Business Management and Administration

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Business Management Collection

Numerous free online books on the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Business Management”. Be patient as the page loads.

Advertising & Marketing Collection

Numerous free online books on the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Advertising and Marketing”. Be patient as the page loads.

Human Resources and Personnel Management Collection

Numerous free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Human Resources and Personnel Management”. Be patient as the page loads.

Human Resource Management

University of Minnesota Libraries       

“Human Resource Management teaches HRM strategies and theories that any manager—not just those in HR—needs to know about recruiting, selecting, training, and compensating people.” -Open Textbook Library Website

Principles of Marketing

University of Minnesota Libraries       

“Teaches the experience and process of actually doing marketing – not just the vocabulary. It carries five dominant themes throughout in order to expose students to marketing in today’s environment: Service dominant logic , Sustainability, Ethics and social responsibility, Global coverage, Metrics.” -Open Textbook Library Website

Selected Articles about Military History

The Virtual Office Survival Handbook; What Telecommuters and Entrepreneurs Need to Succeed in Today’s Nontraditional Workplace.

Bredin, Alice
J. Wiley 1996        Dewey Dec.    658

Creating your virtual office, overcoming the challenges of working alone, separating personal and business life, preserving your professional image, maintaining visibility.


Carnegie, Andrew, ed.
Hall and Locke 1911        Dewey Dec.    650

Volume 4 in a 10-vol. series called “Vocations” edited by William DeWitt Hyde. This volume contains 2 parts; “The General Principles of Business” and “Great Industries”, each part with about a dozen essays by different people.

Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices

Drucker, Peter F.
Harper & Row 1974        Dewey Dec.    658

Efficiency as a Basis for Operation and Wages

Emerson, Harrington
Engineering magazine 1909        Dewey Dec.    658

“Criticizes waste and inefficiency in government and other work, and explains organization, management and operation under the efficiency or “individual effort” system of wage payment. Methods advocated are in successful use in a number of large industrial establishments. Principles here stated are simplified and reduced to a definite working code, with varied and apt illustrations, in his Twelve Principles of Efficiency.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11

Office Management, its Principles and Practice

Galloway, Lee
Ronald Press 1922        Dewey Dec.    651

Subtitle: “Covering organization, arrangement, and operation with special consideration of the employment, training and payment of office workers”.
“A comprehensive treatise for the business manager, office manager, chief clerk, or department head on the principles of office administration, location, layout and equipment, methodizing the means of communication, control of correspondence and other activities, work of the business departments, training and developing office workers, and wages and incentives to efficiency.”
“Written in an inspiring manner, this work should recommend itself as a valuable addition to the library of the student or business executive.” – Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

Business: The Ultimate Resource

Goleman, Daniel et al.
Basic 2006        Dewey Dec.    658

“This unique resource offers a huge selection of articles and provides a first step for students and scholars gathering information.” Libr J.
Best practice: People and culture; Marketing; Strategy and competitio ; Finance; IT/Information management; Systems; Structure; Leadership; Corporate social responsibility and governance; Renewal and growth; Productivity; Personal effectiveness — Management checklists — Action lists — Management library — Business thinkers — Management giants — Dictionary — Business information resources

Principles of Accounting Volume 1: Financial Accounting

Principles of Accounting Volume 2: Managerial Accounting

Graybeal, Patty and others
OpenStax 2019       

“Principles of Accounting is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a two-semester accounting course that covers the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in two volumes. This book is specifically designed to appeal to both accounting and non-accounting majors, exposing students to the core concepts of accounting in familiar ways to build a strong foundation that can be applied across business fields.” -Open Textbook Library Website

Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective

Hermanson, Roger H. and others
Bccampus 2011       

“Uses annual reports of real companies to illustrate many of the accounting concepts in use in business today. Gaining an understanding of accounting terminology and concepts, however, is not enough to ensure your success. You also need to be able to find information on the Internet, analyze various business situations, work effectively as a member of a team, and communicate your ideas clearly. This text was developed to help you develop these skills.” – Open Textbook Library Website

The New Office Professional’s Handbook

Houghton Mifflin
Houghton Mifflin 2001        Dewey Dec.    651

How to: use latest office technology, prepare professional business documents, establish efficient office procedures, manage your business career, much more.

