15 Management

Miranda Walston

Last update: May 3/24

Case Studies

MIT Management Sloan School: LearningEdge (CC BY-NC-ND) by various

These business case studies fall under the headings of entrepreneurship, leadership/ethics, operations management, strategy, sustainability, and system dynamics. They are narratives that facilitate class discussion about a particular business or management issue.


Introduction to Management (CC BY) Curated and Designed by Scott van Dyk

This course was developed to address two primary gaps present in many introductory management courses: A focus on high level theory without immediate application for students. Examples and cases focusing on large Fortune 500 businesses with hundreds or thousands of employees, where most students in decision-making roles need to make smart decisions on a much smaller scale.


This is a British Columbia created resource.Developing Organizational Managerial Wisdom (CC BY-NC-SA) by Brad C. Anderson

This book presents the results of novel research into the dynamics of values, rationality, and power in organizations. Through this understanding, readers will gain insights and frameworks with which to understand the actions of others within their environment.

Emergence of a Strategic Leader (CC BY-SA) by Graduate Studies, Granite State College EDITORS: Kathy L. DesRoches, EdD and Joseph Mews

Supplemental reading for LD823 MS in Leadership Course at Granite State College, NH.

Introduction to Management (CC-BY) by Kathleen Rodenburg; Michael Conway; and Karley Dajka

This textbook has been designed through the adaptation of open-source research for the purposes of MGMT*1000.  The book draws information from a variety of sources focused on providing an introductory level of content across all areas of business and management.  All resources which have been used have been stated at the beginning of each chapter or recognized appropriately.

Management Communication (CC BY-SA) by various.

This collections of textbooks from the Open Textbook Library covers a broad spectrum of communication types; textbook is divided into small reading sections color-coded with headings; contains videos and articles; peer-reviewed; topics on short emails, complex reports, private chats, impassioned pitches, formal presentations, and team meetings. [CC BY-SA]

Organizational Behavior (CC BY-NC-SA) by Graduate Studies

Text for MGMT805 in MS for Management at Granite State College, NH (USA).

Principles of Management (CC BY-NC-SA) From the University of Minnesota.

Teaching tomorrow’s leaders the basics of management through a lens of strategy, entrepreneurship, and active leadership. As of January 2024, this resource has had 1.5 million page views, 884,000 visitors and 26,000 downloads.

Principles of Management for Leadership Communication (CC BY-NC-SA) by [Authors removed at request of original publisher]

This textbook from the University of Arkansas teaches management principles to tomorrow’s business leaders by weaving three threads through every chapter: strategy, entrepreneurship and active leadership.

Problem Solving in Teams and Groups (CC BY) by Cameron W. Piercy

This textbook covers content relevant to COMS342 Problem Solving in Teams and Groups at the University of Kansas.

This is a British Columbia created resource.Strategic Discoveries: Case Studies in Strategic Leadership Development (CC BY-NC-ND) by Dr. D. L. Atha and students in a Strategic Leadership course,

A collection of case studies on Strategic Leadership written by graduate students in a Strategic Leadership course. Each leader comes from a different area of the strategic leadership spectrum: education, health care, business, non-profit, and Christian ministry. As such, these case studies explore strategic leadership from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and experiences.

Strategic Management (CC BY-NC-SA) by Kennedy, Reed.

An introduction to the key topics and themes of strategic management. The authors draw on examples of familiar companies and personalities to illustrate the different strategies used by today’s firms—and how they go about implementing those strategies. Students will learn how to conduct a case analysis, measure organizational performance, and conduct external and internal analyses.

Mastering Strategic Management (CC BY-NC-SA) by [Author removed at request of original publisher]

Teaching the strategic management course can be a challenge for many professors. In most business schools, strategic management is a “capstone” course that requires students to draw on insights from various functional courses they have completed (such as marketing, finance, and accounting) in order to understand how top executives make the strategic decisions that drive whether organizations succeed or fail. Although students have taken these functional courses, many students have very little experience with major organizational choices. It is this inexperience that can undermine many students’ engagement in the course. For questions about this textbook please contact textbookuse@umn.edu.

This chapter is adapted from Management in OER by Discipline Directory by Edited by Lauri M. Aesoph and Josie Gray.


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