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Business and Management Collection

Sonia Ensins
Management Bibliographer

Claire O'Leary
Management Bibliographer

Collection Overview

The collection supports the research and teaching needs of faculty and students in the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management as well as the university community as a whole in the areas of business and management. Special subject strengths include: accounting, business ethics, business law, statistics, computer science, economics, financial management and services, investment analysis, management information systems, industrial relations, marketing, operational management, organizational behavior, small business management and strategic analysis. The collection emphasizes business practices in the United States as well as the growing global aspects of business. The collection focuses on current literature in the English language. The Wallace E. Carroll School of Management offers graduate programs leading to an M.B.A., an M.S. in Finance, and a M.S. in Accounting The school also offers a Ph.D. in Finance and Organizational Studies along with multiple dual degree programs. CSOM supports several research centers including The Center for Retirement Research and The Center for Work and Family, in addition to special programs such as a Small Business Development Center, Center for Corporate Citizenship, Corporate and Government Affairs, Boston College Business Institute and the Center for Investment Research and Management.  | View selected resources

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Interdisciplinary Elements of Subject Area
The subject areas of this collection relates to economics, history, sociology, psychology, healthcare, and communications.

Formats and Types of Materials
The library collects management/business materials in a variety of formats: print, microforms, audiovisual and electronic. Preference is given to electronic formats to provide timeliness and remote access. Types of materials include: basic handbooks and manuals, directories, business histories, statistical data, select popular management titles, scholarly and trade journals, and newspapers. Textbooks are included on a very limited basis. The Library subscribes to many company and industry data sets such as: DRI Basic, Compustat, CRSP, International Monetary Fund through the Wharton Research Data Service

Most materials are in English.

Geographic Areas (Subject Approach)
Emphasis is primarily on the United States with increasing global coverage.

Time Periods (Subject Approach)
Emphasis is on current business and management conditions and practices. Historical financial and statistical data sets are also collected.

Date of Publication
Collection development is concentrated on the acquisition of current imprints. There are occasional retrospective selections.