WordPress, the site which hosts this blog, provides statistics of the number of visits. Recently we’ve received a round-up of activity on the blog in the past year and I wanted to share with you the top 5 posts of 2011.
- Economist Special Reports – published June 2011, 402 visits
- Accessing full-text articles through Google Scholar – published May 2011, 341 visits
- Revision and past exam papers – published May 2011, 324 visits
- OECD publications – don’t miss out! – published May 2011, 323 visits
- ABI/Inform Global redesign – published August 2011, 227 visits
Blogging is increasingly being used by academics as a method of communication. Blogs allow the research community to share and discuss ideas much more easily and quickly than more traditional publishing routes. Warwick’s Vice Chancellor, Nigel Thrift, has blogged on this topic.
Below the image are a list of blogs written by academics from Warwick and beyond in the fields of business and economics. This is by no means an exhaustive list; if there are others that you read please share them in the comments.
Bloggers from Warwick
- The Dean’s View – Mark Taylor, Dean of Warwick Business School and Professor of International Finance, WBS
- Mark Harrison’s Blog – Mark Harrison, Professor of Economics, Economics
- Around Europe 2010-2012 – Guglielmo Meardi, Associate Professor of Industrial Relations, WBS
- Open-Sourcing – Maha Shaikh, Assistant Professor, Information Systems Management, WBS
- Value Creating Service Systems – Irene Ng, Professor of Marketing and Service Systems, WMG
Bloggers from around the world
Behind Blue Eyes – Simon Taylor, Lecturer in Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School
- Dilip S Mutum – Dr Dilip S Mutum, Lecturer in Marketing and Advertising, Coventry Business School
- Economics 101 – John B Taylor, Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Greg Mankiw’s Blog – Greg Mankiw, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
- Andrew McAfee’s Blog – Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management
Ramblings – Ana Isabel Canhoto, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Oxford Brookes University
The slides from all of the Library induction sessions delivered to new WBS students are now available online.
These can be used to refresh your mind about the Library’s services and business resources:
Remember there are also introductory videos to many of the Library’s services available on the Get Started website.
Planet Money is a podcast
from NPR (National Public Radio). It provides features and lively debate on a range of topical economic issues.
Categories on the blog include currency, debt, developing economies, government and housing.
Although created in the US it has a global focus. Recent podcasts have covered the following:
The Economist publishes bi-monthly special reports in four categories:
- Countries and regions
- Finance and economics
- Science and technology
The latest report is on China addresses the balance between economic success and resistance to reform. Articles in this report cover topics including urbanisation, consequences of an ageing population and the government’s role in industry.
Welcome to the new look Business and Economics Information Solutions Blog from the library at the University of Warwick.
The aim of the blog is to offer additional support to the business and economics community through regular updates on a range of topics of interest, including:
- answers to frequently asked questions
- feature articles on special journal issues and new database content
- search tips to enable you to make the most of the library’s business and economics databases
- training materials including text-based guides, online tutorials and videos
- new books lists
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