Indexing and Filing; a Manual of Standard Practice

Hudders, Eugene Russell
Ronald Press 1920        Dewey Dec.    651

“A practical detailed textbook on business filing in general, with chapters on many special lines, such as architectural filing, and files of an accountant.” – Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

Office Training and Standards

McClelland, Frank Clark
Shaw 1919        Dewey Dec.    651

“”A study of standardized office methods and of the relation of different departments to each other. Contains one chapter on office machinery appliances.” – Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

The Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising – Vol 1 (A-E)

– Volume 2 (F-O)

– Volume 3 (P-Z)

McDonough, John and Egolf, Karen
Fitzroy Dearborn 2003        Dewey Dec.    659.1

“The first comprehensive resource on this central element of our culture, this work is a valuable tool for students in a variety of disciplines, professionals in the field, and nostalgia seekers. Selected color plates complement entries on major advertising agencies and classic campaigns. There is also substantive coverage of issues such as the representation of women and ethnic minorities as well as professional ethics.”–“The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year,” American Libraries, May 2004
“Well-researched, thorough, and fascinating, it belongs in all business collections and most academic and large public libraries.” Booklist

The Warren Buffett CEO: Secrets from the Berkshire Hathaway Managers

Miles, Robert P.
John Wiley & Sons 2002        Dewey Dec.    658


Mintzberg, Henry
Berrett Koehler 2009        Dewey Dec.    658

“A great read: a work of rich description and insight rather than a theory of managing, and it will stand the test of time.” – Management Today

Strauss’s Handbook of Business Information

Moss, Rita W.
Libraries Unlimited 2004        Dewey Dec.    650

Topics: Business — Reference books — Bibliography — Handbooks, manuals, etc, Business information services, Government publications — Databases –Electronic information resources —

The New York Public Library Business Desk Reference

New York Public Library
J. Wiley 1998        Dewey Dec.    651

“Has sections focusing on information delivery, communications, the office environment, equipment, supplies and systems, human resources, finances, law, public relations, marketing, travel, and information resources.” – Booklist

Introduction to Business


“Covers the scope and sequence of most introductory business courses. The book provides detailed explanations in the context of core themes such as customer satisfaction, ethics, entrepreneurship, global business, and managing change. Introduction to Business includes hundreds of current business examples from a range of industries and geographic locations, which feature a variety of individuals.” -Website

Principles of Management


“Designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the introductory course on management. This is a traditional approach to management using the leading, planning, organizing, and controlling approach. Management is a broad business discipline, and the Principles of Management course covers many management areas such as human resource management and strategic management, as well behavioral areas such as motivation.” -Website

The American Office; its Organization, Management and Records

Schulze, J. William
Key 1913        Dewey Dec.    651

The Psychology of Advertising

Scott, Walter Dill
Small 1908        Dewey Dec.    659.1

“Simple exposition of the principles of psychology in their relation to successful advertising. Discusses memory, feelings and emotions, sympathy, suggestion, will, habit, etc.: also practical questions as to method and amount of advertising.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11

Online Collections of Maps Worldwide

The Small Business Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed in Your Small Business

Strauss, Steven D.
Wiley and Sons 2005        Dewey Dec.    658

“Chapters cover green businesses, online advertising and marketing, emerging technologies, and cutting-edge business building strategies.” – Libr J

The Secretary’s Handbook

Taintor, Sarah Augusta
Macmillan 1988        Dewey Dec.    651

Concise information on: capitalization, punctuation, use of italics, spelling, diction, writing business letters, invitations, reminder systems, making travel arrangements, typing and word processing tips, much more.

Principles of Scientific Management

Taylor, Frederick Winslow
Harper 1911        Dewey Dec.    658

“Purpose is to show that inefficiency in individual work mny be best remedied by intelligent management, and that systematic management is a science based on clearly defined laws, rules and principles, which are applicable to all kinds of human activity. Best exposition of the subject by a pioneer in the field of industrial management.”
“A practical exposition of the author’s theories is given in shop management.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11

Also see: Gibson, Charles R., The Romance of Modern Manufacture; a Popular Account of the Marvels of Manufacturing in Section 670 Manufacturing in Manufacturing, Chemicals, Textiles & Handicrafts

Every-day Business for Women; a Manual for the Uninitiated

Wilbur, Mary Aronetta
Houghton 1910        Dewey Dec.    658

“Easily understood explanation of business and legal methods every woman should know.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11

Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources

Woy, James B.
Gale Group 2000        Dewey Dec.    650

A bibliographic guide to more than 32,000 citations covering over 1,100 subjects of interest to business personnel. Comprehensive listing of business related finding aids including abstracting and indexing services, almanacs and yearbooks, bibliographies, biographical sources, directories, encyclopedias and dictionaries, financial ratios, handbooks and manuals, online databases, periodicals and newsletters, etc.

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