Newsletter for December 2015

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 Resource Updates

Clarity English’s Practical Writing – Unlimited Access until 31 Dec 2015If you find this useful and want to learn more, go to our subscriptions of Clarity English modules. Share this with your other library colleagues and friends but please note – Practical Writing can be accessed by anyone for free till end of the year but you must be a staff or student of NTU to access Clarity English modules.

[Try out Practical Writing]

[Access Clarity English modules]

 New content added to BMI Research – Infrastructure Project Pages – Access all the content and information related to every individual project in BMI’s Infrastructure Key Projects Database. You can click on a project name to find information such as project Information – name, sector, country, value, size, company, status, timeframe,  key data with link to data tool (to create charts and graphs), links to related country, sector and company analysis, links to related strategic content, list of related projects by sector and company, & access to BMI’s Infrastructure Risk/Reward and Project Risk Indices.

[Access BMI Research]

[Overview of Infrastructure Project Pages]

NTU Insider Articles

The Communication Skills Accounting Firms Desire in New HiresInterviews were conducted with HR managers from accounting firms to determine managers’ expectations of future accounting graduates. Results show HR managers are looking to hire individuals that possess strong oral and written communication skills. The study concludes with a discussion of how business librarians can assist faculty in preparing accounting students for successful careers and of implications for librarians to consider in their library instruction and other librarianship activities. [via Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship]

Jokowimania (Jo-Man): The Story of Jokowi’s Impromptu Walkabout CampaignThis case study describes how Jokowimania, an Indonesian presidential campaign team, boosted the candidate’s popularity with an illustrated campaign. [via Warc]

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

 Africa’s Role in Global Supply Chains – What are the challenges that companies face when sourcing from Africa? The region offers new opportunities for many companies, not only for resources but for manufacturing and services as well. As companies expand their supply chains in Africa, investment is expected to rise significantly. What opportunities await firms?

[via EIU Insights]

Technology Device Ownership: 2015 – 68% of Americans have smartphones; 45% have tablet computers. Ownership of other digital devices has not grown in recent years.

[via Pew Research Centre]

12 Questions & Answers from Early Career Researchers on Publishing

[via Wiley Exchanges]

  Asia's 20 Largest Privately Held Companies

PrivCo Asia’s 20 Largest Privately-Held CompaniesPrivCo screened its proprietary Private Company Financial Database with information on over 850,000 private companies to rank Asia’s largest private companies, based on 2014 revenue. This year, Chinese companies dominated the list, taking 17 of the 20 spots, with Japanese companies filling the other three spots. [via PrivCo]

[See ‘The PrivCo Europe 100’ as well]

The digital future of consumer-packaged-goods companies – After lagging behind other sectors with rocketing online sales, consumer-packaged-goods players are at an e-commerce tipping point. Here’s how they can succeed.

[via McKinsey&Company]

The World Bank Group A to Z 2016 – This publication provides readers with the latest and most essential information about the mission, policies, procedures, products, and services of the World Bank Group.

[Download eBook]

Elsevier’s Publishing Campus: Through the Eyes of an Early Career Researcher – Curious how fellow-researchers are experiencing the new Publishing Campus? A young, non-native English researcher shares his thoughts.

[via Elsevier Publishing Campus]

Will RMB become a global investment currency? –  China’s RMB is already internationalized: it ranks 4th globally by value of payments. The evolution of the RMB as a global investment currency requires global financial firms’ active participation. What do they need to do to succeed?

[via EIU Insights]

Noteworthy Books

Rising Strong [BF637.S4B877]

Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and How You Can Make a Difference [HM1146.M116]

Out of Sight: The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe [HD2368.U6L863]

Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-being [HQ1206.C117]

More New Arrivals…

Blog Posts

Management and Top Executives’ Biographical Data

[via Banking & Finance subject guide]

Working Papers: Yes or No? 

[via Banking & Finance subject guide]

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