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Management can be defined as "the organization and coordination of the activities of a business in order to achieve defined objectives"

Management is an interdisciplinary field that draws upon business concepts and ideas from marketing, economics, finance, insurance, transporation, accounting, computer technologies, information systems, engineering, and business law. In addition, mathematics, philosophy, sociology, and psychology have broad influence.

Business reference for management researchers will tend to focus on navigating the relevant literature (scholarly, trade, and popular); however, needs can vary widely.

This guide provides resource suggestions for general management as well as for sub-topical areas of interest (business communications, innovation, leadership, and strategy) for managers. 


Suggested Search Terms:

management, manager(s), administration

Narrower: executives, personnel management, supervision

Related: leadership, organization


General Management Reference:

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Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management - Cary L. Cooper (Editor); Chris Argyris (Editor); William Starbuck (Editor)
ISBN: 0631233172
Publication Date: 2005-02-14
The second edition of this business and management reference work is divided into twelve individual subject volumes and an index and includes a new volume on Entrepreneurship. Over 6,500 alphabetically-arranged, specially commissioned entries. Covers major subjects, including business ethics, cross-cultural management, marketing, finance, management information systems, organizational learning and knowledge, organizational behavior, human resource management, strategic management, operations, and entrepreneurship. Also available as an e-book through Blackwell Reference Online.

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Encyclopedia of Management - Marilyn M. Helms (Editor)
ISBN: 0787665568
Publication Date: 2005-12-01
This updated fifth edition of Encyclopedia of Management covers 350 topics in management theories and applications, written by academics and business professionals. Covers 18 areas: corporate planning and strategic management, emerging topics in management, entrepreneurship, financial management and accounting, general management, human resources management, innovation and technology, international management, leadership, legal issues, management science and operations, management information systems, performance measures and assessment, personal growth and development, production and operations management, quality management and total quality management, supply chain management, and training and development.

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International Encyclopedia of Business and Management - Malcom Warner (Editor)
ISBN: 1861521618
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Contains 750 entries on international management and management education topics for students and faculty in higher education. Interdisciplinary concepts come from psychology, sociology, mathematics, computer engineering, political science, and economics.

General Management Periodicals:

  • Academy of Management Journal  Icon
    Empirical research journal in management, with articles on organizational behavior, human resources, strategy, and organizational theory. Indexed in several EBSCO, Gale, and ProQuest products.
  • Academy of Management Review  Icon
  • Administrative Science Quarterly  Icon
    "This top-tier journal from Cornell regularly publishes the best theoretical and empirical papers based on dissertations and on the evolving and new work of more established scholars, as well as interdisciplinary work in organizational theory, and informative book reviews."
  • California Management Review  Icon
  • Harvard Business Review  Icon
    Includes articles, best practices, book reviews, and case studies on communication, finance and accounting, global business, innovation and entrepreneurship, leadership, management, organizational development, sales and marketing, strategy and execution, and technology and operations. Indexed from 1922-present in EBSCO's Business Source products.
  • Journal of Management  Icon
    Publication of the Southern Management Association.
  • Journal of Management Studies  Icon
  • Knowledge@Wharton
    The online business journal of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, provides articles free for 30 days, additional reading suggestions based on the selected article, podcasts with edited print transcripts, links to additional resources and free membership registration that enables receipt of the newsletter.
  • Management Science  Icon
    Publication of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
  • MIT Sloan Management Review  Icon
    Articles written for academics, business executives, and thought leaders on all areas of management, including corporate strategy, leadership, management of technology, and innovation.
  • Wall Street Journal  Icon
    Leading international financial newspaper. Some content freely available online. The Eastern edition is indexed in Factiva from 1979.

Finding General Management Articles:

The following resources are subscription databases that can be used to search for general management articles. Check your public or academic library to see if they subscribe to these databases.

  • ABI/Inform (ProQuest)  Icon
    Useful for retrieving articles on strategic business and management issues. Provides coverage of business conditions, management techniques, corporate strategies and trends, and product and competitor information. Coverage varies by specific database (Complete, Global, Research, Trade & Industry, Dateline).
  • Business Source (EBSCO)  Icon
    Major competitor to ABI/Inform. Coverage varies by database but all provide access to hundreds, if not thousands, of business publications (peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, regional business, etc.) that cover management topics. Business Source Elite provides access to core business standards like BusinessWeek, American Banker, Forbes, Fortune, The Economist, and more.
  • Factiva (Dow Jones/ProQuest)  Icon
    Provides access to global business news and includes content from top national newspapers, Dow Jones & Reuters newswires, business journals, market research reports, analyst reports, and websites. Content is available from 118 countries and encompasses information from 8,000 sources. Useful for accessing current news that addresses management issues.
  • LexisNexis Academic  Icon
    A subset of the LexisNexis service that provides access to business, news, and legal information. Search across a vast array of news sources, including journals, newspapers, and wire services. Useful for accessing current news that addresses management issues.

General Management Websites:

  • Management, owned by the New York Times Company, provides a Management guide as a subset of the Business and Finance Channel. The essential section provides basic resources for new managers. Articles, reviews of products and resources as well as forums for discussing managerial issues provide information for persons with a variety of managerial experience.
  • Business Researcher’s Interests
    Knowledge Management and Business Technology Management are the primary focuses for this site. Free registration is required to participate in forums and threaded discussions.
    Managed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) this site has become “The Official Business Link to the U.S. Government”. A number of business guides and links to state and local resources are provided.
  • CEOExpress
    CEOExpress provides quick access to a variety of business topics and resources through a very busy, text-heavy portal page. Four broad categories, Daily news and info, Business research, Office tools and travel and Break time provide links to hundreds of resources. Some resources are free, some offer recommendations and evaluations of resources and others are fee-based websites.
  • European Case Clearing House ECCH
    Access to abstracts of case studies and, for a fee, access to the case studies, is provided by ECCH for students, researchers and corporate trainers. Over 50,000 resources from over 30 academic institutions and associations around the world are updated with over 350 new entries each month.
  • Free Management Library
    Over 260 subject categories are broadly grouped with information useful to small and large, for-profit and non-profit, new and well-established enterprises. The library is administered by personnel from Authenticity Consulting, LLC, but content links can be added by readers following the “Community Rules”. Links are provided for reference works, blog indices, tutorials and additional resources.
  • Harvard Business School: Working Knowledge (Leadership and Management)
    Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge site includes a number of business topic sections including Leadership and Management. Articles for practitioners are highlighted; working papers and podcasts are available. Searches can be made by topic or by industry. The “First Look” section gives readers a weekly post summarizing new case studies, working papers and other publications.
  • The Peter F. Drucker Institute
    Includes a collection of articles and media by or about management pioneer Peter Drucker.
  •, a service provided by, targets small business owners by offering over 2,000 “How-to” guides. Management is divided into 21 topics. Guides are written by experts and evaluations and comments are offered by readers.

General Management Associations & Organizations:

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Christina Sheley
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Indiana University, Bloomington
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Previously Maintained:

Natasha Arguello
University of Texas at San Antonio
Cheryl McCallips
Pennsylvania State University
Kay Ikuta
Inglewood Public Library (California)
Paul Arrigo
Penn State Shenango Library
Bill Kinyon
Mars Hill College
List originally compiled by:
Judith Faust
California State University at Hayward
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