As you may have heard, SFU researchers now have complete access to one of the most read and most important business news sources in the world: the Financial Times.
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I'm very pleased to announce that SFU researchers now have a detailed research guide available on Indigenous business resources!
An increasing number of SFU assignments, courses, and programs in Business (and beyond!) are focusing on ways to work with and for Indigenous communities on business and economic development projects. Our new guide is intended to save you time and effort...
Thanks to support from KEY, SFU's Big Data Initiative, SFU researchers now have access to a collection of practice datasets optimized for use in classroom exercises or in exam papers: SAGE Research Methods Datasets.
This collection of teaching datasets can be used to support the teaching and independent learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods common in the social sciences. These are datasets taken from real research projects, but edited and cleaned for teaching purposes -- saving you hours sourcing and cleaning...
Sometimes you need the big picture of an industry before you can dive in for deeper research: a brief history of the industry's development; a description of its structure; or a list of key countries and companies... just enough to guide the next steps in your analysis.
For those purposes (and more!) SFU researchers should check out our new online access to the 6th edition (2017) of the Encyclopedia of Global Industries. [...]
To get a sense of the value of the Encyclopedia of Global Industries check out these entries:
Hey entrepreneurship students! Did you know that you have online access to hundreds of real business plans from throughout North America via the SFU Library? We've recently purchased a few more volumes in the online Business Plans Handbook series -- bringing us up to 40 volumes in total.
[...] check out this small selection of the types of companies covered in the newest volumes:
Decisions need data.
I'm sure I don't need to remind BUEC Buzz readers of the need for data as a foundation for decisions of all sorts... social policy, marketing, strategic planning, and beyond.
That's why I'm so pleased to open my email each morning and see new data from Statistics Canada on such hot topics as cannabis consumption and non-resident ownership of housing... <Read on for links to great data!>
I just received the latest usage report on our Statista database and thought I'd share some interesting trends:
During the month of October, SFU researchers used Statista to:
- view almost 5000 charts, topic reports, dossiers... more than 160/day;
- download over 580 images, slides & documents; and
- research topics ranging from... <Read on for more!>
I am very pleased to announce that SFU researchers now have access to the full collection of reports by BCC Research!
BCC Research reports offer:
"... analysis of global market sizing, forecasting and industry intelligence, covering markets where advances in science and technology are improving the quality, standard and sustainability of businesses, economies and lives."
Categories covered range from Advanced Materials to Semiconductor Manufacturing, touching on topics as diverse as medical devices, quantum dots, geothermal energy... <Read on for more!>
I was just scanning some industry news about smart homes when I came across a mention of a Frost & Sullivan forecast in an article by ITEuropa: European Home Automation Set for Double Digit Growth.: [...]
Being an opportunist, how could I resist a quick plug for our recently acquired Frost & Sullivan database? Check out these recent and relevant reports on the same topic from F&S.
SFU researchers received a very early Christmas present on Sept. 25th... our powerful Passport database has a new home page!
I know what you're thinking: a new home page is no big deal, right? We'd all much rather get new content and put up with a slightly dated interface... no?
Normally, I'd completely agree -- content is king! -- except ... <Read on for details!>