The Villanova community now has Harvard Business Publishing eBooks. The collection includes practice oriented HBR Guides (such as to giving feedback, coaching, thinking strategically, or leading teams), themed article collections (such as ones by Christensen, Kotter, and Davenport), and “must read” articles from the Harvard Business Review. Important works such as Blue Ocean Strategy are included.
The collection is relatively fresh with 42 titles published in 2018 alone, such as Reverse Innovation in Health Care and Smart Business: What Alibaba’s Success Reveals about the Future of Strategy. Sadly, HBR cases are not included.
Unlike our access to Harvard Business Review on EBSCOs Business Source Premier database, this content is licensed for assigned course readings. Furthermore, each title may be used by unlimited simultaneous users.
However, this content is not digital rights management free, so users that download the full text as PDFs or ePubs will only have access for a limited time (usually seven days) and may need to download again after the loan has expired. Most of the titles do permit the permanent download of up to 100 pages per session. It is entirely appropriate to use this content as required or optional course materials. Providing students with persistent links or embedding it in Blackboard can offer students increment savings on course packs.
Linda Hauck, MLS, MBA, is Business Librarian at Falvey Memorial Library.