Welcome to the University of Zimbabwe Library Faculty of Business Management Sciences and Economics Liaison Page. The Liaison page has been designed to assist academics, researchers and students with academic activities associated the teaching, learning, research, community service, innovation and industrialisation. The Subject Information Specialists for the Faculty of Business Management Sciences and Economics play a key role in liaising between the faculty staff and students; and the library. Our fundamental task is to synchronise communication between the faculty and the library to ensure seamless support for faculty endeavours drawn from the University mission and strategic goals. Listed for your information are resources and services that include e-books, e-journals, open access resources, training services, these and referencing and citation. We invite you to navigate these via the tabs provided.

Contact information and location

Subject Information Specialist                               Subject Information Specialist


Ms P. Mwatsiya                                                        Ms. S. Tazibona                          

Government Publications office                            Government Publications Office

Mezzanine Floor                                                      Mezzanine Floor

Library New Wing                                                    Library New Wing

Main Library                                                              Main Library

Department Ebook Titles
Finance and Accounting

Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook: Technology, Finance, Environmental, and International Guidance and Best Practices

Accounting in a Nutshell

Financial Management

Artificial Intelligence for Audit, Forensic Accounting, and Valuation: A Strategic Perspective

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non‐Experts, Third Edition

Essentials of forensic Accounting

A guide to forensic accounting Investigation

Managing the Profitable Construction Business: The Contractor’s Guide to Success and Survival Strategies

Operational Excellence: Journey to Creating Sustainable Value

Business Enterprise and Management

Audit Committee Essentials

COSO Enterprise Risk Management: Establishing Effective Governance, Risk, and Compliance Processes

Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise Innovation: From Creativity to Engineering

Business, Innovation and Responsibility

Enterprise Risk Management: A Methodology for Achieving Strategic Objectives

Breaking Digital Gridlock: Improving Your Bank’s Digital Future by Making Technology Changes Now, First Edition

Creating Strategic Value through Financial Technology

Quantitative Financial Risk Management: Theory and Practice

Financial Planning Competency Handbook

Dynamic Economic Decision Making: Strategies for Financial Risk, Capital Markets, and Monetary Policy

Tourism Leisure and Hospitality Studies

Sustainability Challenges in the Agro food Sector

A Companion to Tourism

The Restaurant, A Geographical Approach: From Invention to Gourmet Tourist Destinations

Tourism and Applied Anthropologists: Linking Theory and Practice

The Tourist Places of the World

Economics and Development

Agent‐Based Modeling in Economics

Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future

Grid Computing: Making the Global Infrastructure a Reality

Handbook of Computational Econometrics

Economics and Finance of Risk and of the Future

Economics and Finance of Risk and of the Future


UZ Business School

Strategic Business Management: From Planning to Performance

Accounting and Valuation Guide: Valuation of Privately Held company Equity securities Issued as Compensation

The New CEO Corporate Leadership Manual: Strategic and Analytical Tools for Growth

Business, Innovation and Responsibility

Enterprise Excellence: A Practical Guide to World Class Competition

The Value of Business Analytics: Identifying the Path to Profitability



Department Databases E-journal Titles
Finance and Accounting

Emerald Group of Publishing Limited

Taylor and Francis Journals

Wiley Online Library (Humanities and Social sciences)


Sage Journals

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal“>

Managerial Finance

Accounting & Finance

Financial Accountability & Management

Accounting Perspectives

Public Budgeting & Finance

Public Budgeting and Finance

Accounting History Review

Accounting Forum

Quantitative Finance

Accounting & Finance

Journal of Forensic Sciences

Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance

The journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance

Journal of forensic Sciences

Accounting and Business Research

Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting

Financial Accountability and Management

Journal of Accounting Research

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting

Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal“>

Business Enterprise and Management

Emerald Group of Publishing Limited

Taylor and Francis Journals

Wiley Online Library (Humanities and Social sciences)


Sage Journals

Industry and Innovation

Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Total Quality Management & Business Excellence

