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Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

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This book is suited for the Entrepreneurship or Innovation course with an emphasis on Sustainability or for a course devoted entirely to Sustainability. What are the trends and forces underlying the changing character of the business-environment relationship? How they are creating significant entrepreneurial opportunities for individuals and companies? Around the world, the movement toward “sustainable development” has caused many firms to adopt policies and practices that reflect what is sometimes called a “sustainable business” or “triple bottom line” approach. “Triple bottom line” refers to the demonstration of strong performance across economic, social, and environmental indicators. Those measures serve as indicators of fiduciary responsibility to a growing set of concerned investors and therefore can help ensure access to capital. They also enable innovators to lower costs, create strategic differentiation, reduce risk, and position themselves for competitive advantage over rivals less attuned to trends. The deep roots of sustainability thinking are now evident in widespread and increasingly visible activities worldwide, and Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship explores this evolution; its necessity, its implications and its progression.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Andrea Larson

Becoming a Fashion Jewelry Entrepreneur: Trends, Design, and Budgeting

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In this lesson, learners will use creativity as they think about future business decisions and activities, including creating a budget and calculating the price points of different jewelry pieces. Targeted skills for this lesson include career, life, entrepreneurship, and employability. The learners will describe five modern trends of fashion jewelry in the region, country and worldwide, calculate the price point, and design an original piece of jewelry. This lesson was designed for one, sixty-minute, class period but can be adjusted. The learners in this lesson are presumed to be young women or men, ages 15-18, in a secondary classroom. The lesson can be a part of math, art, or business courses. Significantly, the author licensed this lesson to be reused and modified to meet the needs of any users.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment, Lecture Notes, Lesson, Lesson Plan

Author: Eulalia Gallegos

Choosing a Human Resources Consultant

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Human resources consultancies have become invaluable to businesses looking for improvements and efficiencies in their operations. This unit explores the issues surrounding how you might go about selecting and using a consultant, examining the risks involved in the venture, fitting the consultant to the task, setting fees and evaluating work. If you are in business and looking to hire a consultant, are a consultant yourself or are studying business at masters level this unit will be useful to you.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Reading, Syllabus

Human Resources Management syllabus

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Openly licensed syllabus that uses the open textbook Human Resources Management: https://open.lib.umn.edu/humanresourcemanagement/ Course description: Covers principles and techniques of human resources management. Includes the following topics: hiring practices, orientation, training, job enrichment, motivation, and performance and review. Covers wage policies, benefits programs and how to comply with a myriad of legal requirements.

Material Type: Syllabus

Author: Laura Boehme

Human Resource Management

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Human resource or manpower planning is of great important in the general development and growth of organizations. Thus personnel and Human resources experts, managers and practitioners have now made it known to management that adequate attention be given to it with a view to ensuring better use of other resources especially capital. Organisations have also realized that with increasing competition and complexity in business, more time should be devoted to effective human resources planning to achieve desired goals. Furthermore organisations have known that not only is the overall cost of human resources high , that human element is complex, unpredictable and sometimes difficult to develop or change unlike capital that is relatively easier to acquire, manager or control.

Material Type: Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Reading

Human Resource Management

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Human Resource Management is a survey of the principles, problems and practices of modern business in the management of the workforce, from recruitment through retirement. Emphasis is on the use of appropriate practices in firms of various types and sizes.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Kelly O'Connor

