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11c. Economic Policy
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Until the 20th century the country abided by the laissez-faire policy, which ...

Until the 20th century the country abided by the laissez-faire policy, which required a free market with little intervention from government. With the Great Depression came Keynesian economics, or the opposite belief that the government should manage the economy. Today, United States economic policy lies somewhere in between — government should regulate and sometimes manage, but should allow a free market whenever possible. Political and business leaders disagree on how much control is enough.

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Management
Political Science
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Independence Hall Association
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Advanced Strategy, Spring 2008
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This course draws on a wide range of perspectives to explore the ...

This course draws on a wide range of perspectives to explore the roots of long term competitive advantage in unusually successful firms. Using a combination of cases, simulations, readings and, most importantly, lively discussion, the course will explore the ways in which long term advantage is built from first mover advantage, increasing returns, and unique organizational competencies. We will focus particularly on the ways in which the actions of senior management build competitive advantage over time, and on the strategic implications of understanding the roots of a firm's success.

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Business and Communication
Management
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
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Henderson, Rebecca
Advanced System Architecture, Spring 2006
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This course provides a deep understanding of engineering systems at a level ...

This course provides a deep understanding of engineering systems at a level intended for research on complex engineering systems. It provides a review and extension of what is known about system architecture and complexity from a theoretical point of view while examining the origins of and recent developments in the field. The class considers how and where the theory has been applied, and uses key analytical methods proposed. Students examine the level of observational (qualitative and quantitative) understanding necessary for successful use of the theoretical framework for a specific engineering system. Case studies apply the theory and principles to engineering systems.

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Architecture and Design
Management
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
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Magee, Christopher
Agricultural Business Model
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***LOGIN REQUIRED*** Students will learn about agricultural business operation and management. Topics ...

***LOGIN REQUIRED*** Students will learn about agricultural business operation and management. Topics will include accounting, finance, economics, business organization, marketing, and sales. Students will learn about agricultural business operation and management. Topics will include accounting, finance, economics, business organization, marketing, and sales.

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Business and Communication
Finance
Management
Forestry and Agriculture
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Butte County Office of Education
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CTE Online
Airline Management, Spring 2006
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Overview of airline management decision processes, with a focus on economic issues ...

Overview of airline management decision processes, with a focus on economic issues and their relationship to operations planning models and decision support tools. Application of economic models of demand, pricing, costs, and supply to airline markets and networks. Examination of industry practice and emerging methods for fleet planning, route network design, scheduling, pricing and revenue management, with emphasis on the interactions between the components of airline management and profit objectives in competitive environments. Students participate in a competitive airline management simulation game as part of the subject requirements.

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Management
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M.I.T.
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Belobaba, Peter
Applications of System Dynamics, Spring 2004
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Explores how organizations can use system dynamics to achieve important goals. Student ...

Explores how organizations can use system dynamics to achieve important goals. Student teams work with client managers to tackle the clients' most pressing issues. Students discuss experiences with their clients, and learn modeling and consulting skills they need to be effective. Focus on gaining practical insight from the system dynamics process. Projects are sponsored by diverse organizations from a range of industries and sizes from start-ups to the Fortune 500.

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Business and Communication
Management
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M.I.T.
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Hines, James
Applied Business Question
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An applied business question is presented with the suggested solution encompassing entrepreneurship, ...

An applied business question is presented with the suggested solution encompassing entrepreneurship, management and the implementation of technology and change.

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Business and Communication
Management
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Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)
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Scoilnet
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Kevin Lawlor
Applied Economics for Managers, Summer 2004
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Develops facility with concepts, language, and analytical tools of economics. Covers microeconomics, ...

Develops facility with concepts, language, and analytical tools of economics. Covers microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international trade and payments. Emphasizes integration of theory, data, and judgment in the analysis of corporate decisions and public policy, and in the assessment of changing US and international business environments. Restricted to Sloan Fellows. The fact of scarcity forces individuals, firms, and societies to choose among alternative uses -- or allocations -- of its limited resources. Accordingly, the first part of this summer course seeks to understand how economists model the choice process of individual consumers and firms, and how markets work to coordinate these choices. It also examines how well markets perform this function using the economist's criterion of market efficiency. Overall, this course focuses on microeconomics, with some topics from macroeconomics and international trade. It emphasizes the integration of theory, data, and judgment in the analysis of corporate decisions and public policy, and in the assessment of changing U.S. and international business environments.