Business History

The Service Industries Journal

Accounting, Auditing &

Accountability Journal“>

International Journal of Auditing

Risk Management

Managerial Auditing Journal“>

International Journal of Public Sector Management“>

Journal of Business Economics and Management

Enterprise Information Systems

Tourism Leisure and Hospitality Studies

Emerald Group of Publishing Limited

Taylor and Francis Journals

Wiley Online Library (Humanities and Social sciences)


Sage Journals

International Journal of Tourism Research

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management“>

Journal of Culinary Science & Technology

Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education

Food Service Technology

Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism

Economics and Development

Emerald Group of Publishing Limited

Taylor and Francis Journals

Wiley Online Library (Humanities and Social sciences)


Sage Journals

International Journal of the Economics of Business

Economic Systems Research

International Review of Applied Economics

Economics of Innovation and New Technology

Journal of Economic Policy Reform

Journal of Economic Issues

Journal of Economic Studies“>

Journal of Economic Surveys

Journal of Applied econometrics

UZ Business School

Emerald Group of Publishing Limited

Taylor and Francis Journals

Wiley Online Library (Humanities and Social sciences)


Sage Journals

Journal of Behavioral Finance

Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce

Journal of Public Relations Research

International Studies of Management & Organization

International Journal of Electronic Commerce

Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development“>

Creative Industries Journal

Journal of Business Ethics

Entrepreneurship & Regional Development

Strategic Change

Journal of Enterprise Transformation

Business, Innovation and Responsibility

Journal of Operations Management

Creativity and Innovative Management

Business Strategy and the environment

Featured books in our Print collection


Business accounting by Frank Wood and Alan Sangster

Call Number: HF5635 WOO


Costing and management accounting: An introduction by Colin Drury

Call Number: HF5686.C8 DRU

Financial markets and institutions: A European perspective by Jakob de Haan, Sander Oosterloo and Dirk Schoenmaker

Call Number: HG186.A2 HAA

International economics: Theory and Policyby Paul Grugman and Maurice Obstfeld

Call Number: HF1359 KRU

Principles of economics in context by Neva Goodwin et al

Call Number: HB171 GOO

Principles of corporate finance by Richard A. Brealey et al.

Call Number: HG4026 PRI

Principles of marketing by Philip Kotler and Gary Armstrong

Call Number: HF5415 KOT

Public relations by Edwards L. Bernays

Call Number: HF5381 BER

Strategic marketing management: Planning, implementation and control by Richard M. S, Wilson and Colin Gilligan

Call Number: HF5415.13 WIL

Tourism and entrepreneurship: International perspective by Jovo Ateljevic and Stephen J Page

Call Number: G155.A1 ATE


Faculty Business Management Science and Economics Resources

There are many relevant e- journals and e-books available related to business management and economics that are accessible via the UZ website. You visit the address (  and then under e-resources you click Campus Access or off campus access when you are not within the university campus/ or the university internet network. You will be able to access e-books and e-journals available from the University.  Below is a selection of databases recommended for topics related to business management and economics. Click on any of the databases in order to start accessing e-journals and e-books.


E-journal Databases E-book Databases

 Access To Research for Development and Innovation(ARDI)

Emerald Group Publishing


Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD)

Taylor & Francis

Wiley Online Library

World Bank eLibrary

World Bank Africa Development Indicators

 Wiley Online Library

Project Muse


Ebsco e-Books

Gale Research Complete

Proquest e-Book Central






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Open Access Resources
Open Access Resources are research materials that have been made available to the general public, free of charge. Open access authors have chosen to share freely, so anyone can use the works legally without permission or fees.
Selected Open Access Resources
Open Access E-journals
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Nearly 10,000 journals on multiple topics; about half are searchable at the article level.

Google scholar
Google Scholar allows you to search across a wide range of academic literature. It draws on information from journal publishers, university repositories, and other websites that it has identified as scholarly.


Wiley Open Access
Wiley Open Access is a program of fully open access journals. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share. The fully open access journals are published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies as well as supported by internationally renowned editorial board members.
SAGE Open Access
The following lists open access journals published by SAGE. All articles published in the journals provide worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of articles online, immediately on publication under a creative commons license. All articles are rigorously peer-reviewed retaining the quality hallmarks of the academic publishing process that authors would experience in publishing in any traditional SAGE journal.


