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This LibGuide covers basic management principles concerned with the leadership and management of the enterprise as a whole.

Welcome to the MC Library's research guide for management!

This guide covers resources and research tips for basic management principles concerned with the leadership and management of the enterprise as a whole. This concern encompasses:

  • the personal values and qualities of effective general managers and enterprise leaders;
  • the philosophies, values, and strategies that inform successful enterprises; and
  • the relation of enterprise to the broader community and other external constituencies.

The management principles include:

  • Management Policy and Process
  • Management Information Systems
  • Society and Enterprise
  • Leadership, Values, and Corporate Responsibility

The Research Cycle

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1. Develop a Topic

Begin your research with general, background information. This will help you understand and refine your topic, develop research questions and search terms, and decide where to look for sources.

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2. Find Sources

The MC Library has many databases and other search tools where you can find articles (from magazines, newspapers, and journals), books, videos, and more.

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3. Evaluate Sources

As you find sources, think about whether they are reliable, credible, unbiased, and relevant to your needs. Use critical thinking skills to choose the best information for your research.

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4. Cite Sources

When you use information, it is important to cite the source in your work. Check your assignment or ask your professor which citation style you should use (APA, MLA, or another).

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