Tagged: business

Resource Spotlight: Conference Board of Canada

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.

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New e-book collection

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”.

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Earth Hour 2013

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…

Front Cover  Ethical chic : the inside story of the companies we think we love

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

Front Cover  The new pioneers : sustainable business success through social innovation and social entrepreneurship

“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

Front CoverWe first : how brands and consumers use social media to build a better world

“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

More books at the library on these topics: Social Responsibility of Business, Green Marketing, Business Enterprises- Environmental Aspects, Green Products

New Books for the (end of) Reading Week

Just in time for (the end) of mid-semester break… some new books at the Library, for your reading pleasure:

In the plex : how Google thinks, works, and shapes our lives / Steven Levy

“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

Your brain and business : the neuroscience of great leaders / Srinivasan S. Pillay

Insanely simple : the obsession that drives Apple’s success

Digital wars : Apple, Google, Microsoft and the battle for the Internet / Charles Arthur

Ethical chic : the inside story of the companies we think we love / Fran Hawthorne

The hour between dog and wolf : risk-taking, gut feelings and the biology of boom and bust / John Coates

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

Soap, sex, and cigarettes : a cultural history of American advertising / Juliann Sivulka

Locavesting: the revolution in local investing and how to profit from it / Amy Cortese

The Facebook effect : the inside story of the company that is connecting the world / David Kirkpatrick

“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

Passport refresh

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

Summer reading

New business research tool

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.