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Business and Communication
Finance
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Economics
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M.I.T.
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Richards, Daniel
Architecture and Communication in Organizations, Fall 2003
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While no businesses succeed based on their architecture or space design, many ...

While no businesses succeed based on their architecture or space design, many fail as a result of inattention to the power of spatial relationships. This course demonstrates through live case studies with managers and architects the value of strategic space planning and decision making in relation to business needs. The course presents conceptual frameworks for thinking about architecture, communication and organizations. This course is offered during the Sloan Innovation Period (SIP), which is a one-week period at the MIT Sloan School of Management that occurs midway through each semester.

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Architecture and Design
Business and Communication
Management
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M.I.T.
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Burton, M. Diane
Balanced Scorecard
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This course provides a step by step guide on how to build ...

This course provides a step by step guide on how to build a balanced scorecard. The course describes the development process and includes examples of actual balanced scorecards. Supplemental materials, such as excel spreadsheets, are also available. Course Level: Intermediate - An overall understanding of business and strategic planning is useful for fully understanding this course. Recommended for 2.0 hours of CPE. Course Method: Inter-active self study with audio clips, self-grading exam, and certificate of completion.

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Business and Communication
Accounting
Finance
Management
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Financial Management Training Center
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Matt H. Evans
Building Strategy and Performance
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The defining challenge facing business leaders is to develop and drive performance ...

The defining challenge facing business leaders is to develop and drive performance into the future.
For commercial firms, this generally means building profits and growing the value of the business.
Although their focus may be on non-financial outcomes, public services, voluntary groups, and other
not-for-profit organizations share the same central challenge—continually improving their
performance. When the causes of performance through time are not understood, management has
difficulty making the right decisions about important issues. Worse, entire organizations are led into
ill-chosen strategies for their future.
To overcome these problems, leaders need the means to answer three basic questions:
1. Why is business performance following its current path?
2. Where are current policies, decisions, and strategy leading us?
3. How can future prospects be improved?
These questions are the starting point for this book.

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Business and Communication
Management
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University of Minnesota
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Kim Warren
Building a Stronger Community for Special Needs Learners
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The goal of this chapter is to plan, build, and maintain external ...

The goal of this chapter is to plan, build, and maintain external school partnerships to foster the growth of special needs students. An emphasis will be placed on building and managing these relationships so they encourage social values and goals of the school, business and community.

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Management
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Rice University
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Connexions
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Kerry Alday
Building and Leading Effective Teams, Summer 2005
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An intensive one-week introduction to leadership, teams, and learning communities. Introduction of ...

An intensive one-week introduction to leadership, teams, and learning communities. Introduction of concepts and use of a variety of experiential exercises to develop individual and team skills and develop supportive relationships within the Fellows class.

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Management
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
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Carroll, John S.
Business Analysis Using Financial Statements, Spring 2003
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Uses a case approach to develop a framework for business analysis. Provides ...

Uses a case approach to develop a framework for business analysis. Provides students with tools for business analysis, including strategic, accounting, financial, and prospective analysis. Concepts are then applied to a number of decision-making contexts, such as credit analysis, investor communications, merger analysis, financial policy decisions, and securities analysis. From the Course Description: Course Description The purpose of this class is to advance your understanding of how to use financial information to value and analyze firms. We will apply your economics/accounting/finance skills to problems from today's business news to help us understand what is contained in financial reports, why firms report certain information, and how to be a sophisticated user of this information.

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Business and Communication
Accounting
Finance
Management
Economics
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Wysocki, Peter D.
Business Ethics: What we can learn from the Chinese
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Confucian values of trustworthiness, self-criticism, and dignity can provide resources for Westerners ...

