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Business and Professional Management

Business Law I Essentials (OpenStax)

Business Law I Essentials is a brief introductory textbook designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of courses on Business Law or the Legal Environment of Business. The concepts are presented in a streamlined manner, and cover the key concepts necessary to establish a strong foundation in the subject. The textbook follows a traditional approach to the study of business law. Each chapter contains learning objectives, explanatory narrative and concepts, references for further reading, and end-of-chapter questions. Business Law I Essentials may need to be supplemented with additional content, cases, or related materials, and is offered as a foundational resource that focuses on the baseline concepts, issues, and approaches [Description from resource].

Includes: Instructor resources, assessment questions, answer keys

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Communication for Business Professionals

Communication for Business Professionals – Canadian Edition is adapted from Business Communication for Success which was in turn adapted in 2013 by University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative…This 2018 adaptation has significantly reduced the size and scope of the original publication and added Canadian examples, where practical, to better suit an Ontario community college context. In particular, the writing chapters 6 through 10 have been moved to a separate supplementary resource Business Communication for Success Writing Workbook (Description from resource).

Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0

Fundamentals of Business: Canadian Edition

An introductory textbook in business that covers a variety of topics: The Foundation of Business, Economics and Business, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business in a Global Environment, Forms of Business Ownership, Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business, Management and Leadership, Structuring Organizations, Operations Management, Motivating Employees, Management Human Resources, Union/Management Issues, Marketing: Providing Value, Accounting and Financial Information, and Personal Finances (Description of resources).

Includes: instructor resources (text bank, slides, essay questions)

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Reviews: Available through eCampusOntario Open Library

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management teaches HRM strategies and theories that any manager—not just those in HR—needs to know about recruiting, selecting, training, and compensating people (Description from resource).

Includes: case studies, activities, summaries

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Reviews: Available through the Open Textbook Library

Mastering Strategic Management: Evaluation and Execution, 1st Canadian Edition

Mastering Strategic Management is designed to enhance student engagement in three innovative ways. The first is through visual adaptations of the key content in the book. It is well documented that many of today’s students are visual learners. To meet students’ wants and needs (and thereby create a much better teaching experience for professors), Mastering Strategic Management contains multiple graphic concept pages in ever section of every chapter of the book. Think of graphic concept pages as almost like info-graphics for key concepts in each section. This feature sets Mastering Strategic Management apart from any strategic management book on the market today. The second way the authors capture student interest through their textbook is by using a real-world company as the running example in each chapter. For example, Chapter 1 in Mastering Strategic Management utilizes Blackberry to harness the conceptual coverage of the chapter in a running, corporate, application to which students will relate. The third inventive way Mastering Strategic Management holds the attention of strategic management students is through the “strategy at the movies” feature in each chapter that links course concepts with a popular motion picture (Description from resource).

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Organizational Behaviour

This OpenStax resource aligns to introductory courses in Organizational Behavior. The text presents the theory, concepts, and applications with particular emphasis on the impact that individuals and groups can have on organizational performance and culture. An array of recurring features engages students in entrepreneurial thinking, managing change, using tools/technology, and responsible management (Description from resource).

Licence: CC BY 4.0

Reviews: Available through the Open Textbook Library

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