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A current awareness resource for students & faculty members in Business & Economics

Modeling major economic events for your strategic planning

Published August 4, 2016 by Mark Bodnar
Source: Passport database

Wouldn't business life be easier if we didn't have to worry about future calamities?  If we could just gather up the data on what's happened already and what's happening now, then create a perfect strategic plan for what we want to happen in the future...

In such an idyllic world, we'd need only to press the start button on our plan and let it run without a thought about the potential for a severe recession in the US, or a sudden tightening of credit in China, or yet another oil price shock...

New to IBISWorld for SFU researchers: business environment data and analysis

Published July 27, 2016 by Mark Bodnar

Very few things exist completely independent of the rest of the world, including businesses.

To properly understand a business or its industry, you must also understand the water in which it swims: the key economic, demographic, and consumer behaviour indicators that can determine the success or failure of all its plans.

Start with the following new modules in our super-popular IBISWorld database:

New interface... same great content after 17.5 years!

Published July 21, 2016 by Mark Bodnar

Hey, for the fifth time in its 17.5-year* life, the BUEC Buzz has moved to a new interface! You may not have even noticed because of the great behind-the-scenes, link-redirecting work of our eBranch team.

If you're reading this post, then you've already found the new version of the BUEC Buzz, but here's the URL that you'll want to bookmark, just in case...

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

Published June 30, 2016 by Mark Bodnar
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_file

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 June 27, 2016 by Mark Bodnar
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Supranational_European_Bodies-tr.svg

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."

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