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Read more about Beyond Lean: Simulation in Practice, Second Edition

Beyond Lean: Simulation in Practice, Second Edition

Charles Standridge, Grand Valley State University


Lean thinking, as well as associated processes and tools, have involved into a ubiquitous perspective for improving systems particularly in the manufacturing arena. With application experience has come an understanding of the boundaries of lean capabilities and the benefits of getting beyond these boundaries to further improve performance. Discrete event simulation is recognized as one beyond-the-boundaries of lean technique. Thus, the fundamental goal of this text is to show how discrete event simulation can be used in addition to lean thinking to achieve greater benefits in system improvement than with lean alone. Realizing this goal requires learning the problems that simulation solves as well as the methods required to solve them. The problems that simulation solves are captured in a collection of case studies. These studies serve as metaphors for industrial problems that are commonly addressed using lean and simulation.

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Read more about Building Strategy and Performance

Building Strategy and Performance

Kim Warren, London Business School


This book uses a balanced blend of frameworks and illustrations to teach you how to tackle the challenge of driving performance into the future.

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Read more about Business Ethics

Business Ethics

OpenStax College

Business Ethics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester business ethics course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including case studies, application scenarios, and links to video interviews with executives, all of which help instill in students a sense of ethical awareness and responsibility.

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Read more about Business Plan Development Guide

Business Plan Development Guide

Lee Swanson, University of Saskatchewan


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.

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Read more about Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

William Frey

Jose Cruz-Cruz


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 Efficacious Technology Management: A Guide for School Leaders

Efficacious Technology Management: A Guide for School Leaders

Gary Ackerman


Dr. Gary Ackerman, an educational technology specialist with decades of experience in K-12, community college, and faculty development has released Efficacious Technology Management: A Guide for School Leaders. This is his second book, and it is available under a Creative Commons license.

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Read more about Electronic Commerce: The Strategic Perspective

Electronic Commerce: The Strategic Perspective

Richard Watson, University of Georgia

Pierre Berthon, Bentley College

Leyland Pitt, Simon Fraser University

George Zinkhan, University of Georgia


This book is written both for practitioners and business students. Managers wishing to understand how electronic commerce is revolutionizing business will find that our comprehensive coverage of essential business issues (e.g., pricing and distribution) answers many of their questions. Advanced business students (junior, seniors, and graduate students) will find that the blend of academic structure and practical examples provides an engaging formula for learning.

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Read more about Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit

Lee Swanson, University of Saskatchewan


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

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Read more about Financial Strategy for Public Managers

Financial Strategy for Public Managers

Sharon Kioko, University of Washington

Justin Marlowe, University of Washington


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 Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management

Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management

Donald Coffelt, Carnegie Mellon University

Chris Hendrickson, Carnegie Mellon University


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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