Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Business uses for Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn

Web Worker Daily recently published a list of "62 Ways to Use Twitter for Business." Scroll down to the bottom of the article for links to articles on business of uses of YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn. You can also subscribe to receive daily email updates from Web Worker Daily.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rural India

About 700 million of India's 1.2 million inhabitants reside in rural India. The Wall Street Journal and the India Knowledge@Wharton people have put together an electronic collection of articles, video clips, working papers and other resources specific to understanding rural India.

(The collection is hosted at WSJ.com, where you will also find links to other WSJ resources for specific regions and/or countries, such as China, Asia, Russia, Europe, etc.)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Business and Economics Books in the Library

New BUSINESS and ECONOMICS books in the Poynter Library, USFSP
(in LC Call Number order, HB-HJ only)
July 29 – August 24, 2009

The following new business and economics books are kept on the “New Books” cart on the first floor in the library for a few weeks, and then moved to the circulating collection on the second floor, unless checked out…

John Maynard Keynes / Paul Davidson.
HB103.K47 D37 2009

The myth of the rational market : a history of risk, reward, and delusion on Wall Street / Justin Fox.
HB3731 .F69 2009

Brazil as an economic superpower? : understanding Brazil's changing role in the global economy / Lael Brainard, Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, editors.
HC187 .B86584 2009

How Ukraine became a market economy and democracy / Anders ├ůslund.
HC340.19 .A85 2009

Wealth into power : the Communist Party's embrace of China's private sector / Bruce J. Dickson.
HC427.5 .D53 2008

China's rise : challenges and opportunities / C. Fred Bergsten ... [et al.].
HC427.95 .C4566 2008

Dead aid : why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa / Dambisa Moyo.
HC800 .M69 2009

The wall behind China's open door towards efficient intercultural management in China / Jeanne Boden.
HD58.7 .B63 2008

The business analyst's handbook / Howard Podeswa.
HD69.B87 P63 2009

The Wiley guide to project organization & project management competencies / edited by Peter W.G. Morris and Jeffrey K. Pinto.
HD69.P75 W5524 2007

India's global powerhouses : how they are taking on the world / Nirmalya Kumar ; with Pradipta K. Mohapatra, Suj Chandrasekhar.
HD2899 .K86 2009

Killing for coal : America's deadliest labor war / Thomas G. Andrews.
HD5325.M63 1913 C736 2008

Going down Jericho Road : the Memphis strike, Martin Luther King's last campaign / Michael K. Honey.
HD5325.S2572 1968 M465 2007

The woman behind the New Deal : the life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and his moral conscience / Kirstin Downey.
HD8073.P38 D69 2009

Food, Inc. : how industrial food is making us sicker, fatter, and poorer-- and what you can do about it / edited by Karl Weber.
HD9005 .F6582 2009

Squeezed : what you don't know about orange juice / Alissa Hamilton.
HD9348.5.O723 H35 2009

China safari : on the trail of Beijing's expansion in Africa / Serge Michel and Michel Beuret ; photographs by Paolo Woods ; translated by Raymond Valley.
HF1611.Z4 C65 2009

Passport to success : the essential guide to business culture and customs in America's largest trading partners / Jeanette S. Martin, Lillian H. Chaney.
HF5389 .M3753 2009

Longing and belonging : parents, children, and consumer culture / Allison J. Pugh.
HF5415.33.U6 C23 2009

Cheap : the high cost of discount culture / Ellen Ruppel Shell.
HF5429.215.U6 S54 2009

Feng shui your workspace for dummies / by Holly Ziegler and Jennifer Lawler.
HF5547.2 .Z54 2003

Creative accounting exposed / Ignacio de la Torre ; translated into English by Bartus Hamilton.
HF5681.B2 T6713 2009

World wide rave : creating triggers that get millions of people to spread your ideas and share your stories / David Meerman Scott.
HF5827.95 .S395 2009

The housing boom and bust / Thomas Sowell.
HG2040.25 .S69 2009

Entrepreneurial finance : finance and business strategies for the serious entrepreneur / Steven Rogers ; with Roza Makonnen.
HG4026 .R65 2009

A more complete list of new books at the Poynter Library can be found here.

