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Doctoral Seminar in Research Methods I, Fall 2004
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Introduces the process of social research, emphasizing the conceptualization of research choices to ensure validity, relevance, and discovery. Includes research design and techniques of data collection as well as issues in the understanding, analysis, and interpretation of data. This course is designed to lay the foundations of good empirical research in the social sciences. It does not deal with specific techniques per se, but rather with the assumptions and the logic underlying social research. Students become acquainted with a variety of approaches to research design, and are helped to develop their own research projects and to evaluate the products of empirical research.

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Business and Communication
Management
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bailyn, Lotte
Sorensen, Jesper
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Doctoral Seminar in Research Methods II, Spring 2004
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A large proportion of contemporary research on organizations, strategy, innovation and management relies on quantitative research methods. Subject examines the research process as the goal is to help students understand the relationship between theory, data and statistical methods. It is designed to provide an introduction to some of the most commonly used quantitative techniques, including logit/probit models, count models, event history models, and pooled cross-section techniques.

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Business and Communication
Management
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Sorensen, Jesper
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Dynamic Leadership: Using Improvisation in Business, Fall 2004
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The first two weeks of this course are an overview of performing improvisation with introductory and advanced exercises in the techniques of improvisation. The final four weeks focus on applying these concepts in business situations to practice and mastering these improvisation tools in leadership learning.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Balachandra, Lakshmi
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Economic Analysis for Business Decisions, Fall 2004
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15.010 is the Sloan School's core subject in microeconomics, with sections for non-Sloan students labeled 15.011. Our objective is to give you a working knowledge of the analytical tools that bear most directly on the economic decisions firms must regularly make. We will emphasize market structure and industrial performance, including the strategic interaction of firms. We will examine the behavior of individual markets--and the producers and consumers that sell and buy in those markets--in some detail, focusing on cost analysis, the determinants of market demand, pricing strategy, market power, and the implications of government regulatory policies. We will also examine the implications of economics on other business practices, such as incentive plans, auctions, and transfer pricing.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Berndt, Ernst
Chapman, Michael
Doyle, Joseph
Stoker, Thomas
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Educational Management
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This module deals with educational management. It discusses the organizational and administrative structure. Theories of educational administration are then presented followed by functions of management. The last part of the module deals with educational policies and their implication to educational management. The specific unit of each module deals with the following aspects:

• Unit I Discusses organizational and administrative structure

• Unit II Outlines Historical Development of Management

• Unit III Deals with the theories of educational management

• Unit IV Presents the functions of Management and discusses the educational policies and their implication to educational management.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
Gerald Ngugi Kimani
Date Added:
03/02/2018
Engineering Ethics, Spring 2006
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Opportunity for individual or group study of advanced topics in Engineering Systems Division not otherwise included in the curriculum at MIT.: This course introduces the theory and the practice of engineering ethics using a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach. Theory includes ethics and philosophy of engineering. Historical cases are taken primarily from the scholarly literatures on engineering ethics, and hypothetical cases are written by students. Each student will write a story by selecting an ancestor or mythic hero as a substitute for a character in a historical case. Students will compare these cases and recommend action.

