The University of Manchester Library has changed its Electronic Journals A to Z list so this is a revised version of “How to access Harvard Business Review” – an essential skill for all.
You find an interesting Harvard Business Review (HBR) article on the web and want to read the full-text.
You have found your article – keep title, author, year and issue (i.e. the bibliographic details) to hand.
University of Manchester students and staff do not have to pay but you do have to access HBR via a journals database.
If you are accessing from a mobile device you can use the EBSCOhost app.
Using a browser, follow these steps:
1. Goto the e-journals A-to-Z list.
(For example goto www.mbs.ac.uk/library select e-Resources – Electronic Journals and then A-Z Electronic Journals)
2. Find details of UoM subscription to the HBR journal
Search for all journals with the words “harvard business review ” in their title.
The result indicates that the University subscribes to HBR through the journal database EBSCOhost Business Source Premier.
Note the access information, especially if you are off-campus.
Click on the link. This takes you to the FindIT@UML for HBR – click GO.
3. Authenticate your access to Business Source Premier
This step will vary depending on whether you are on-campus or on-campus.
On-campus, your PC is recognised as belonging to the University and no additional authentication is required.
If you are off-campus you need to select the Shibboleth login link and provide your details (for more detail see previous access Harvard Business Review post).
If you are off-campus and using the VPN software then you are “virtually on-campus” – your PC behaves as an on-campus PC.
4. Select the HBR issue
When you get to the HBR page on Business Source Premier (EBSCO host):
Expand the year (from the article’s bibliographic details) and then select the relevant issue.
Use the search within this publication link.
5. Get the article
When you get to the page for a HBR issue:
Scroll through the articles to find the one that you want
Amend the search at the top of the page with further details e.g. author surname, title keywords …
You can download the full-text by selecting the PDF full text link.
Use the add to folder link and then the folder view and export to add the bibliographic details to your reference management system.
There have been several recent articles in the financial press on the impact of the Qatari stake in Xstrata on the outcome of the proposed merger of Glencore and Xstrata.
There have also been several questions about the resources that we have for ownership data (shareholders). We have updated the FAQ questions:
- Where can I find the institutional holdings of various stocks?
- Where do I find info on insider holdings and insider trading?
- Where can I find info on share ownership of UK stocks (shares)?
While some shareholder information is publicly available, since large shareholders and directors have to declare dealings to the markets it is not easily available in a research-friendly format.
The commercial providers of ownership data tend to provide data for users who are interested in the current ownership of a single company or a small portfolio. They also collect data from as many sources as possible: large shareholders who have to report their holdings, institutional owners who report the largest holdings in their funds, and director dealings that can be large or small. (The exception if the Thomson Reuters database in WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) - this is more research-friendly but only covers US companies.)
With ownership data researchers need to carefully check what is available and how easily it can be collected.
There is no doubt that technology developments, and in particular the use of social media, is of interest to many researchers.
For business and management researchers this can involve both the impact of social media/technology on being a researcher, and the impact of social media company strategy, marketing, knowledge management etc.
Some useful starting points:
- 30 New Media tools from Cambridge JBS Information & Library Services New Media for Researchers – “These are some of our favourite new-media tools for finding and organising information and presenting you and your work online.”
- Communications / Internet / Social Media posts from London Business School BizResearch blog – latest A Portrait of Today’s Tablet Users – Wave II from the Online Publishers Association (OPA).
- Hughes, D. H., Rowe, M. Batey, M. & Lee, A (2012) “A tale of two sites: Twitter vs. Facebook and the personality predictors of social media usage” Computers in Human Behavior, 28(2) pp. 561-569. DOI:10.1016/j.chb.2011.11.001 - Manchester eScholar. (For full-text use FindIt@UML for Computers in Human Behavior)
There are various social media links in the previous post Research awareness and dissemination.
There are several sources of academic journal rankings that can be used to identify “top” journals in an area. See FAQ - Where can I find a ranking and rating of business and management journals? for more detail.
The journal ranking data for 2011 is the latest available. Based on previous years, the Journal Citation Reports (2012), including Impact Factors 2012, will be available around the end of June 2013.
Using Marketing as an example:
ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide (last updated Nov 2010) has a Marketing section with five journals identified as “grade four” (the highest)
- Journal of Marketing (ISSN 0022-2429)
- Journal of Marketing Research (ISSN 0022-2437)
- Journal of Consumer Research (ISSN 0093-5301)
- Marketing Science (ISSN 0732-2399)
- Journal of Retailing (ISSN 0022-4359)
SJR SCImago Journal and Country Rank – Journal Ranking:
Area Business, Management and Accounting, Category Marketing, Country All, Order by H Index, Year 2011 (based in Scopus data) gives the following first five
- Journal of Marketing (ISSN - 00222429)
- Administrative Science Quarterly (ISSN - 00018392)
- Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (ISSN - 00920703)
- Journal of Marketing Research (ISSN - 00222437)
- Journal of Consumer Research (ISSN - 00935301)
The ISI Web of Knowledge Journal Citation Reports (2011 JCR Social Science Edition) do not have marketing as a separate category, but Journal of Marketing, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Retailing and Journal of Marketing Research are all in the top 20 for subject category Business ranked by Impact Factor.
Also from Journal Citation Reports (2011) Top 10 journals in Management, Finance and Economics from INSEAD blog.
Eigenfactor claims to rank journals in a similar way to Google ranking websites.
