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This indepth report was published by the World Resources Institute in association with the Meridian Insitute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The report “provides corporate managers with a proactive approach to making the connection between ecosystem change and their business goals.  It introduces the Corporate Ecosystem Services Review – a structured […]

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This co-production report (16mb pdf – but opens really quickly) comes from World Economic Forum in collaboration with Stanford University and Endeavor Global.    The aim was that the report would be of special interest to: “Governments seeking to better tailor their initiatives to create thriving entrepreneurial regions/industries/cultures….young entrepreneurs looking for guidance from successful past experiences […]

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Here at Wellington City Libraries we now have subscription access to the New Zealand Stock Exchange’s Annual Reports online.   Access to around 150 listed and 135 delisted NZ companies.  In most cases reports go back a decade or so.   This service can only be used at the library.  Ask at the Science and Humanities desk, […]

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Deloitte’s 2010 Ethics and workplace survey is a fascinating read.  Two of the key findings are that “the recession has diminished two important forms of business currency- trust and ethics”. The report looks also at the importance that “career-fit” still plays in an employee’s satisfaction.  Thanks to docuticker.

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This very pertinent and interesting article written by Karen Lawrence Oqvist discusses how company information circulates within an organisation, but also externally through its employees.  Thanks to FUMSI and Internet Resources Newsletter

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In February and March 2009, consulting Firm Watson Wyatt talked to leaders of 181 companies to get their opinions regarding the use of social networking, blogs and webcasts.  The report’s findings found that since the onset of  worsening global economic conditions, companies are making much more use of Web 2.0 technology Thanks to Resourceshelf

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The New Zealand Companies Office has been using Facebook for sometime and earlier this year started using Twitter in order to reach the public and give out information about new services.  In a Computerworld news story  Justin Hygate elaborates on the reason for this.

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Although the article is a bit academic and technical it is an interesting read.  The authors monitored IBM’s staff blog for three years to trace how information is shared and found within a company .  It really discusses the old “knowledge management” issues and looks at the usefulness of corporate blogs for information gathering. Thanks […]

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Wikis working for businesses

This report from InformationWeek looks at how a number of companies introduced wikis into the workplace.  Mention is made of the ups and downs of doing so – but generally there seems to have been really positive outcomes for all the companies. Thanks to Resourceshelf

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This very recent report entitled Online communities and their impact on business: ignore at your peril by Rubicon Consulting came out of a survey they undertook to see how people in the U.S. used the web.   The major implication for companies was the need to understand the role the web played in their industry. Thanks to […]

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