BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from

Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is its preferred subject scheme for current and future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
K Economics, finance, business and management
KJ Business and management
Reserve KJ* codes for use with academic or specialist works and works for professionals. See VS* codes for personal careers advice, secrets of success, etc
KJB Business studies: general
KJC Business strategy
KJD Business innovation
KJE E-commerce: business aspects
KJF Business competition
KJG Business ethics and social responsibility
KJH Entrepreneurship
KJJ Business and the environment: ‘green’ approaches to business
KJK International business
KJL Consultancy and grants for businesses
KJM Management and management techniques
Note: for public sector management, use appropriate KJM* code with KNV “Civil service and public sector”
KJN Business negotiation
KJP Business communication and presentation
KJQ Business mathematics and systems
KJR Corporate governance
KJS Sales and marketing
For sales and marketing management, use KJMV7 “Sales and marketing management”
KJT Operational research
KJU Organizational theory and behaviour
KJV Ownership and organization of enterprises
KJW Office and workplace
KJZ History of specific companies / corporate history

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