Thursday, May 31, 2007

Company Insight Center, via Businessweek

Lary Burg alerted us to The Company Insight Center, available at
According to the website, you can "search over 42,000 public and 322,000 private companies worldwide. Find stock quotes and charts, news and press releases, financials and key competitors. Research compensation figures, biographies, and board relationships of key company executives. Read up-to-the-minute global sector and industry news." Looks like the website is currently in beta. Check it out, and let us know what you think! Quote from, retrieved May 31, 2007

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

New government databases

We have found two new databases with lots of business and economic information, for free on the web. You can find links to both of them in the On-line catalog as well as below.

The International Trade Commission has a keyword searchable database of its reports, full text. These include a kind of report called an Industry and trade summary which gives detailed analysis of the prospects for exporting a given product from the U.S. The USITC has recently launched a new publication it called Journal of International Commerce and Economics. The contents of both these sources and more is easily available by searching from the ITC's homepage:

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation maintains a database of financial information and an interface that allows the user to call up tailor-made reports by various geographic divisions (i.e.: state, Metropolitan Statistical Area, etc.) for the finacial information the FDIC gathers. In other words, you can generate reports of market share of deposits by state, or the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index by Metropolitan Statistical area, etc. To reach the page for using the report generator you can search for "market share" from the homepage.
The URL for the FDIC:
The page for generating summary of deposits reports:

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Corporate Foundations --Facts and Forecasts:

"Looking ahead, close to three-fifths (57 percent) of corporate
foundations responding to the Foundation Center’s annual
forecasting survey expected to increase their giving in 2007.
Most of these funders anticipated giving increases above
10 percent. Only about a quarter (26 percent) of respondents
expected to reduce their giving in 2007. By comparison,
34 percent of corporate foundation respondents expected to
reduce giving in 2006. ..." Quote from Foundation Center report
Key Facts on Corporate Foundations, May, 2007, available via

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Demand for IT Pros Up, Supply Down,

eWeek Editor's Pick Newsletter of May 11, 2007 includes
Report: Supply of IT Pros Down, Though Demand Is Up
By Deborah Perelman May 10, 2007
"IT employment has remained essentially flat for the last 11 months because of limited supply of IT professionals, not lack of demand. To the contrary, demand for IT professionals remains very robust with unemployment below 1 percent in many IT skill sets," said Mark Roberts, CEO of" National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses.
Quote from eWeek website,1895,2128533,00.asp?kc=EWEWEMNL051107EP41D retrieved May 12, 2007

For more information, see NAACB press release regarding
April IT Employment Index

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Knowledge Economy in Europe

What is a knowledge economy? What segments constitute the knowledge economy? What are the prospects for growth of the knowledge economy in Europe? You will find the answers to these and other questions in the concise 23 page report by the Work Foundation prepared for the 2007 EU Spring Council : The Knowledge Economy in Europe. This will prove of interest to students and faculty studying competitiveness issues regarding European financial services, high tech and information industries, as well as those seeking forecasts of growth in these industries. The report also evaluates education and health care.

Click here for a list of additional online reports and books, full text, through the University Library's Online Catalog (current GGU ID number required for off-campus access to full-text).

For assistance in using the full-text resources or in improving your search results, please contact the Librarians of the University Library.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Sloan-C Resources on Blended Learning

While I was strolling through the Web one day
In the merry, merry month of May ...

I came upon the Sloan-C Blended Learning website:
"This web site collects and shares resources for educators and administrators involved with blended and hybrid learning."
Quote from:
retrieved May 9, 2007

The website links in to a number of contributed resources, including Blending In: The Extent and Promise of Blended Education in the United States, a Special Sloan-C/Eduventures Report

Saturday, May 5, 2007

International Financing and Investing Resources

Resources for International Financing and Investing are highlighted this week on ResourceShelf.
Shirl Kennedy, Senior Editor, describes some of our favorite web site compilations, including globalEDGE and Vibes.

A good place to start researching international finance is the GGU University Library. Meet us in the library or online. Check our handy research guides, including the guides for Country Research. And remember --you can always consult with a librarian to map out your strategy as you begin your research and throughout the research process.

Plus later this month, GGU University Library will feature workshops on country research and finance resources. See descriptions of upcoming workshops on the GGU University Library website.

So many resources, so little time --Thank heavens for Librarians!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

New Global Corporate Social Responsibility Study from SHRM

Development Crossing brought to our attention the
2007 Global Corporate Social Responsibility Study,
a new study from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) retrieved May 1, 2007

For information about the study and a link to the study, see SHRM press release of April 30, 2007