Earlier this month I wrote about a new collection of practice datasets optimized for use in classroom exercises or in exam papers: SAGE Research Methods Datasets. I'm very pleased to announce that SFU researchers now have access to a companion resource: Sage Research Methods Video!
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It can be hard to promote a history resource in a discipline such as Business where the focus is usually on the future.
However, a good company history can help you understand the many strategic choices (successful or not) an organization has made, plus how those choices have shaped the company.
Such information is invaluable for job hunting, strategic planning...
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We've just started a trial to Scopus and would love to hear what you think of it.
For those who don't know Scopus, it's a direct competitor to Web of Science (and perhaps to Google Scholar, depending on what you are trying to accomplish). That is, Scopus is a very large citation database of peer-reviewed literature in journals, books, and conference proceedings across most research fields...
I see that IBISWorld has published an analysis of the possible effects of a US steel & aluminum tariff on Canadian industries and consumers: Trump Tariff to Hit Consumers, Canadian Steel and Construction.
As I'm sure you could guess, such tariffs are expected to touch on many industries. Here are direct links to IBISWorld reports on some ...
but when I scanned a word cloud of the titles from all the reports downloaded in our Statista database last month, there seemed to be a strong trend toward research about foods & beverages: lunch, candy, milk, drink, restaurant, consumption, cutlery, cocoa...
There's absolutely no arguing that much work is still required for equality, safety, and success of women in the workplace.
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...
Thanks to support from KEY, SFU's Big Data Initiative, SFU researchers now have access to a collection of practice datasets optimized for use in classroom exercises or in exam papers: SAGE Research Methods Datasets.
This collection of teaching datasets can be used to support the teaching and independent learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods common in the social sciences. These are datasets taken from real research projects, but edited and cleaned for teaching purposes -- saving you hours sourcing and cleaning...
Sometimes you need the big picture of an industry before you can dive in for deeper research: a brief history of the industry's development; a description of its structure; or a list of key countries and companies... just enough to guide the next steps in your analysis.
For those purposes (and more!) SFU researchers should check out our new online access to the 6th edition (2017) of the Encyclopedia of Global Industries. [...]
To get a sense of the value of the Encyclopedia of Global Industries check out these entries:
Hey entrepreneurship students! Did you know that you have online access to hundreds of real business plans from throughout North America via the SFU Library? We've recently purchased a few more volumes in the online Business Plans Handbook series -- bringing us up to 40 volumes in total.
[...] check out this small selection of the types of companies covered in the newest volumes: