Welcome to the Management Research Guide. This guide will help you find books, ebooks, magazine and journal articles, websites, and more that will help you research topics in business management.
What is management?
Broadly, the term refers to the directing and controlling of a group of people or entities, and the process used for the purpose of accomplishing a goal. During the early 20th century, Mary Parker Follett (1868-1933), who wrote on the topic, defined management as “the art of getting things done through people.”
In an organization, management combines both policy and administration and the people who provide the decisions and supervision necessary to implement the organization's objectives. Read more...
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What does a manager do?
The U. S. Occupational Outlook Handbook lists a number of management occupations, such as Administrative Service Managers; Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers; and many more. The Administrative Services Manager, for example, plans, directs, and coordinates supportive services of an organization. To learn more about this job and the jobs of managers in other lines of businesses, their work environment, pay, job outlook and much more, please click the above link to the U. S. Occupational Outlook Handbook.
The BCC Academic Catalog states that students graduating with Associate in Science in Business Administration (General Management Concentration) can work as quality control specialists, shift supervisors, and assistant managers of retail stores. The career program is designed for students who expect to work in the profession immediately after graduation.
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Boston Public Library (BPL) Access
If you live, work, or go to school in Massachusetts, you can have access to all of the remotely accessable electronic databases at the Boston Public Library. These added resources are available via an ecard that you can obtain by registering at the Boston Public Library website or by clicking the "Article" tab in the "Quick Search" box at the BCC Libraries homepage. Click the link for "Databases by Subject", then at the right, there is a link to information on getting an ecard from the BPL.
The BPL has a number of resources in the field of management, from full text reference ebooks to magazine, journal and newspaper articles. These e-resources can supplement ours here at BCC...and they are free to use!
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