Accessing and Using Labour Economics for Leaders

Welcome to Labour Economics for Leaders

This is an openly accessible (free) textbook available to all students on the web.

This textbook is designed to be accessible using standard web browsers, mobile devices, screen readers and other assistive technology.  You can access the book in a number of formats. Requirements, tools, and suggestions for navigating and using the book are listed on this page. If you encounter any issues in accessing the book, please connect with your professor.

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Book formats

Typical OER Textbook Formats, Requirements, Features & Access Options
Book Format
Features Access Options
Online web book


  • Internet access
  • Web browser


  • Optimized for online access (web browser)
  • Embedded interactive and text-based activities
  • Embedded videos
  • Embedded glossary terms
Digital PDF
  • Internet access
  • PDF viewer


  • Optimized for reading with internet (PDF viewer)
  • Text-based activities
  • Clickable Links to videos and other resources
  • Glossary of terms
  • Save to a device or drive as desired
  • Access from your device with/without internet
  • Use internet access for clickable links/videos
  • Take Digital notes while you read
Print PDF


  • Optimized for printing/accessing offline
  • Text-based activities
  • Glossary of terms
  • Save to a device or drive as desired
  • Read offline on device (no active/clickable links)
  • Print chapters or whole book as needed
  • Refer back to web book to access links/interactive activities

Don’t forget to cite/reference your textbook if you use it in your research or assignments.

Do you prefer a printed textbook?

This book is free to access, use and print in any of the above formats for non-commercial purposes. If you prefer a printed textbook, you are encouraged to print sections/the entire book.


  • Check for printing costs at your on-campus print shop (such as Grenville at Georgian College) or a local print shop (Staples, etc)
  • Printing a large document is often significantly less expensive at a print shop than it is to print on your home printer or at the Library
  • Ask about binding or 3 hole punching when you order, as this is usually low cost and will make your textbook easier to use

This book is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License allowing students/faculty to print it for their personal use at the cost of printing.

This book may not be printed and sold for profit.

Experiencing navigation issues?

If you encounter navigation issues while accessing this text via a link from your course in Blackboard (or other learning management system), please try accessing the online web book by using the web address in your browser. The bottom left and right corners of the web book allow you to navigate through the book (previous/next) and the top left hand corner of the web book features a drop down table of contents.

Attribution & References

Except where otherwise noted, “Accessing and Using this Textbook” by OER Design Studio at the Georgian College Library is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.


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Labour Economics for Leaders Copyright © 2023 by Norm Smith, Georgian College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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