Purpose of Collection: The Business collection at Carleton Library supports the research activities of faculty, students and staff and the instructional requirements of undergraduate and graduate programs. It is interdisciplinary and provides support for, and draws from teaching and research in a wide variety of related fields such as Economics, Mathematics, Data Science, Psychology, Communication, Law, Environmental Science, Political Science and International Affairs.

For concrete examples of our collections in action, please visit our subject guides for Business, as well as Accounting, Arts management, Company & Industry Data & Reports, Consumer Information, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour & Management, Social Enterprise, Taxation

Academic Departments & Programs Supported:

Themes/Subject Coverage

  • Accounting: financial accounting, management and cost accounting, auditing and assurance services, performance management and control, accountability, governance, accounting systems, accounting theory, behavioral accounting, taxation
  • Business Analytics
  • Business History: management history, organizational history, business and society
  • Business law: business-government relations, commercial law, corporation law, government regulation, labour law, tax law
  • Business Research Methods
  • Finance: banking and financial institutions, behavioral and experiential finance, business finance, capital markets, corporate finance, external financing of business, investment management, personal financial planning, real estate, risk management
  • Gender and Diversity in Organization: managing workforce diversity, women in management, women and work, women in business and society
  • Industry Management: arts management, health care management, sports management, tourism and hospitality management
  • Information Systems: e-business, programming, information systems analysis and design, management of information systems, knowledge management, data mining, optimization theory, telecommunications, decision making and support systems
  • International Business and Management: international and comparative management, regionalism and globalization, culture and cross-cultural issues, international accounting, international business strategy, international finance, international marketing, international human resources management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation: impact and management of technology and change, change management, product development
  • Management Education: professional education, management learning, case method
  • Managing People and Organizations: organizational behaviour, organizational learning, management (socio-technical) systems, management theory, decision theory (mathematical and behavioural), organization theory, organization design and restructuring, social context of business and management, human resources, industrial relations, project management, business communications, business ethics
  • Marketing: marketing management, marketing for non-profit organizations, marketing research, marketing theory, consumer behaviour, marketing tools and approaches
  • Nonprofit Organizations: social enterprises, nonprofit management, charitable organizations
  • Production and Operations Management: simulation methods in business, management science, management of production and manufacturing services management, business forecasting, operations research, quality and reliability, supply chain management, production management, quantitative methods – development and application, decision processes – their support and analysis
  • Public Policy: competitiveness of Canadian business, regional development
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship: entrepreneurship finance, entrepreneurship marketing, entrepreneurial theory, family business, intrapreneurship, small and medium enterprise (SME), small business management, social entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management: strategy and policy, competitive intelligence, business intelligence
  • Sustainability: sustainable corporate governance, sustainable development, sustainability performance and reporting

Selection Guidelines


Current resources are acquired. Earlier material may be purchased in response to faculty and student requests.


All countries and all regions are included, with a particular emphasis on Canada and the United States.


English language works will be the primary focus of the collection. Works in other languages may be acquired through faculty and student requests.

Types of Material

Books, journals, investment/marketing/industry/company reports, films, government documents, textbooks, data.


Self help books

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