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Soooo much great data! Thomson Reuters Eikon + Datastream now available here

Published March 2, 2017 by Mark Bodnar

I'm very pleased to announce that SFU researchers now have access to two Thomson Reuters databases: Eikon and Datastream! 

These databases will be most useful to many accounting, finance, and economics researchers, but it's possible that other areas (international business, strategy, entrepreneurship, statistics...?) will find them valuable as well.

CONTENT: [...] comprehensive fundamentals for publicly traded companies from around the world and data and charts on equitiescommoditiesmarkets, and funds, as well as massive amounts of global deal (M&A, bond, etc.), debt, and economic data, plus such data as...  <more>

Vividata: New & Improved! (with practice questions)

Published February 27, 2017 by Mark Bodnar

Do you need to know...

  • which brands of energy drinks are purchased most often by young Canadians?
  • which Canadian magazines are read most by people who report having donated in the past year?
  • how many Canadians take multivitamins?
  • which major brands of beer Canadian women buy most often?
  • how opinions about global warming vary between consumers of different products?

If so, then the new version of our Vividata database may be of interest... <more>

Image of the logo of Vividata Target Snapshot database.

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>

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