Friday, December 13, 2013

Award-winning articles from Emerald

Emerald Season's Greetings - Award-winning articles from Emerald Group Publishing.

View a selection of award-winning articles from the Emerald Management eJournals Database. Access these articles for FREE until January 1st 2014.

Image: Entrepreneurship. This article considers why entrepreneurship theorizing has become fragmented.
The authors' proposition of entrepreneurial endeavours as a complex adaptive system provides a fresh theoretical platform to examine aspects of entrepreneurship.
From: Business, Management & Strategy eJournal collection

Image: Football. This article critically reflects upon the use of the term accountability in the 21st Century.
The authors find that calls to "hold the most powerful to account" in practice lack political force.
From: Accounting, Finance & Economics eJournal Collection

Image: Meeting. Choosing a particular theoretical approach will structure the way in which any priority setting process is evaluated.
This paper suggests that explicitly considering evaluation theory makes key aspects of the evaluation process more visible to all stakeholders.
From: Health & Social Care eJournal Collection

Image: Employability. This article seeks to examine the basic employability skills needed for job performance.
The triangular approach taken in this study validates the importance of the interconnectedness among graduates, faculty, and industry.
From: Education eJournal Collection

Image: Interview. Results in this article show that compared to an applicant with a standard American-English accent, one with a Mexican-Spanish accent was at a disadvantage when applying for a software engineering job.
This research contributes to our understanding of how foreign accents influence decisions that have important economic consequences for individuals.
From: HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournal collection

Image: Aerospace. This study extends the viewpoint of "fit as holistic configurations" to explore how to use knowledge management (KM) processes.
The findings reflect the fact that individuals within organizational subunits should use the four KM processes of appropriate levels to generate new knowledge to accomplish their tasks.
From: Information & Knowledge Management eJournal collection

Image: Construction. This descriptive paper makes a qualitative analysis of information collected mainly from secondary sources such as reports, newspapers and journal publications.
The authors apply a theoretical framework on technology transition to analyse emergence of wood construction systems in Germany, Sweden and the UK.
From: Property Management & Built Environment eJournal collection

Image: High tech. Firms face high velocity conditions today that render product market strategies increasingly temporal.
Strategic flexibility is critical for enabling rapid adaptation to a changing environment. The purpose of this paper is to examine strategically ambidextrous firms through the twin lenses of flexibility and commitment.
From: Marketing eJournal collection

Image: Climate change. For communities threatened by current or impending climate change, adaptation is becoming a necessity.
Although little research has been done on human competences so far, this research shows that some appear to facilitate the adaptation process.
From: Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournal collection

Image: Robot. This article compares the quality and efficiency of five methods for solving the path planning problem of industrial robots.
The path planning algorithms help robots perform their tasks in a more efficient way because the path followed has been optimized.
From: Engineering eJournal collection

Image: Logistics. This paper aims to assess the quality of the case study based research approach as documented in articles published during the past 13 years.
The paper verifies the validity of ongoing claims for more rigour in case study-based research and identifies areas of improvement.
From: Operations, Logistics & Quality eJournal collection

Image: Library. Conducting a data interview can be a daunting task given the complexity of data curation and the lack of shared definitions.
This article provides practical information for public service librarians to help them conceptualize and conduct a data interview with researchers.
From: Library Studies eJournal collection

Image: Hotel. Here, the authors' findings provide insight into generational differences in expectations that hospitality workers have of their employers.
This helps managers in developing management styles as well as human resource policy to better address these expectations.
From: Tourism & Hospitality Management eJournal collection

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Studying for Exams

Lectures are finished …so why not come to the library to study.

We are open as usual up until Saturday 21st December.

Our opening hours are: 

Mon-Wed: 09:00-22:00

Thur-Fri: 09:00-21:00
Sat: 10:00-13:00 (Reading rooms are open until 17:00 on Sat in the 100 corridor behind old reception)

Extra rooms are open for quiet individual study so if you can’t get a seat in the open plan area try the library training room on the ground floor or study rooms 1, 4, and 5 upstairs.

Happy Studying!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Looking for Good FREE Internet Resources?

Check out some of these ... - a free, deep web search portal focused on business issues.

Campbell Collaboration - helps people make well-informed decisions by preparing, maintaining and disseminating systematic reviews in education, crime and justice, social welfare and international development.

DHO: Discovery - a gateway to Irish digital collections and resources, information and knowledge. Discovery supports the interdisciplinary and inter-institutional sharing of knowledge throughout the HSIS (Humanities Serving Irish Society) consortium and digital research collections of Irish interest.

Economics Search Engine - search over 23,000 economics websites.

Google Public Data Explorer - makes large, public-interest datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate.

Histpop - the Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) collection provides online access to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1937.

JURN - a curated academic search-engine, indexing 4,579 free ejournals in the arts & humanities. - federated Search of public and subscription collections such as Cochrane Library, PubMed and Medline Plus for medical researchers.

PogoFrog - jumps over the layman-focused clutter on the internet to find only credible medical information for physicians. - free search portal to the digital libraries of leading worldwide science and technology societies. - the world's most comprehensive, public science and technology research portal, searching over 400 collections globally.

The Alliance - gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results.

Trove - an innovative, free, online search engine developed by the National Library of Australia. - global science gateway-accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases.

Yahoo Finance - free stock quotes, up to date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, message boards, and mortgage rates

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Please DO NOT hold onto requested books beyond their due back date.

As students are busy revising for the upcoming exams we ask you to help us eliminate the practice of holding on to requested books.

A fine of €10.00 will be placed on the account of patrons who fail to return books requested by another borrower. This fine will be placed after the patron has been contacted by library staff by text and phone call and given 2 days to return the item. The usual fines are applicable for non requested items.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation and Good Luck with your projects!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Checkout these training webcasts.

Elsevier are committed to supporting authors and reviewers. They have developed several series of freely-available, bite-sized training webcasts containing some useful tips and tricks on a range of valuable topics.

Browse their channel  to watch:

•The "How to Get Published" series
•The "How to Review a Manuscript" series
•The "Introduction to Scholarly Publishing" series
•"The Impact Factor and Other Bibliometric Indicators"
•"Getting Your Paper Noticed"