like this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars book for my degree
This was a book I needed for class. There is definitely good things I picked up from this book. It was put together well. I really liked this book especially with instructor.
Published 13 months ago by Troy Brandt
5.0 out of 5 stars For All the Business and Law Majors
I highly recommend it for all of the business and law majors out there, as it will help you understand today's law, rules, and regulations that are essential to today's business... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Sexy Princess
5.0 out of 5 stars The price was extremely good
The book was in good condition and the price was great. Most books run in the hundreds so when I saw the price for this one I grabbed it and I'm keeping it for a reference book. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Yolanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment
Dear Amazon:

I am so happy to had ordered Business Law by Mallor/Barnes/Bowers/Langvardt.
I love it!!!
A Law book is by all means an investment. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Liliana Prina
1.0 out of 5 stars Too much information!
I signed up for the Business Law Class during the Summer session. Why in the world did I do that? This book is too long. It goes around and around to explain simple information. Read more
Published on June 5, 2012 by Renata Rocha-Figueroa
5.0 out of 5 stars Book Needed for Class
This is a great book. I am so glad that I purchased it and the fact that Amazon helped me to meet my classroom needs are wonderful. Read more
Published on December 27, 2011 by Tina R. Upchurch
1.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Upset
This company cancelled my order 2 days after I had placed it. Never called or emailed or anything. I tried to contact them several times for updates and none were provided. Read more
Published on August 13, 2011 by Peter
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for Business Law
I needed this book for my Business law class and it is full of cases and a good reference book overall. I recommend it.
Published on July 5, 2011 by Joseph S Costanzo
5.0 out of 5 stars Busy Laws of life
Loved the book and very, very intense with a lot of intensity and so much insight on everything a very educational book. Much to learn and much to do, and too much to read! Read more
Published on March 30, 2011 by Ruth
5.0 out of 5 stars Business Law 1 - the basics
A textbook that teaches. It has detail info on legal terms and paraphase legal cases with reference to follow-up on in needed. Read more
Published on January 21, 2011 by Rick L. Estes
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