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MGMT 301: Basic Management Concepts

Reference and Instruction Librarian

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Francis Checchio
Penn State Beaver Library
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061

Reference Librarian

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Amy Deuink

Research Help by Appointment
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Hello Students!

The Libraries are open every day in person and online to help you with all of your research needs!

If you have any questions - help with citations, a broken link, finding a source, or just want to say hi! - feel free to come into the library, email us, make a research appointment, or use Ask A Librarian. 

Book a research consultation!

If you want to make a research consultation about any research questions, please use the link below and find a time that works for you! 

Important Info Before You Start Your Research

  • You will select a publicly traded company and perform research on that company related to course content. 
  • You must have a minimum of 10 credible sources.
  • Company background (industry type, product or services or both, how were they formed, HQ, size, sales, territory, primary objectives)
  • Identify the company’s stakeholders – internal and external (chapter 3)
  • Identify 4 of the 6 general environment forces impacting the company (chapter 3)
  • Triple bottom line – people, planet, profit; sustainability/social responsibility (chapter 3)
  • Mission, vision, and values statements (chapter 5)
  • Organization’s strategy, goals, strategic positioning (chapter 5, 6)
  • SWOT or VRIO analysis (chapter 6)
  • Organizational structure (chapter 8)
  • Organizational chart (chapter 8)
  • Porter’s five competitive forces and four competitive strategies (chapter 6)