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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” (

Learn more about Business Management by reading articles in top scholarly journals (see below). Or try an open textbook online such as Principles of Management by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing.

Be sure to take advantage of the library’s access to Harvard Business Review, one of the most important management magazines.




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Scholarly Journals

A scholarly journal article can often use very technical language.  Here are some examples of scholarly journals focused on issues of management in business.


Academy of Management Journal
“Original articles and research notes that develop, test or advance management theory and practice.”

Academy of Management Perspectives
“Provides accessible articles about important issues concerning management & business.”

Academy of Management Review
“Articles selected through anonymous review, reviews, syntheses, applications and critiques focused on organizational and management theory aimed at members of the Academy of Management.”

California Management Review
“Focused on bridging communication between those who study management and those who practice it.”

OA LogoInternational Journal of Business and Management
“An international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education on the following topics: corporate governance, human resource management, strategic management, entrepreneurship, marketing, e-business, services, information technology management, etc.”

Journal of Management Studies
“Refereed articles that advance knowledge and address practice in the areas of organization theory, strategic management and human resource management aimed at managers and academics.”

MIS Quarterly
“Articles of either practice or theory of information management of use for managerial purposes and the management of information technology for both academics and those applying information systems to organizational problems.”

MIT Sloan Management Review
“Business journal that evaluates and reports on new research to help readers identify and understand significant trends in management.”

OA Logo Open Journal of Business and Management
An “international journal [the goal of which is] to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of business and management.”

OA LogoStrategic Management Review
“Major topics include: strategy formulation and implementation; strategic planning and decision processes; strategic control and reward systems; etc.”

Listen and Learn

Business audiobooks can be a great way to learn on the go or anytime its convenient for you. Download them to your favorite device.

Maters of Scale with Reid Hoffman (co-founder of LinkedIn) an original podcast focusing on how companies grow from zero to a gazillion. Masters of Scale is the first American media program to commit to a 50-50 gender balance for guests. 

Books @ the Library

Decorative: Book Cover.Reinventing Communication: How to Design, Lead and Manage High Performing Projects (via EBSCO’s eBook Collection)

AMA Dictionary of Business and Management (via Credo Reference)

Management, by Peter F. Drucker (via print Stacks HD 31 .D773 2008)

The Management Gurus: Lessons From the Best Management Books of all Time (via print Stacks HD 31 .M29238 2008)

My Secret Life on the McJob: Lessons From Behind the Counter Guaranteed to Supersize Any Management Style (via print Stacks HD 31 .N4595 2007)

Recommended Resources

Academy of Management (AOM)
A scholarly management association.
Managed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) this site is “The Official Business Link to the U.S. Government”. A number of business guides and links to state and local resources are provided.


Harvard Business School: Working Knowledge (Leadership and Management)
HBS 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.


Bain & Company Insights: Management Tools & Trends
Updated biennially.


Manage by Walking Around” by Jonathan Becher.


The latest from the Rand Corporation: Management Blog

Open Online Courses

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BUS 208: Principles of Management
“This course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of management as they are practiced today.”

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BUS210: Corporate Communication
Investigation of effective communication skills as a prerequisite for succeeding in business, with particular attention to communication tools and activities that connect people within and beyond the organization. 

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BUS 401: Management Leadership
“Not only will this course distinguish between managers and leaders, but it will provide you with some of the resources to be both a competent manager and a good leader. Whether you want to run a doctor’s office or a company with thousands of employees, management and leadership skills are the keys that open those doors.”