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Trial for Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands

  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: January 10, 2011
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

The library is pleased to offer a trial to the digitized version of Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands a standard reference on how to do business in 100 foreign countries.  Each entry includes a map, current time and calendar, brief modern history, and directory of top current leadership.  The business tips sections provide observations on appointments, notions of time, entertaining, and negotiation styles.  The protocol sections give advice on greetings, gestures, gifts and dress.
The cultural orientation sections offer generalizations about national tendencies for information processing, accepting evidence, making decisions, handling anxiety and responding to equality and inequality. If you’re a fan of cultural trivia, you’ll enjoy the brief interactive quizzes for each country!

If your like Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands you will probably appreciate the Falvey Library research guide Doing Business Abroad. The trial runs through February 11, 2011.  Let us know what you think!


Chronicle of Philanthropy Online

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is recognized as the premier trade publication for charitable fund raising.  Falvey Library has had access to the full text of top line articles in the Chronicle via Academic Onefile and Lexis Nexis, but coverage wasn’t complete or timely.  Now, we are pleased to make available access to the Chronicle of Philanthropy Online.

This enhanced version of the Chronicle includes up to the minute news, and podcasts on everything from managing small nonprofits to tips for fund raising on social media platforms.  We now have access to reports of interest to the nonprofit world such as How Americans of Different Generations Give to Charity. Searchable databases on executive compensation, individual donors and corporate giving are available, as is a business services directory and job postings search engine.

Business students consulting for nonprofits, students interested in starting a career in a charitable services organization and professionals with fund raising responsibilities will all find the Chronicle of Philanthropy a useful addition to their toolkit.  Just login to the Chronicle via the library Databases A-Z page and unlock their premium content!


Falvey offers Mango Languages

Business students destined to study abroad in Rome, Madrid or China; Engineering students headed to Honduras or mangoNicaraga for service learning; Nursing students doing practicums in Peru or field experience in Ireland; and Arts and Sciences students studying abroad will all benefit from the library’s new subscription to Mango Languages.  This language learning program is ideal for students studying abroad because it is portable and freely available to Villanova community members with an internet connection (the mobile app is in development).

To take full advantage of  Mango, create a profile.  Working within your profile rather than anonymously allows the program to track your progress.  Each of the 12 languages offered by Mango (Hindi, Italian, Latin American Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Arabic, Hebrew, Irish, Russian, Portuguese and Japanese)  includes chapters covering greetings, travel, shopping, dining, seeking emergency assistance, and asking questions to expand your vocabulary.  This conversational program covers vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and etiquette.  Visual learners will  appreciate the text based phonetic spellings, while auditory learners will value the voice comparison tool.

Mango Languages is not a substitute for studying a language in-depth, but  is is an ideal way to get started learning a language!  Connect to Mango from the area studies and language Subject Guides or from Databases A-Z.


Ebooks for Human Resource Development

  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: November 15, 2010
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

Since so many of the Human Resource Development (HRD) students in both the campus based program and the distance program don’t have easy access to Falvey Library’s print collection, we’ve begun buying ebooks about compensation, benefits, organizational development, workforce planning, and performance management.

All of the ebooks in our collection are discoverable via our library catalog. To find online books perform a subject or keyword search for your topic.  Then refine your search by using the online and book facets in the column on the right of the screen.ebrary_hrd

Most, but not all, of the ebooks for HRD are hosted on a platform called ebrary.  Ebrary books are viewed online via your browser and portions of them can be copied, printed, emailed, annotated or added to folders once you create a personal account.  A nice video tutorial describes and demonstrates  these features in greater detail.    Most of the ebrary books to which  we have purchased perpetual access allow only one simultaneous user.  In other words two researches can’t be reading the same book as they typically might an electronic journal article.  Nor can a reader “check out” an ebrary book for a specified period of time to ensure its availability.   Ebrary ebook users have to read in the moment!  Ebrary books become available to other users five minutes after navigating away from the platform.

The following list of HRD ebooks have been recently added to our collection.  Give them a try and let us know what you think.  Should we keep on investing in these ebooks or is this incarnation of the ebook not yet worth our library dollars?  And remember print books from the Falvey collection can be delivered to your doorstep!

Armstrong, M., & Armstrong, M.,. (2010). Armstrong’s handbook of reward management practice improving performance through reward (3rd ed. ed.). London : Kogan Page.

Bakker, A. B., & Leiter, M. P. (2010). Work engagement a handbook of essential theory and research. Hove [England] : Psychology Press.

Belbin, R. M. (2010). Team roles at work (2nd ed. ed.). Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Bunker, K. A., Hall, D. T., & Kram, K. E.,. (c2010). Extraordinary leadership addressing the gaps in senior executive development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Clawson, J. G. (c2010). Balancing your life executive lessons for work, family and self. Hackensack, N.J.: World Scientific.

Elsdon, R.,. (c2010). Building workforce strength creating value through workforce and career development. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Praeger.

Falcone, P. (c2010). 101 sample write-ups for documenting employee performance problems a guide to progressive discipline & termination (2nd ed. ed.). New York: American Management Association/Society for Human Resource Management.

Goldsmith, M., & Carter, L. (c2010). Best practices in talent management how the world’s leading corporations manage, develop, and retain top talent. San Francisco: Pfeiffer .

Greene, R. J. (2010). Rewarding performance guiding principles, custom strategies. New York: Routledge.

