Business Textbooks

Read more about Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

Contributors: Frey and Cruz-Cruz

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to ethics in business and provides modules in Ethical Leadership, Ethical Decision-Making, Social Responsibility, and Corporate Governance. Students will actively study ethical theory by carrying out exercises to help them build theory-based tools for encountering ethical problems in business practice. They will also work with cases in business ethics designed to give them practice in developing skills of ethical leadership, ethical decision-making, and carrying out socio-technical analyses to respond to issues of social responsibility. This course will culminate in an Ethics Bowl competition in which students will practice ethics advocacy in a variety of organizational contexts in business.

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Read more about Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management

Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management

Contributors: Coffelt and Hendrickson

Publisher: Donald Coffelt and Chris Hendrickson

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.

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Read more about An Introduction to Cooperation and Mutualism

An Introduction to Cooperation and Mutualism

Contributor: Boland

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

This textbook introduces readers to the idea of cooperation and mutualism. Cooperatives and mutuals are participatory organizations in which members participate in control and governance, receive economic benefits through patronage refunds or net income, and become owners through equity. These mutual-benefit organizations exist alongside non-profit organizations and investor-benefit organizations through the global economy.

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Read more about Introductory Business Statistics

Introductory Business Statistics

Contributors: Holmes, Illowsky, and Dean

Publisher: OpenStax

Introductory Business Statistics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the one-semester statistics course for business, economics, and related majors. Core statistical concepts and skills have been augmented with practical business examples, scenarios, and exercises. The result is a meaningful understanding of the discipline, which will serve students in their business careers and real-world experiences.

(7 reviews)


Read more about Financial Strategy for Public Managers

Financial Strategy for Public Managers

Contributors: Kioko and Marlowe

Publisher: Rebus Community

Financial Strategy for Public Managers is a new generation textbook for financial management in the public sector. It offers a thorough, applied, and concise introduction to the essential financial concepts and analytical tools that today's effective public servants need to know. It starts “at the beginning” and assumes no prior knowledge or experience in financial management. Throughout the text, Kioko and Marlowe emphasize how financial information can and should inform every aspect of public sector strategy, from routine procurement decisions to budget preparation to program design to major new policy initiatives. They draw upon dozens of real-world examples, cases, and applied problems to bring that relationship between information and strategy to life. Unlike other public financial management texts, the authors also integrate foundational principles across the government, non-profit, and “hybrid/for-benefit” sectors. Coverage includes basic principles of accounting and financial reporting, preparing and analyzing financial statements, cost analysis, and the process and politics of budget preparation. The text also includes several large case studies appropriate for class discussion and/or graded assignments.

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Read more about Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit

Contributor: Swanson


This book is designed for upper year undergraduate students and graduate students studying fundamental entrepreneurship concepts.

(5 reviews)


Read more about Business Plan Development Guide

Business Plan Development Guide

Contributor: Swanson


This textbook and its accompanying spreadsheet templates were designed with and for students wanting a practical and easy-to-follow guide for developing a business plan. It follows a unique format that both explains what to do and demonstrates how to do it.

(6 reviews)


Read more about Intermediate Financial Accounting Volume 2

Intermediate Financial Accounting Volume 2

Contributors: Arnold and Kyle

Publisher: Lyryx

This new text by G. Arnold and S. Kyle, developed in collaboration by Athabasca University and Lyryx, is intended for the second of two in Intermediate Financial Accounting courses. It presumes that students have already completed the Introductory Financial Accounting, and the first Intermediate Financing Accounting course. The text reflects both current International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and ASPE.

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Read more about Project Management

Project Management

Contributor: Watt

Publisher: BCcampus

This book covers the basics of project management. This includes the process of initiation, planning, execution, control and close out that all projects share.

(10 reviews)


Read more about Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces

Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces

Contributors: Foster and Barnetson

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

Workplace injuries happen every day and can profoundly affect workers, their families, and the communities they live in. This textbook provides workers with an introduction to effective injury prevention. The book pays particular attention to how issues of precarious employment, gender, and ill health can be better handled in Canadian occupational health and safety (OHS).

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