“Management (or managing) is the administration of an organization, whether it is a business, a not-for-profit organization, or government body. Management includes the activities of setting the strategy of an organization and coordinating the efforts of its employees (or of volunteers) to accomplish its objectives through the application of available resources, such as financial, natural, technological, and human resources.” (“Management“. Wikipedia.org. CC-BY-SA 3.0.)
Be sure to take advantage of the library’s access to Harvard Business Review, one of the most important management magazines.
ListenBusiness 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.
Read @ the Library
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)
- 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
- “Manage by Walking Around” by Jonathan Becher.
Scholarly JournalsA 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.”
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.”
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.”
“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.”
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.”