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Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Broome, Taft
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Entrepreneurial Marketing, Spring 2002
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The primary objective is to teach students to do rigorous, explicit, customer-based marketing analysis which is most appropriate for new ventures. Explicit analysis of customers and potential customers, using available data, together with explicit and sensible additional assumptions about customer needs and behavior. Additional course objectives are to teach students about: (a) ways to implement marketing strategies when resources are very limited, and (b) common deficiencies in marketing by entrepreneurial organizations. From course home page: Course Description Educational Objective This course clarifies key marketing concepts, methods, and strategic issues relevant for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs. At this course, there are two major questions: Marketing Question: What and how am I selling to whom? New Venture Question: How do I best leverage my limited marketing recourses? Specifically, this course is designed to give students a broad and deep understanding of such topics as: What are major strategic constraints and issues confronted by entrepreneurs today? How can one identify and evaluate marketing opportunities? How do entrepreneurs achieve competitive advantages given limited marketing resources? What major marketing/sales tools are most useful in an entrepreneurial setting? Because there is no universal marketing solution applicable to all entrepreneurial ventures, this course is designed to help students develop a flexible way of thinking about marketing problems in general. Career Focus This course is aimed at students who plan to start a new venture or take a job as a marketing professional in an early-stage business.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Marketing
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kim, Jin Gyo
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Finance Theory II, Spring 2003
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Continuation of Finance Theory I, concentrating on corporate financial management. Topics: Capital investment decisions, security issues, dividend policy, optimal capital structure, hedging and risk management, futures markets and real options analysis. The objective of this course is to learn the financial tools needed to make good business decisions. The course presents the basic insights of corporate finance theory, but emphasizes the application of theory to real business decisions. Each session involves class discussion, some centered on lectures and others around business cases.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Management
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jenter, Dirk
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Financial Accounting, Summer 2004
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Studies basic concepts of financial and managerial accounting. Viewpoint is that of the users of accounting information (especially managers) rather than the preparer (the accountant).

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Management
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kothari, S. P.
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Financial Management, Summer 2003
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Introduction to investments and corporate finance. Topics include: project and company valuation, risk and return in capital markets, the pricing of stocks and bonds, corporate financing and dividend policy, the cost of capital, and financial options. Subject provides a broad overview of both theory and practice. Restricted to Management of Technology students. Financial Management studies corporate finance and capital markets, emphasizing the financial aspects of managerial decisions. It touches on all areas of finance, including the valuation of real and financial assets, risk management and financial derivatives, the trade-off between risk and expected return, and corporate financing and dividend policy. The course draws heavily on empirical research to help guide managerial decisions.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Lewellen, Jonathan
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Financial and Managerial Accounting, Summer 2003
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An intensive introduction to the preparation and interpretation of financial information for investors (external users) and managers (internal users) and to the use of financial instruments to support system and project creation. Adopts a decision-maker perspective on accounting and finance. This is an intensive introduction to the preparation and interpretation of financial information for investors (external users) and managers (internal users) and to the use of financial instruments to support system and project creation. The course adopts a decision-maker perspective on accounting and finance with the goal of helping students develop a framework for understanding financial, managerial, and tax reports.

Subject:
Accounting
Business and Communication
Finance
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Plesko, George A.
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Focusing on Organizational Change
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Never before have strategic leaders been confronted with so much overwhelming change. The traditional approach is to teach the leader or leaders how to direct or control the organizations’ reaction on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis. This approach is stressful and overwhelming for executive leaders, makes middle managers feel torn between honoring their senior leaders and listening to the demands of front line employees, and is alienating for front line employees.

Focusing on Organizational Change offers an alternative to the traditional approach by focusing on building the change capacity of the entire organization in anticipation of future pressures to change. Based on systematic research of more than 5,000 respondents working within more than 200 organization or organizational units conducted during the previous decade, this book offers a clear and proven method for diagnosing your organizational change capacity. While building organizational change capacity is not fast or easy, it is essential for effective leadership and organizational survival in the 21st century.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Strategic Leader's New Mandate
Chapter 2: What Is Organizational Capacity for Change?
Chapter 3: OCC Dimension 1: Trustworthy Leadership
Chapter 4: OCC Dimension 2: Trusting Followers
Chapter 5: OCC Dimension 3: Capable Champions
Chapter 6: OCC Dimension 4: Involved Midmanagement
Chapter 7: OCC Dimension 5: Systems Thinking
Chapter 8: OCC Dimension 6: Communication Systems
Chapter 9: OCC Dimension 7: Accountable Culture
Chapter 10: OCC Dimension 8: Innovative Culture
Chapter 11: The Big Picture

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
William Judge
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Fundamentals of Business
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Fundamentals of Business (2016) is an openly licensed (CC BY NC SA 3.0) textbook designed for use in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business introductory level business course, MGT1104 Foundations of Business.
This work is a project of University Libraries and the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech.

