Please contact Falvey for assistance this morning.
Please contact Falvey for assistance this morning.
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.
eMarketer 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:
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!
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.
Sign up for the first in a series of business research workshops, “Smart Starts! Basic Business Research.” Learn about the subscription databases that form the backbone of corporate information centers and are the envy of small businesses. Get a tour of business directories, market research reports, and consumer surveys. Monday, September 13, 1-2 with a repeat session on Wednesday, September 15, 4-5. Both sessions are in Bartley room 1063. Register with Linda.Hauck@villanova.edu
Kristyna Carroll, a 2007 Villanova graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and honors, will staff the Bartley Business Info Center on Mondays this fall. Kristyna joined Falvey Memorial Library this summer as a social sciences and business librarian. She received her master’s degree in library and information science from Drexel University in December 2009.
She will provide research support to students, teach research sessions, and create online guides to scholarship such as her recently posted Human Resources subject guide.
Her hobby is playing ice hockey for the Philadelphia Freeze. The team is part of the United Women’s Hockey League which includes the greater Philadelphia area, from Bethlehem to Delaware.
Article and photograph Alice Bampton
STAT-USA has been a trusted one stop shop for getting data releases from a variety of economic and trade government agencies including but not limited to; The Treasury Department, Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Reserve, U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service, Department of State, and Energy Information Administration. STAT-USA will cease operation on September 30, 2010. For a statement about this development see a message from the Director of STAT-USA.
Fortunately, much of the data on Stat-USA can be found directly from the publishing agencies or via a handful of web sites devoted to aggregating economic and trade data in more dynamic ways. The following are just few examples:
If there are data series that you routinely accessed via Stat-USA and would like advice on alternative sources, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Bartley Business Bestsellers are summering at Falvey Memorial Library. During fall and spring semesters the collection resides in the Business Librarians Office in 1005, Bartley Hall. But this summer they’re on the Library’s main floor, shelved above our popular-reading books.
The Bartley Business Bestsellers is a small browsing collection of books of interest to the business community. Titles chosen for the collection don’t necessarily fit the profile we use for buying scholarly business books. Popular books that fit this mold include: The Fred Factor, an inspirational book about extraordinary service, and Delivering Happiness, a biography of the founder of Zappos, the widely successful online shoe store.
We select books for the collection based on rankings in the Bloomberg Business Week and the New York Times. Of course, purchases are also made at the recommendation of students and faculty. Engaging articles in the popular press such as a recent interview of the authors of This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly also trigger purchases.
These e-books were acquired by the library this Spring in support of the distance Graduate HRD program. To recommend additional titles contact Linda Hauck