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Trial: ESG data via WRDS (Environmental, Social, Governance)

Published November 23, 2015 by Mark Bodnar

SFU researchers now have trial access to a collection of ESG data via our WRDS financial data interface.  This trial of RepRisk ESG data will end on Oct. 19, 2016 (yes -- 2016!).  The RepRisk data includes severity measures for each of 28 different issues (child labor, local pollution, freedom of association...) within the broader categories of Environmental, Social, and Governance.  <more>

Good CARMA for all! *Research methods* streaming video collection available for SFU researchers

Published November 13, 2015 by Mark Bodnar

Overwhelmed trying to tease out trends in a Big Data dataset? Perplexed by panel methods in strategy research? Curious about the publishing criteria for qualitative research? Have we got a resource for you!

We are very pleased to announce that SFU researchers now have online access to over a hundred lectures on advanced research methods topics.  Look for the CARMA Video Library on our alphabetical list of databases. 

Introverts in the Executive Suite: presentation downtown + research here!

Published November 12, 2015 by Mark Bodnar

I just noticed that the CMA Innovation Centre within our Beedie School of Business wil be hosting a presentation on Introverts in the Executive Suite on Nov. 26th.  Interesting topic!

I'm not able to attend, but for those of you who are able, or even just those of you who want to learn more about the topic, check out the research tips below. I've pulled these from one of the topic guides I created for a BUS 360W class a couple years ago.

On mobiles, millennials, mobile millennials, monetization and more

Published November 10, 2015 by Mark Bodnar

I was just searching through comScore's Insights (blog posts, case studies, data gems, reports, and more) when I came across a series of cool resources focused on mobiles, millennials, and even mobile millennials, including a bit of Canada-specific data.  I've always been a sucker for a good alliterative coincidence -- and once my attention had been grabbed, I thought I'd share the joy via a blog post... 

Coincidences and lessons: Researching northern BC and beyond

Published October 8, 2015 by Mark Bodnar

OK, I'm not superstitious, but I do believe that when a topic bumps me on the nose three times in one morning, I should probably pay attention. Today, that topic was business in Northern BC, and the story is worth re-telling as it will also guide you to some cool resources and strategies that you might find useful...

On millennials and voting...

Published October 7, 2015 by Mark Bodnar

I know at least one class is working on an assignment focused on the current federal election, and I suspect there may be others. I thought it might be fun to reproduce some of the research tips my colleagues and I found when we were creating a research guide focused on millennial voters.

Where can I learn about millennial consumers/voters in particular?image of maple leaf with voter's check mark on it

On taste tests and primary research...

Published September 18, 2015 by Mark Bodnar

I understand that a couple of our classes are going to be doing some primary consumer/market research this term in which they focus on taste tests.  

It's rare that I get a chance to blog about our many resources aimed at supporting primary research, so I thought I'd use this topic as an opportunity to riff a bit about the cool stuff available.  Even if your primary research has nothing to do with taste tests, you might find the following resources and search techniques useful.


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