Newsletter for November 2015

 Cambridge Challenge Returns

 Take the Challenge Now till 31 December 2015

 The Cambridge Challenge is an online library challenge where we invite you to complete the quiz by answering three questions correctly

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Management subject contains Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Governance, Human resource management, International business, Management: general interest, Marketing, Organization studies, & Strategic management. [Access Management Titles on Cambridge Books Online]



  The answers to the questions are available on Cambridge Journals Online and Cambridge Books Online. [Access Cambridge Journals Online]


 Resource Updates

Latest DataStream Newsletter for Q3 2015

In the latest newsletter, Thomas Aubrey suggests that investors must focus on the profit rates derived from management plans to maximize labor and machine use. There are also an economics roundup, news about these equity indices: Finreon, FTSE, MSCI, Dow Jones, S&P, lumber data is now available from July 1978 onwards, and more companies are added to Worldscope.

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New search experience on Gartner –Search now extends to a variety of Gartner resources, including research documents, IT glossary, Gartner events, peer conversations, webinars, and analysts. [Access Gartner Core Research]

 Altmetric now tracking online attention surrounding content published in The Conversation  –  Do you follow The Conversation, an Australian publication launched in 2011, with experts providing their insights directly to the public, with independent, high quality, authenticated, explanatory journalism? [Read full annoucement from Altmetric]

NTU Insider Articles

The research below is only available to NTU students and staff.


 Millennials: Impact of their Behavior on Global Consumer Markets – Globally, research has shown that millennials are keen to support brands that are committed to a positive social and environmental impact. It also found that in Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa, millennials are much more likely than their elders to support sustainability actions. [via Passport, Strategy Briefing, 13 Oct 2015]

A Priceless Strategy for Growth – Why MasterCard is No Longer ‘The Best Way to Pay’ – This event report considers how financial services brand MasterCard is repositioning itself as a lifestyle brand rather than a simple payments brand. [via Warc]

J. Crew Financials – The company is struggling still, seeing competition from every direction, with companies like Zara and Macy’s using some of the same price and quality tactics that made the company so successful in the first place. [via PrivCo]


  Going Universal: How 24 countries are implementing universal health coverage reforms – The quest for universal health coverage (UHC) has gathered real momentum over the past decade, with countries on every continent now taking part. The report draws on a wealth of new evidence to help enrich the global knowledge base on UHC. It provides a synthesis of UHC reform programs that placed a special focus on expanding coverage in ways inclusive of the poor – who too often get much less from their health systems than the better-off. [Download World Bank report]

The shifting landscape of healthcare in Asia-Pacific – Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) kill 38 million people each year, according to WHO. How is the landscape of healthcare in Asia-Pacific shifting? And what are the challenges arising from the disease burden in the region? [Find out more via EIU Insights]

‘Marriages’ made in heaven or hell- supervisors and doctoral students working together – The supervisor/student relationship is not always a happy story. [via Wiley Exchanges]

Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award [via FT]  Extracts from the 2015 shortlist [Read extracts from the 6 shortlisted books]

Noteworthy Books


Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics  [via HB74.P8T365m]


Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family [via HQ1075.5.U6S631]


Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of Blackberry [via HD9696.2.C24M169]


 How Music Got Free: What Happens When an Entire Generation Commits the Same Crime?  [via ML3790.W827]


The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment [via HD6331.F711]


 Digital Gold: The Untold Story of Bitcoin [via HG1710.P831]

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