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Economy, Society and Public Policy

by The CORE Team Open BookShelf (February 05, 2020)

ESPP is for students from any programme of study. Students develop analytical tools and data handling skills as they engage with the most pressing policy problems facing our societies: inequality, financial...

The Economy

by The CORE Team Open BookShelf (February 01, 2020)

A complete introduction to economics and the economy; student-centred and motivated by real-world problems and real-world data.

The Economy is a course in economics. Throughout, we start with a question or a...

International Economics: Theory and Policy

by Steve Suranovic Saylor Academy (November 15, 2019)

This text strives to reach a median between these two approaches. First, I believe that students need to learn the theory and models to understand how economists understand the world. I also think these ideas...

Introducing Marketing

by Professor John Burnett John Burnett (November 15, 2019)

Through good economic times and bad, marketing remains the pivotal function in any business. Determining and satisfying the needs of customers through products that have value and accessibility and whose features...

Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management

by Chris Hendrickson & Donald Coffelt Carnegie Mellon University (November 15, 2019)

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,'...

Leading with Cultural Intelligence

by Mai Moua Saylor Academy (November 15, 2019)

Organizations in the 21st century are in need of culturally intelligent managers and leaders. The pressure to build authentic global networks and to cultivate an appreciation and respect for cultural differences...

The Business Ethics Workshop

by James Brusseau Saylor Academy (November 15, 2019)

Ethics is about determining value; it's deciding what's worth doing and what doesn't matter so much.Business ethics is the way we decide what kind of career to pursue, what choices we make on the job,which companies...

Economics – Theory Through Applications

by Andrew John & Russell Cooper Saylor Academy (November 15, 2019)

Russell Cooper and Andrew John have written an economics text aimed directly at students from its very inception. You're thinking, ”Yeah, sure. I've heard that before.“ This textbook, Economics: Theory Through...

Macroeconomics: Theory through Applications

by Andrew John & Russell Cooper Saylor Academy (November 15, 2019)

Russell Cooper and Andrew John have written an economics text aimed directly at students from its very inception. You're thinking, ”Yeah, sure. I've heard that before.“ This textbook, Macroeconomics: Theory...

Relational Databases and Microsoft Access

by Ron McFadyen Ron McFadyen, University of Winnipeg (November 15, 2019)

This text is a free introductory text that introduces MS Access and relational database design. The motivation is to support a second-year course on database systems which, to the student, is either a service...

Fundamentals of Global Strategy

by Cornelis A. “Kees” de Kluyver Saylor Academy (November 15, 2019)

The globalization of the competitive landscape has forced companies to fundamentally rethink their strategies. Whereas once only a few industries such as oil could be labeled truly global, today many—from...

Human Relations

by Laura Portolese Dias Saylor Academy (November 15, 2019)

Human Relations by Laura Portolese-Dias addresses all of the critical topics to obtain career success as they relate to professional relationships. Knowing how to get along with others, resolve workplace conflict,...

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

by Vic Murray & Yvonne Harrison Open SUNY Textbooks, Milne Library, State University of New York at Geneseo (November 15, 2019)

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 However, it...

Good Corporation, Bad Corporation: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy

by Elizabeth Pulos & Guillermo C. Jimenez Published by Open SUNY Textbooks, Milne Library (IITG PI), State University of New York at Geneseo (November 15, 2019)

This textbook provides an innovative, internationally oriented approach to the teaching of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. Drawing on case studies involving companies and countries...

Focusing on Organizational Change

by William Q. Judge Jr Saylor Academy (November 15, 2019)

Never before have strategic leaders been confronted with so much overwhelming change. The traditional approach is to teach the leader or leaders how to direct or control the organizations' reaction on a monthly,...

Natural Resources Biometrics

by Diane Kiernan Published by Open SUNY Textbooks, Milne Library, State University of New York at Geneseo (November 15, 2019)

Natural Resources Biometrics begins with a review of descriptive statistics, estimation, and hypothesis testing. The following chapters cover one- and two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), including multiple...

Building Strategy and Performance

by London Business School Kim Warren Saylor Academy (November 15, 2019)

This book uses a balanced blend of frameworks and illustrations to teach you how to tackle the challenge of driving performance into the future. Kim Warren takes special care with this new textbook, Building...

eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Marketing in a Digital World

by Rob Stokes Independent (November 15, 2019)

The newly updated edition - based on Quirk's unique Think, Create, Engage, Optimise structure and processes - includes chapters on the latest marketing trends as well as updated facts and figures and all new...

Beyond Lean: Simulation in Practice, Second Edition

by Charles R. Standridge Ph.D. The Association (November 15, 2019)

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...

Macroeconomics: Theory, Models & Policy

by Doug Curtis & Ian Irvine Lyryx (November 15, 2019)

Macroeconomics: Theory, Markets, and Policy provides complete, concise coverage of introductory macroeconomics theory and policy. It examines the Canadian economy as an economic system, and embeds current Canadian...

Microeconomics: Markets, Methods and Models

by Doug Curtis & Ian Irvine Lyryx (November 15, 2019)

Microeconomics: Markets, Methods and Models provides a concise, yet complete, coverage of introductory microeconomic theory, application and policy in a Canadian and global environment. Our beginning is orthodox:...

Crisis and response : an FDIC history 2008-2013

by Corporation, Deposit Insurance Federal [Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation] (August 01, 2019)

A two part study on the global financial crisis beginning in 2008. The first part of the study outlines the origins of the crisis and the FDIC's response and use of emergency powers. The second part looks more...

