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MGMT 1040Ethics, Social Responsibility and Sustainability in BusinessFall 2011<br />Librarians:<br />Sophie Bury <sbury@yo...
Online course guide<br />http://researchguides.library.yorku.ca/businessethics<br />These slides are there too.<br />
Have you visited the Bronfman Library?<br />Never<br />Once<br />Two or more times<br />
York University Libraries<br />www.library.yorku.ca<br />
Peter F. Bronfman Business Library<br />http://www.library.yorku.ca/ccm/BG/<br />
Sources of information<br />Library resources<br /><ul><li>The catalogue
Article databases
Sustainalytics</li></ul>The free web<br /><ul><li>Company sites
Think tanks
Google
Wikipedia</li></ul>Selected for quality and relevance to teaching and research.<br />Generally not available on the Intern...
Thinking critically about information sources<br />You always need to evaluate any information resource retrieved through ...
Library resources: the catalogue<br />Search by:<br /><ul><li>Author
Title
Keyword</li></li></ul><li>Finding articles by citation 1: through the catalogue<br />Who    = Author<br />What   = Article...
Finding articles by citation 2: Google Scholar<br />Singh, J. B. (2011). Changes and Trends in Canadian Corporate Ethics P...
Finding articles by citation: quiz<br />Matten, Dirk. (2003) “Symbolic Politics in Environmental Regulation: Corporate Str...
Article databases<br />These three<br />are all linked in the subject research guide.<br />Many different kinds of article...
Scholarly journals<br /><ul><li>Published in academic journals – may be peer-reviewed
May be generally dedicated to the area of business e.g. Academy of Management Journal,or to a subfield within business suc...
Written by academics and researchers
Typically focuses on original research
There is a publication lag time
Uses specialized language
Has extensive bibliographies
Plain covers, few or no pictures or advertisements</li></li></ul><li>Trade magazines<br /><ul><li>Published in trade or pr...
Target members of a specific business, industry or organization.
Written by practitioners or journalists who cover the field
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MGMT 1040 library session (fall 2011)

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Slides from a library session given to MGMT1040 students at the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, Canada.

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MGMT 1040 library session (fall 2011)