A new version of this book was released in August 2018. See http://hdl.handle.net/10919/84848 for more details.

If you are an instructor reviewing, adopting, or adapting this textbook, please help us understand a little more about your use by filling out this form http://bit.ly/business-interest

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Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Virginia Tech
Provider Set:
VTech Works
Author:
Stephen J. Skripak
Date Added:
07/29/2016
Fundamentals of Business
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An introductory textbook in business that covers a variety of topics: The Foundations 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, Managing Human Resources, Union/Management Issues, Marketing: Providing Value, Accounting and Financial Information, and Personal Finances.

Preface: Teamwork in Business
Chapter One: Foundations of Business
Chapter Two: Economics and Business
Chapter Three: Ethics and Social Responsibility
Chapter Four: Business in a Global Environment
Chapter Five: Forms of Business Ownership
Chapter Six: Entrepreneurship:Starting a Business
Chapter Seven: Management and Leadership
Chapter Eight: Structuring Organizations
Chapter Nine: Operations Management
Chapter Ten: Motivating Employees
Chapter Eleven: Managing Human Resources
Chapter Twelve: Union Management Issues
Chapter Thirteen: Marketing, Providing Value
Chapter Fourteen: Accounting and Financial Information
Chapter Fifteen: Personal Finances

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Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Anastasia Cortes
Richard Parsons
Stephen J. Skripak
Date Added:
06/11/2020
Fundamentals of Business, Second Edition
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Fundamentals of Business, Second Edition (2018) is an 372-page open education resource intended to serve as a no-cost, faculty customizable primary text for one-semester undergraduate introductory business courses. It covers the following topics in business: Teamwork; economics; ethics; entrepreneurship; business ownership, management, and leadership; organizational structures and operations management; human resources and motivating employees; managing in labor union contexts; marketing and pricing strategy; hospitality and tourism, accounting and finance, and personal finances. The textbook was designed for use in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business introductory level business course, MGT1104 Foundations of Business and is shared under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial ShareAlike 4.0 license.

2018 version formats include: PDF, Accessible "screen reader friendly" PDF, ePub, Mobi, XML/Pressbooks (editable), and open document format.
The Pressbooks online version (HTML) is available at: https://doi.org/10.21061/fundamentals-of-business
The 2016 version of this book includes editable MSWord files.

If you are an instructor reviewing, adopting, or adapting this textbook, please help us understand your use by filling out this form http://bit.ly/business-interest

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Teamwork in Business
Chapter 2: The Foundations of Business
Chapter 3: Economics and Business
Chapter 4: Ethics and Social Responsibility
Chapter 5: Business in a Global Environment
Chapter 6: Forms of Business Ownership
Chapter 7: Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business
Chapter 8: Management and Leadership
Chapter 9: Structuring Organizations
Chapter 10: Operations Management
Chapter 11: Motivating Employees
Chapter 12: Managing Human Resources
Chapter 13: Union/Management Issues
Chapter 14: Marketing: Providing Value to Customers
Chapter 15: Pricing Strategy
Chapter 16: Hospitality and Tourism
Chapter 17: Accounting and Financial Information
Chapter 18: Personal Finances

Reviews of title available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/fundamentals-of-business

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Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Virginia Tech
Provider Set:
VTech Works
Author:
Skripak Stephen J
Date Added:
12/04/2018
Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management
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The authors believe this free of charge book, Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management, will expand the impact of the material and help improve the practice of infrastructure management. By ‘free of charge,' we mean that the material can be freely obtained, but readers should devote time and effort to mastering the material. We have provided problem assignments for various chapters, and we strongly urge readers to undertake the problems as a learning experience.