Human Resource Management

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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. Most students will be managing people at some point in their careers and not necessarily in a human resource management capacity. As businesses cut back, they may outsource HR duties to outside vendors. Or, in smaller businesses, the HR department is sometimes small or non-existent, and managers from other departments have to perform their own HRM. Therefore, teaching HRM from the perspective of a general manager, in addition to an HR manager, provides more relevance to students' careers and will give them a competitive advantage in the workplace. This text also provides practical applications of theory relevant to today's workplace. You won't find discussions about “posting vacancies on a job board” or “sending memos.” In the real world, HRM leverages technology in every aspect of the job—from online training modules to technology for better managing flex-time workers and telecommuters. Consider how most companies have gone “paperless” with pay stubs by using software. While such technology has made HRM easier, it has also created a new set of challenges. For example, how does a manager actually implement a new pay system? Therefore, it's important for students to understand what kinds of platforms exist in today's workplace to enhance their effectiveness as future managers. The conversational style of Human Resource Management engages students, while the academic rigor of its content provides them with the tools that any manager needs—whether they work in HR or a different department. PLUS it offers an array of supplements that gives them practice creating real HR documents and role-playing real HR scenarios. Add value to your students' education, enhance the relevance of your curriculum, and make your students more employable by adopting this book for your HRM class. Read it now online today!

Material Type: Textbook

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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Reading, Syllabus

Small Business Ownership & Management Model

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This course is designed to teach individuals to perform marketing and management functions and tasks associated with owning and operating a small business. Students will develop a business plan, learn appropriate customer service and human relation skills and demonstrate positive work habits.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan

BA 260 - Small Business Management

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This course focuses on the entrepreneurial phases associated with start-up and management of small business. This course will teach future entrepreneurs and managers to recognize opportunities and to use effective entrepreneurial and small business management practices. Course Outcomes: 1. List and discuss the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. 2. Analyze new business opportunities that exist in the marketplace. 3. Evaluate the feasibility of pursuing an opportunity that you’ve recognized. 4. Develop a business plan that includes both conceptual and technical components. 5. Identify and discuss obstacles to entrepreneurial success. 6. Identify the resources and financing necessary to start an entrepreneurial venture. 7. Discuss organizational characteristics and best management practices for start-up companies.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Linn Benton Virtual College

Small Business Management

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This course introduces Entrepreneurship and Business Planning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze the entrepreneurial process through which business ideas are evaluated; identify the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs; demonstrate an awareness of strategies supporting entrepreneurship; distinguish between business ideas and opportunities; write a formalized business plan; write a marketing plan; examine their personal entrepreneurial potentials; know how to finance their business ventures; demonstrate an understanding of team-building dynamics. (Business Administration 305)

Material Type: Assessment, Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Lecture, Lecture Notes, Reading, Syllabus, Textbook

Managerial Business Communication

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This area of study will focus on the application of business communication skills through a variety of informal and formal experiences. The performance-based course will emphasize effective written, interpersonal, and team building skills. Technology will be used to create and deliver presentations, to extend problem-solving situations, and to practice critical thinking and decision-making. Business ethical, cross-cultural, and international issues associated with communications are explored and analyzed. Research strategies such as a job interview, research paper, or a final project will culminate this course.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Sharon McDermot

SMT 111 - Social Media Communication and Human Relationships

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This course will assist students in developing effective and successful social media marketing campaigns. Students will examine how the choice of social network and social media tools affects the distribution of the message and the audience that is reached. Students will have the opportunity to formulate a social media marketing plan with an appropriate target market using relevant social media channels. Course Outcomes: 1. Recognize social networks and their properties. 2. Explain why people participate in different types of social networks or social media. 3. Describe the history and development of various social networks. 4. Understand how personal account setting anonymous accounts, false identities, and multiple identities affect the community formation.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Linn Benton Virtual College

PBM 110 - Communication in Practical Business Management

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In this course students will develop oral and written communication skills that will allow a business professional to communicate effectively with customers, clients, and employees. Students will develop and deliver effective presentations using presentation software, learn negotiating skills, and practice extemporaneous speaking. Students will craft effective emails, product descriptions, resumes, and other business-related writing and oral communication skills. Students will practice skills needed to effectively apply and interview for jobs. Course Outcomes: 1. Communicate effectively in customer service situations and with vendors. 2. Concisely and professionally document agreements. 3. Deliver effective presentations that utilize charts or visual aids in presentation software. 4. Write effective text aimed at customers using a variety of formats (e.g. emails, blog posts, social media, and printed promotional material). 5. Write effective job application materials and employ effective oral communication in an interview.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Linn Benton Virtual College