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Research Guide: Commerce




Title Author Call Number Book Cover
Information Technology for Management: Improving Performance in the Digital Economy Turban, Efraim T 58.6 .T765 2010
Canadian Human Resource Management Schwind, Hermann F. HF 5549 .C35 2016
Quantitative Methods for Business Anderson, David R. T 56 .A63 2001
Mathematics of Business and Finance Daisley, Larry QA 39 .D9 2014
Basic Statistics for Business & Economics Lind, Douglas A. HA 29 .B38 2012
Business Statistics Sharpe, Norean R. HF 1017 .S467 2012
Organizational Behaviour: Concepts, Controversies, Applications Langton, Nancy. HD 58.7 .L35 2013
Canadian Organizational Behavior McShane, Steven L. HD 58.7 .M39 2012
The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business Meyer, Erin HF 5549.5 .M5M494 2014
Managing Transitions Bridges, William HD 58.8 .B75 2003
Accounting simplified Fortes, Hilary J. HF 5636 .F67 2011
Financial Accounting Harrison, Walter HF 5635 .F43095 2010
Managerial Accounting: Creating Value in a Dynamic Business Environment Hilton, Ronald W. HF 5657.4 .H55 2013
Strategic Marketing Mooradian, Todd A. HF 5415.13 .M663 2011
Consumer Behavior Solomon, Michael R. HF 5415.32 .S6 2009
E-Marketing Strauss, Judy HF 5415.1265 .S774 2014
Marketing to the Social Web: How Digital Customer Communities Build Your Business Weber, Larry HF 5415.1265 .W43 2009
Public Finance: A Contemporary Application of Theory to Policy Hyman, David N. HJ 141 .H96 2008

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These e-Books are available in the online library collection. Click the link to access the resource.

Title Author Publication Date Permalink
Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems Sornette, Didier 2017 Link
The Challenges of Ethics and Entrepreneurship in the Global Environment Kuratko, Donald F. and Sherry Hoskinson 2015 Link
How to Understand Business Finance Cinnamon, Robert, et al. 2010 Link
Grand Transformation to Entrepreneurial Economy: Exploring the Void Formica, Piero 2015 Link
Risk Management in Finance: Six Sigma and Other Next Generation Techniques Tarantino, Anthony and Deborah Cernauskas 2009 Link
International Marketing: Emerging Markets Fu, Huifen and Shaoming Zou 2011 Link


These handbooks provide easy to digest information about topics covered within commerce.

The Remuneration Handbook: A Practical and Informative Handbook for Managing Reward and Recognition (2017) by Mark Bussin and Fermin Diez

This handbook covers a variety of topics within compensation management such as setting pay levels, how to design an incentive scheme, and retention. It can be accessed here.

Retail Business Market Research Handbook 2017-2018 (2017) by Richard K. Miller and Kelli D. Washington

This handbook contains data such as market data by sector for year end, e-commerce market trends, retail brand evaluations, and much more. It can be accessed here.

Handbook of Consumer Behavior, Tourism, and the Internet (2013) by Juline E. Mills and Rob Law

This handbook provides data and analysis on how the Internet influences offline and online consumer behaviour as it relates to travel customers. It can be accessed here.

The Handbook of International Trade and Finance: The Complete Guide for International Sales, Finance, Shipping and Administration (2016) by Anders Grath

This handbook provides a comprehensive overview on international trade and finance. It can be accessed here.

Business Writing for Managers (2017) by Ken O’Quinn

A guide for all types of business writing including emails and reports. Information on how to edit and format, as well as break tough news. It can be accessed here.

Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks (2016) by Johnathan Schwabish

This guide for university students outlines how to enhance presentations using three key themes: visualize, unify, and focus. It can be accessed here.

Articles & Databases

Open Access Resources


Open access resources are resources that are available to everyone for free online. Links here will lead to sites where you can download textbooks or access journals related to Commerce.

Electronic Commerce: The Strategic Perspective by Richard T. Watson, Pierre Berthon, Leyland F. Pitt and George M. Zinkhan
Electronic Commerce briefly describes the technology that makes electronic commerce possible, introduces the topic of Web strategy, and discusses the major functions of marketing. It can be found here.

Human Resource Management by Laura Dias 
Human Resource Management provides academic background information material with a focus on both large and small businesses Human Resource Management. It can be found here.

Organizational Behavior by J. Stewart Black, David S. Bright, Donald G. Gardner, Eva Hartmann, et al.
Organizational Behavior presents the theory, concepts, and applications with particular emphasis on the impact that individuals and groups can have on organizational performance and culture. It can be found here.

Intermediate Financial Accounting – Volume 1 by Glenn Arnold and Suzanne Kyle
Intermediate Financial Accounting focuses on intermediate accounting topics that match prerequisite requirements for students advancing to a second level Intermediate Financial Accounting course. It can be found here.

Information Systems for Business and Beyond by David T. Bourgeois
Information Systems for Business and Beyond introduces the concept of information systems, their use in business, and the larger impact they are having on our world. It can be found here.

Good Corporation, Bad Corporation: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy by Guillermo C. Jimenez and Elizabeth Pulos
Good Corporation, Bad Corporation provides an internationally-oriented approach to the teaching of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. It explores topics like: global warming, genetically-modified organisms in food production, free trade and fair trade, anti-sweatshop and living-wage movements, organic foods and textiles, ethical marketing practices and codes, corporate speech and lobbying, and social enterprise. It can be found here.

Mastering Strategic Management – 1st Canadian Edition by Janice Edwards, David Try, Dave Ketchen, and Jeremy Short
Mastering Strategic Management utilizes case studies cover corporate applications of the materials, to which students will relate. It features “strategy at the movies” in each chapter that links course concepts with a popular motion picture, and includes Canadian specific content. It can be found here.

Project Management by Adrienne Watt 
Project Management covers the basics of project management. This includes the process of initiation, planning, execution, control and close out that all projects share. It can be found here.

Principles of Management by David S. Bright, Anastasia H. Cortes, Eva Hartmann, et al.
Principles of Management is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the introductory course on management. This is a traditional approach to management using the leading, planning, organizing, and controlling approach. This text covers many management areas such as human resource management and strategic management, as well behavioral areas such as motivation. It can be found here.

Consumer Psychologist
A website from the University of Southern California dedicated to understanding consumers and consumer behaviour. Includes a resource library of Marketing Guides, and Marketing Definitions.

Canadian Marketing Association
Professional association that also publishes regular blog posts and reports on all aspects of marketing.

Small Business BC
A non-profit organization that provides services, advice, and education to small business owners in BC.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Provides up-to-date information to small business owners on regulatory and legal issues for Canadian businesses.

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM Consortium)
Global, national and special topic reports.

Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity
Reports on U.S. startup activity as well as articles on trends, indicators of success, demographics, etc.

Crowd-sourced data on startup funding & investment activity and acquisitions.

Canada Business Network – Starting Your Business
Includes guidelines for developing a business plan and naming and registering a new business.

How to Cite

Assignments written for Commerce courses use the APA (or American Psychiatric Association) rules for formatting. APA handbooks are available for your reference in the library or at the Writing and Learning Centre. Online WLC guides can be found here. You can also book an appointment with the Writing and Learning Centre for workshops and one-on-one citation help.