No matter who we are or what we do, business permeates just about every aspect of our lives. It fulfils a range of important functions in our society and underpins the function and growth of our economy. Yet in many ways, it is so intrinsic to modern life in Australia that identifying its full nature and scope is not necessarily an easy thing to do for the uninitiated. This excellent production examines the various functions and structures of business, the wide range of stakeholders, and internal and external controls on business. Featuring real-world examples and expert sources, it is an excellent introduction to the heart of Australia's business.