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Fundamentals of Business

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Subject(s): Economics, Finance, Business and Management

Publisher: VT Publishing

Last updated: 26/01/2023

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Construction Contracting

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Author(s): Stuart H. Bartholomew

Subject(s): Construction and building industry, Law

Institution(s): Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Publisher: University Libraries at Virginia Tech

Last updated: 26/01/2023

In memory of Stuart H. “Bart” Bartholomew (1925-2013)

This introduction to construction contracting as it applies to typical, every-day situations explains “theoretical” ideas in terms of what really happens in practice. It emphasizes the more common case law holdings and industry customs that help avoid troublesome legal issues during the completion of a project.

Instructors reviewing or adopting this book are encouraged to register at https://bit.ly/interest_construction_contracting

A PDF version of this text is available at https://doi.org/10.21061/constructioncontracting2e

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Biographical Dictionary of the History of Paleoanthropology

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Author(s): Matthew Goodrum

Subject(s): Biography: science, technology and medicine, Anthropology, Prehistory

Institution(s): Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Publisher: The University Library at Virginia Tech with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 26/01/2023

The Biographical Dictionary of the History of Paleoanthropology is an ongoing digital humanities project by Dr. Matthew Goodrum, a historian of science who teaches in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech. The work contains biographies of individual paleoanthropologists, especially those for whom little information exists in English. They are organized in alphabetical order. Each biography is subject to revision as new information comes to light, and new biographies will be added over time.
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Fundamentals of Business, 4th edition

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Author(s): Adapted by Ron Poff

Subject(s): Business and Management

Institution(s): Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Publisher: Pamplin College of Business in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 23/01/2023

Fundamentals of Business, fourth edition (2023) is an open education resource intended to serve as a no-cost, faculty-customizable primary text for one-semester undergraduate introductory business courses. It covers the following topics in business: Teamwork; economics; ethics; entrepreneurship; business ownership, management, and leadership; organizational structures and operations management; human resources and motivating employees; managing in labor union contexts; marketing and pricing strategy; hospitality and tourism, accounting and finance, personal finances, and technology in business. The textbook was designed for use in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business introductory level business course, MGT1104 Foundations of Business and is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike 4.0 license.

Published by the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech in association with Virginia Tech Publishing.

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Introduction to Earth Science

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Author(s): adapted by Laura Neser

Subject(s): Earth sciences, Geology, geomorphology and the lithosphere, Astronomy, space and time

Institution(s): Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Publisher: Virginia Tech Department of Geosciences in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 17/01/2023

Introduction to Earth Science is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Earth Science that can be freely accessed online, read offline, printed, or purchased as a print-on-demand book. It is intended for a typical 1000-level university introductory course in the Geosciences.

This open textbook includes various features designed to enhance the student learning experience. These include a multitude of high-quality figures and images within each chapter that help to clarify key concepts and are optimized for viewing online. Self-test assessment questions are embedded in each online chapter that help students focus their learning.

Are you a professor reviewing or adopting this book for a course? Instructors adopting or reviewing this text are encouraged to record their use on this form: https://bit.ly/interest_intro_earth_science This helps the book's sponsors to understand this open textbook's impact.

PDF and ePub (coming soon) versions, and a link to order a print version are available at https://doi.org/10.21061/introearthscience .

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Neuroscience for Pre-Clinical Students

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Author(s): Renee J. LeClair

Editor(s): Anita Walz

Subject(s): Neurosciences, Pre-clinical medicine: basic sciences

Publisher: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 05/12/2022

Neuroscience for Pre-Clinical Students covers neuroenergetics, neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and selected amino acid metabolism and degradation. This USMLE-aligned text is designed for a first-year undergraduate medical course and is meant to provide the essential biochemical information from these content areas in a concise format to enable students to engage in an active classroom. Hence, it does not cover neurophysiology and neuroanatomy; and clinical correlates and additional application of content are intended to be provided in the classroom experience. The text assumes that the students will have completed medical school prerequisites (including the MCAT) in which they will have been introduced to the most fundamental concepts of biology and chemistry that are essential to understand the content presented here. With its focus on high-yield concepts, this resource will assist the learner later in medical school and for exam preparation.

This text was created specifically for use by pre-clinical students at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and was based on faculty experience and peer review to guide development and hone important topics.