  1. 1. MGMT 1040Ethics, Social Responsibility and Sustainability in BusinessFall 2011<br />Librarians:<br />Sophie Bury <sbury@yorku.ca><br />William Denton <wdenton@yorku.ca><br />Xuemei Li <lixuemei@yorku.ca> <br />Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, S237 SSB<br />
  2. 2. Online course guide<br />http://researchguides.library.yorku.ca/businessethics<br />These slides are there too.<br />
  3. 3. Have you visited the Bronfman Library?<br />Never<br />Once<br />Two or more times<br />
  4. 4. York University Libraries<br />www.library.yorku.ca<br />
  5. 5. Peter F. Bronfman Business Library<br />http://www.library.yorku.ca/ccm/BG/<br />
  6. 6. Sources of information<br />Library resources<br /><ul><li>The catalogue
  7. 7. Article databases
  8. 8. Sustainalytics</li></ul>The free web<br /><ul><li>Company sites
  9. 9. Think tanks
  10. 10. Google
  11. 11. Wikipedia</li></ul>Selected for quality and relevance to teaching and research.<br />Generally not available on the Internet.<br />Schulich and the Libraries are partners in funding the electronic resources<br />Google and Wikipedia: Great places to start, but not to finish.<br />
  12. 12. Thinking critically about information sources<br />You always need to evaluate any information resource retrieved through <br />any search tool<br />A good way to start is to familiarize yourself with the world of business information: who produces it, who consumes it, and why? <br />Answers to these kinds of questions should help inform your decision as to whether a source is relevant or authoritative in the context of your research question.<br />
  13. 13. Library resources: the catalogue<br />Search by:<br /><ul><li>Author
  14. 14. Title
  15. 15. Keyword</li></li></ul><li>Finding articles by citation 1: through the catalogue<br />Who = Author<br />What = Article title<br />When = Date <br />Where = Journal title,volume, and page<br />Singh, J. B. (2011). Changes and Trends in Canadian Corporate Ethics Programs. Business and Society Review, 116(2), 257-276.<br /> This short video is also available to help you find articles when you are working from a citation or reference.<br />
  16. 16. Finding articles by citation 2: Google Scholar<br />Singh, J. B. (2011). Changes and Trends in Canadian Corporate Ethics Programs. Business and Society Review, 116(2), 257-276.<br />http://scholar.google.com/<br />
  17. 17. Finding articles by citation: quiz<br />Matten, Dirk. (2003) “Symbolic Politics in Environmental Regulation: Corporate Strategic Responses”. Business Strategy and the Environment. 12.4: 215-226To find this article through the library catalogue you would search:<br />Article title = Symbolic Politics in Environmental…<br />Author = Matten, Dirk<br />Journal title = Business Strategy and the Environment<br />Wait a second … I’m not sure<br />
  18. 18. Article databases<br />These three<br />are all linked in the subject research guide.<br />Many different kinds of articles<br />Newspapers (primarily)<br />
  19. 19. Scholarly journals<br /><ul><li>Published in academic journals – may be peer-reviewed
  20. 20. May be generally dedicated to the area of business e.g. Academy of Management Journal,or to a subfield within business such as business ethics, e.g. Business Ethics Quarterly
  21. 21. Written by academics and researchers
  22. 22. Typically focuses on original research
  23. 23. There is a publication lag time
  24. 24. Uses specialized language
  25. 25. Has extensive bibliographies
  26. 26. Plain covers, few or no pictures or advertisements</li></li></ul><li>Trade magazines<br /><ul><li>Published in trade or professional journals or magazines, e.g. Directors & Boards, CA Magazine
  27. 27. Target members of a specific business, industry or organization.
  28. 28. Written by practitioners or journalists who cover the field
  29. 29. Often published by an association or organization
  30. 30. Valued for currency
  31. 31. Typically focus on industry trends, new products, and organizational news
  32. 32. Editorial reviews quite common, may contain short bibliographies
  33. 33. Often printed on glossy paper with pictures, and illustrations and some focused advertising</li></li></ul><li>Popular magazines<br /><ul><li>Published in popular magazines e.g. Canadian Business, Economist, Forbes
  34. 34. Target audience is general public and/or business professionals
  35. 35. Tend to focus on general business information, especially current trends and news
  36. 36. Sometimes unsigned articles
  37. 37. No bibliographies
  38. 38. Use of laymen terms not specialized language
  39. 39. Features glossy paper, pictures & illustrations, and heavy advertising</li></li></ul><li>Newspapers<br /><ul><li>Published in newspapers or newswires, e.g. Wall Street Journal, Financial Times or Canada Newswire
  40. 40. Usually the articles are short
  41. 41. Focuses on current news in business
  42. 42. Written by business columnists and journalists</li></li></ul><li>Avoid natural language. Use “and” and “or” to search. <br />and puts together distinctive concepts and narrows the search<br /> management andethics<br />whistleblow* and legislation<br />or combines synonyms or like terms and broadens the search <br />web orinternet ethics or morals<br />Truncation symbols expand words <br />ethic* (= ethic, ethics, ethical, ethically)<br />manag* (= manage, manager, management)<br />Developing a good search strategy<br />
  43. 43. Question: Which finds the most?<br />Choose only one answer:When searching the library catalogue, which search string will find the mostrecords?<br />fraud and accounting<br />fraud in accounting<br />fraud or accounting<br />wait a second … I’m not sure<br />
  44. 44. Question: Which matches the most?<br />Choose only one answer:To retrieve all variations on the word “canada” (such as canada, canadian, …) which truncated form works best?<br />canada*<br />cana*<br />can*<br />canad*<br />wait a second … I’m not sure<br />
  45. 45. Two search demonstrations<br />Topic: whistleblowing and business ethics<br />Topic: Starbucks and corporate social responsibility<br />
  46. 46. Video: Ray Anderson<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUG4JXE6K4A<br />
  47. 47. What caught your interest?<br />Questions you came up with?<br />Let’s take one question and formulate an effective search strategy.<br /> What are the main keywords?<br /> Are there synonyms or alternate spellings?<br /> Should you use ANDs or ORs?<br /> Would truncation help you out?<br />
  48. 48. Search exercise<br />Go to the library home page at www.library.yorku.ca<br />Search for Business Source Premier and go to its site<br />Keeping principles of effective search strategy in mind, run to a search to see what you can find on your chosen topic using the search strategy you’ve come up with<br />Business Source Premier looks like this:<br />
  49. 49. Sustainalytics<br />Sustainalyticsrates companies on environmental, social and governance performance. <br />For most performance issue areas, it includes aboriginal relations, community involvement, corporate governance, employee relations, the environment and human rights. <br />The framework calls for a complete examination of each company's performance record in that area, as well as an evaluation of each company's record in these areas overall. <br />It also includes a <br />Controversy Report.<br />Example: Barrick Gold Corp<br />
  50. 50. Information produced by corporations: annual reports<br />SEDAR:<br />Canadian annual reports since 1997<br />EDGAR:<br />US annual reports<br />
  51. 51. Information produced by corporations: web sites<br />Consider:<br /><ul><li>Purpose of the site
  52. 52. Audience(s) for the site
  53. 53. Positives and negatives of this site as an information source
  54. 54. CSR information available</li></ul>Imperial Oilwww.imperialoil.ca<br />
  55. 55. Business ethics/CSR information on the free web<br />This may take many forms and you need to consider authority, accuracy, currency, coverage, and objectivity.<br />You also need to consider the relevance of the site in the context of your research project<br />“A free and prosperous world through choice, markets and responsibility.”<br />“Holding corporations accountable.”<br />
  56. 56. Thanks for your attention<br />http://researchguides.library.yorku.ca/businessethics<br />Business librarians are available to help you all through the year:<br /><ul><li>at the reference desk
  57. 57. bgref@yorku.ca
  58. 58. 416-736-5139
  59. 59. or by IM</li></ul>Or use the Meebo chat box on our site: http://www.library.yorku.ca/ccm/BG/<br />

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