This book grew out of a decade of co-teaching a course entitled ‘Infrastructure Management' at Carnegie Mellon University. Our teaching philosophy was to prepare students for work in the field of infrastructure management. We believe that infrastructure management is a professional endeavor and an attractive professional career. The book is co-authored by two accomplished engineers - each representing professional practice, academic research and theoretical evaluation. Their collective strengths are presented throughout the text and serve to support both the practice of infrastructure management and a role for infrastructure management inquiry and search. Importantly, both co-authors have academic research interests (and a number of research publications) on various topics of infrastructure management. That said, the primary audience for this book is expected to be professionals intending to practice infrastructure management, and only secondarily individuals who intend to pursue a career of research in the area.

The text draws examples and discusses a wide variety of infrastructure systems, including roadways, telecommunications, power generation, buildings and systems of infrastructure. We have found that some common fundamentals of asset management, analysis tools and informed decision-making are useful for a variety of such systems. Certainly, many infrastructure managers encounter a variety of infrastructure types during their professional careers. Moreover, due to the functional inter-dependencies of different infrastructure systems, it is certainly advantageous for managers of one infrastructure type to understand other types of infrastructure. For example, roadway managers rely upon the power grid for traffic signal operation.

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Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Chris Hendrickson
Donald Coffelt
Date Added:
10/01/2018
Fundamentals of Leadership
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Table of Contents:

CHAPTER 1: LEADING PEOPLE WITHIN ORGANIZATIONS
CHAPTER 2: POWER AND POLITICS
CHAPTER 3: UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE AT WORK: INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND PERCEPTION
CHAPTER 4: INDIVIDUAL ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS
CHAPTER 5: COMMUNICATION
CHAPTER 6: DESIGNING A MOTIVATING WORK ENVIRONMENT
CHAPTER 7: MAKING DECISIONS
CHAPTER 8: MANAGING GROUPS AND TEAMS
CHAPTER 9: MANAGING STRESS AND EMOTIONS
CHAPTER 10: CONFLICT AND NEGOTIATIONS
CHAPTER 11: MANAGING DEMOGRAPHIC AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY
CHAPTER 12: ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND CHANGE
BACK MATTER
FUNDAMENTALS OF LEADERSHIP

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Leah Sheppard
Date Added:
01/19/2021
Game Theory for Managers, Spring 2004
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This half-term course examines the choices that we make which affect others and the choices others make that affect us. Such situations are known as "games" and game-playing, while sounding whimsical, is serious business. Managers frequently play games both within the firm and outside it - with competitors, customers, regulators, and even capital markets! The goal of this course is to enhance your ability to think strategically in complex, interactive environments. Knowledge of game theory will give you an advantage in such strategic settings. The course is structured around three "themes for acquiring advantage in games": commitment / strategic moves, exploiting hidden information, and limited rationality.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
McAdams, David
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Getting Things Implemented: Strategy, People, Performance, and Leadership, January (IAP) 2009
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An old saying holds that ‰ŰĎthere are many more good ideas in the world than good ideas implemented.‰Ű This is a case-based introduction to the fundamentals of effective implementation. Developed with the needs and interests of planners--but also with broad potential application--in mind, this course is a fast-paced, case-driven introduction to developing strategy for organizations and projects, managing operations, recruiting and developing talent, taking calculated risks, measuring results (performance), and leading adaptive change, for example where new mental models and habits are required but also challenging to promote. Our cases are set in the U.S. and the developing world and in multiple work sectors (urban redevelopment, transportation, workforce development, housing, etc.). We will draw on public, private, and nonprofit implementation concepts and experience.

Subject:
Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
de Souza Briggs, Xavier
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Human Resource Management (Business 301)
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You know the basics of managing human capital from your Principles of Management course, but this course will introduce you to more advanced topics in the field. You will learn that identifying the best employees begins with identifying the firmŐs needs and carrying out a proper recruitment and selection process. Training, development, and performance evaluations can then shape the selected employee into an ideal firm resource. Finally, adequate and incentivizing compensation can keep those resources with the firm. This course will cover all these topics and more.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
10/22/2018