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Business Operations and Strategy

This guide will help you find key business operations & strategy information resources for your academic study and research.

If you have any questions, please contact your Academic Services Librarian, Naoise Standing (see details, below).

As your Academic Services Librarian, I work to make sure that the resources you need from the Library are in place to support your learning. I can help you find information for your assignments and projects and provide training in searching specific resources. You can make a one-to-one appointment with me or attend the general workshops we run throughout the year. Please see for details. 

Resources for Business Operations and Strategy

The Chartered Association of Business Schools publishes a guide to Academic Journals, assessing each one by several criteria of quality. These are the top rated journals according to this guide for the department of Business Operations and Strategy:

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

  • Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice
  • Journal of Business Venturing
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

International Business

  • Journal of International Business Studies
  • Journal of World Business (formerly Columbia JWB)

Operations and Technology Management

  • Journal of Operations Management
  • International Journal of Operations and Production Management
  • Production and Operations Management

Operations Research and Management Science

  • Management Science
  • Operations Research
  • European Journal of Operations Research


  • Strategic Management Journal
  • Global Strategy Journal
  • Long Range Planning
  • Strategic Organization

Articles from these journals, and many other high quality journals, are available in LibrarySearch.

Reference: Chartered Association of Business Schools (2021) Academic Journal Guide 2021 Available at (accessed 13/07/22)

You can use LibrarySearch to search all the different journal databases listed below in one go.

However, to focus on specific journal databases that are most useful for your subjects, have a look at the individual resources listed below. You can access them from the Online databases and academic journals link on the My learning page on the Portal.

Business and management journal databases

ABI Inform includes in-depth coverage from thousands of publications, most of them in full-text. You can also access key business titles including Wall Street Journal, Economist, Financial TimesJournal of Economic Literature, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, Academy of Marketing Science Journal, American Economic Review, Accounting Review, Supply Chain Management, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

Business Source Premier is one of the Ebscohost databases that the University subscribes to. Business Source Premier provides access to over 2300 full-text business publications (including 1100 scholarly academic journals). It also includes over 10,000 company and country profile reports. Click here for an introduction to searching for journal articles with Business Source Premier.

Emerald provides a large, comprehensive collection of 198 peer-reviewed management journals and online support for librarians, students, faculty researchers etc. Click here for an introduction to searching for journal articles with Emerald

Multidisciplinary journal databases

JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over 1,000 leading academic journals across a range of disciplines, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. We subscribe to the Business 1 and 2 and Art & Sciences 1 collections. Click here for help with searching JSTOR.

Scopus searches millions of abstracts and index data. Scopus is one of the largest abstract and citation databases of peer-reviewed literature with smart tools that track, analyse and visualise research. Click here to access tutorials on using Scopus.

Web of Science The core collection comprises the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI). Subject coverage includes the arts and humanities, social sciences and science and technology. Click here for help with searching the Web of Science core collection.

​Publisher journal collection databases

Science Direct offers access to the Elsevier Science journal collection with journals from a host of prestigious societies and scientific publishers. Click here for tutorials on using ScienceDirect.

Wiley Online Library gives access to an extensive range of journals, reference works and protocols, covering various scientific, medical, technical and professional disciplines. Click here to access the Wiley Online Library user guide.

Business & Management Collection (HS Talks)

Video lectures and case studies from leading experts in industry, commerce, the professions and academia.

Click here for a quick start guide to using the Business & Management Collection.

Sage Business Cases

SAGE Business Cases gives you access to more than 3,000 authoritative cases from over 100 countries. Subjects covered includes entrepreneurship, accounting, healthcare management, leadership, social enterprise, and more.

Passport is a global market information database from Euromonitor. Provides data and reports across all industries, countries and consumers. Click here for a help guide and videos on using Passport.

Office for National Statistics is "the UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK".

OECD iLibrary provides access to selected OECD periodicals and other publications, including: Working Papers; OECD Factbook; Quarterly Labour Force Statistics; Future Trends; Economic Policy Reforms; and OECD Economic Surveys. For off-campus access use this linkClick here for user guides and tutorials on searching OECD iLibrary.

Mintel provides full-text marketing intelligence reports and analyst insights on a variety of UK markets such as consumer goods, leisure and hospitality, retail and personal finance. Click on Federated login to get started. Click here for user guides and tutorials on searching Mintel.

At the University of Greenwich we subscribe to high quality legal resources that are used by companies throughout the UK and beyond. These include LexisLibrary, Westlaw, JustisOne and LawTrove. You can access all our legal resources via the Online databases and academic journals in the portal.

Most of the full-text journals available within the law databases are not accessible via LibrarySearch so you will need to access them directly from the databases.

You may find that there is a section within these resources that is specific to the area of law you are interested in. For example, Lexis Library has several Practice Areas, including Employment, which will point you to relevant legislation and journal articles.

For more information about legal resources please visit the Law LibGuide.

We have access to all UK national and regional newspapers online in addition to more specialist news sources like the Financial Times and the Economist.

Lexis Library provides access to full text newspaper articles from national and regional newspapers, dating back to the 1980s. This excludes the Financial Times.

​The Economist is available via the ABI Inform database. provides access to the full-text of the Financial Times. To sign up for a free account on-campus, follow the instructions below. (To sign up from off-campus, follow this link and use your full University of Greenwich email address.)

Accessing Eresources

If you would like more information on accessing our eresources, especially if you are having problems, have a look at our Eresources LibGuide.

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