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Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace: Ebooks, cases & articles to support your journey

Published by Mark Bodnar

simple line drawing of people standing on various sized boxes to reach the same height, meant to connote equityI've been reading Bias interrupted: creating inclusion for real and for good this week. This recent ebook from HBR provides a "cutting-edge, relentless, objective approach to inclusion" that goes beyond simply defining and discussing workplace diversity and equity by proposing effective steps organisations of all sorts can take to create lasting change.

As a person who is easily distracted, around about chapter 7 (title: "Can we make progress on DEI without getting all rigid and bureaucratic?") I started thinking about what other resources we might have that offer practical advice on the important topic of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in the workplace. As always, our collection did not disappoint!

<Read on to learn about our amazing resources on this important topic!>

Practical & useful: Ebooks and more to support entrepreneurs

Published by Mark Bodnar

Simple line drawing of a Swiss Army knife.One of the many things I love about working with Business & Economics is how the skills and strategies being taught are so practical & useful. In many cases, students are working on projects and policies that are directly and immediately relevant to issues and needs in the world beyond our campuses.

Nowhere is that more true than...

<Read on to learn about new ebooks and case studies to support innovators!>

Sustainable at all stages: changing the fashion industry

Published by Mark Bodnar

Cover of ebook: "Designing Fashion's Future: present practice and tactics for sustainable change"A couple years ago I collaborated with our Interactive Arts & Technology Librarian on a series of posts about one of the "wicked problems" of our modern world: sustainability in the textile & fashion industries.

Green line drawing of clothing hanging on a laundry lineThat series was published to support an interdisciplinary cohort of students in our Business of Design program, all of whom were working on projects to change the way fashion and its materials are designed, produced, purchased, and discarded... change of the sort that our world so desperately needs.

The word "change" is key here. The Business of Design program has changed to Make Change Studio, but the students involved are still trying to change the world, and they've returned to the topic of fixing fast fashion.

<Read on for an update and expansion of the original posts on fixing fast fashion!>

A feast of resources for those researching alternative protein markets! (redux)

Published by Mark Bodnar

One of our marketing classes (BUS 345 E100) is going to be doing some primary research on alternative protein products & consumers again this semester.

In support of that class, I've listed some key resources, but students in other classes may also want to use this post as a case study to learn about some of the powerful market research tools available to SFU researchers.  Bon appetite!

<Read on for a menu of delicious databases>

Basic income & beyond: Researching economic policy topics

Published by Mark Bodnar

If I were to ask you to do some research for an essay, you'd probably assume I was referring to digging up some academic journal articles, right?  The connection between scholarly articles and essays is undeniably strong, and with good reason: the peer review process involved in publishing such articles ensures their high quality.

Nevertheless, there is a vast world of information beyond journals. For many assignments it may be acceptable to cite government reports, think tank analysis, ebook chapters, and even news articles...

Title banner from OECD Policy Brief: Basic income as a policy option: Can it add up?

<Click here to learn about non-journal info sources using Universal Basic Income as a search example...>

 

Indigenous business books & ebooks

Published by Mark Bodnar

A couple of our graduate business classes this term are exploring Indigenous business and economic development -- a theme that we expect will appear in more classes at all levels in the coming years.

We wrote a post recently about Business and BC's Indigenous Communities to explore some of the many resources available to help students who are working on such assignments.

Today we thought we'd add some additional resources, but this time with a focus on sources that go deeper into the topic and provide more comprehensive information than is typically available on web pages and in articles: ebooks and books! For instance...

Cover of book: Indigenous Aspirations and Rights  Cover of book: Working Effectively With Indigenous Peoples  Cover of book: Indigenous People and Economic Development

<Read on for many more books & ebooks on this important topic.>