In this video, a team of students are working together to create a business plan--a formal document that describes the business goals of a start-up company, and provides a strategic map to show how it will attain those goals. What kinds of information do they need to write a business plan? Which information sources will provide them with the critical evidence
For most of us, research starts with a search engine like Google. Is a search engine always the best tool for getting business information? Have you experienced the frustration of not being able to find what you need online?
In this video, the students on the team are about to face some challenges as they begin their information search.
In this video, Prof Klaus Tochtermann, the Director of Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW) and Professor of Media Informatics of University of Kiel in German shares his view on the importance of becoming information literate.
In this slide, it explains 3 questions: (1) What are the top 20 journals in the subject discipline of business and international management, (2) How can I find the most highly cited articles on a specific strategy, and (3) How can I find the articles from practitioner magazines and newspapers.
In this slide, it explains 3 questions: (1) How do I gather the forecast of key economic indicators in Hong Kong, (2) How can I find the market data and analytics for mobile phones in China, and (3) How can I create a customized table to compare P/F ratios of all constituent stocks in Hang Seng Index.
In this video, a team of students now planning a marketing strategy for their business, and require theoretical frameworks and concepts found in the academic literature, that is, academic journal articles. They have so many questions, such as which articles are most influential and should be read first, which are the top journals in the field, and who are the prolific authors on the topic?
With power searching, you can quickly identify the many freely available, top-quality reports produced by professional bodies such as top investment banks, accounting firms, and management consultancies. In this video, a student, Christina demonstrates three advanced search tips on Google.
In this video, Dr Charles Lam shares his views on how to deals with information at various stages of the investment deal. In his sharing, he covers 4 stages of the investment deal. In completing a deal -- What are the major steps involved in completing a real estate investment deal? In making decisions about real estate -- Which business information will inform his decision-making? In validating information -- What mechanism does he use to validate the information sources and data? In spotting bad information -- How does he spot out biased or even fraudulent information?
In this video, Ms Huang, industry analyst from Bloomberg Intelligence, shares her views on how to deals with information at various stages of research namely:
At the start -- What information does Margaret seek to kick-start research into an industry theme?
During the search -- How does she determine the reliability of her data sources?
During the search -- What major challenges does she face when dealing with business information?
At the end -- What makes her industry research valuable to investors?
In this video, Dr Robert Wright, a multi-award winning teacher and researcher at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, shares his views on the various aspects of information seeking:
Inspiration -- Where does he get inspiration for research?
Selecting info -- How does he select appropriate information for his research projects?
Evaluating info -- What criteria help him evaluate the quality of a research article?
Top tips -- What tips does he have for his students to help them read and understand an academic journal article?