I was just scanning some of the new ebooks available to SFU researchers and came across a 2-volume title that seems like a one-stop-shop for those who are learning/using econometrics: Panel Data Econometrics: Theory and Panel Data Econometrics: Empirical Applications.
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Apparently one of the forces pushing editorial cartoons toward the brink is the prevalence of online memes, but I would argue that a false dichotomy is built into that statement. Cartoons that take a fresh, critical look at current events and public figures have been around as visual memes since long before Richard Dawkins coined the term. They were memes before memes were invented!
They aren't, however, free memes... <Read on!>
As the article states, "Britain has not used coal to generate electricity for two weeks - the longest period since the 1880s." The move toward alternative energy sources is gathering momentum in the UK and having measureable impacts. [...]
Since I am an opportunist at heart, this is a chance for me to highlight the many alternative energy industry overviews available in our databases...
This is just a brief post to let you all know that we now have an Advanced guide for our Vividata database, thanks to the hard work of one of my colleagues here in the library, Marianne!
Our Introduction to Vividata guide still covers the basics -- how to create and interpret a simple table -- but this new Advanced Vividata guide goes several steps further: deep into how to adjust the settings to create exactly the table you need, then how to read that table accurately.
SFU students, faculty, staff, and alumni now have access to Mergent Intellect, a database of information on industries, companies, and people from such well-known business organizations as Hoover's, Dun & Bradstreet®, Mergent, Career Beam, Whitepages, Nielsen, and First Research.
Mergent Intellect includes a mix of industry profiles and ratios, global company information, and North American resident/consumer information...
A couple of our marketing classes are going to be doing some primary research on alternative protein products & consumers this semester.
In support of those classes, I've listed some key resources, but students in other classes may also want to use this post as a case study to learn about the powerful market research tools available to SFU researchers. Bon appetite!
Our Statista database has a new feature: Business Plan Export.
Just to be clear: Business Plan Export does not deliver a business plan! It does, however, gather secondary data that you might need when creating such a plan (or for many other purposes) and make it very simple to download with just a few clicks.
Although this tool appears to be primarily aimed at those who are starting a new business, I think it has a wider audience as it is a real timesaver regardless of what you plan to do with the result.
I'm very pleased to announce that SFU researchers now have online access to the most recent edition of the Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies, a great source for case studies of major marketing campaigns from 2014 to 2018.
A continuation of Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns (1999, 2007, 2013), this fourth volume in the series expands its international coverage through 100 essays covering brands such as Lush, Uber, Snapchat...
SFU researchers now have online access to a deep archive of historical business resources: Mergent Archives!
Read on for details about...
- Mergent Historical Annual Reports (1844–present)
- Mergent/Moody’s Corporate Manuals (1909 onward)
- Mergent/Moody’s Municipal & Government Manuals (1918 onward)
- Mergent Bond Record (2004 onward)
- The CRB Commodity Yearbook (1939 onward)