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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: 27/02/2023

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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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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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.

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Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students

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Author(s): Renée J. LeClair

Editor(s): Anita Walz

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

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

Last updated: 28/06/2022

Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students, is an undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge across the disciplines of genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. This text is designed for a course in first year undergraduate medical course that is delivered typically before students start to explore systems physiology and pathophysiology. 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 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. 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/cellbio and https://med.libretexts.org/@go/page/37584.

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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Teaching in the University

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Author(s): Donna Westfall-Rudd, Courtney Vengrin, Jeremy Elliott-Engel

Editor(s): Donna Westfall-Rudd, Courtney Vengrin, Jeremy Elliott-Engel

Subject(s): Education

Publisher: Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 23/06/2022

Teaching in the University: Learning from Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty provides insight and strategies for successful teaching, advising, and mentoring postsecondary students. In particular, the authors offer support and encouragement for implementing student-centered teaching practices relevant to college classrooms. This book is designed for new university teaching faculty and graduate teaching assistants looking for innovative teaching resources. As an Open Educational Resource (OER), this textbook provides university instructors free access to high-quality teaching materials based on the experiences of fellow new instructors. Seventeen contributors and two co-editors from the current students and alumni of university teaching scholars programs offer this resource for fellow faculty and graduate students to improve instruction and engagement. Each chapter comes from the experiences and expertise of these talented individuals who speak directly to their peers.

Graduate students and instructors adopting this book or its methods are encouraged to record their use by completing the form located at http://bit.ly/teaching-interest.

Links to additional formats (PDF, ePub, and order print-on-demand) are available at https://doi.org/10.21061/universityteaching

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Fundamentals of Business, 3rd edition

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Author(s): Adapted by Stephen Skripak with Ron Poff

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

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

Last updated: 28/04/2022

FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS, 3rd edition is an open education resource intended to serve as a no-cost, instructor-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, and personal finances. The textbook was adapted for use in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business' introductory level business course, MGT1104 Foundations of Business.

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