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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" (BusinessDictionary.com).
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.
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.
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.
International Encyclopedia of Business and Management by Malcom Warner (Editor)
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.
Encyclopedia of Management by Gale (Firm)
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
Covers numerous topics in management theories and applications. Many libraries subscribe to online version.
Encyclopedia of Management Theory by Eric H. Kessler (Editor)
Publication Date: 2013-03-28
This work is designed to serve as a core reference for anyone interested in the essentials of contemporary management theory. Drawing together a team of international scholars, it examines the global landscape of the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses to thoughtfully apply them.
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.
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.
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).
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. Different versions of this database provide increasing number of resources: Elite, Premier, Complete, and the most comprehensive version, Ultimate. Some colleges and universities provide access to an Alumni Edition that contains few sources and a shorter backlog than versions appropriate for undergraduate or graduate school research.
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.
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.
About.com, 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.
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 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.
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.
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’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.
Work.com, a service provided by Business.com, 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.