Subject Research Guides
Business Leadership Research Guide
When to Use This Guide
Use this guide when you need information on either theories or practical applications of leadership in the business world.
Finding General or Background Information on Business Leadership
Here are some suggested places to begin finding background information on the concepts and practice of business leadership. They can also help you refine your topic and search terms.
- Encyclopedia of Leadership - R HD57.7 .E53 2004
- Business Leadership: A Jossey-Bass Reader - HD57.7 .B875 2003
- The Nature of Leadership - HD57.7 .N377 2004
- The Leader's Companion: Insights on Leadership Through the Ages - HM141 .L375 1995
- Leader to Leader: Enduring Insights on Leadership from the Drucker Foundation's Award-Winning Journal [electronic resource]
Subject Headings for Finding Business Leadership Information in the Book and Media Catalog
Finding Articles About Business Leadership in Research Databases
Search Business Source Complete for articles about business leadership published in scholarly, trade, and general interest periodicals.
Contains a large collection of business journals with numerous articles on business leadership.
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select
Search Wilson for articles published in academic and professional publications.
The Conference Board (TCB) is a non-partisan, non-profit business network that attempts “to bring leaders together to find solutions to common problems and objectively examine major issues having an impact on business and society.” TCB has reports and in-depth interviews on leadership.
Business Insights: Essentials (formerly
Business and Company Resource Center)
To find articles, go to Advanced Search and search for “leadership” in “Subject” (rather than searching by keyword).
Contains biographies and full-text articles on notable business thinkers and leaders. Search by name or browse through “Biographical Facts Search” for a particular period, occupation, nationality, gender, or ethnicity.
Selected Web Sites
Harvard Business School's
HBS Working Knowledge is a forum for innovation in business practice. You will find articles and working papers, as well as research and ideas on the cutting edge of management thinking.
Digest - Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management
Browse current and back issues of the Wharton Leadership Digest, an electronic bulletin featuring interviews and book excerpts or summaries, and other articles.
American Management Association
– Research Reports
You can browse or search the latest reports as well as back issues. Free registration is required.
Center for Creative Leadership
Follow the "Research and Faculty” tab for articles, podcasts, white papers, and research reports on leadership topics.
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