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I personally do not recommend buying this book
on October 11, 2015
Amazon took a whole six days before even mailing this to me, so it showed up another quite a bit after that, the very night before the class. I managed to read one chapter, needed to read two, sort of pissed me off that it took so long to get here in the States! Don't know if I will use Amazon fulfillment again after this.
The text is something you could rent for the class, then return. Some chapters, just about sentence in the book has a number for the references at the back at the chapter. So, although it contains some interesting concepts, to me there is not a whole lot of original thought here that is not already covered in your earlier class text books. A lot rehashing things from early texts and even other chapters. Sometimes things are stated a bit nebulously. Reminds me too much of the International Business class I just took, it's knowledge that won't stand still and will change, so it is not necessarily foundational or something you would retain in a professional library as a reference. I personally do not recommend buying this book. My professor said it is a well respected text, but I am not so impressed. Typeface is small and hard to read if you have glasses like I do. I use 2.75 power reading glasses for it. We are not using the Case Studies at all, which are about half of, or the second part of the book. Maybe the real magic lies there, but we are not using them, so I will just read all the chapters and return it, only 5 left. I only keep the hard core books for my MBA library, for subjects like Accounting and Comprehensive Financial Management. I do not see value in buying this book. Rent it, read it, return it.