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Mastering Strategic Management-1st Canadian Edition
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Mastering Strategic Management is designed to enhance student engagement in three innovative ...

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 

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Business and Communication
Management
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Dave Ketchen
David Try
Janice Edwards
Jeremy Short
Farmers' Agribusiness Training Course: Module 1 Supplementary Reading. Agricultural Extension in Kenya: Practice and Policy Lessons
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The objective of this study is to assess the range of alternative ...

The objective of this study is to assess the range of alternative food crop and livestock extension services currently operating in Kenya. The study highlights five important findings: (1) private extension provision is generally skewed towards high agricultural potential regions and high-value crops. Remote areas and poor producers, especially those growing low-value crops with little marketable surplus, are poorly served. Non-profit private providers are targeting them, but their reach is limited. (2) Since public resources for extension are very constrained, it may make sense for public extension not to duplicate or overlap in the same areas that are being served more efficiently by commercial and non-profit systems. This would leave more public resources for concentrating extension services for farmers in areas that are remote and poorly served by the commercial systems. (3) However, the commercial and non-profit extension systems benefit from the presence of the public extension service- they rely on public extension workers for training and appropriate management advice. So even if the public extension system was to withdraw to the more remote areas where private extension is unprofitable, it may be appropriate to institute some type of commercial contracting of public extension system staff so that the latter can impart needed skills and capacity building to the non-public extension systems. (4) The government should consider contracting the private sector to offer extension services in the disadvantaged regions. Contracting out extension services makes it possible to take advantage of all of the talent and experience existing in the field but does not eliminate a government role which, in addition to funding, ensures quality assurance, oversight, and provision of training and information to contracted services providers. (5) The weight of evidence suggests, in most cases, that private extension is not a substitute for public extension and the public sector should fund extension significantly but in ways that do not duplicate services already being provided by sustainable alternative extension providers.

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Business and Communication
Management
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Egerton University: Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development
OER Africa
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Jayne, TS
Muyanga, Milu
Mergers and Acquisitions (Part 1)
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This course is the first part of a two part course covering ...

This course is the first part of a two part course covering the merger and acquisition process. Part 1 describes the overall process, types of mergers, the legal process, important federal regulations, and due diligence. The purpose of the course is to provide the user with a solid understanding of how the merger and acquisition process works. Course Level: Intermediate - Some prior knowledge of business and reporting relationships is useful for a complete understanding of topics covered in 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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Accounting
Finance
Management
Law
General Law
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Financial Management Training Center
Author:
Matt H. Evans
Managerial Accounting (Business 105)
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Almost all management decisions deal with the same key issues: cost, price, ...

Almost all management decisions deal with the same key issues: cost, price, and profit. This course will examine this sort of decision-making, identifying the tools and methods managers use to make the best-informed decisions possible. We will begin with an introduction to the terms that will be referenced in the later units. We will then discuss the various methods and theories that managers deploy when tracking costs and profits. The final section will explain how managers report the overall performance of a firm or department for internal use. Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared to make informed decisions within a firm.

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Business and Communication
Accounting
Management
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The Saylor Foundation
Principles of Management Version 1.1
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This textbook teaches management principles to tomorrow’s business leaders by weaving three ...

This textbook teaches management principles to tomorrow’s business leaders by weaving three threads through every chapter: strategy, entrepreneurship and active leadership.

This book's modular format easily maps to a POLC course organization (Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling, attributed to Henri Fayol (1949, General and industrial management. London. Pitman Publishing company), and suits the needs of most undergraduate or graduate course in Principles of Management.

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Business and Communication
Management
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University of Minnesota
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Open Textbook Library
Author:
Berrin Erdogan
Mason Carpenter
Talya Bauer
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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American Government
Foundations of Software Engineering, Fall 2000
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Foundations subject in modern software development techniques for engineering and information technology. ...

Foundations subject in modern software development techniques for engineering and information technology. Covers the design and development of component-based software (using C# and .NET); data structures and algorithms for modeling, analysis, and visualization; basic problem-solving techniques; web services; and the management and maintenance of software. Includes a treatment of topics such as sorting and searching algorithms; and numerical simulation techniques. Foundation for in-depth exploration of image processing, computational geometry, finite element methods, network methods and e-business applications.

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Engineering
Management
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Amaratunga, Kevin
Negotiation and Conflict Management, Spring 2001
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Negotiation and Conflict Management presents negotiation theory -- strategies and styles -- ...

Negotiation and Conflict Management presents negotiation theory -- strategies and styles -- within an employment context. 15.667 meets only eleven times, with a different topic each week, which is why students should commit to attending all classes. In addition to the theory and exercises presented in class, students practice negotiating with role-playing simulations that cover a range of topics. Students also learn how to negotiate in difficult situations, which include abrasiveness, racism, sexism, whistle-blowing, and emergencies. The course covers conflict management as a first party and as a third party: third-party skills include helping others deal directly with their conflicts, mediation, investigation, arbitration, and helping the system change as a result of a dispute.

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Management
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rowe, Mary P.
Introduction to Computers in Public Management II, January (IAP) 2002
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Second of two modules facilitating a basic understanding of computing in planning ...

Second of two modules facilitating a basic understanding of computing in planning and public management. Students develop problem-solving skills using computer-based tools for ``what-if'' analyses. Emphasis on spatial analysis using geographic information systems and database query tools.

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Management
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hoyt, Lorlene M.
Entrepreneurial Marketing, Spring 2002
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The primary objective is to teach students to do rigorous, explicit, customer-based ...

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.

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Business and Communication
Management
Marketing
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kim, Jin Gyo
Literature, Ethics and Authority, Fall 2002
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Our subject is the ethics of leadership, an examination of the principles ...

