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Read more about Financial Strategy for Public Managers

Financial Strategy for Public Managers

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: Kioko and Marlowe

Publisher: Rebus Community

License: CC BY

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 Business Plan Development Guide

Business Plan Development Guide

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Swanson

Publisher: OPENPRESS.USASK.CA

License: CC BY-SA

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 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Swanson

Publisher: OPENPRESS.USASK.CA

License: CC BY-SA

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

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Read more about Project Management

Project Management

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributor: Watt

Publisher: BCcampus

License: CC BY

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

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Read more about Mastering Strategic Management - 1st Canadian Edition

Mastering Strategic Management - 1st Canadian Edition

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributors: Edwards, Ketchen, and Short

Publisher: BCcampus

License: CC BY-NC-SA

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 section. This feature sets Mastering Strategic Management apart from any strategic management book on the market today. The second way the authors capture student interest through their textbook is by using a real-world company as the running example in each chapter. For example, Chapter 1 in Mastering Strategic Management utilizes Blackberry to harness the conceptual coverage of the chapter in a running, corporate, application to which students will relate. The third inventive way Mastering Strategic Management holds the attention of strategic management students is through the “strategy at the movies” feature in each chapter that links course concepts with a popular motion picture.

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Read more about Fundamentals of Business - 3rd Edition

Fundamentals of Business - 3rd Edition

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Skripak

Publisher: Virginia Tech Libraries

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Fundamentals of Business, third edition (2020) is an 370-page open education resource intended to serve as a no-cost, faculty customizable primary text for one-semester undergraduate introductory business courses. It covers the following topics in business: Teamwork; economics; ethics; entrepreneurship; business ownership, management, and leadership; organizational structures and operations management; human resources and motivating employees; managing in labor union contexts; marketing and pricing strategy; hospitality and tourism, accounting and finance, and personal finances. The textbook was designed for use in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business introductory level business course, MGT1104 Foundations of Business and is shared under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial ShareAlike 4.0 license.

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Read more about Growth and Competitive Strategy in 3 Circles

Growth and Competitive Strategy in 3 Circles

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributors: Urbany and Davis

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The 3-Circle model was developed over the past several years, initially in strategic planning for a university graduate program and in an executive MBA course designed to integrate the concepts of marketing and competitive strategy. Over the course of time, the 3-Circle model has been successfully used by hundreds of organizations throughout the world in establishing and growing their market positions. Many of the case examples in this book demonstrating applications of the 3-Circle model applications are from executives who have attended executive education training at the University of Notre Dame.

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Read more about A Primer on Sustainable Business

A Primer on Sustainable Business

Copyright Year: 2012

Publisher: LibreTexts

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Going green, green business, and sustainable business are topics on everyone’s mind. But what does all this mean exactly? A Primer on Sustainable Business answers that question and provides an introduction to the basics you need to know.

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

Beyond Lean: Simulation in Practice - Second Edition

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributor: Standridge

Publisher: Grand Valley State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

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 Guidelines for Improving the Effectiveness of Boards of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations

Guidelines for Improving the Effectiveness of Boards of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributors: Harrison and Murray

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The purpose of this book is to help boards of directors of nonprofit organizations improve their performance after completing the online board self-assessment tool found at www.boardcheckup.com. However, it can also be used as a stand-alone resource for any board seeking to enhance its effectiveness in that it also contains the diagnostic questions on which the online tool is based.

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