Results: 338 Open Textbooks
  • Communication Theory

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    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This book is an introduction to communication theory — the theory of how humans share, encode, and decode what they know, what they need, and what they expect from each other.

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  • The NGO Handbook

    Author(s): Hilary Binder-Aviles

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Have you ever seen a problem and wanted to do something about it? Of course you have. The schools, police, government welfare offices, churches and families aren’t handling it. Others share your concerns and want to do something. That’s why you would start a nongovernmental organization, or NGO. This handbook will guide you through the steps of starting and operating an NGO. The online version includes several translations such as Arabic, Chinese, French, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spani...[more]

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  • Guidelines for Improving the Effectiveness of Boards of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations

    Author(s): Vic Murray, University of Victoria, Yvonne Harrison, University at Albany, SUNY, Open SUNY

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The purpose of this book is to help boards of directors of nonprofit organizations improve their performance after completing the Board Check-Up, online board performance self-assessment tool found at www.boardcheckup.com. This book is also valuable as a stand-alone resource for any board seeking to assess its performance in that it contains the diagnostic questions on which the online self-assessment tool is based. It goes further by providing a framework for boards to use in discussing needed...[more]

  • Building a Competitive First Nation Investment Climate

    Author(s): Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This is the first edition of the open text book Building a Competitive Investment Climate on First Nation Lands. This textbook is for students who are First Nation and tribal government employees or students who would like to work for or with First Nation and tribal governments. The purpose of this textbook is to help interested First Nation and tribal governments build a competitive investment climate. Work began on this text book in early 2012 with a generous grant from the Donner Canadian Fo...[more]

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  • Electronic Commerce: The Strategic Perspective

    Author(s): Richard T. Watson, Pierre Berthon, Leyland F. Pitt, George M. Zinkhan

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This book contains eight chapters. Chapter Two briefly describes the technology that makes electronic commerce possible, while Chapter Three introduces the topic of Web strategy. The major functions of marketing are described in the next five chapters: Promotion (Chapter Four); Promotion and Purchase (Chapter Five); Distribution (Chapter Six); Service (Chapter Seven); and Pricing (Chapter Eight). The final chapter takes a broader, societal perspective and discusses the influence of electronic c...[more]

  • Beginning Excel

    Author(s): Noreen Brown, Barbara Lave, Julie Romey, Mary Schatz, Diane Shingledecker, OpenOregon

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This textbook was written for a community college introductory course in spreadsheets utilizing Microsoft Excel. While the figures shown utilize Excel 2016, the textbook was written to be applicable to other versions of Excel as well. The book introduces new users to the basics of spreadsheets and is appropriate for students in any major who have not used Excel before.

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  • Presentation Software

    Author(s): ABT Collaborative

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: An introduction to creating electronic presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

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  • Good Corporation, Bad Corporation: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy

    Author(s): Guillermo C. Jimenez, Elizabeth Pulos; SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This textbook provides an innovative, internationally-oriented approach to the teaching of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. Drawing on case studies in- volving companies and countries around the world, the textbook explores the social, ethical and business dynamics underlying CSR in areas such as: global warming, genetically-mod- ified organisms (GMO) in food production, free trade and fair trade, anti-sweatshop and living-wage movements, organic foods and textiles, et...[more]

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  • Introduction to Financial Accounting: International Financial Reporting Standards (Lyryx)

    Author(s): D. Annand and H. Dauderis, Athabasca University, Lyryx Learning

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This textbook is an adaptation by Athabasca University of the original text written by D. Annand and H. Dauderis. It is intended for use in entry-level college and university courses in financial accounting. A corporate approach is utilized consistently throughout the book. The adapted textbook includes multiple ancillary student and instructor resources. Student aids include solutions to all end-of-chapter questions and problems, and randomly-generated spreadsheet problems that cover key con...[more]

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  • Exploring Movie Construction and Production

    Author(s): John Reich, SUNY Genesee Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Exploring Movie Construction and Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure, or directing style is used throughout the book to illustrate ...[more]

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