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Business and Indigenous Communities in BC

Published by Mark Bodnar

One of our MBA classes has an assignment in which they need to build value cases for hypothetical development proposals affecting specific Indigenous communities in BC.

We thought we'd gather key resources into a few blog posts to help the students, as well as anyone else who is researching this important topic. We'll string the posts together with the tag "business and Indigenous communities" (long, but descriptive!).

This first post will be focused on broad websites that provide information about the economies and cultures of multiple communities...

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Markets and marketing in Africa & Rwanda

Published by Mark Bodnar

flag of RwandaOur BUS 447 (Global Marketing Management) students will be focusing on the beautiful country of Rwanda this term.

I've compiled a brief list of relevant sources to support that class... and I thought I'd share it here in case others are interested in such topics. 

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On NAFTA, real facts, and Statista...

Published by Mark Bodnar

As you may have heard, there's been some talk lately about reopening and renegotiating the NAFTA agreement. If you'd like to join that conversation and want to contribute more than just "alternative facts," consider consulting this handy dossier of statistics from our newest database: Statista...  <more>

North American Free Trade Agreement - Statista Dossier (image with link)

On cheese and taste tests... (for BUS 345 researchers)

Published by Mark Bodnar

Our BUS 345 students are going to be doing some taste tests again this semester, and this time the focus is on cheese!

If you're in that class, see below for some initial thoughts on resources to help you understand the cheese market and consumers, especially in Canada.  Also be sure to check out my earlier blog post -- On taste tests and primary research (redux)  -- for a list of resources and search strategies that may help you as you design your taste test methodologies and evaluate... <more>

Venture Design and more: New content in Lynda.com for SFU researchers

Published by Mark Bodnar

Happy New Year, everyone!  

Lynda.com logoAnd what better way to ring in the new year than a post about a new video course in Lynda.com aimed at those who want to start new ventures? :-) 

Design Thinking: Venture Design is an intermediate level video course intended to help you "Discover the key principles of venture design and discover the tremendous advantages it brings to entrepreneurial efforts, both within startups and... <more>