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.

Subject Headings for Finding Business Leadership Information in the Book and Media Catalog

Finding Articles About Business Leadership in Research Databases

Business Source Complete
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
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
To find articles, go to Advanced Search and search for “leadership” in “Subject” (rather than searching by keyword).

Biography in Context
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 Working Knowledge
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.

Leadership 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 – Articles and White Papers
Recent reports on business topics.

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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