Our subject is the ethics of leadership, an examination of the principles appealed to by executive authority when questions arise about its sources and its legitimacy. Most treatments of this subject resort to case-studies in order to illustrate the application of ethical principles to business situations, but our primary emphasis will be upon classic works of imaginative literature, which convey more directly than case-studies the ethical pressures of decision-making. Readings will include works by Shakespeare, Sophocles, Shaw, E.M. Forster, Joseph Conrad, George Orwell, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Henrik Ibsen, among others. Topics to be discussed include the sources of authority, the management of consensus, the ideal of vocation, the ethics of deception, the morality of expediency, the requirements of hierarchy, the virtues and vices of loyalty, the relevance of ethical principles in extreme situations.

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Literature
Business and Communication
Management
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Case Study
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kibel, Alvin C.
Organizations as Enacted Systems: Learning, Knowing and Change, Fall 2002
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The course is structured around a core of fundamental concepts concerning how ...

The course is structured around a core of fundamental concepts concerning how we view organizations, and the application of these concepts to basic domains of action crucial for contemporary businesses: sensemaking, learning, knowing, and change. We view organizations as enacted systems, wherein humans are continually shaping the structures that influence their action in turn. In other words, we create the systems that then create us.

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Business and Communication
Management
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Orlikowski, Wanda Janina
Listening to the Customer, Fall 2002
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Introduction to "soft" consumer research methods, useful for getting quick customer input ...

Introduction to "soft" consumer research methods, useful for getting quick customer input into decisions on product design and development, strategic positioning, advertising, and branding. Covers interview techniques, observational methods, Voice of the Customer, focus groups, and analyses suitable for qualitative data. Introduces new information-gathering methods in development at MIT.

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Management
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Prelec, Drazen
Integrating eSystems and Global Information Systems, Spring 2002
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Addresses trends in the Information Technology (IT) industry, with an emphasis on ...

Addresses trends in the Information Technology (IT) industry, with an emphasis on modern communications and Internet technologies and database and Web technologies, and their role in supporting the integration of information systems. Presents framework for understanding integrating concepts and the strategic and organizational factors impacting success of IT in business. The strategic importance of information technology is now widely accepted. It has also become increasingly clear that the identification of strategic applications alone does not result in success for an organization. A careful coordination of strategic applications, information technologies, and organizational structures must be made to attain success. This course addresses strategic, technological, and organizational connectivity issues to support effective and meaningful integration of information and systems. This course is especially relevant to those who wish to effectively exploit information technology and create new business processes and opportunities.

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Business and Communication
Management
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Madnick, Stuart E.
Taxes and Business Strategy, Fall 2002
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Subject provides a conceptual framework for thinking about taxes. Applications covered include ...

Subject provides a conceptual framework for thinking about taxes. Applications covered include mergers and acquisitions, tax arbitrage strategies, business entity choice, executive compensation, multi-national tax planning, and others. Aimed at investment bankers and consultants who need to understand how taxes affect the structure of deals; managers and analysts who need to understand how firms strategically respond to taxes; and entrepreneurs who want to structure their finances in a tax-advantaged manner.

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Business and Communication
Finance
Management
Law
General Law
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Plesko, George A.
Managing the Innovation Process, Fall 2002
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This course approaches "managing the innovation process" through five levels of analysis: ...

This course approaches "managing the innovation process" through five levels of analysis: individual, team, network, organizational, and industrial. At each level of analysis, particular attention is given to the conditions under which innovation processes succeed and fail. The weekly readings consist of a mixture of book chapters, journal articles, and cases, and an online forum will be used for further discussion of the required readings outside of class. Tuesday classes will begin with a reflection exercise that entails critical thinking about the topic for the week, followed by an activity and lecture introducing material found both within and outside of the readings. Thursday classes will begin with a case analysis completed in small groups, followed by a discussion based on the issues raised in the case and online forum. The primary goal of the course is to expose students to a variety of perspectives on innovation, while building on past work experiences and preparing for work experiences in the future.

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Management
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Cummings, Jonathon
Competition in Telecommunications, Fall 2003
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Competition in Telecommunications provides an introduction to the economics, business strategies, and ...

Competition in Telecommunications provides an introduction to the economics, business strategies, and technology of telecommunications markets, including markets for wireless communications, local and long-distance services, and customer equipment. The convergence of computers, cable TV and telecommunications and the competitive emergence of the Internet are covered in depth. A number of speakers from leading companies in the industry will give course lectures.

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Business and Communication
Management
Economics
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hausman, Jerry
IT and Business Transformation, Spring 2003
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Seminar presents speakers who are Chief Executive Officers, Chief Information Officers, and ...

Seminar presents speakers who are Chief Executive Officers, Chief Information Officers, and consultants in a speaker series aimed at enriching student understanding of the world of Information Technology use and management. CEOs are drawn from companies in the field of IT. Consultant presenters are those focused on the use of IT in business transformation. Class interaction with the speakers is encouraged.

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Business and Communication
Management
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Gibson, Cyrus F.
Leadership Lab, Spring 2003
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Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to ...

Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum. This five-day interactive and experiential workshop focuses on how leaders lead innovations that both promote social responsibility and produce business success. The workshop is organized around three main parts: observation, sense-making, and creating. During the observation phase, students spend a full day inside the Boston office of the design company IDEO and visit some of the most interesting proven innovators in corporate social responsibility such as Ben & Jerry's, KLD, MBDC, Plug Power (fuel cell technology), PwC, chlumberger, or core team members of the UN Global Compact. After returning from their company visits, students describe to one another what they saw and learned. In the final part of the Lab, students conceive and implement innovation projects that serve the needs of a local community. Each team presents its practical accomplishments on the final day of the Lab.

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Business and Communication
Management
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Scharmer, Claus O.