Additional versions of this book are freely available at: https://doi.org/10.21061/neuroscience and https://med.libretexts.org/@go/page/35685.

Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are requested to register their interest at: https://bit.ly/interest-preclinical. Instructors and subject matter experts interested in sharing original supplemental materials are invited to join https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pre-clinical-resources/10133.

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Pulmonary Pathophysiology for Pre-Clinical Students

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Author(s): Andrew Binks

Subject(s): Respiratory medicine

Publisher: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 05/12/2022

Pulmonary Pathophysiology for Pre-Clinical Students is an undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge of pulmonary pathophysiology. This text is designed for a pre-clinical undergraduate medical curriculum and is aligned to USMLE(r) (United States Medical Licensing Examination) content guidelines. The text is meant to provide the essential information in a concise format that would allow learner preparation to engage in an active classroom. Clinical correlates and additional application of content is intended to be provided in the classroom experience. The text assumes that the students will have an understanding of basic pulmonary physiology that will be helpful to understand the content presented here. This resource should be assistive to the learner later in medical school and for exam preparation given the material is presented in a succinct manner, with a focus on high-yield concepts.The 82-page text was created specifically for use by pre-clinical students at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and was based on faculty experience and peer review to guide development and hone important topics.
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Pulmonary Physiology for Pre-Clinical Students

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Author(s): Andrew Binks

Subject(s): Respiratory medicine

Institution(s): Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Publisher: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 01/12/2022

Pulmonary Physiology for Pre-Clinical Students is an undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge of pulmonary physiology. This text is designed for a course pre-clinical undergraduate medical curriculum and it is aligned to USMLE(r) (United States Medical Licensing Examination) content guidelines. The text is meant to provide the essential information from these content areas in a concise format that would allow learner preparation to engage in an active classroom. Clinical correlates and additional application of content is intended to be provided in the classroom experience. The text assumes that the students will have an understanding of basic cardiovascular physiology that will be helpful to understand the content presented here. This resource should be assistive to the learner later in medical school and for exam preparation given the material is presented in a succinct manner, with a focus on high-yield concepts.

Additional versions of this book are freely available at: https://doi.org/10.21061/pulmonaryphysiology and https://med.libretexts.org/@go/page/34378.

Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are requested to register their interest at: https://bit.ly/interest-preclinical. Instructors and subject matter experts interested in sharing original supplemental materials are invited to join https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pre-clinical-resources/10133.

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Strategic Management

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Author(s): Adapted by Reed Kennedy, with Eli Jamison, Joseph Simpson, Pankaj Kumar, Ayenda Kemp, Kiran Awate, Kathleen Manning

Editor(s): Anita Walz

Subject(s): Business strategy

Publisher: Pamplin College of Business in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 26/09/2022

Why do some companies outperform others? In a dynamic and competitive business environment, the answer to this question can be the difference between success and failure. Firms that are successful generally have a strategic management process that helps them set goals and execute on a clear vision. This textbook offers an introduction to the key topics and themes of strategic management. The authors draw on examples of familiar companies and personalities to illustrate the different strategies used by today’s firms—and how they go about implementing those strategies. Students will learn how to conduct a case analysis, measure organizational performance, and conduct external and internal analyses. In short, they will understand how organizations operate at the strategic level to be successful.<p>
Strategic Management is intended for a wide range of business students including those majoring in marketing, management, business administration, accounting, finance, real estate, business information technology, and hospitality and tourism. It is ideal for a senior capstone course in an undergraduate business program. It is available online for free in multiple formats and also as an affordable print editions.<p>

Publication of this book was made possible in part due to generous support from the Open Education Initiative at the University Libraries and the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.

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Significant Statistics

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Author(s): Adapted by John Morgan Russell, from Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, David Diez, Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel and Christopher D. Barr, Julie Vu and David Harrington

Editor(s): Anita Walz

Subject(s): Probability and statistics

Publisher: Department of Statistics in affiliation with the University Libraries at Virginia Tech

Last updated: 19/07/2022

Significant Statistics: An Introduction to Statistics is intended for the one-semester introduction to statistics course for students who are not mathematics or engineering majors. It focuses on the interpretation of statistical results, especially in real world settings, and assumes that students have an understanding of intermediate algebra. In addition to end of section practice and homework sets, examples of each topic are explained step-by-step throughout the text and followed by a ‘Your Turn’ problem that is designed as extra practice for students.