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This guide will help students with management research.

Best bets for management students

New books on management topics

Connecting from off-campus

Connecting to JMU Libraries from off-campus

JMU students, faculty, and staff can use electronic resources from off-campus via one of these two methods.

Most of our resources will ask you to log in as a JMU user through the browser (OpenAthens).

But a few resources are restricted to JMU's WifF network and require Pulse Secure. When they do, databases will have a little black square with a green S next to the name.

Strategic Talent Management

Clearly written and providing actionable strategies, this book explores new paradigms for workforce management to enable human resource managers and the organizations where they work to thrive in today's turbulent business environment.

Excellence in Supply Chain Management

Recent decades have witnessed an explosion in supply chain complexity. Very few firms have succeeded in building excellent supply chains and employing supply chain management (SCM) as a competitive advantage. Excellence in Supply Chain Management examines the characteristics and features of firms that excel in SCM.

Driving Innovation from Within

Reveals how many of the modern world's most impactful creations were invented by passionate employee-innovators. He lays out a step-by-step playbook to unlock innovation from the inside, mapping the barriers that frustrate efforts to disrupt from within and providing tools to remove them.

Lean and Agile Project Management

Lean and Agile Project Management: How to Make Any Project Better, Faster, and More Cost Effective defines the wastes and issues found in project management and demonstrates how they can be addressed by engaging Lean thinking and Agile techniques.

The Diversity Bonus

What if workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do? What if it can also improve the bottom line? It can. The Diversity Bonus shows how and why. 

Skills Management

Managing skills is at the core of Human Resources Management. Skills Management examines how skills can be analyzed at the individual and collective levels, and investigates the focus on different types of skills - including technical, soft, learning, leadership and emotional skills.

Contextual Innovation Management

Innovation has a pivotal role for companies in attaining business survival but making an organization innovative is not straightforward. This book explores how contingency influence the management of innovation.

Culturally Tuning Change Management

Offers practical advice to project and change management teams and leaders for developing Cultural Intelligence, tailoring plans to consider any cultural variables that could be barriers to (or catalysts for) effective change, and applying facilitating strategies.

Entrepreneurship and Development in the 21st Century

The 21st century has changed the face of entrepreneurship and development. Spurring the creation of new technologies and new jobs, the role of entrepreneurs now affects globalization and amplifies the dynamics of markets and economic growth.

Leadership Skills for Maintenance Supervisors and Managers

This book provides valuable skill training for supervisors, team leaders, and managers. It offers techniques to improve reliability that can be accomplished at the supervisor level.

Mastering Global Business Development and Sales Management

This book focuses on the importance of companies and executives recognizing that their organization is sales driven, and that there is a definite pronounced connection between sales and all other aspects of how a company operates. The book differentiates itself by providing the essence of international sales management.

Evidence-Based Management

This book sets out and explains the specific skills needed to gather, understand and use evidence to make better-informed organizational decisions.

Data Analytics in Project Management

This book provides guidance by showing tools, methods, techniques and lessons learned on how to better utilize the data gathered from the projects.