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Haskayne School of Business – University of Calgary

Country Reports

May 1, 2006 by · 19 Comments · Databases

Country Reports provides the following current information for over 200 countries worldwide:
*Economic analysis and trends with a 2 year outlook including macroeconomic indicators, consumer prices, trade, foreign debt
*Political structure – details on government, judicial system, parties, etc.
*Analysis of recent trends – development plans, fiscal conditions, sectoral trends, foreign trade, exchange rates
*Monthly, quartelry and annual statistics
*Country analysis by Economist Intelligence Unit’s consulting experts

Check the database at:

Business Etiquette

April 24, 2006 by · Comments Off · Websites

If you are looking for details on any aspect of business etiquette in countries worldwide check out this web site brought to you by the Centre for Intercultural Learning, Foreign Affairs Canada. It includes information on communication styles, conversations, dress, workplace conflicts/motivations, religion/ethnicity/ managerial qualities, etc. In addition, the site provides overview/history/economy/culture for all countries.

Click on the country and then “Intercultural Issues” for the information.

Historical New York Times

April 18, 2006 by · Comments Off · Databases

The Library has acquired the New York Times newspaper from 1851 – 2003. this database provides full page and article images with searchable full text right back to the first issue ! The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Take a look when you get a chance.


April 10, 2006 by · Comments Off · Databases

This database, produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit, highlights more than 250 important economic, political and market developments around the world with analytical briefings on their implications for business. Information is provided on a daily basis and coverage includes more than 250 countries worldwide.

Petroleum Human Resources of Canada

April 3, 2006 by · Comments Off · Websites

This web site is a national not-for-profit collaborative forum that addresses human resources issues within the petroleum industry.

Information includes:
-industry overview
-issues (careers, skills, labour shortages,
-partnerships and alliances

You can also access the full report (148 pages) of “Decade Ahead” a major study covering key industry influences and regional scenarios of HR in the Canadian petroleum industry.

Google Finance

March 27, 2006 by · Comments Off · Websites

Google is now offering a separate web site offering a broad range of information about North American stocks, mutual funds and public and private companies.

Key features include:

*Company Information – facts, financials, news releases, executives (biographies, compensation, trading activity)
* Interactive Charts — correlates market data with corresponding dated news stories
*Stock Prices
*Analysts Estimates
*Valuation Ratios – dividends, growth rates, finanical strength, profitability, efficiency
*Employment Opportunities
*Related Companies – direct links
* Discussion Lists and Blog Posts

Sage Journals Online

March 20, 2006 by · Comments Off · Databases

The Library has just acquired online versions of all journals published by Sage Publishers. There are approximately 420 management titles included in the electronic package. These titles will soon be listed in the library catalogue.

Check it out at –

Conference Board of Canada

March 10, 2006 by · Comments Off · Databases

The Library has just acquired all full text documents from the Conference
Board of Canada. A total of 1100 reports from 1998 to present are
available exclusively from this site:

The key focus of publications includes economic trends (national,
provincial, metroplitan); organizational performance (finance, HR,
corporate governance, risk, leadership); and public policy (health
economics, taxation, trade, education) – all with a Canadian focus.

Energy Industry 2005 Overview

March 6, 2006 by · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy and technoloy consulting firm, offer their perspective on the current state of the energy industry and on the opportunities and challenges ahead in 2006.

Check out the brief full text report at:

Chronicle of Higher Education

February 27, 2006 by · Comments Off · Library News

Now we have electronic access to this long awaited popular product, one of the top academic news and job information sources in North America. For the full text for the Chronicle of Higher Education go to: