Innovation, creativity, and adaptability are all critical to success for both organizations and individuals. In fact, innovative and creative thinking are paramount for organizations to survive in a rapidly changing world. In this course, students will learn to productively question the status quo, think creatively about solving challenging and complex problems, and innovate opportunities to create value. They will work individually and in teams to think entrepreneurially and creatively solve a series of challenging and complex problems, as they would in the role of a consultant or professional advisor, as well as, learn about and apply creative problem-solving techniques and develop innovative, viable solutions to solve some of our most pressing challenges. Learning methods include peer reviews, discussions, and assignments focused on defining problems, innovative problem-solving tools, evaluating solutions, and defining success.
OpenLearn: Money and Business (Various CC Licences) by various at the Open University
A collection of open courses and accompanying resources in the areas of business and money.
Bitcoin and Beyond by Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn. (CC-BY-NC-ND)
This volume brings scholars of anthropology, economics, science and technology studies, and sociology together with global political economy (GPE) scholars in assessing the actual implications posed by Bitcoin and blockchains for contemporary global governance. Its interdisciplinary contributions provide academics, policymakers, industry practitioners, and the general public with more nuanced understandings of technological change in the changing character of governance within and across the borders of nation-states. (from book synopsis)
Business Administration, Management and Operations Commons (various licenses) by various.
Open Access Journal articles from around the world. Lists both the most popular – as according to number of downloads – and the most recent.
“The Journal of Business Case Studies (JBCS) welcomes case studies designed for use in business and economics courses and articles related to the use of case studies in the classroom.”–website
Apache OpenOffice Draw (Apache License)
This software provides the tools to communicate with graphics and diagrams with a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm.
A collection of open textbooks, assignments, and other educational resources relating to topics in business.
This book is aimed at university business students as an introduction to the mathematics required for the field of business. This textbook covers the fundamentals of business precalculus, finance, as well as the applications to general business management, human resources and the economy, marketing and accounting.
Business Writing For Everyone is an inclusive guide to writing in the workplace. The book takes a process-oriented, storytelling approach to composition: focusing less on genre and more on the decisions that effective business communicators make. Business Writing For Everyone also contains interactive H5P activities for students to test their learning, and activities for further reflection that instructors can use in the classroom or assign as homework.
The goals of this book are to help students: apply basic concepts for effective and concise business writing; compile a well written report acceptable within a business context; follow a writing process designed for business students; demonstrate critical thinking, reasoning, and persuasion; communicate in writing using a business model; apply resources for improving business writing skills.
Customer centricity is about organizational transformation making the customer the focus for business decisions, processes, product development, services, and procedures. Some companies purport to be customer centric but they fall short in connecting this concept throughout all functional areas of the business. While it is important to offer superb customer service, being customer centric is far more than that. It’s about mapping the customer journey to discover customer needs and wants, what’s working and what is not, then taking action to improve the customer experience. Customer loyalty is built through providing exceptional customer experiences. This in turn increases revenues through positive company image, referrals, and increased customer lifetime value. Most organizations today realize that they must focus on the customer to remain competitive.
Developing Organizational and Managerial Wisdom – 2nd Edition (CC BY) by Brad C. Anderson
This book presents novel research results in the dynamics of values, rationality, and power in organizations. Through this understanding, readers will gain insights and frameworks to understand others’ actions within their environment. Armed with the knowledge of how values, rationality, and power influence people’s actions, readers will gain tools they can use to navigate the complexity of organizations to foster wise action.
The book 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.
Learn about entrepreneurship and what makes entrepreneurs successful, all while developing your entrepreneurial skills.
Basic to intermediate Microsoft Excel skills for the workplace.
Northern Canadian Edition Introductory Business Statistics (CC-BY) by Alexander Holmes; Barbara Illowsky; and Susan Dean
This OpenStax book was imported into Pressbooks on July 23, 2019, to make it easier for instructors to edit, build upon, and remix the content. Introductory Business Statistics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the one-semester statistics course for business, economics, and related majors. Core statistical concepts and skills have been augmented with practical business examples, scenarios, and exercises. The result is a meaningful understanding of the discipline, which will serve students in their business careers and real-world experiences.
“Organizational Behavior bridges the gap between theory and practice with a distinct “experiential” approach. On average, a worker in the USA will change jobs 10 times in 20 years. In order to succeed in this type of career situation, individuals need to be armed with the tools necessary to be life-long learners. To that end, this book is not be about giving students all the answers to every situation they may encounter when they start their first job or as they continue up the career ladder. Instead, this book gives students the vocabulary, framework, and critical thinking skills necessary to diagnose situations, ask tough questions, evaluate the answers received, and to act in an effective and ethical manner regardless of situational characteristics.” – website
Public Relations: From Strategy to Action guides students through the process and practice of engaging in the world of public relations. The book teaches audience analysis, campaign planning, strategy, tactics, message development, and media relations for the PR practitioners of today and the future.
Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology- 2nd Edition (CC BY-NC-SA) by Joost Groot Kormelink
This textbook is based on the MOOC Responsible Innovation offered by the TU Delft. It provides a framework to reflect on the ethics and risks of new technologies. How can we make sure that innovations do justice to social and ethical values? How can we minimize (unknown) risks? The book explains: The concept and importance of responsible innovation for society; Key ethical concepts and considerations to analyze the risks of new technologies; Different types of innovation (e.g. radical, niche, incremental, frugal); Roadmap for Responsible Innovation by Industry; The concept of Value Sensitive Design (VSD); and it includes a link to all the web lectures as well as case studies ranging from care robots and nuclear energy to Artificial Intelligence and self-driving vehicles.
A compilation of open content for students of Psychology 104: Workplace Psychology at Chemeketa Community College.
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