Please let me know if there are any particular publications that you would like to see in the library collection. Thank you,
Marcy

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Chinese consumer meets IKEA

IKEA has been in China since 1999 but the Chinese experience inside the Swedish home furnishings retail is "unique." An article in the Los Angeles Times (8/25), "Beijing loves IKEA - but not for shopping," talks about the popularity of the store as a destination for daylong visits to take photos, nap, read books, and eat a few meals. The photos are entertaining! This is a great starting point for discussions about the Chinese consumer.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Business blogs

This posting on "Learn-gasm" (?!) is entitled, "100 Awesome Blogs for Your Business Education." The listed blogs include short annotations and are divided by category such as marketing, global business, human resources, women in business, green business, etc.

Following blogs through a blog reader such as bloglines is a great way to stay current on topics of interest.

Monday, August 3, 2009

New Business and Economics books in the USFSP Library

New BUSINESS and ECONOMICS books in the Poynter Library, USFSP
(in LC Call Number order, HB-HJ only)
June 19 – July 28, 2009

The following new business and economics books are kept on the “New Books” cart on the first floor in the library for a few weeks, and then moved to the circulating collection on the second floor, unless checked out…

Principles of microeconomics / Robert H. Frank, Ben S. Bernanke.
HB172 .F72 2007

Principles of macro-economics / Robert H. Frank, Ben S. Bernanke ; with the assistance of Roger T. Kaufman.
HB172.5 .F69 2007

East Asia and the global economy : Japan's ascent, with implications for China's future /Stephen G. Bunker and Paul S. Ciccantell.
HC462.9 .B852 2007

Minimum wages / David Neumark and William L. Wascher.
HD4918 .N432 2008

Bitter chocolate : investigating the dark side of the world's most seductive sweet / Carol Off.
HD9200.A2 O34 2007

Cities and cars : a handbook of best practices / edited by Roger L. Kemp.
HE355 .C53 2007

Whiff! : the revolution of scent communication in the information age / C. Russell Brumfield with James Goldney and Stephanie Gunning.
HF5415 .B78 2008

KFC in China : secret recipe for success / Warren K. Liu.
HF5429.235.C6 L58 2008

Sudden money : managing a financial windfall / Susan Bradley ; with Mary Martin.
HG179 .B713 2000

The value of money / Prabhat Patnaik.
HG220.A2 P38 2009

Insufficient funds : savings, assets, credit, and banking among low-income households / edited by Rebecca M. Blank and Michael S. Barr.
HG1601 .I67 2009

Risk arbitrage / Guy Wyser-Pratte.
HG6041 .W97 2009

Lottery wars : case studies in Bible Belt politics, 1986-2005 / Randy Bobbitt.
HG6126 .B63 2007


A more complete list of new books at the Poynter Library can be found here.

Please let me know if there are any particular publications that you would like to see in the library collection. Thank you,
Marcy

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator

In April of this year, Dow Jones introduced the Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator, which "aims to gauge the health of the U.S. economy by weighing the balance of sentiment in articles published by 15 major American newspapers." The indicator analyzes the occurrences of words in those media using a mathematical algorithm. Dow Jones calculated the indicator back to the 1990s and publishes the most current monthly figure on the last business day of each month. According to Dow Jones:
"The ESI represents one of the most comprehensive and far-reaching examinations of media coverage as an economic indicator. The ESI’s back-testing to 1990 shows that the ESI clearly highlighted the risk that the U.S. economy was sliding into recession in 2001 and 2008 and suggests the indicator can help predict economic turning points as much as seven months in advance of other indicators."
The website for the Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator also includes recent press releases and comparisons to other economic indicators, such as the consumer confidence index from The Conference Board.