Confucian values of trustworthiness, self-criticism, and dignity can provide resources for Westerners doing business in China. Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, interviews Stephan Rothlin, general secretary of the Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing.

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Business and Communication
Management
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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University
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Global Business Ethics Videos
Business Ethics in China and the U.S.
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Liu Baocheng, executive director of the Center for International Business Ethics, talks ...

Liu Baocheng, executive director of the Center for International Business Ethics, talks with Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics about the developing regulatory regime in China. Liu argues that the priority for China right now is to bring products up to safety and standards. They also discuss different cultural attitudes toward gifts and bribes.

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Business and Communication
Management
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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University
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Global Business Ethics Videos
Business Information Systems: Design an App for That
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Students in introductory Management Information Systems (MIS) courses often ask what a ...

Students in introductory Management Information Systems (MIS) courses often ask what a career in MIS looks like. Lacking a clear vision, they make their own assumptions. Often they assume the career involves programming with little human interaction. That MIS is a technical field could not be further from the truth. MIS job descriptions typically require candidates to be able to collaborate, communicate, analyze needs and gather requirements. They also list the need for excellent written and communication skills. In other words, MIS workers are constantly interacting with other people both inside and outside the organization. They are coming up with creative solutions to business problems. Business Information Systems by Frost, Pike, Kenyo and Pels is designed to help students get a feel for what a career in MIS would be like. The authors' students report that they learn more about information systems from their internships than from their IS courses. Consequently, they designed a book that looks very much like an internship--an introduction to the field followed by a substantial project. The authors begin Unit 1 by introducing the information systems landscape. The unit kicks off with a discussion of all the usual suspects: the information systems triangle, the systems development life cycle, transaction systems (ERP, SCM, CRM), collaboration systems, and business intelligence systems. Other aspects of the landscape such as usability, outsourcing, database concepts and so forth are introduced throughout a chapter in unit 2 where they fit in naturally with the flow of the project. Unit 2 is the substantial project which runs over a number of chapters. Students will plan, build, and develop a proposal for an iPhone application. They will develop a very realistic mockup. They also build a website to help market and support the app. Students are engaged because the project is fun and feels real. However, they are simultaneously learning business concepts and MIS skills. With Designing Information Systems, even as freshmen, you can give your students an experience that emulates MIS in operation. Business Information Systems: Design an App for That by Frost, Pike, Kenyo and Pels is a text that will help students learn Information Systems by doing Management Information Systems. Request a desk copy or examine the book online now to see how this text might work in your course or department.

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Business and Communication
Management
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Textbook
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University of Minnesota
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Open Textbook Library
Author:
Jacqueline Pike
Lauren Kenyo
Raymond Frost
Sarah Pels
Business Organisations and their Environments: Culture
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We know that culture guides the way people behave in society as ...

We know that culture guides the way people behave in society as a whole. But culture also plays a key role in organisations, which have their own unique set of values, beliefs and ways of doing business. This unit explores the concepts of national and org

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Business and Communication
Management
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The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Business Processes and Information Technology
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Business Processes and Information Technology prepares students to effectively use, manage, and ...

Business Processes and Information Technology prepares students to effectively use, manage, and participate in the development of information technology applications in support of common business processes. The text focuses on the interconnections among an organization’s management, business processes, information systems, and information technology. An emphasis is given throughout the text to the governance, control, and security of business processes and information systems, especially underlying financial information systems. After studying this text, a student will walk away with an understanding of the foundation tools and knowledge required for the analysis, design, and control of IT-driven business processes using current and emergent technologies.

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Business and Communication
Management
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Global Text Project
Author:
Ulric J. Gelinas Steve G. Sutton and Jane Fedorowicz
Business Statistics
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Introductory survey of quantitative methods (QM), or the application of statistics in ...

Introductory survey of quantitative methods (QM), or the application of statistics in the workplace. Examines techniques for gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data in any number of fieldsĺÎĺ from anthropology to hedge fund management.

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Business and Communication
Management
Statistics and Probability
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The Saylor Foundation