Time global business

This is a new section on the online Time site.  It features a global map, which one can mouse over and then choose a country.    A list of business headlines will appear which can be clicked on to take you through to the article.  Not all countries are represented, but it looks interesting.

“According to the box containing the headlines, these news sections are, “powered by Google.” “.  Thanks to Resourceshelf.

Management trends

This great World Business website is a “one  stop portal for new ideas from the world’s management journals and conferences.  Each concept is summarised into an easy-to-digest précis called a Review of a Review.”  The reviews cover several key management topics.   The site is co-produced by the French business school INSEAD.  INSEAD have also formed an alliance with Wharton.  You can sign up to receive email alerts or rss feed.   Thanks again to  Intute.

Let us help you with your business

Wellington City Libraries can offer you or your business up to 2 hours free non-urgent research if you have a WCL library card.  Our Prosearch team are experienced researchers who  provide a confidential and reliable service and have been involved with helping business owners for many years.   If the research requires more than 2 hours research, costs are entirely transparent and will be discussed with the client before work commences.   Recently Scott Lancaster of  DIYFather asked Prosearch to do some recent research into a number of aspects of fatherhood in preparation for the site to be launched.  Although international in flavour, this is a Wellington based site and the concept arose from “their own experiences of struggling to find useful parenting related information from a male perspective”.

NZ annual reports

It’s that time of the year and the 2007 annual reports are flooding in, including  Auckland Airport, Positively Wellington Business, Foodstuffs and a number of energy and port companies.   Our annual reports are housed on the 1st floor north  of the Central Library.  We also have a large archive of annual reports  and news clippings and documents for NZ companies going back 20 -30 years.

New resources

Doing Business overseas This is a new inhouse resource page on our Business popular topics page.  This resource contains both New Zealand and international links to government and other sources which provide practical information on exporting.

MarketplaceNZ  This free New Zealand site enables NZ manufacturers to display their products to the world.  This site was created by the Greater Wellington Industry Development Centre and EMA Central. 

Current issues: climate change and sustainability

Global warming shows sign of risky business This Australian newspaper article looks at the way litigation laws may alter in the face of climate change.

50 ways to green your business Mark Borden et al in the Nov 2007 issue of Fast Company, pp 90-99. As the title suggests, this is a list of fifty ways that some international companies are getting involved in the sustainability issue.

Carbon Zero by Vicki Jayne in the October 2007 issue of New Zealand Management pp 38-41 is a case study of how architectural firm Warren and Mahoney took up the challenge to becoming a sustainable business.

A strategic approach to climate Michael Porter and Forest Reinhardt in the October 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review pp 22-26 (note: most of this issue is devoted to this topic) This article discusses how different business types will react to the climate change issue.

These articles are from the EBSCO online subscription databases. When you click on an article link, you will be prompted to enter your library card details, and then the full text will display.