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1laena
Feb 23, 2009, 12:02pm Top

Includes business development, marketing, and management, and also works about specific industries (for example, Automobile, Energy, Manufacturing, etc.).

2vpfluke
Mar 7, 2009, 11:48pm Top

I think we could use as a starting point the North American Industrial Classification System as developed most recently in the late 1990's by the U.S. and Canada. The website we can point to is: http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sic_manual.html

These are the categories (using their letters):

A. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing
B. Mining
C. Construction
D. Manufacturing
E. Transportation and Public Utilities (my term -- the latter includes electric, gas & sanitary services). My degree is in this field
F. Wholesale
G. Retail Trade
H. Finances, Insurance Real Estate
I. Services
J. Public Administration

I think we might still have Agriculture as a top-level category, and perhaps it belongs here. There are altogether 99 categories (see link above). Public Administration might go under Government and Politics.

3jjwilson61
Edited: Mar 8, 2009, 10:36am Top

Are you thinking that how to work in each of these businesses should go here? Like how to grow crops or how to mine? I think what is meant by Business here is how to run a business not how to work in a business. So if Agriculture were not to be a top-level category, I think it would fit better under either technology or biology. How to mine would fit somewhere under Technology.

So I think the categories in the section should be more along the lines of what you might find in a business school, maybe Accounting, Managing people, Advertising, etc.

4laena
Mar 8, 2009, 1:23pm Top

Yes, I was thinking something like this:
--generated from perusing NYPL's SIBL library, Dewey, LC & BISAC
-->2 vpfluke: I put most of these under "Industries"
--please edit! I am not an expert

General
Accounting / General
Accounting / Finance
Accounting / Government
Accounting / Managerial
Advertising & Promotion
Auditing
Banks & Banking
Bookkeeping
Budgeting
Business Communication
Business Ethics
Business Etiquette
Business Law
Business Math
Business Writing
Careers
Commerce
Commercial Policy
Commodities
Consulting
Consumer Behavior
Corporate & Business History
Corporate Finance
Customer Relations
Decision-Making & Problem Solving
Development
Distribution
E-Commerce / Internet Marketing
E-Commerce / Online Banking
E-Commerce / Online Trading
Education
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Economics
Exports & Imports
Facility Management
Finance
Forecasting
Foreign Exchange
Free Enterprise
Government & Business
Green Business
Home-Based Businesses
Human Resources & Personnel Management
Industrial Management
Industries / General
Industries / Agribusiness
Industries / Automobile Industry
Industries / Computer Industry
Industries / Energy Industries
Industries / Entertainment
Industries / Fashion & Textile Industry
Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Industries / Manufacturing Industries
Industries / Media & Communications Industries
Industries / Park & Recreation Management
Industries / Retail
Industries / Service Industries
Industries / Transportation
Inflation
Information Management
Infrastructure
Insurance / General
Insurance / Automobile
Insurance / Casualty
Insurance / Health
Insurance / Liability
Insurance / Life
Insurance / Property
Insurance / Risk Assessment & Management
Interest
International / General
International / Accounting
International / Economics
International / Marketing
International / Taxation
Investments & Securities
Job Hunting see Careers / Job Hunting
Knowledge Capital
Labor
Leadership
Macroeconomics see Economics / Macroeconomics
Mail Order
Management
Management Science
Marketing / General
Marketing / Direct
Marketing / Industrial
Marketing / Multilevel
Marketing / Research
Marketing / Telemarketing
Mergers & Acquisitions
Money & Monetary Policy
Motivational
Museum Administration & Museology
Negotiating
New Business Enterprises
Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
Office Automation
Office Equipment & Supplies
Office Management
Operations Research
Organizational Behavior
Outsourcing
Personal Finance / General
Personal Finance / Budgeting
Personal Finance / Investing
Personal Finance / Money Management
Personal Finance / Retirement Planning
Personal Finance / Taxation
Production & Operations Management
Project Management
Public Finance
Public Relations
Purchasing & Buying
Quality Control
Real Estate
Reference
Sales & Selling
Secretarial Aids & Training
Skills
Small Business
Statistics
Strategic Planning
Structural Adjustment
Taxation / General
Taxation / Corporate
Taxation / Small Business
Time Management
Total Quality Management (TQM)
Training
Urban & Regional
Workplace Culture

5vpfluke
Mar 8, 2009, 3:09pm Top

#4

Certainly a more complete list, but very sizable. And it does represent more of what book people do rather than what people do who collect statistics on business.

6conners
Mar 20, 2009, 10:48am Top

Please check out this thread (http://www.librarything.com/topic/60594) for a link to the new OSC blog and a call for specific volunteer involvement. Thanks!

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