OER Textbooks | Management

One of the most common complaints from faculty about using OER materials is that they don’t know how to find materials.  I’ve started to link resources and created a list of OER Textbooks organized by academic discipline.


Management Principles

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Strategic Management: Evaluation and Execution

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.

An Introduction to Organizational Behavior

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Beginning Human Relations

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Beginning Management of Human Resources

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Beginning Organizational Change

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Beginning Project Management

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Cultural Intelligence for Leaders

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Getting the Most Out of Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Governing Corporations

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Managerial Economics Principles

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Modern Management of Small Businesses

This textbook is housed on the oddly named Lardbucket.org and was developed by a professional publishing company.


Building Strategy and Performance

Kim Warren, London Business School

This book uses a balanced blend of frameworks and illustrations to teach you how to tackle the challenge of driving performance into the future.


Focusing on Organizational Change

William Q. Judge, Old Dominion University

Focusing on Organizational Change offers an alternative to the traditional approach by focusing on building the change capacity of the entire organization in anticipation of future pressures to change.


Guidelines for Improving the Effectiveness of Boards of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations

Vic Murray, University of Victoria
Yvonne Harrison, University at Albany

The purpose of this book is to help boards of directors of nonprofit organizations improve their performance after completing the Board Check-Up, online board performance self-assessment tool found at www.boardcheckup.com. This book is also valuable as a stand-alone resource for any board seeking to assess its performance in that it contains the diagnostic questions on which the online self-assessment tool is based. It goes further by providing a framework for boards to use in discussing needed changes in board performance. It also forms an integral part of a University at Albany, SUNY online course titled, The Governance of Nonprofit Organizations. This massive open online course (MOOC) can be taken for free or academic credit through Coursera’s online teaching and learning platform. For more information about this book, the Board Check-Up, and the nonprofit governance MOOC, please contact Prof. Yvonne Harrison at yharrison@albany.edu.


Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces

Bob Barnetson, Athabasca University
Jason Foster, Athabasca University

Workplace injuries happen every day and can profoundly affect workers, their families, and the communities they live in. This textbook provides workers with an introduction to effective injury prevention.


Human Relations

Laura Portolese Dias, Central Washington University

Human Relations by Laura Portolese-Dias addresses all of the critical topics to obtain career success as they relate to professional relationships.


Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management teaches HRM strategies and theories that any manager—not just those in HR—needs to know about recruiting, selecting, training, and compensating people.


Leading with Cultural Intelligence

Mai Moua, Leadership Paradigms, Inc

Organizations in the 21st century are in need of culturally intelligent managers and leaders. The pressure to build authentic global networks and to cultivate an appreciation and respect for cultural differences and similarities has driven cultural intelligence to the forefront of diversity and inclusion work.


Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior bridges the gap between theory and practice with a distinct “experiential” approach.


Beyond Lean: Simulation in Practice, Second Edition

Charles R. Standridge, Grand Valley State University

Lean thinking, as well as associated processes and tools, have involved into a ubiquitous perspective for improving systems particularly in the manufacturing arena. With application experience has come an understanding of the boundaries of lean capabilities and the benefits of getting beyond these boundaries to further improve performance. Discrete event simulation is recognized as one beyond-the-boundaries of lean technique. Thus, the fundamental goal of this text is to show how discrete event simulation can be used in addition to lean thinking to achieve greater benefits in system improvement than with lean alone. Realizing this goal requires learning the problems that simulation solves as well as the methods required to solve them. The problems that simulation solves are captured in a collection of case studies. These studies serve as metaphors for industrial problems that are commonly addressed using lean and simulation.


 

Business Plan Development Guide

Lee Swanson, University of Saskatchewan

This book and its accompanying spreadsheet template will help you build a professional business plan.


Efficacious Technology Management: A Guide for School Leaders

Gary Ackerman

Dr. Gary Ackerman, an educational technology specialist with decades of experience in K-12, community college, and faculty development has released Efficacious Technology Management: A Guide for School Leaders. This is his second book, and it is available under a Creative Commons license.


Electronic Commerce: The Strategic Perspective

George M. Zinkhan, University of Georgia
Leyland F. Pitt, Simon Fraser University
Pierre Berthon, Bentley College
Richard T. Watson, University of Georgia

It is written both for practitioners and business students. Managers wishing to understand how electronic commerce is revolutionizing business will find that our comprehensive coverage of essential business issues (e.g., pricing and distribution) answers many of their questions. Advanced business students (junior, seniors, and graduate students) will find that the blend of academic structure and practical examples provides an engaging formula for learning.


Electronic Commerce: The Strategic Perspective

George M. Zinkhan, University of Georgia
Leyland F. Pitt, Simon Fraser University
Pierre Berthon, Bentley College
Richard T. Watson, University of Georgia

It is written both for practitioners and business students. Managers wishing to understand how electronic commerce is revolutionizing business will find that our comprehensive coverage of essential business issues (e.g., pricing and distribution) answers many of their questions. Advanced business students (junior, seniors, and graduate students) will find that the blend of academic structure and practical examples provides an engaging formula for learning.


Financial Strategy for Public Managers

Justin Marlowe, University of Washington
Sharon Kioko, University of Washington

Financial Strategy for Public Managers is a new generation textbook for financial management in the public sector. It offers a thorough, applied, and concise introduction to the essential financial concepts and analytical tools that today’s effective public servants need to know.


Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management

Chris Hendrickson, Carnegie Mellon University
Donald Coffelt, Carnegie Mellon University

The authors believe this free of charge book, Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management, will expand the impact of the material and help improve the practice of infrastructure management. By ‘free of charge,’ we mean that the material can be freely obtained, but readers should devote time and effort to mastering the material. We have provided problem assignments for various chapters, and we strongly urge readers to undertake the problems as a learning experience.


Mastering Strategic Management

Teaching the strategic management course can be a challenge for many professors. In most business schools, strategic management is a “capstone” course that requires students to draw on insights from various functional courses they have completed (such as marketing, finance, and accounting) in order to understand how top executives make the strategic decisions that drive whether organizations succeed or fail. Although students have taken these functional courses, many students have very little experience with major organizational choices. It is this inexperience that can undermine many students’ engagement in the course.


Principles of Management

Principles of Management teaches management principles to tomorrow’s business leaders by weaving three threads through every chapter: strategy, entrepreneurship and active leadership.


Project Management

Adrienne Watt

This book covers the basics of project management.


Project Management from Simple to Complex

In a world that is becoming more virtual, more global, and more complex, the project manager’s ability to function in this environment becomes critical to the success of the project. Project Management from Simple to Complex explores project management within this complex, virtual, and global environment.


Small Business Management in the 21st Century

David Cadden, Quinnipiac University
Sandra L. Lueder, Southern Connecticut State University

Small Business Management in the 21st Century offers a unique perspective and set of capabilities for instructors. The authors designed this book with a “less can be more” approach, and by treating small business management as a practical human activity rather than as an abstract theoretical concept.

 

 

Last Modified:  07/29/2018

 

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