BUEC Buzz blog
Around this time last year, I wrote a blog post extolling the many benefits of Bloomberg Markets Certification (BMC), especially the value of having this free, 8-hour, self-paced course listed on your resume if you're in accounting or finance.
The benefits haven't changed, but the program has. Bloomberg has just announced that an updated, third edition of BMC is now available. Changes include... <Read on for details>
Our Vividata Target Snapshot database has new data and new functionality -- just in time for the busy fall semester!
I'm still exploring it and discovering all the changes, but thought I'd pause to list what I've learned so far:
Data: Data from the 2016 Q4 survey wave has been added. The data was gathered during the period of 06/30/2016 and 06/30/2017. Sadly, it appears that the older data has been supplanted. That's a pity as it is often useful to compare data across time periods.
Functionality: ... <Read on for the incredibly useful details...>
I was scanning the June 17-23 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek this morning when I came across an interesting datagraphic: Office Cultures: A Global Guide. Based on research done in 11 countries by Steelcase (a furniture maker in Michigan), this datagraphic gives me an opportunity to highlight a number of business research resources and strategies
We've just added 9 more volumes to our online International Directory of Company Histories series. That makes 144 volumes of 3-5 page histories of companies from around the world -- somewhere near a gazillion pages in total (that's just a rough estimate)!
We are very pleased to report that The Teaching Professor newsletter is now available online via SFU Library.
From the publisher's website:
"Published 10 times per year, The Teaching Professor is a lively, practical newsletter with a singular purpose: to provide ideas and insights to educators who are passionate about teaching.
SFU researchers now have access to a great new online source full of details on over 30 emerging markets (Argentina to Vietnam)!
The Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets provides "articles offering rare insight into nations with social or business activity in the process of rapid growth and industrialization, as well as highlighting key emerging industries within those economies."
The SFU Library has just started a trial of the Factiva database. Factiva is a standard business and industry news source in many schools and corporations. This trial will run until July 20th.
We'd love to have your opinions on this valuable resource!
Factiva trial access (and database details): http://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/subject-guides/business/factiva-trial