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I heard today that Thomson Reuters is going to be offering some free webinars for subscribers of their Eikon & Datastream databases. Fortunately, that means all SFU researchers are eligible to join in!
Read on for details on the three webinars they've got queued up, as well as for details on some "on demand" online training options that will help you make the most use of our newest resource. ...<more>
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>
I'm very pleased to report that SFU researchers at our Surrey campus now have access to the powerful database I announced last month: Thomson Reuters Eikon + Dastastream! It's installed on one of the workstations in our Fraser Library at SFU Surrey, which means that you can now use this database at each of SFU's three campuses. ... <more>
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>
Attentive BUEC Buzz readers may have noticed the brief reference to Private Equity data in our announcement a couple weeks ago about Thomson Reuters Eikon + Datastream.
If your research touches on private equity and venture capital firms, funds, and portfolio companies around the world, then you will definitely want to learn more about the PE module in our new database! ... <more>
I hear that the hard-working students in ECON 807 (Macroeconomic Theory and Policy) have hit a roadblock with their assignment -- access to CANSIM via the Statistics Canada site has been interupted lately as Statistics Canada is experiencing website issues.
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>
Need an overview of a research area that provides more breadth and depth than a typical article or website? That's when a handbook comes in handy... and we've got some great ones for you!
I've mentioned the value of handbooks before (see A companion for your journey into a new research area...), so I'll keep this post short by highlighting a few of the most recent Bus/Econ handbooks added to our collection.
(Note that all of these titles are downloadable ebooks available for all SFU researchers both from home and on campus.) <more>
Breaking news! Ipsos Canada, one of Canada's major public opinion research firms, has donated the detailed data files from many of their studies to Wilfred Laurier University... and they are now freely available to the whole world!
We've set up a link to this valuable resource from from our list of databases, which means that it will be picked up by the Library Search feature on our homepage. It's listed as... <more>