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BUAD 123 Management Principles

Team Project

Use the tabs in this page to find resources to use for the team project for each major function of management.

How is your company managed in terms of those four functions?

This tab has links to library databases and other sources for research. The other tabs highlight points relating to each function, and tips for researching those functions as they relate to your companies.

Tips for searching library databases

Use individual words or short phrases, not sentences: "apple inc." AND leadership

Use synonyms and related words: smartphone could also be "mobile device", iphone, cellular, etc....

Join synonyms with OR to expand your search: iphone OR cellular OR smartphone

Use quotations marks to search words as phrases: "mobile phone", "apple inc.", etc.

Use an asterisk to get more variations of a word: leader* will bring back leaders, leadership, and leader

Key Databases

Use databases to search for:

  • newspaper and magazine articles
  • academic journal articles
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analyses
  • company profiles

4 tips to help you search more effectively in OCtopus:

Company research

If you are doing research on a company, annual reports are a great source of information. Annual reports from incorporated (public) companies are distributed to shareholders and, generally speaking, required by regulations. Typically annual reports include audited financial statements and information on the company's performance.

Sources of Annual Reports:

TIP: Company websites often contain annual reports.

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