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Read Sage Publishing’s new “Management Ink” blog

26 April 2012 Leave a comment

Image John Rylands University Library has a long standing subscription to the full-text collections published by Sage (a leading independent publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets).

The Management and Organization studies collections include flag-ship peer review publications such as Organization Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Management and Marketing Theory.

Sage’s new Management Ink blog puts the spotlight on all the research published in these journals. You can get an inside view of the latest research in management and business, and also read engaging new posts about events in the field (as well as podcasts and award-winning articles) by signing up today.

Click on the links below to read some of the top rated posts recently published.

To sign up for email updates from the blog, visit the Management Ink blog, and click on the subscription option from the right hand side:

Categories: Management literature

“All about..” New finance book series now available

8 March 2012 1 comment

ImageWe have just received delivery of a number of titles from McGraw Hill’s “All about” Finance series, which are now available to borrow from the Eddie Davies & Precinct libraries. Though targeted primarily at investors these books provide clear and easy to understand introductions to a variety of hot investment topics. As an example the book about Derivatives focuses on: The various derivative contracts (including forwards, futures, swaps and options); Pricing methods and mathematics for determining fair value and Hedging Strategies for managing and reducing investment risk.

The titles of the books now available to borrow are given below – You can click on the links provided to check current availability of the individual titles.

Categories: New Books

Essential research app review: SciVerse Science Direct

5 December 2011 1 comment


SciVerse’s ScienceDirect is a leading full-text database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. There are currently more than 9.5 million articles/chapters, and this content base that is growing at a rate of almost 0.5 million additions per year.

The Business & Management related content is particularly impressive, with access provided to a critical mass of over 150 prestigious and highly cited journals (as well as key reference works, handbooks and e-Books). Standout  titles you can access via this platform include:

  • The Handbooks in Economics Series
  • Accounting Organizations and Society
  • Journal of Accounting and Economics
  • Journal of Banking and Finance
  • Journal of Financial Economics
  • Long Range Planning
  • World Development


All of this fantastic content can now be accessed anywhere, anytime via your mobile device. SciVerse provide support for the Iphone / Ipad, Blackberry and Android platforms. You can download the relevant app from the link below. You need to make sure that you select from the “For institutional library subscribers only” menu.

SciVerse Mobile Apps Gallery

N.B. The paid version of the app provides enhanced searching features, and the option to set up alerts, which notify you when new journal content has been issued that matches your chosen search criteria.

You will also need to register once you have downloaded the app. This is a simple process, but you will not get the full range of the app’s features until this has been completed.

  • First step is to visit
  • When filling out the registration form YOU MUST use the email address provided to you by MBS / University of Manchester. You can select Student / Teacher as options in the “Your Role” field
  • Once you have supplied this information, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You must click on the link provided in this e-mail to activate your access to SciVerse ScienceDirect mobile app.
  • It is recommended that you validate your e-mail address from the mobile device as it will launch the app automatically.

‘Poor Economics’ wins the 2011 FT Business Book of the Year award

4 November 2011 1 comment

Poor Economics” by MIT professors Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo has won the prestigious Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award for 2011.

The authors are part of a group of economists known as “randomistas”, and have used controlled trials across five continents to test the impact of policies aimed at beating poverty, from the provision of free anti-malaria bed-nets to education subsidies. “Poor Economics” maps out a third way between those who believe aid does more harm than good and those such as Jeffrey Sachs who believe the reverse.

The book beat off stiff competition to take home the £30,000 prize. See below for details of the other short-listed books which are also available to borrow from the library:

MBS Library has followed this award closely since it’s establishment in 2005, as it aims to identify books that provide compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics.

This year we have again purchased every book which appeared on the long list published earlier this year. You can Search for books from this list using the Library catalogue

Long list for FT Business Book of the Year 2011

You may also be interested in the previous winners of the award listed below:

Categories: New Books

Academy of International Business

16 September 2011 Leave a comment

We have recently purchased all 15 volumes of the book series produced by the UK and Ireland Chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB – UKI). This is the leading association of scholars and specialists (in the field of international business) in the UK & Ireland.

The AIB-UKI promotes the teaching and research of all areas of international business, within the framework of the worldwide AIB, and acts as a forum for the development and exchange of views on issues in international business, mainly by means of the AIB-UKI Annual Conference.

The book series comprises the best papers from the annual conferences, with each title focusing on a particular theme. The latest entry in the series concentrates on Firm-Level Internationalization, Regionalism and Globalization” and features contributions from Manchester Business School’s own Rudolf Sinkovics.

Full details of the books and themes covered can be found on the AIB – UKI website.

To check availability in the Eddie Davies Library access the Library Catalogue and type the title of the volume you need into the search box.

Categories: New Books

A new look for ABI Inform

11 July 2011 1 comment

ProQuest’s ABI Inform (a comprehensive database of business and management literature) has recently undergone a cosmetic and functional overhaul, and contains some interesting new features to try out. Of particular interest at the moment, may be the fact that the database provides access to over 18,000 (mainly U.S.) full-text doctoral and masters level dissertations and theses.

You can now easily search for dissertations and theses using the Browse option. This also allows you to easily navigate the databases indexing system and to look for special reports on countries and companies.

The database also provides access to the full-text of content from a wide number of top-rated peer-review publications such as Sloan Management Review.

We have produced a new guide to the database which provides detail of the new features and can be accessed via the link below:

Access the database from our website – Select eResourcesDatabasesManagement Literature. Alternatively access direct from the link below:

How to research… Management Literature

28 March 2011 1 comment

The latest in our “How to research” series of guides focuses on the subject of management literature. From books to journal articles; conference proceedings to trade and industry news, the range of material available from the library is very wide ranging. As such, we have developed this guide to provide a signpost to the different types of literature available (and highlight how you can access these different sources).

Particularly useful for those about to embark on literature reviews, and /or dissertation planning , the guide can be downloaded from the MBS Intranet, or our business and managment subject pages. Alternatively, you can download by using the link below:

How to research… Management literature

Categories: General Business