This subject covers: the acquisition , allocation and utilization of resources through planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. Faculty in the Strategic Management department of the CSOM are interested in organizational studies, strategic management and policy, and the relationship between business, government and society. Faculty are interested in both the external relations between organizations and their social, political-legal, technological and economic environments, and the internal processes of organizational adaptation and change.
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Article Databases and Indexes
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
Use this popular research database to find business articles from 2,200 journals and magazines in marketing, management, information technology, operations, human resources, accounting, finance and economics dating back to 1965. Additional company and industry profiles from Datamonitor are included along with country reports and SWOT analyses.
Contains bibliographic citations and selected abstracts to the professional and scholarly literature in the field of economics and allied disciplines, including journals, books, chapters in books, conference proceedings and dissertations.
Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Help can be found on their website.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, news, magazines, and wire services. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, and consumer information. Legal publications include law journals, federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, patents and legal reference materials.
This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 2,000 general magazines covering a broad range of disciplines. It includes Magill Book Reviews, reference and travel books, biographies, full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
Full-text articles from1984 to date from the Wall Street Journal via Proquest Newspapers. This business newspaper has extensive coverage of stock markets, finance, investments and companies.
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Search for investment research featuring reports written by top analysts at over 1,000 leading investment banks, brokerage houses, and consulting firms worldwide. Nearly 4,000 new reports are added each business day. It also includes market research containing in-depth primary research and statistics, market trends, forecasts, segment analysis, and more. See also Investext Search Guide. This search guide is also available in PowerPoint format .
Index to statistical publications from US and state government agencies, international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and universities.
Find books, journals, articles, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, machine-readable data files, and any other materials available in libraries worldwide. This covers all subject areas. Request items through Interlibrary Loan using the ILLiad link on each item's record. WorldCat is produced by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)
The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 65 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.
Catalogs and Bibliographies
General Reference Sources
Contains over 95,000 individual, composite, and compound entries and over 110,000 cross-references for the rapidly changing terms and concepts in theories, principles, and methods of modern professional leadership.
Kompass is a global company and product directory for business to business. Products that companies sell or make are assigned multiple industry codes, such as SIC, NAICS, NACE, and HS. This is the free version of Kompass.
Available to all Twin Cities residents by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency. Access using your public library card. ReferenceUSA contains directory information on 12 million U.S. businesses and 102 million residents. Business and Company Resource Center contains profiles, brands, rankings, investment reports, company histories and news articles.
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Carver County Business Databases
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Hennepin County Business and Investments
Minneapolis Public Library Business Databases
Ramsey County Public Library Business and Finance
St. Paul Public Library Business Databases
Scott County Business Reference Databases
Washington County Library Business Titles
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Concise as well as scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects. Also includes links to related Internet resources, and the Britannica Book of the Year. Search tip: When combining words in search, capitalize AND. For example: revolution AND 1848
Forms, Tests, Inventories
GMAT study guide prepared for the Graduate Management Admission Council by Educational Testing Service.
General Reference Works
This directory is useful for researching the largest public and private companies worldwide. Corporate ownership information on 200,000 of the most prominent companies, subsidiaries and divisions. Includes historical data for the last 10 years on executives, sales, and the number of employees. Each company profile includes products, brands, and competitors along with the service agencies such as advertising and accounting. Licensed for 7 simultaneous users
The Corporate Affiliations Historical Data Files (1993-2015) are also available to researchers for downloading. Please send your request for access to this data to: email@example.com. Data set field descriptions are also available.
Market Research Surveys
Mintel reports provide market research on consumer products, services, and lifestyles. They identify economic drivers, leading companies, market share, market size, trends, segmentation, and analysis of consumer attitudes and purchasing habits. The subscription includes
Mintel Trends is used to analyze consumer trends by sectors, demographics, themes and regions for advertising and brand development. Observation articles report on new developments and there are tools for exploring and building presentations.
Security Analysts' Reports
The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. It has three parts: The Ratings & Reports section contains one-page reports showing Value Line's Timeliness, Safety, and Technical ranks, financial and stock price forecasts for the coming 3 to 5 years, an analyst's written commentary, and more. The Summary & Index contains an index of all stocks in the publication as well as many up-to-date statistics. It also contains a variety of stock "screens" designed to help investors identify companies with various characteristics. The Selection & Opinion section contains Value Line's latest economic and stock market forecasts, one-page write-ups about interesting and attractive stocks, model portfolios, and financial and stock market statistics.
Guide for finding industry reports in the Value Line Investment Surveys
Gateways & Megasites
ALA's BRASS (Business Reference and Services Section) Education Committee members created this Web page to serve as a subject guide to the 'Best of the Best' business Web sites in a number of broad business categories.
Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions
Primary Source Materials
The Conference Board Business Knowledge Research Collection is a searchable database of full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics. Topics include: business trends, leadership decisions, performance excellence, corporate governance, HR, productivity, customer relationship management and more. Economics material includes US and global economic indicators and analysis and forecasts of US and international economic conditions.
The subscription has been cancelled with Dec. 31, 2015.
Statistics and Data
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. The online version has full text from 1995-, although the series as a whole starts in 1878.
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).
The American Management Association's syle guide for business writers.
Guide prepared by the Internet Public Library. Includes both Internet links and print resources.
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