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    Read more about Fracture Mechanics: An Engineering Primer - 2nd Edition

    Fracture Mechanics: An Engineering Primer - 2nd Edition

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    Contributors: Janssen, Zuidema, and Wanhill

    Publisher: TU Delft Open

    License: CC BY

    In this second edition, which is the result of numerous revisions, updates and additions, the authors cover the basic concepts of fracture mechanics for both the linear elastic and elastic-plastic regimes. The fracture mechanics parameters K, G, J and CTOD are treated in a basic manner along with the test methods to determine critical values. The development of failure assessment based on elastic-plastic fracture mechanics is reflected in a comprehensive treatment.

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    Business Calculus with Excel

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    Contributor: May

    Publisher: Mike May, S.J. and Anneke Bart

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This text is intended for a one semester calculus course for business students with the equivalent of a college algebra prerequisite. Rather than being a three-semester engineering calculus course that has been watered down to fit into one semester it is designed for the business students.

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    Leading in Health and Social Care

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    Contributors: Lloyd, Olley, and Milligan

    Publisher: Griffith University

    License: CC BY-NC

    This comprehensive textbook captures best international practice and is focused on the practical needs of leaders in health and social care. The text includes chapters that address evolving and innovative practices in leadership, ethics, leading people and human resource management, cultural safety for First Nations peoples, innovation, digital health, finance and resource management, systems thinking, change, evaluation and safety and quality. As an open educational resource, leaders, managers, students, policymakers and all readers interested in improving healthcare systems can access the book. The choice to publish on an open platform demonstrates our commitment to building a strong, transparent, and connected community of practice for health service leaders across many disciplines and across the world. We hope this pragmatic and contemporary textbook will reach a broad audience with an interest in strengthening the discipline of health service leadership and building fit-for-purpose healthcare systems that meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve. To achieve this we want the text to be free and widely available. To achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, health and quality education are key and this open educational resource (OER) is available for all to use to guide their practice and the strengthening of health and social care systems.

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    Read more about Principles of Strategic Management Accounting

    Principles of Strategic Management Accounting

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    Contributor: Masschelein

    Publisher: University of Western Australia

    License: CC BY-NC

    This textbook explains the economic and sociological principles that underpin the use of strategic management accounting practices in organisations. Each chapter of the first part starts with a gentle, conversational introduction to the insights of one strand of academic literature and applies the insights to modern performance measurement and evaluation practices. The following parts apply the principles to specific accounting tools such as the budget, cost accounting, and the balanced scorecard. The textbook can be used in an advanced management accounting undergraduate unit or a post-graduate unit to give students a firm grounding to analyse measurement and evaluation practices in modern organisations. The textbook is meant to be a jumping off point for students and prepare them to analyse case studies and technical articles on strategic management accounting.

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    Read more about Qualitative Research – a practical guide for health and social care researchers and practitioners

    Qualitative Research – a practical guide for health and social care researchers and practitioners

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    Contributors: Ayton, Tsindos, and Berkovic

    Publisher: Monash University

    License: CC BY-NC

    This guide is designed to support health and social care researchers and practitioners to integrate qualitative research into the evidence base of health and social care research. Qualitative research designs are diverse and each design has a different focus that will inform the approach undertaken and the results that are generated. The aim is to move beyond the “what” of qualitative research to the “how”, by (1) outlining key qualitative research designs for health and social care research – descriptive, phenomenology, action research, case study, ethnography, and grounded theory; (2) a decision tool of how to select the appropriate design based on a guiding prompting question, the research question and available resources, time and expertise; (3) an overview of mixed methods research and qualitative research in evaluation studies; (4) a practical guide to data collection and analysis; (5) providing examples of qualitative research to illustrate the scope and opportunities; and (6) tips on communicating qualitative research.

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    Read more about Sports Marketing: An Australian Perspective

    Sports Marketing: An Australian Perspective

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    Contributor: Richards

    Publisher: Western Sydney University

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Sports marketing refers to promoting goods and services through sporting events and the endorsement of athletes and sports teams. For any sports organisation, it is imperative to have an effective sports marketing strategy in place to build brand awareness, enhance customer loyalty and generate revenue. Companies in sports use marketing strategies to fulfil their goals, such as attracting more junior players, involving parents, increasing the company's public profile, entertaining spectators, acquiring sponsorships, and securing broadcasting rights deals. This book has been written for sports management students at Western Sydney University for the subject Sports Marketing (BUSM2048) where they will learn general marketing knowledge and theories relevant to the sports industry, such as sponsorship, endorsements, customer experience, pricing and operations. This activity is aligned with SDG4 – Quality Education.

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    Read more about Indigenous Perspectives on Business Ethics and Business Law in British Columbia

    Indigenous Perspectives on Business Ethics and Business Law in British Columbia

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    Contributors: Sorensen and van Dyk

    Publisher: BCcampus

    License: CC BY

    This book explores business ethics and business law through the lens of Indigenous-settler relations in Canada (with a focus on British Columbia in particular). It aims to fill a gap in business curriculum and support instructors who want to bring Indigenous content into their classes. The book starts by exploring relevant history, focusing on treaties, legislation, and federal government policy. It then looks at business ethics and what it means for businesses to work ethically with Indigenous communities. And finally, the book discusses business law and the requirements and responsibilities for businesses doing work on Indigenous lands.

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    Psychology of Language

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    Contributors: Ramoo and Bartlett

    Publisher: BCcampus

    License: CC BY

    In this textbook, students are introduced to the fundamental principles of linguistics and psycholinguistics. Students will explore theories and models of language development, comprehension and production as well as bilingualism and reading. All of these topics are approached from a Canadian perspective and include ideas from indigenous cultures and languages of Canada.

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    Read more about Engineering Systems, Dynamics, Modelling, Simulation, and Design

    Engineering Systems, Dynamics, Modelling, Simulation, and Design

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    Contributor: Tabatabaian

    Publisher: BCcampus

    License: CC BY-NC

    This open educational resource presents effective system modelling methods, including Lagrangian and bond graph, and the application of a relevant engineering software tool, 20-sim. The content is designed for engineering students and professionals in the field to support their understanding and application of these methods for modelling, simulation, and design of engineering systems. The text also includes videos showing selected worked-out examples.

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    Read more about Foundations in Digital Marketing

    Foundations in Digital Marketing

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    Contributor: Grayson

    Publisher: BCcampus

    License: CC BY

    Foundations in Digital Marketing is a textbook intended to introduce marketing students to the world of digital marketing. The book covers fundamental frameworks, practical applications, and online tools that can all be applied to build and execute a cohesive and engaging digital marketing strategy. The book covers the fundamental aspects of digital marketing, including areas such as:

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