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

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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.

Listen @ the Library


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


Scholarly Journals

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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.”

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.”


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International Journal of Operations & Production Management
“Investigates opportunities and problems of developing and implementing strategies,  systems, and practice in operations management.”

Journal of Organizational Behavior
“Research, theory and review in industrial/organizational psychology and organizational behavior fields including motivation, work performance, job design, occupational stress, personnel selection, organizational structure and managerial behavior.” Full text available from January 1999 to August 2005.

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


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International 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.”

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.”

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


Books @ the Library

Book CoverReinventing 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 Websites


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.

Harvard Business School: Working Knowledge (Leadership and Management)

The Peter F. Drucker Institute

Bain & Company Insights: Management Tools & Trends 2015
Updated annually.

Rand Corporation Topic Pages: Management

Wall Street Journal: Management How-To Guide

The latest from the blog “Manage by Walking Around” by Jonathan Becher:

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General Management Associations & Organizations

Academy of Management

AOM is primarily a scholarly management association.
American Management Association

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.”