- Eigenfactor ranking for ISI category Business - there is no marketing category but several marketing journals are at the top of this category.
See also previous post – Journal Rankings http://bizlib247.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/journal-rankings/ (Oct 2010)
Thank you to the students who reported problems with the Datastream AFO Excel add-in. Update Aug 17 2012 – Thanks to Andrew of MBS IT we have a workaround – for details see comment below.
Investigation this morning has identified the problem. Microsoft recently issued a critical update which has affected external Visual Basic applications including the Datastream AFO Excel add-in. Thomson Reuters are aware of this but they do not yet have a solution. For details see their Microsoft Update note.
MBS IT advise that as the Microsoft update is critical it is not possible to uninstall it. (There have been increased problems with virus and malware software on campus recently.)
Friday Aug 17, MBS IT have come up with a workaround until Thomson Reuters or Microsoft issue a fix (details in comment below). This should be applied to all our PCs with Datastream on reboot. If you get an error at the first attempt to use the DS AFO Excel add-in then close Excel and try again.
If DS AFO Excel add-in problems persist the alternatives that we can suggest are:
- Use the Datastream Application Interface and export resulting data to Excel.
- Use an alternative database – see earlier Researching Financial Markets post
We realise that these are not ideal if you are in the midst of collecting your dissertation data from Datastream. Please get in touch if you need further help or advice.
In addition, please continue to let us know if you are still having problems with Datastream.
The recent (Aug 10 2012) Manchester United IPO (Initial Public Offering) illustrates the distinction between a company, as a legal entity, and its listing(s) on one or more stock exchanges.
- Companies do not always list on their “home” market – Manchester United have chosen to list in New York (NYSE)
- Companies occasionally have distinct classes of shares – for Manchester United there are Class A and Class B shares, both listed on NYSE on Aug 10 2012.
- Companies can have a listing history – Manchester United was a PLC listed on the London Stock Exchange from Jun 7 1991 to 2005, then a private company, and now an NYSE-listed one.
The history of Manchester United shares is illustrated by searching on Datastream.
The first listing for Manchester United (952540) was on Jun 7 1991. This was followed by secondary listings (Primary Quote = No) on exchanges Frankfurt in 1997 and XETRA in 2000. These three de-listed on June 22 2005 when the company went private. After a period as a private company there were two listings on the NYSE on Aug 10 2010: Manchester United CL.A (87312Q) (Major Security = Yes) and Manchester United CL.B (87407C) (Major Security = No).
Need More Information
Bloomberg Professional is excellent giving access to lots of information on the company and its IPO. A predictive search for “manchester united” gives easy access to the current NYSE listing and previous LSE listing. Bloomberg also provide lots of business news on the IPO.
Datastream does not give access to information on the IPO. You can get the IPO prospectus, and any other filings documents, from PI Navigator, and financial information on the IPO from Thomson One Banker.
For balance – Manchester City Football Club is a private company, a subsidiary of Manchester City Limited, wholly owned by HH SHEIKH MANSOUR BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN. [From FAME database for all UK companies, public and private]
There is much confusion in understanding Datastream’s company status information, especially when a company is dead or delisted. Generally, you may find the following 3 types of non active status data:
Dead: In Datastream, a dead company is a company or corporation that is formally dissolved but has not yet completed distributing its assets. Therefore, you will find `dead – delisted’ meaning dead and also delisted; `dead – EXCHANGE INTO’ meaning company merged with another company and is using a different company name/id; `dead – T/O’ meaning dead and taken over by another company.
Delisted: This means that a company’s stocks are no longer listed on a stock exchange. There are various reasons for the removal, including: a. the security no longer exists, the company is bankrupt; b. the public distribution of the security has dropped to an unacceptably low level; c. the company has failed to comply with the terms of its listing agreement.
Suspended: This referrs to the status of a listed security of a company, who’s trading privileges have been revoked by the Exchange. All securities of the company remain suspended until trading privileges have been reinstated, or the company is delisted.
The Pages app is an extremely powerful word processing application. It can do almost anything that the desktop version can do. It’s easy to use and anyone who has ever used Microsoft Word can pick it up in a few minutes. You can enter text and format however you want. It is perfect for creating documents, spreadsheets, letters or assignments.
Apple’s Pages is the document creation component of their iWork productivity suite of software, put simply it’s their version of Microsoft “Word”. It is a companion app to the Keynote and Numbers apps and all three are universal apps that work on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Pages for the iPad is a slimmed down version of Apple’s word processor and page layout application, and it works surprisingly well for mobile document creation and editing. Like its big brother on the Mac, Pages for the iPad includes a nice set of text and graphics tools for making your documents look sharp. It includes tools for formatting text, applying text styles, placing graphics and applying effects, and building your own shapes and objects. The tools are surprisingly easy to use despite the fact that the only input tools are your finger tips.
Pages includes a nice set of effects and tools such as drop shadows, the ability to control object opacity, image rotation and scaling, smart guides, and auto-wrapping of text around objects. Watching text reflow around objects and images as you drag them is fantastic, especially considering you’re working with a tablet device.
It supports tables and charts like the Mac version and building charts works the same way: Drop in a generic chart, then double-tap to add the data you want. Simple.
Creating a new document is a straightforward process in Pages too and the app includes a file export option that saves your documents for sharing with other devices as Pages documents, Microsoft Word files, or PDFs.
Whilst not free, the Pages app is a guaranteed winner for those who need the ability to document create away from their desks.