Lewis, S., Brannen, J., & Nilsen, A. (2009). Work, families and organisations in transition European perspectives. Bristol, UK ;: Policy Press.

Lundby, K. M., & Jolton, J.,. (c2010). Going global practical applications and recommendations for HR and OD professionals in the global workplace (1st ed. ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Mcleod, D. (2010). Zero-turnover sales force how to maximize revenue by keeping your sales team intact. New York: AMACOM books.

Reddick, C. G., & Coggburn, J. D. (2008). Handbook of employee benefits and administration. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Rothwell, W. J.,. (c2010). Practicing organization development a guide for leading change (3rd ed. ed.). San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.

Rowland, K. M., & Ferris, G. R. (c1983-). Research in personnel and human resources management. Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press.

Scott, J. C., & Reynolds, D. H. (c2010). Handbook of workplace assessment evidence-based practices for selecting and developing organizational talent (1st ed. ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Varma, A., Budhwar, P. S., & DeNisi, A. S. (2008). Performance management systems a global perspective. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Wilkinson, A.,. (c2010). The sage handbook of human resource management. London: Sage.

Woerkom, M. V., & Poell, R. F. (2010). Workplace learning concepts, measurement, and application. New York: Routledge.


Bartley Business Info Hours 9-noon Thursday Nov.4th

  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: November 3, 2010
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

Bartley Business Info Center Closed Oct 26th

  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: October 26, 2010
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

Please contact Falvey for assistance this morning.


Venture Capital & Private Equity

What do VSB  job seekers, entrepreneurial engineers, and institutional advancement researchers have in common?   It’s no joke; they will all benefit handsomely by having access to Greyhouse’s Venture Capital & Private Equity.

This online directory of venture capital firms from around the world can be queried by fund size, average or minimum investment size, industry preferences, business stage, and  geographic reach.  The database includes links to venture- capital- firm websites, contact information, biographies of executives and past investment picks.

Venture Capital & Private Equity is available on the Databases A-Z list, and Company and Industry tabs in the Finance, Management and Marketing Subject Guides.



  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: September 29, 2010
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

emarketereMarketer is the best single source for research and statistics on all manner of online marketing.  eMarketer employs a team of analysts that synthesize  data and primary research from over 4000 sources including consulting firms, government agencies and academics.

Their reports, data and interviews are easy to browse and search (probably because they employ Librarians!).   Content is organized by digital marketing channel (video, search engine, mobile, social media, email) and industry (financial, consumer, health care, entertainment) and searchable by keywords.   The digital world atlas provides country profiles of media penetration, usage, spending, and revenue with news and insight– essential references for any international marketing or management student.   Furthermore,  reports and charts are well documented with sources for data and insights clearly indicated.  Sadly many of the source documents they use are exceedingly expensive and not readily accessible in their entirety.

Tasked with ramping up the mobile strategy for a packaged food product?  Check out, Grocery Shoppers Hungary for Mobile Info.  Need to understand the online habits of  twenty somethings?  The indepth report Millennials Online:  Marketing to a Moving Target should be a good start.  Want to create appealing visuals for your pitch on using video to merchandize apparel?  Take advantage of eMarketers jpg tool to add charts such as this:

117727-11 eMarketer is available on the Marketing Subject page and Databases A-Z.


Trial for NetAdvantage

  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: September 16, 2010
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

The library has a free trial for NetAdvantage, a platform for campus wide access to Standard & Poor’s content that we currently receive via MarketInsight.  We’ve recently learned that MarketInsight will be phased out by the end of the year. Hence  Falvey Memorial Library and the  Applied Finance Lab are in the process of evaluating our needs and exploring alternatives to MarketInsight.

The official description of NetAdvantage is as follows:

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a comprehensive, professional source of proprietary analysis on industry trends, corporate activities, and investments. For non-business students, the service includes a Financial Education section with tools for understanding personal finance.

S&P NetAdvantage, along with other S&P resources, is a core service used at many of the leading investment firms, corporations, government agencies, and law offices.

NetAdvantage has company, mutual fund and exchange traded fund profiles and screeners.  This content is substantially duplicated in services such as Mergent and Morningstar.   Digital editions of Securities Dealers of North American and the well known Register of Corporations, Executives Directors (also on Lexis-Nexis Academic) are also available.  Some nice editorial content can be had in the Financial Education and Investment Ideas zones.  Two areas where NetAdvantage may really have an advantage over competing products is in the bond report and screener and Industry Surveys.  Because S&P Industry Surveys are a solid introduction to understanding  the conditions, driving forces, trends and key players in an industry, I regularly recommend them to students.

Please let me know what you think of NetAdvantage!


Now Online:Uniworld

  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: September 10, 2010
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

Two very useful formerly print business directories are now online:  American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries and Foreign Firms Operating in the United States!  You might think identifying branches of U.S. firms doing business abroad or foreign based companies doing business in the U.S. would be easy using standard business directories such as Hoovers or Mergent or Lexis-Nexis Company Dossier, but it isn’t.

The new online version of these specialized directories supports very precise queries.   For instance, you can get lists of private and public U.S. pharmaceutical industry companies with offices in Pennsylvania.  Job seekers will love the feature that limits searches to firms with career postings.

The resource is available from the Databases A-Z page, Marketing & Business Law and Management and Operations subject pages.  Our current subscription is limited to viewing and printing records, if usage and demand is great enough we can upgrade to Excel access.


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