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Encyclopedia of American Business, Revised Edition, 2-Volume Set
  • Authored by: W. Davis Folsom
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816081123
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8112-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $150.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 338.0973
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 880


Praise for the previous edition:
"...an easy-to-use guide to the nuts and bolts of business jargon and business concepts."—Library Journal, Collection Development, Starred Review

"...very straightforward and useful...an excellent resource to begin learning the jargon and ideas of business in an understandable language and would be a solid addition to any reference collection."—American Reference Books Annual

"...outstanding...presents up-to-date, solid, easy-to-understand information...useful...Public libraries as well as academic general collections will want to add it to their collections."—Booklist

Buying, selling, budgeting, and saving are fundamental business practices that almost everyone understands on a basic level. From them, more complex transactions are derived, and these constitute a realm of business that few people find easily accessible.

Featuring more than 800 entries, the two-volume Encyclopedia of American Business, Revised Edition is an up-to-date, easy-to-use guide to the nuts and bolts of business jargon. Difficult ideas are explained in straightforward language to help nonspecialists, students, and general readers understand the complex and sometimes confusing concepts and terms that are used in business. Five general areas of business are covered: accounting, banking, finance, marketing, and management. This encyclopedia focuses on the terms, concepts, and associations that one is most likely to encounter in business, making it a great place to start learning about how businesses operate and what the primary and different features of specific business-related functions or ideas mean.

Entries include:

  • Brain drain
  • Carbon tax
  • Credit default swaps
  • Deleveraging
  • Fair housing laws
  • Investment fraud
  • Micro lending
  • Social media
  • Subprime lending
  • Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP).


Black-and-white illustrations. Index. Bibliography. In two volumes. 

About the Author(s)

W. Davis Folsom received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and currently teaches at the University of South Carolina. His publications include Understanding American Business Jargon: A Dictionary and Understanding NAFTA and Its International Business Implications.

Reviews and Awards

"...comprehensive and user-friendly...useful..."

American Reference Books Annual

"...add[s] depth and breadth...will make an excellent addition to an academic library business collection, school of business collection, and general reference collection."

Reference Reviews



"...easy-to-use...Recommended for college and public libraries."


"The writing is consistently clear and accessible...A current and affordable desk reference."

School Library Journal

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