SpringerOpen, launched in June 2010, includes Springer’s portfolio of 160+ peer-reviewed fully open access journals across all areas of science ranging from very specialized titles to SpringerPlus, our interdisciplinary open access journal that covers all disciplines. SpringerOpen journals and books are made freely and permanently available online immediately upon publication. They are subject to high-level peer review, author and production services ensuring quality and reliability of the work.


Open Research Online
Open Research Online is the Open University’s repository of research publications and other research outputs. It is an Open Access resource that can be searched and browsed freely by members of the public.


Elsevier A-Z Directory of open access Journals
All articles published in Elsevier open access journals are peer reviewed and upon acceptance will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.


Open Access E-books
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.


E-Books Directory
E-Books Directory is a free web resource which contains links to free downloadable e-books, technical papers, documents, as well as user contributed content, articles, reviews and comments. E-Books Directory is a service to students, researchers and e-book lovers.


InTech Books
InTech is a pioneer and world’s largest multidisciplinary open access publisher of books covering the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine. Since 2004, InTech has collaborated with 87430 authors and published 2434 books and 6 journals with the aim of providing free online access to research.

  1. Reference Management-referencing, citation and use of electronic reference management software Mendeley and the Harvard citation style.


  1. Literature discovery– identifying research topics; planning and performing a literature review; running effective searches using e-resources and staying up to date with chosen research topic.


  1. Tools for research Collaboration– using writing collaborative tools such as Google Docs, literature searching collaborative tools like Mendeley, ResearchGate and Academia and using tools for connecting with other researchers.


  1. Research Impact tracking– Use of citations and alternative metrics to track research impact using tools such as Google Citations and Social Media metrics


  1. Strategies to increaseresearch visibility and discoverability– how to increase the visibility of research outputs through the use of institutional repositories; sharing preprints, establishing online researcher profiles and using social media for research.


  1. Publishing in reputable journals– selecting a book publisher and selecting a journal, differentiating predatory, accredited journals, and Open Access routes to getting research output more visible and citable.


  1. ResearchCommunication-the training equips researchers on how to communicate their research to a broader audience so as to achieve optimum impact of research findings. It also explores the various ways in which research can be shared.


Available trainings can be booked here:


How to find business management sciences and economics theses and dissertations in University of Zimbabwe Libraries.

Masters and doctoral theses from the Faculty of Business Management Sciences and Economics that have been submitted to UZ Library are for most part, available electronically through the UZe-scholar Institutional repository

Faculty of Business Management Sciences and Economics theses can be located by searching the institutional repository using this link:

Other UZ theses can also be found through searching the repository by issue date, author, title and subject. Alternatively use a community search including the title of the community for example “Faculty of Business Management Sciences and Economics “.

In general, UZ Libraries does not keep Undergraduate theses although departments often keep their own copies but these are not reflected in the Libraries’ catalogue.


Referencing and citation

Referencing (also known as citation) is the practice used to acknowledge the sources you have used in writing up your assignments or projects. Referencing enables you to refer to, or borrow from, the work of other individuals without being accused of plagiarism. Plagiarism involves the use of someone else’s creative works such as research, writings and ideas and presenting them as your own. This is a dishonest act and considered a serious offence by the University of Zimbabwe.   To avoid plagiarism, it is important to provide proper citation and referencing of the sources used in scholarly work.

Referencing and citation consists of two elements:

  • in-text citations in the body of the paper with the last name of the author(s) and the year of publication
  • an alphabetically arranged reference list at the end of the paper giving full bibliographic details for the in-text citations of the sources you have used in your write up.

The Faculty of Business Management Sciences and Economics use Harvard citation style. This refers to the rules and conventions established for scholarly writing and acknowledging sources used in an assignment or academic piece of work.

Harvard style covers the aspects of scholarly writing most pertinent to writing in sciences, business, economics, engineering, and related fields

For individual or group sessions on using the citation style, book an appointment with a Faculty Subject Information Specialists on the emails provided.


