The Collection Development policy is a used as a guide to shape relevant collections and to ensure consistency in collection development. The decision to purchase library materials is primarily the responsibility of the Collections Librarian in consultation with faculty in the Department.
This policy has been developed by Irene Tencinger, the Collections Librarian, in cooperation with and endorsed by Rosemary McGowan, the Department Faculty Library Liaison and the Department Chair.
To support teaching, study and research up to the Honours B.A. level, as well as, to support faculty research interests.
- Language: English language materials are collected.
- Place of Publication: Priority is given to materials published in North America
- Dates of Publication: Emphasis is placed on recently published works
- Chronological Period: heavy emphasis is given to current publications
- Geographical Areas: Special emphasis is given to publications dealing with Canadian business and industry. American business and international business operations are also stressed.
- Publishers: Academic, scholarly and university publishers are emphasized.
Types, formats, and readership of materials collected
- Materials with academic-level readership are selected
- Web-based formats for reference sources, journals and indexing sources are preferred. Print and microform are considered for reason of cost, availability, expected use or long term access.
- Single copies of books in print formats are generally selected. Web-based formats are selected on a title by title basis, especially if the title is of interest to users at multiple Laurier campuses. Duplication of print across Laurier campuses is generally avoided.
- Excluded types include textbooks, abridgements, study aids, limited editions, works by vanity presses, reprints and partial contents (eg. single issues of journals, electronic versions of single chapters of books).
Subjects collected and collecting priorities
Collecting priorities are categorized into 3 levels:
- A - highest emphasis
- The collection includes major published materials required to support the core teaching and research at the highest degree level offered by the Department.
- B - secondary emphasis
- The collection includes a selection of materials to complement the discipline as a whole, although it may not be a primary focus for courses.
- C - selective emphasis
- Materials, including reference materials and basic journals and indexes are collected to introduce and define an area.
|Subjects collected||Classification||Collecting priority|
|Emotional intelligence||BF576 - BF576.8||A|
|Personality typing||BF698.3; BF698.5 - BF698.8||A|
|Social science research (general works)||H61||B|
|Interviewing (includes focus groups)||H61.28; HF5549.5 I6||A|
|Leaders - biography||HC29 - HC29.2||A|
|Professional knowledge||HD38.1 - HD38.25||B|
|Management research (theory and method)||HD30.19 - HD30.213; H62||B|
|Business planning, strategic planning||HD30.28||A|
|Problem solving||HD30.29; HD30.25 (mathematical models)||C|
|Grounded theory||HD30.4; H61.24||B|
|Leadership - history||HD30.5||A|
|Comparative management||HD30,55; HD62.4||B|
|Contract negotiation / conflict resolution||HD58.6; HD5841; HD42||A|
|Organizational change, culture, development, effectiveness||HD58.7 - 58.9||A|
|Total quality management, benchmarking||HD62.15||A|
|International business enterprises||HD62.4 - HD62.45||A|
|Non-governmental organizations (management)||HD62.6; HC60||A|
|Teams in the workplace||HD66 - HD66.5||A|
|Corporate governance||HD2741 - HD2749||A|
|Incorporation - Canada||HD2753 C3||C|
|Cooperative societies||HD2951 - HD3575||C|
|Labour market - U.S.||HD5724||B|
|Labour market - Canada||HD5728 - HD5729.5||B|
|International human resources management||HF5549.5E45||B|
|Managing a diverse workforce||HF5549.5 M5; HD8018.5 (Canada)||A|
|Performance management of employees||HF5549.5R3||A|
|Social networks and social complexity||HM131; HM786||B|
|Groups, organizations, and community||HM711 - HM755; HM756 - HM785||A|
|Organizational sociology and theory||HM786 - HM810||A|
|Social institutions||HM826 - HM830||B|
|Leadership and social change||HM141; HM1261 - HM1263||A|
|Development of professions||HT687; HD4904||A|
|Qualitative research design||Q180.55M4||A|