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Websites for:

Accounting | Applications | Business | Economics | Finance | Hotel-Restaurant Management | International Business | Management | Marketing | Networking | Sustainable Management | Tourism Management

The following are suggestions for links to sites outside Alliant. We are not responsible for the content. Not all links may offer free access.

Applications/ APP
See Information Systems/ IST.

Accounting/ ACT

American Accounting Association Links and Associations
Links to accounting, economics, electronic publications, and professional associations. 

AMORTIZATION.ORG
Amortization Schedule Calculator. 

Tax and Accounting Sites Directory
Web-based accounting and tax resources on topics from tax forms, law, and international tax to financial reporting, auditing, and certification. Some links require registration.

Yahoo! Finance Directory: Finance and Investment > Accounting and Auditing
Directory of accounting sites maintained by Yahoo!

Business/ BUS

Business.com
Search engine and directory. Covers accounting, the environment, food and beverage, government and trade, human resources, management, small business, and transportation.

Business.gov
The official business link to the US government, this site covers business laws, employees, finances, international trade, statistics, entrepreneurs, the working environment, and starting, maintaining, and ending a business.

Business WWW Resources
Annotated list of company and industry, investment and stock market, general business, and news and economy sites. From the NW Missouri State University library.

CEO Express
Links to business, international, and online television news, business magazines, newsfeeds, lists of Fortune 500, financial markets, SEC, government agencies, statistics, market news, banking and finance, company research, international business, and investing. May have to register or pay for some sites.

Harvard Business School Case Studies
Harvard Business Publishing makes a great deal of money selling these for business school course packs and will not make them available to libraries. You can, however, order them directly from HBS, around $6.50 each.

See also: Statistics

Economics/ ECO

Econdata.net
A thousand links to socioeconomic data sources. Covers regional economic data. Can browse by ten subject areas, including demographics, income, quality of life, output and trade, industry sectors, or by provider of the information (census, state and local, etc.). Has a list of top ten sites.

Resources for Economists on the Internet
List of links selected by the American Economic Association. Has links to data, dictionaries and encyclopedias, jobs, organizations, and single subject sites covering microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, etc.

Yahoo! Search Directory: Economics
Directory of economic sites by Yahoo!, covering economic policies, environmental economics, global economy, journals (not all fulltext), organizations, statistics, and more web directories.

Finance / FIN

Yahoo! Finance Directory: Finance and Investment
Directory from Yahoo! that covers accounting, banking, financial planning, financing, futures and options, quotes, socially responsible investing, statistics. Some sites are not free. Sites grouped by subject, popularity, or alphabetical.

Hotel-Restaurant Management/ HRM
Hotel Online
Covers hotel news, ideas, trends, and job opportunities.

Hotel Resource
Directory of sites covering food and beverage, franchising, restaurants, sales and marketing, suppliers, and more. Also covers news, technology, trends, and trade shows.

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management/ HRT
See above and Tourism Management

International Business/ IBA
globalEDGE (TM)
Covers country information, market potential indicators, a glossary, some articles, annotated lists on news, trade, multi country sites, statistics data sources and more. Some parts of the site require registration. From Michigan State University. 

International Chamber of Commerce
Has news, some papers, and links.

Management/ MGT
Free Management Library
Information and links for for-profit and non-profit companies on business planning, benefits, customer service, employee performance, finances, fundraising, project management, quality management, and strategic management.

Marketing/ MKT

American Marketing Association
Has best practices, articles, marketing tools, job information. Some information requires registration or membership.

KnowThis.com: Marketing Virtual Library
Covers advertising, international marketing issues, internet marketing, market research, promotion, and selling. Also includes publication links, but not all go to fulltext articles.

Yahoo! Search Directory: Marketing and Advertising Industry Information
Has categories for companies, law, news, organizations, advertising, commercials, web advertising.

Networking/ NET

Yahoo> Computer Networking> Local and Wide Area Networks
Covers hardware, software, ethernet, and wireless.

Yahoo> Computer Networking> Network Management
Covers services, software, and telecommunications.

Sustainable Management/ SUS

World Wide Web Virtual Library: Sustainable Development
Long list of sites covering sustainable development, organizations, projects and activities, events, news groups and listservs, documents, electronic journals and databases, and a list of related WWW Virtual Library sites.

Tourism Management/ TOU
Tourism Offices Worldwide
Directory of official tourism agencies and sites for various countries and territories.

Strategic Management Web Sites

Strategic Management Journal
Abstracts trade and scholarly journals in areas related to business, including corporate strategies, management techniques, and company data.

Center for Simplified Strategic Planning (CSSP) Frequently Asked Questions About Strategic Management.

Finance-Related Web Sites

American Bankers Association (ABA) - Banking Industry Issues information

Finance and Economics Mathematics Tools
At the Mathtools site. Calculators, analysis tools, and spreadsheets, etc.

SEC Filings & Forms (EDGAR)
The SEC requires all public companies (except foreign companies and companies with less than $10 million in assets and 500 shareholders) to file.

International Business Resources Web Sites

Country Data and Statistics
Statistics (indicators) that measure social, economic, and environmental conditions--for over 150 countries. 

Gateway to Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERWEB)
"The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (U.S.) to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and economic enterprise. There are 30+ centers located at colleges and universities across the United States, including San Diego State U. and UCLA. CiberWeb has links to the entire network of affiliated libraries. Includes research reports, simulations, information about grants and awards programs, e-journals. 

InterAmerican Development Bank
This organization was established to help economic and social development in Latin American and the Caribbean. The site includes statistics, policies, business opportunities, and private sector information. 

International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
International trade statistics.

The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
Links, compiled by librarians, to a wide range of web resources offered by academic and research institutes, government agencies in the U.S. and Canada, business and commercial entities, and international organizations.

Total Quality Management (TQM) Related Web Resources

The American National Standards Institute
(from the website) "ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. The Institute's mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity."

Business Source Complete
(Alliant students, faculty, and staff only) The world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals.

LexisNexis Academic
Includes full text news, business articles, company financial data, legal cases and decisions, and medical abstracts. Try a search on "total quality management", including the quotation marks.

Links last checked on January 24, 2014.