 Online Reference Management

Students can also receive training on using open reference management software Mendeley to manage referencing and citation from the Faculty Subject Information Specialists. This reference manager and academic social network can; help you create and manage citations, organize your research, collaborate with others online, find relevant papers based on what you are reading and discover the latest research.

For training you can book an appointment on any of the emails provided on the Faculty Liaison introductory page

Business Management Sciences and Economics Core Textbooks

Financial Accounting and Reporting: A Global Perspective/ Herve Stolowy & Michel J. Lebas.


The re-titled second edition of Corporate Financial Reporting, has become respected and widely used over the four years since it first appeared. This updated and redesigned edition is an introduction to financial accounting for business students who need a global perspective in accounting. Teaches students of financial accounting in international universities or business schools to appreciate, understand and analyze a variety of accounting and reporting issues from a global theoretical and generic point of view


Frank Wood’s Business accounting 2/ Frank Wood and Alan Sangster


Business Accounting is the world’s bestselling textbook on bookkeeping and accounting. This volume builds on the clear and straight forward introduction of volume 1 to provide students with coverage of more advance aspects of financial accounting. Each topic is back up by a wealth of worked examples, as well as a rich pool of self assessment material, so that students can monitor their own progress and understanding


Frank Wood’s Business accounting 2/ Frank Wood and Alan Sangster


Business Accounting is the world’s bestselling textbook on bookkeeping and accounting. This volume builds on the clear and straight forward introduction of volume 1 to provide students with coverage of more advance aspects of financial accounting. Each topic is back up by a wealth of worked examples, as well as a rich pool of self assessment material, so that students can monitor their own progress and understanding


Macroeconomics (8th Edition)/ Andrew B. Abel, Ben Bernanke, Dean Croushore


Abel, Bernanke, and Croushore present macroeconomic theory in a way that prepares students to analyze real macroeconomic data used by policy makers and researchers. With a balanced treatment of both classical and Keynesian economics, the comprehensive coverage makes it easy for instructors to align chapters to fit their own syllabi.


Managerial economics: a problem solving approach/ Nick Wilkinson




This textbook covers all the main aspects of managerial economics: the theory of the firm; demand theory and estimation; production and cost theory and estimation; market structure and pricing; game theory; investment analysis and government policy. It includes numerous and extensive case studies, as well as review questions and problem-solving sections at the end of each chapter. Nick Wilkinson adopts a user-friendly problem-solving approach which takes the reader in gradual steps from simple problems through increasingly difficult material to complex case studies


Principles of corporate finance / Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers, Franklin Allen and Pitabas Mohanty




The integrated solutions for Brealey’s Principles of Corporate Finance have been specifically designed to help improve student performance, meaning that students are prepared for class and can successfully solve problems and analyse the results. Resources within Connect Finance provide unlimited opportunities for students to practice solving financial problems and apply what they have learned.


Principles of marketing / Philip Kotler, Gary Armstrong


Principles of marketing helps students master today’s key marketing challenges: to create vibrant, interactive communities of consumers who make products and brands a part of their daily lives. The fifteenth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the major trends and forces impacting marketing in this era of customer value and high tech customer relationship.


Strategic marketing planning / Colin Gilligan and Richard M.S. Wilson


Strategic Marketing Planning concentrates on the critical planning aspects that are of vital importance to practitioners and students alike. It has a clear structure that offers a digest of the five principal dimensions of the strategic marketing planning process.



Strategic marketing: planning, implementation and control /Richards MS Wilson, Collin Gilligan




The book retains the key features that make it essential reading for all those studying the management of marketing:- a strong emphasis on implementation, up to date mini cases, and questions and summaries in each chapter to reinforce key points. Widely known as the most authoritative, successful and influential text in the

sector the new edition remains an irreplaceable resource for undergraduate and graduate students of business and marketing, and students of the CIM Professional Postgraduate Diploma.


Understanding the business environment: inside and outside the organisation / Claire Capon


Understanding the Business Environment provides you with a clear and concise introduction to all of the most important activities taking place inside and outside organisations. Written by experienced author and lecturer Claire Capon, this popular textbook examines and explains; how political, economic and social conditions – both nationally and internationally – affect organisations of all types and sizes