Indian and Chinese engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean : a comparative assessment

by Ellis, Robert Evan Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press (August 01, 2019)

"This monograph comparatively examines the content and country focus of high-level diplomacy for each of the two actors, as well as the volume and patterns of trade, the activities of Indian and Chinese companies...

Austin's urban forest, 2014

by Nowak, David J. (David John) United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station (August 01, 2019)

A breakdown of the financial and environmental benefits of the urban forest in Austin, TX.

How the West Came to Rule

by Alexander Anievas Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Mainstream historical accounts of the development of capitalism describe a process which is fundamentally European - a system that was born in the mills and factories of England or under the guillotines of the...

The Message Is Murder

by Jonathan Beller Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The Message is Murder analyses the violence bound up in the everyday functions of digital media. At its core is the concept of 'computational capital' - the idea that capitalism itself is a computer, turning...

Hazard Or Hardship

by Jeffrey Hilgert Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Today, hazardous work kills 2.3 million people each year and injures millions more. Among the most compelling yet controversial forms of legal protection for workers is the right to refuse unsafe work. The rise...

The Future of Money

by Mary Mellor Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

As the recent financial crisis has revealed, the state is central to the stability of the money system, while the chaotic privately-owned banks reap the benefits without shouldering the risks. This book argues...

India and the Patent Wars

by Murphy Halliburton Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

India and the Patent Wars examines struggles over patents and access to medicine among pharmaceutical producers, activists and others under a new global intellectual property regime. In the past two decades,...

The Birth of Capitalism

by Henry Heller Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

In the light of the deepening crisis of capitalism and continued non-Western capitalist accumulation, Henry Heller re-examines the debates surrounding the transition from feudalism to capitalism in Europe and...

Small Is Necessary

by Anitra Nelson Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Does small mean less? Not necessarily. In an era of housing crises, environmental unsustainability and social fragmentation, the need for more sociable, affordable and sustainable housing is vital. The answer?...

Feudal America

by Joshua Woods & Vladimir Shlapentokh Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Do Americans live in a liberal capitalist society, or a society in which big money, private security, and personal relations determine key social outcomes? Shlapentokh and Woods argue that the answer to these...

Commercial Communication in the Digital Age

by Gabriele Siegert Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

In today’s digital age, online and mobile advertising are of growing importance, with advertising no longer bound to the traditional media industry. Although the advertising industry still has broader access...

Gambling Debt

by Gisli Palsson Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Gambling Debt is a game-changing contribution to the discussion of economic crises and neoliberal financial systems and strategies. Iceland’s 2008 financial collapse was the first case in a series of meltdowns,...

Ruling Capital

by Kevin P. Gallagher Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

In Ruling Capital, Kevin P. Gallagher demonstrates how several emerging market and developing countries (EMDs) managed to reregulate cross-border financial flows in the wake of the global financial crisis, despite...

The Open Revolution: Rewriting the rules of the information age

by Rufus Pollock Open BookShelf (July 27, 2018)

Forget everything you think you know about the digital age. It’s not about privacy, surveillance, AI or blockchain—it’s about ownership. Because, in a digital age, who owns information controls the future....

Free Innovation

by Eric von Hippel The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this book, Eric von Hippel, author of the influential Democratizing Innovation, integrates new theory and research findings into the framework of a "free innovation paradigm." Free innovation, as he defines...

Democratizing Innovation

by Eric von Hippel The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services. These innovating users - both...

Of Money, and Other Economic Essays

by David Hume Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

David Hume is known for his philosophical writings, but he also wrote on politics, history, and economics. This eBook contains 7 economic essays which were first published in Hume's Political Discourses (1752)...

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

by Adam Smith Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith....

Political Ideals

by Bertrand Russell Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Five essays: Political Ideals; Capitalism and the Wage System; Pitfalls in Socialism; Individual Liberty and Public Control; National Independence and Internationalism.

Project management for instructional designers

by Brigham Young University Multiple Authors & David Wiley Wiley, et al (March 22, 2018)

"Project Management for Instructional Designers (PM4ID) is -- as the name suggests -- a book about project management tailored specifically for instructional designers. This book is a revise / remix of a pre-existing,...

Introductory Business Statistics

by Thomas K. Tiemann BCcampus (March 22, 2018)

"The book "Introductory Business Statistics" by Thomas K. Tiemann explores the basic ideas behind statistics, such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and most importantly sampling...

Introduction to Financial Accounting

by David Annand & Henry Dauderis Lyryx (March 22, 2018)

"Based on International Financial Reporting Standards, this textbook was written by Henry Dauderis and published by Athabasca University's David Annand, EdD, MBA, CA, Professor of Accounting in the Faculty of...

Entrepreneurship and innovation toolkit

by Lee A Swanson Lee A. Swanson (March 22, 2018)

"This book is designed for upper year undergraduate students and graduate students studying fundamental entrepreneurship concepts."--Open Textbook Library.

Mastering Strategic Management - 1st Canadian Edition

Financial strategy for public managers

by Justin Marlowe & Sharon Kioko Sharon Kioki and Justin Marlowe (March 22, 2018)

"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...

Business plan development guide

by Dr. Lee Swanson & Lee A Swanson Lee A. Swanson (March 22, 2018)

"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...

Project Management

by Adrienne Watt Saylor Academy (March 22, 2018)

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

Forest measurements: an applied approach

by Joan Deyoung Open Oregon Educational Resources (March 22, 2018)

"This is a forest measurements textbook written for field technicians. Silvicultural applications and illustrations are provided to demonstrate the relevance of the measurements. Special "technique tips" for...