Michigan State University
April 22, 2019 - 4:52:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

“Google’s algorithms assume the world’s future is nothing more than the next moment in a random process. George Gilder shows how deep this assumption goes, what motivates people to make it, and why it’s wrong: the future depends on human action.” — Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal



April 18, 2019 - 3:05:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Every year, The World Bank publishes a report on the ease of doing business. In late 2018, The World Bank published its 16th Edition, comparing business regulation and scoring countries in 190 economies around the world.

Coming in third place for ease of doing business was the Nordic country of Denmark (population 5.8 million), where starting a business (allegedly) requires just five procedures and 3.5 days startup time. 



April 08, 2019 - 10:43:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

This year, the Gast Business Library acquired access to CFRA Industry Surveys.

CFRA's financial data provider is S&P Global Market Intelligence. The company is one of the world’s largest providers of independent financial and investment research and their industry surveys are some of the most regarded intelligence on the market. CFRA Industry Surveys cover industry trends, forecasts, major players and market share data, key ratios, and statistics.



April 03, 2019 - 3:32:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

What is "responsible financial consumption behavior"? 

Caution: It is very hard to define.

Financial decision-making is complex. There are many motivations which affect purchase behaviors. In order to understand and measure consumption behavior and financial decision-making, MSU author James Ming Chen investigated the interplay of attitudes, behavioral control, and financial literacy. Chen's research, published (2019) in the International Journal of Consumer Studies, confirms the following:



March 26, 2019 - 3:48:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Did you know that the library provides access to over 200 business publications in full-color electronic display?

Technically, PressReader provides access to thousands of magazines and newspapers from around the world. Included in the database are full-text, full-color newspapers and magazines, as well as a searchable, 60-day archive.

Popular business publications listed, include:



March 18, 2019 - 8:40:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Collections

This custom-bound book was owned and used by longtime San Francisco real estate agent Harry Cecil Jenkins.  It marks out every real estate parcel in the Mission District and nearby Horner’s Addition, a combined area that runs south of famous Market Street about a mile southwest of downtown.  The Mission District has a long interesting history and is still home to a close-knit Latinx community.  Today the area is facing transition and gentrification as high-tech companies move into the area.  



March 14, 2019 - 2:11:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Think about it, is this true for you...?

According to an eMarketer report released in February 2019, millennials (now ages 23 to 38) are "more willing than their elders to share data with companies" but they are also "more habituated to expecting something in return."



February 28, 2019 - 11:46:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Did you know that the Gast Business Library has a Bloomberg terminal?

The Business Library maintains a Bloomberg terminal for College of Business faculty and students. The terminal can be utilized anytime the library is open, roughly 92 hours/week. 

What's a Bloomberg terminal? 



February 13, 2019 - 11:44:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Whether you're a graduate or an undergraduate, Vault Career Insider is an indispensable source for information about careers, industries, and occupations. 

Vault is a recognized leader in career search resources and their Career Insider database offers a wealth of job information, including internships and foreign employment opportunities, cover letter tips and career advice, as well as MBA and industry rankings.



February 08, 2019 - 3:29:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

"...If Silicon Valley and Black Mirror had a book baby, it would be Live Work Work Work Die.” - Booklist

If you haven't already, check out one of our New Popular Business Books, titled Live Work Work Work Die



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