OpenStax textbook, published 2018, updated 2021. "[C]overs 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." Online and PDF formats available. CC BY (Creative Commons - Attribution) license.
Adapted by Stephen Skripak with Ron Poff, Virginia Teach, 2020. "[P]rimary text for one-semester undergraduate introductory business courses. It 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." Online, PDF, and EPUB formats. CC BY NC SA (Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike) license. Eligible for Print on Demand.
Exploring Business is adapted from a work produced and distributed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA) in 2010 by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative.
"This Introduction to Business course develops students’ understanding of business fundamentals with learning design structured around timely, real-world case studies and examples. Key topics include the role of business, the global economic and legal environment, ethics, marketing, accounting and finance, and managing processes and operations. Enriched OER content (text, video, simulations, etc.) orients students to the shifting business landscape and prepares them for success in business program curriculum and the workplace." Organized into 17 modules, each with a "Why It Matters" intro and "Putting It Together" summaries with discussions and assignments. Faculty resources include a PDF format and PowerPoints. Online and PDF format; PDF download is recommended as a print backup rather than as the primary textbook. Course has overall CC BY (Creative Commons - Attribution) license, but individual pages may have different or additional licenses. Eligible for Print on Demand
"This course will expose you to business terminology, concepts, and current business practices. We will help you establish a viable business vocabulary, foster critical and analytical thinking, and refine your business decision-making skills. You will acquire these skills by the reading materials, exercises, and research assignments that simulate today's workplace. By delving into the five units of this course, you will fine tune your direction and choice of career in business." CC BY(Creative Commons - Attribution) Resources used may have different licenses. Eligible for Print on Demand if materials are compiled into a print-ready format.
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