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21st Century Business: Business Law, 2nd Edition

  • John E. Adamson
  • ISBN-10: 0538740612
  • ISBN-13: 9780538740616
  • 192 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2002
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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About the Product

The 21ST CENTURY BUSINESS SERIES is an innovative instructional program providing instructors with the greatest flexibility to deliver business content using a modular format. Instructors can create their own business courses by combining several Learner Guides in the Series to form one-semester or two-semester courses. The individual Learner Guides can also be used as enhancements to more traditional business courses or to tailor new courses to meet emerging needs. The design and content of each Learner Guide in the 21ST CENTURY BUSINESS SERIES is engaging yet easy for students to use. The content focuses on providing opportunities for applying 21st skills while enabling innovative learning methods that integrate the use of supportive technology and creative problem solving approaches in today's business world. The BUSINESS LAW LEARNER GUIDE covers today's most relevant business topics including disposition of property after death or divorce. Short case studies followed by critical thinking questions are included in each chapter allowing students to demonstrate their grasp on each chapter's topic.


  • NET Bookmarks – an engaging feature that provides chapter-related activities for students to complete using information found on the Internet.

  • Career information in each respective area including green industry jobs and areas that fall under the 16 Career Clusters.

  • Relevant information on working in a global business environment.

  • A Teamwork feature focusing on the importance of teamwork in today's business environment.

  • Information on technical innovation and how it affects the business world.

  • An Ethical Dilemma question at the end of each chapter assessment allowing students to figure out how to handle many situations that arise in today's business landscape.

About the Author

John E. Adamson

John E. Adamson is Emeritus Professor of Business and Law in the Department of Finance and General Business at Missouri State University. Adamson received a BS from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; an MA in International Relations from Georgetown University; and an MBA and a JD from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. A decorated disabled veteran and past four-term mayor and school board member of his hometown, Adamson is author of numerous business law texts, with a concentration in environmental law.

Table of Contents

Law, Justice, and Ethics. Types of U.S. Law. Federal and State Legal Systems.
Contract Law Basics. Offer and Acceptance. Capacity to Contract. Legality of Contracts.
Introduction to Property. Real Property. Bailments. Intellectual Property.
Agency and Principles. Employer-Employee Relations. Employment Regulations.
Sole Proprietorships. Partnerships. Corporations: Basics and Types. Corporations: Creation and Termination.
Commercial Paper. Secured Transactions. Debtor-Creditor Rights and Bankruptcy.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0538740698 | ISBN-13: 9780538740692)

Includes PowerPoints, Lesson Plans, and other valuable teaching tools.

ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 053874068X | ISBN-13: 9780538740685)

Create quizzes, study guides, and tests easily and quickly with ExamView – a computerized testing tool that allows you to create paper and online tests.