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We're seen as green! Statista's Made-In-Country-Index

Published June 22, 2017 by Mark Bodnar

image of the front cover of the MICI 2017 report from StatistaI see that Statista has just published a new edition of their Made-In-Country-Index (MICI), and, as subscribers to the Statista database, SFU researchers have full access to the entire 127-page MICI report!

Non-subscribers can still download a free summary, an interview with the study author, and several infographics highlighting key trends in the MICI data, but you'd have to go to the full report via the SFU Library site to find out that...    <Read on for details...>

    Crunch Time! Time, space, advice & resource support via the SFU Library

    Published March 16, 2017 by Mark Bodnar

    From the expressions of many of the people using our libraries these last few days, it's clear that we have hit Crunch Time...

    "Crunch Time" definition: that wonderful time of term when paper deadlines that seemed far away in January now loom so close that they cast a shadow over you. That time when exam study habits vie with procrastination habits for your attention... when you just want a quiet study spot, a word of encouragement, and maybe one last bit of information to cement your argument. 

    We're here for you!  ... <more>

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

    Published January 15, 2017 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>

    On apps and the bottom line: monetization!

    Published December 19, 2016 by Mark Bodnar

    It seems like just yesterday that smartphones were invented, followed shortly after by that wonderfully positive phrase, "There's an app for that!"*

    And, as surely as traffic chaos follows Vancouver snow, I've noticed that the solutions proposed by many of our business students now start with a wonderfully enthusiastic proclamation, "We're going to build an app for that!

    And, since the bottom line is never far from mind in business, even in academia, that bold statement is followed very quickly by the all-important question... "Are we going to go broke doing this?"... <more>

    Numbers at your fingertips: Introducing Statista for SFU researchers!

    Published December 3, 2016 by Mark Bodnar

    We've all been there... that moment in a research project when you just need one key number to cement the last piece of your argument.

    For instance, you might desperately need to know...

    ... Sound familiar? Then you really should get to know the newest database available via the SFU Library... <more>



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