Special Topics in Business

This section is meant to present current special interest topics in business.

Manufacturing Life Cycle

This video demonstrates through animation the life-cycle of manufacturing products and the environmental impact of consumption.


The study of neuromanagement uses cognitive neuroscience, other life science, and technology to analyze economic and managerial issues. It focuses on exploring human brain activities and mental processes when people are faced with typical problems of economics and management. … The main research areas include decision neuroscience, neuroeconomics, neuromarketing, neuro-industrial engineering, and neuro-information systems.”

Open Business Models

Recommended Readings by Paul Stacey (Creative Commons)

Theory of Constraints

“The theory of constraints (TOC) is a management paradigm that views any manageable system as being limited in achieving more of its goals by a very small number of constraints. … TOC adopts the common idiom ‘a chain is no stronger than its weakest link.’”