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Dictionary of business and management
Rosenberg, Jerry Martin.
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Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1978]

Physical Description:
xii, 564 pages ; 26 cm
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"A Wiley-Interscience publication."
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New legislation, an envigorated European community & Japanese dominance in the global marketplace have generated a host of concepts & regulations unknown to the business community a few years ago, thus creating a myriad of new terminology & often a redefining of already coined phrases. This edition features them all. It not only explains words in both general & specific terms but also compares them & refers to other similar meanings. Includes an appendix of useful tables & information.

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Library Journal Review

These three dictionaries by Rutgers management professor Rosenberg are the latest entries in Wiley's ``Business Dictionary'' series. Each has approximately 7500 terms and includes commonly used symbols, acronyms, abbreviations, synonyms, and see and cross references. Aiming to serve both the experienced and novice, Rosenberg covers the field broadly, offering definitions that range from the most common to the most specific use. A random check against earlier editions found at least one change on every page. Many of the changes deal with either new automation realities or added definitions to currently used terms. The 1985 edition of the Dictionary of Banking , which libraries will find worth retaining, listed almost 10,000 definitions, many of which were dropped from the 1992 edition. The new edition does contain a bibliography of 205 terms that are cited in the definitions. The 1978 and 1983 editions of the Dictionary of Business and Management were favorably reviewed and sold well (see LJ 12/15/78; ``Best Business Books of 1983,'' LJ 3/1/84. p. 440). The new edition is sufficiently revised to warrant purchasing the new edition, though libraries with John V. Terry's Dictionary for Business and Finance ( LJ 4/1/89) can pass on this. The Dictionary of Investing , formerly The Investor's Dictionary (Wiley, 1986) is very similar to Robert L. Shook's Wall Street Dictionary (Prentice-Hall, 1990). Rosenberg lists about 2000 more terms, but Wall Street Words is almost as current and similarly priced. Libraries with this book will not gain much by adding the Dictionary of Investing . In the past few years, Wiley has published about a half-dozen dictionaries on each of these topics, and these works are as good as any. Titles are updated every five to eight years, and Wiley issues them in inexpensive paperback editions as well as hardcover. Every medium-sized to larger academic library as well as larger public libraries should have a mix of recent business dictionaries, and buying these paperback editions makes such a mix possible. Other libraries needing coverage in these topics will also be well served by these titles.-- Patrick J. Brunet, Western Wisconsin Tech. Coll. Lib., La Crosse (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

This new revision of a work first published 14 years ago includes more than 7,500 entries and provides an up-to-date guide to current word usage in business and management. Coverage is comprehensive with terms taken from current practice in 33 business areas, including accounting, advertising, banking, business law, economics, import-export, manufacturing, purchasing, retailing, transportation, and warehousing. Intended for general readers as well as specialists, the dictionary includes both technical and more general meanings. For each headword the current popular usage is given first, and cross-references are provided to related headwords. Historically relevant terms not currently in use are included, as are loanwords and phrases from other languages that have become integrated into English. Commonly used symbols, acronyms, and abbreviations are given, and a wealth of synonyms enhance the dictionary's usefulness. Many words are given multiple definitions based on usage in various fields. Several appendixes of useful tables are included. Recommended for academic, public, and special libraries. M. A. Kascus; Central Connecticut State University