Michigan State University
MSU Author Spotlight: James Ming Chen
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:

"Consumers want enough money to buy the things they like, pay all their...

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PressReader for Business News
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:

Fast Company

Additional full-color access exists for most major U.S. news publications, hundreds of trade publications, as well as international business news. 

If you'...

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Twenty Years in San Francisco's Mission District
March 18, 2019 - 8:40:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Collections
Penciled in proposed route for Van Ness Street in San Francisco

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.  

Harry’s meticulous marks in the book, made between 1909 and about 1930, describe street and...

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Report: US Millennials 2019
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."

There's a similar pattern in shopping too. Millennials have adopted ecommerce "en masse," but they are no strangers to physical stores. Shopping for millennials often combines the digital and the non-digital, and most research indicates that millennials still approach shopping as a process of researching first...

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Marrying Bloomberg and the Business FAQ
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? 

A Bloomberg terminal brings together real-time data on almost every market and includes breaking news, in-depth research, analytics and insights. It's basically a portal into markets, securities, and assets all over the world. Since Bloomberg—the company—is really at the cutting edge of...

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Best Industries for Undergraduates
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.

According to Forbes, Vault guides are "CliffNotes for Careers." 

In addition to a host of 2019 guides and updates, Vault recently released their "Best...

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Live Work Work Work Die
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

Journalist and Author Corey Pein literally journeys to the heart of Silicon Valley in search of the vigor and verve of the "New Economy". Once in the valley, Pein shines a bright light on the "PayPals" that inhabit it, offering a fairly frank discussion of big tech social politics. 

If you like sarcastic critiques of American popular culture, especially tech...

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Kanopy for Business et al.
January 25, 2019 - 4:05:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

What is Kanopy?

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for universities that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries.

For students, Kanopy is a FREE Netflix alternative. It may also be one of the best kept secrets for award-winning documentaries, and film festival favorites!

Business students should also note that the 38 videos currently listed under "Business" include acclaimed titles such as:

Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse (2017)
Priced Out: 15 Years of Gentrification in Portland, Oregon (2016)
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The Wall Street Journal
January 17, 2019 - 4:04:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Looking for a new podcast?  

Check out The Wall Street Journal podcasts!

Here's a shortlist of some our favorite WSJ podcasts, with one particularly intriguing/popular title for each:

The Future of Everything

     Listen: The High-Tech Approach to Human Fertility

Secrets of Wealthy Women

     Listen: Top Women Entrepreneurs: The Secret to Building a Business

And, if you haven't already, active your FREE WSJ subscription at http://wsj.com/msu

Infographics Available
January 10, 2019 - 9:02:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Good data is a powerful tool. 

According to the Wharton School of Business, "Presenters who use visual language [such as infographics] are perceived by audiences as more effective than those not using visuals."  

Ponder this: Don't infographics convey a lot more information in a lot less space than would an article or regular graphs of the same data?

Well of course! And according to the CEO of Market Domination Media, "An infographic is 30 times more likely to be read than a text article."

Infographics allow individuals to:

Visualize relationships and...

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