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Indigenous business books & ebooks

Published September 8, 2019 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.>

Macat Library series: Brief analysis of major economic & business theories

Published March 5, 2019 by Mark Bodnar

Image of the cover of the Macat Library volume on Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations"From Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations to Karl Marx's Capital.. our library is full of classic writings in economics and business. 

Such publications are the bedrock of much that you are learning in your classes, so it's important that you understand them. Given your time constraints, why not start with a volume from The Macat Library series?

<Read on for some quick reads on deep topics!>

Short, sweet, and to the point... Oxford's Very Short Introductions to hundreds of topics

Published November 7, 2018 by Mark Bodnar

Photo of a few books from the Very Short Introduction seriesHave you ever been at a party (or in a tutorial... same thing...) when someone brought up a peripheral topic -- not core to your usual research area, but apparently relevant to your studies? 

As a seasoned scholar who understands that knowledge doesn't live in isolated silos, you certainly want to learn a bit more about such peripheral topics. 

As always, though, time is tight. As much as you love the depth of the millions of books in our collection, you really just need a reasonably brief overview of the topic...

<Read on to learn about read-on-a-bus intros to complex topics!>

Economics books: From love & art to war & disasters

Published September 27, 2018 by Mark Bodnar

I'm mentioned before that the giant umbrella of economics seems to cover almost every other subject, and I've discussed the fact that pretty much anything that involves means & ends, desires & decisions, or creation & consumption has an economics perspective.  

That broad definition is obvious from a quick scan of the titles listed below. These new books and ebooks -- all available for SFU researchers -- touch on the economics of everything from love, art & happiness all the way through to war, nuclear proliferation & natural disasters

<Read on for books on love, art, war, disasters, and more!>

Women in the workplace on International Women's Day 2018

Published March 8, 2018 by Mark Bodnar

There's absolutely no arguing that much work is still required for equality, safety, and success of women in the workplace.

Issues such as glass ceilings, sex discrimination in employment, sexual harassment of women, and pay equity are all still far from resolved in most countries, Canada included.

However, in celebration of International Women's Day, I thought I'd highlight some of the positive stories and practical guidance about (and from) women entrepreneurs, leaders, and employees... 

<Read on for lots of great ebooks, books, and more!>

Webinar this Wednesday: NYU Prof. Damodaran on Narrative and Numbers

Published April 10, 2017 by Mark Bodnar

Image of the book cover of "Narrative and Numbers" by Prof. Damodaran.

My apologies for the last-minute notice on this one... I've just heard about a webinar that may be of interest to students and faculty in accounting and finance.  

This Wednesday (April 12, 2017), from 2:30-3:30 Pacific time, Professor Aswath Damodaran from NYU Stern will discuss his new book on valuation “Narrative and Numbers: The Value of Stories in Business” and answer questions.

"The webinar will include segments on how to value a range of companies, from start-ups like Uber to established firms like Ferrari... <more>

Ubiquitous economics! New economics books on a wide range of topics

Published March 29, 2017 by Mark Bodnar

I'm often amazed at the many topics that fit under the broad umbrella of economics. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised -- after all, anything that involves means & ends, desires & decisions, or creation & consumption has an economics perspective.  

Keep that accommodating definition in mind as you scan the small selection below of our newest books dealing with economics from historical, policy, theoretical, labour, mathematical, political, monetary, sustainability, and even evolutionary points of view.  Enjoy!​ ... <more>

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