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Whether for a microenterprise, a small business or a medium or large enterprise, "management" has always been and always will be a key factor in ensuring its viability and competitiveness. Business management normally consists of human resources management, operations management or production management, financial management, marketing management, strategic management, to which should now be added information technology management and knowledge management. This page lists and rates internet resources related to business management, business administration and management issues.

FrançaisLast updated February 11th 2012

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Sites are reviewed individually and rated mostly according to content depth and value added, while also considering ease of navigation and speed of loading. For each category best resources are listed first.

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Free Management Library
The overall goal of this virtual library is to provide basic, how-to management information to managers -- particularly those with very limited resources. The focus of the library is on free, on-line management resources which are relevant to both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. The term "management" includes the activities necessary to plan, organize, lead and coordinate activities in an organization. Exceptional resource , very well organized and fast loading. Includes an extensive, very useful index.

The Knowledge Exchange
Their goal is to share wisdom from the best minds in the industry as well as insights from their own experiences in helping customers tackle their most pressing business problems. They address critical business management issues in areas such as business analytics, customer intelligence and risk management. Excellent site.

Mindtools
This training and development commercial site provides free tools for management and career skills. Categories include leadership skills, team management, strategic tools, problems solving, decision making, time management, stress management, communication skills, creativity techniques, learning and study skills, career skills. Despite the fact that only Mind Tools members can access all skills articles, there is enough free information available to make it an excellent site. You can also subscribe to a free newsletter. Do not miss the section on time management which I found particularly good.

Paschall International
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from 162 countries, one from each country. Its mission is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity. Excellent and very rich site. It should be noted that the ISO publications are quite expensive to purchase. Do not miss the free publications section and the magazine ISO Focus+ which can be read online.

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SOSIG Business and Management Gateway
The SOSIG Business and Management Gateway provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet. Each resource has been evaluated and categorized by subject specialists based at UK universities. The guide includes a full section on management further divided into complete financial management, human resources management, management theories, operations management, organizational management, and small and medium size enterprises. Excellent meta index. SOSIG was replaced by Intute which itself has closed in July 2011 although the resource will remain available

Management Development Network
The Management Development Network (EFMD) is an international membership organization, based in Brussels, Belgium. With more than 500 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 65 countries, it provides a forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development. Very interesting site. Do not miss the section on network publications and more particularly the reports «The Sustainable Business» and «The e-learning expedition».

Value Based Management.net
Value Based Management.net is a management portal providing learning materials explaining management methods, models and theories on strategy, performance, finance, valuation, change, corporate governance, communication, marketing, leadership, etc. Very good site mostly useful for getting detailed definitions of management terms and methods. It should be noted that accessing the dictionary and management encyclopedia requires registering (free) in the companion site 12manage.com

Management Best Practice
Produced by the British Department of Trade and Industry this site provides access to a range of information and services designed to help companies improve their business performance through management best practices, techniques and technologies. In addition to information on government central program it also leads to best practice guides, tools and publications which can be downloaded in pdf format. A very good site.

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About.com guide on management
This guide on management is divided into several sections amongst which a section on management essentials which includes management 101 and a management glossary, a section on management topics which includes managing people, finance for managers, leadership, management skills, project management, women in management, management theory, etc. Very good site which leads to many interesting links.

Asia Pacific Management Forum
Networking, Columnists, and Resources on Asia Pacific Organization, Business, Windows Production and Management development. A very rich site

Mid Land Management Development
IMD is an independent not-for-profit foundation located in Lausanne, Switzerland whose mission is to understand current and future management issues and to share this learning in a practical manner with executives so they can better lead international corporations. Of particular interest is their "World Competitiveness on-line system" which presents on a monthly basis a unique analysis, best monitoring programs for ranking the competitiveness of 46 countries, based on 230 criteria.

Finance First
ManagementFirst's objective is to help managers improve their skills and knowledge. It provides numerous articles and summaries of key business news and management theory. Very rich site. You have to subscribe to Emerald journals to access all the articles although non subscribers can access certain sections for free.

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European Case Clearing House
The European Case Clearing House (ECCH) is non-profit organisation distributation case study materials for management education and training. Although any of the 14,000 case studies available have to be purchased, case study reviews which appeared on the newsletter ECCHO can be viewed for free on the website.

Melton Management
The Asian Institute of Management is now considered the Harvard of Asia, because of its use of the case method teaching and research. Its mission is to train competent socially responsible managers for Asia and to equip them with the unique tools required to be capable developers and managers of Asian economies and societies. The most interesting part of the site is the section on research centers. Do not miss the Center for Corporate Governance and its publications which can be downloaded.

Management Logs
Management Logs consists of 27 discussion forums on management sciences, including forums on benchmarking, change management, business ethics, corporate finance, crisis management, international accounting, performance management, risk management, supply chain management, etc. Interesting site although not very active.

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