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On archers, cat-lovers, and beer drinkers: Vividata via the SFU Library

Published by Mark Bodnar

Did you know...

Archers are overrepresented, given their numbers in the Canadian population overall, among those who consider themselves cutting edge when it comes to electronics (i.e., the first to buy new electronic gadgets) AND archers are also overrepresented among Canadians who report having taken on the care of an elderly relative in the last year?

Canadians who fit in the “Driving Miss Daisy” psychographic cluster are overrepresented among those who have 3 or more cats, yet significantly underrepresented among those who possess more than $1 million in securities and savings?

... and more ...

Timely ebook! "Routledge handbook of the economics of European integration"

Published by Mark Bodnar

With the BREXIT vote dominating the news for the last week, I thought I'd quickly highlight the following 2016 ebook in the SFU Library collection:

From the publisher:

"Routledge Handbook of the Economics of European Integration provides readers with a brief but comprehensive overview of topics related to the process of European integration in the post-World War II period. Its short chapters reflect the most up-to-date and concise research, written by a collective of experts on their own subjects."

Trial: ESG data via WRDS (Environmental, Social, Governance)

Published by Mark Bodnar

SFU researchers now have trial access to a collection of ESG data via our WRDS financial data interface.  This trial of RepRisk ESG data will end on Oct. 19, 2016 (yes -- 2016!).  The RepRisk data includes severity measures for each of 28 different issues (child labor, local pollution, freedom of association...) within the broader categories of Environmental, Social, and Governance.  <more>

Good CARMA for all! *Research methods* streaming video collection available for SFU researchers

Published by Mark Bodnar

Overwhelmed trying to tease out trends in a Big Data dataset? Perplexed by panel methods in strategy research? Curious about the publishing criteria for qualitative research? Have we got a resource for you!

We are very pleased to announce that SFU researchers now have online access to over a hundred lectures on advanced research methods topics.  Look for the CARMA Video Library on our alphabetical list of databases. 

Introverts in the Executive Suite: presentation downtown + research here!

Published by Mark Bodnar

I just noticed that the CMA Innovation Centre within our Beedie School of Business wil be hosting a presentation on Introverts in the Executive Suite on Nov. 26th.  Interesting topic!

I'm not able to attend, but for those of you who are able, or even just those of you who want to learn more about the topic, check out the research tips below. I've pulled these from one of the topic guides I created for a BUS 360W class a couple years ago.

On mobiles, millennials, mobile millennials, monetization and more

Published by Mark Bodnar

I was just searching through comScore's Insights (blog posts, case studies, data gems, reports, and more) when I came across a series of cool resources focused on mobiles, millennials, and even mobile millennials, including a bit of Canada-specific data.  I've always been a sucker for a good alliterative coincidence -- and once my attention had been grabbed, I thought I'd share the joy via a blog post...