We have recently re-subscribed to the Conference Board of Canada e-library. If you are not familiar with CBoC, you might want to take a look at some of their resources if you are interested in education, economic trends, human resources, risk management and trade policy in Canada. The Conference Board is a not-for-profit applied research organization. They publish research on the previous topics mentioned, as well as industry trends, travel and tourism, socioeconomic indicators and taxation.
Recent publications include:
Sustainability Matters 2014: How Sustainability Can Enhance Corporate Reputation
Learning and Development Outlook 2014: Strong Learning Organizations, Strong Leadership
Overcoming Barriers to Leadership for Young Women
Cultivating Opportunities: Canada’s Growing Appetite for Local Food
The Conference Board of Canada is a great place to look for information on the federal budget. You may often find newspaper sources referring to Conference Board reports– come take a look in their e-library to find access and download reports.
September is just around the corner, and to start the term we have a new e-book collection at the library. The Business Expert Press collection comprises 50 practical e-books on subjects such as Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management, Human Resources Management & Organizational Behaviour, International Business, Marketing, Management, and Supply & Operations Management.
You can find the collection here: Business Expert Press E-book Collection
Download e-books such as: China: Doing Business in the Middle Kingdom, Essential Concepts : Building of Cross-Cultural Management, Communication Strategies for Today’s Managerial Leader, and Consumer Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Globalization.
IMPORTANT INFO ON DOWNLOADING: To download whole e-books– click on the title you wish to select > click on the InfoTools button above the title page > scroll to “Business Expert Press Options” and then “download this title”.
Saturday, March 23, 8:30 PM is Earth Hour! Will you join hundreds of millions of people this weekend to mark Earth Hour and promote the preservation of our planet? More than just turning off the lights, Earth Hour has momentum with their new “I Will If You Will” campaign. Create your own challenge on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter for positive action for the environment, or accept someone else’s challenge.
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, and the movement has grown worldwide with cities, governments, and businesses joining in the event.
In prep for Saturday, check out these books on green/socially responsible/sustainable businesses in the library… light a candle, turn off the lights and squint your way through…
“Ethical Chic is a lively and engaging look at the environmental, labor, and social practices of six legendary US companies. It’s a must-read for any consumer interested in spending their money in socially conscious ways.”—Sally Greenberg, executive director, National Consumers League
“If you are joining the social entrepreneurship revolution, or seeking to apply its principles in a mainstream business setting, this insightful and incredibly well researched book sets out the rules of the road ahead.” –John Grant, Author of Co-opportunity and The Green Marketing Manifesto
“This is exactly the book that the world needs right now. It’s our GPS for reaching the destination we must achieve: an intersection of business and consumerism that drives not just big profits but also greater good.”–Katya Andresen, COO Network for Good and author, Robin Hood Marketing
Just in time for (the end) of mid-semester break… some new books at the Library, for your reading pleasure:
“Steven Levy’s new account [of Google], In the Plex, is the most authoritative to date and in many ways the most entertaining.”
—James Gleick, The New York Review of Books
A successful Wall Street trader turned Cambridge neuroscientist reveals the biology of financial boom and bust, showing how risk-taking transforms our body chemistry, driving us to extremes of euphoria or stressed-out depression. — book description
“Kirkpatrick gives the reader a detailed understanding of how the company grew from a 2004 Harvard dorm-room project into the world’s second-most-visited site after Google.”
–Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
In case you hadn’t noticed, Passport GMID underwent a “refresh” in October… the database maintains all the same functionality, with a cleaner, less cluttered look, as well as more prominent breaking news and industry updates.
Use Passport’s more user-friendly search to find in-depth market research reports on fast-moving consumer goods, industries, countries, and companies– and be sure to check out the current trial for information on Canada’s Industrial sector and a preview of the new Passport Cities, which profiles 850 cities, available for a limited period – look under Coming Soon.
Passport GMID: http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB/BKOC/resource/11125
As the first summer semester comes to a close, it’s time to catch up on some reading. Here’s some suggested business titles at OC Library, recommended by Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten in their The 100 best business books of all time:
- The effective executive / Peter F. Drucker
- The tipping point: how little things can make a big difference / Malcolm Gladwell
- The 7 habits of highly effective people : restoring the character ethic / Stephen R. Covey
- Good to great: why some companies make the leap – and others don’t / Jim Collins
- The five dysfunctions of a team: a leadership fable / Patrick Lencioni
- Swim with the sharks without being eaten alive: outsell, outmanage, outmotivate, and outnegotiate your competition / Harvey Mackay
- The leadership challenge / James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
- Discovering the soul of service: the nine drivers of sustainable business success / Leonard L. Berry
- In search of excellence: lessons from America’s best-run companies / by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr.
- First, break all the rules: what the world’s greatest managers do differently / Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
Start your research with a search tool designed specifically for business researchers, brought to you by OC Library’s search engine, OCtopus.
The OCtopus business resources search box targets business-specific electronic resources, including Business Source Complete, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Science Direct, and more, as well as OC Library’s catalogue.
The business search box can be found on the front page of all business subject and course guides.
What is OCtopus? OCtopus provides a single search box that allows users to simultaneously search for books, audio-visual materials, journal articles, journals, and other resources contained in many of the Library’s databases. Results are returned in a single, relevency ranked list of resources. OCtopus is also known as Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS).
Visit Library Search Engine:FAQs for more information.