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What is "responsible financial consumption behavior"?
Caution: It is very hard to define.
Financial decision-making is complex. There are many motivations which affect purchase behaviors. In order to understand and measure consumption behavior and financial decision-making, MSU author James Ming Chen investigated the interplay of attitudes, behavioral control, and financial literacy. Chen's research, published (2019) in the International Journal of Consumer Studies, confirms the following:
"Consumers want enough money to buy the things they like, pay all their...Continue reading "MSU Author Spotlight: James Ming Chen"...
Did you know that the library provides access to over 200 business publications in full-color electronic display?
Technically, PressReader provides access to thousands of magazines and newspapers from around the world. Included in the database are full-text, full-color newspapers and magazines, as well as a searchable, 60-day archive.
Popular business publications listed, include:Newsweek Fast Company Inc
Additional full-color access exists for most major U.S. news publications, hundreds of trade publications, as well as international business news.
If you're...Continue reading "PressReader for Business News"...
Think about it, is this true for you...?
According to an eMarketer report released in February 2019, millennials (now ages 23 to 38) are "more willing than their elders to share data with companies" but they are also "more habituated to expecting something in return."
There's a similar pattern in shopping too. Millennials have adopted ecommerce "en masse," but they are no strangers to physical stores. Shopping for millennials often combines the digital and the non-digital, and most research indicates that millennials still approach shopping as a process of researching first...Continue reading "Report: US Millennials 2019"...
Did you know that the Gast Business Library has a Bloomberg terminal?
The Business Library maintains a Bloomberg terminal for College of Business faculty and students. The terminal can be utilized anytime the library is open, roughly 92 hours/week.
What's a Bloomberg terminal?
A Bloomberg terminal brings together real-time data on almost every market and includes breaking news, in-depth research, analytics and insights. It's basically a portal into markets, securities, and assets all over the world. Since Bloomberg—the company—is really at the cutting edge of...Continue reading "Marrying Bloomberg and the Business FAQ"...
Whether you're a graduate or an undergraduate, Vault Career Insider is an indispensable source for information about careers, industries, and occupations.
Vault is a recognized leader in career search resources and their Career Insider database offers a wealth of job information, including internships and foreign employment opportunities, cover letter tips and career advice, as well as MBA and industry rankings.
According to Forbes, Vault guides are "CliffNotes for Careers."
In addition to a host of 2019 guides and updates, Vault recently released their "Best...Continue reading "Best Industries for Undergraduates"...
"...If Silicon Valley and Black Mirror had a book baby, it would be Live Work Work Work Die.” - Booklist
If you haven't already, check out one of our New Popular Business Books, titled Live Work Work Work Die
Journalist and Author Corey Pein literally journeys to the heart of Silicon Valley in search of the vigor and verve of the "New Economy". Once in the valley, Pein shines a bright light on the "PayPals" that inhabit it, offering a fairly frank discussion of big tech social politics.
If you like sarcastic critiques of American popular culture, especially tech...Continue reading "Live Work Work Work Die"...
What is Kanopy?
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for universities that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries.
For students, Kanopy is a FREE Netflix alternative. It may also be one of the best kept secrets for award-winning documentaries, and film festival favorites!
Business students should also note that the 38 videos currently listed under "Business" include acclaimed titles such as:Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse (2017) Priced Out: 15 Years of Gentrification in Portland, Oregon (2016) Normal is Over... Continue reading "Kanopy for Business et al."...
Looking for a new podcast?
Check out The Wall Street Journal podcasts!
Here's a shortlist of some our favorite WSJ podcasts, with one particularly intriguing/popular title for each:
The Future of Everything
Listen: The High-Tech Approach to Human Fertility
Secrets of Wealthy Women
Listen: Top Women Entrepreneurs: The Secret to Building a Business
And, if you haven't already, active your FREE WSJ subscription at http://wsj.com/msu
Good data is a powerful tool.
According to the Wharton School of Business, "Presenters who use visual language [such as infographics] are perceived by audiences as more effective than those not using visuals."
Ponder this: Don't infographics convey a lot more information in a lot less space than would an article or regular graphs of the same data?
Well of course! And according to the CEO of Market Domination Media, "An infographic is 30 times more likely to be read than a text article."
Infographics allow individuals to:
Visualize relationships and...Continue reading "Infographics Available"...
Looking for visualizations that highlight major global trade networks?
Want to know which country exports the most puzzles?
The Observatory of Economic Complexity is a research and data viz tool used to explore global trade dynamics. It provides a snapshot of countries imports, exports, trade partners, products, and so on. Basically, it's a research tool that allows users to quickly compose a visual narrative about countries and the products they exchange. It provides access to bilateral trade data for roughly 200 countries, 50 years and 1000 different products.
...Continue reading "The Observatory of Economic Complexity"...