Focus on: China
This wide-ranging series will present research from a number of disciplines, including Education, Geography, Art and Religion. Each month, a specific theme will be explored, giving greater academic insight into this global superpower. Free access is available for all articles until the end of 2015. HKUL users can continue to access our subscribed articles.
Please click on a month/theme below to start your research today:
March: Industry and Business
Over the past several decades, China has risen to prominence as forerunners in many industries and business sectors, including finance, agriculture, clothing and in modern times especially, technology. Whilst these traditional industries are popularly associated with the country’s ever-growing superpower image, issues such as restrictions to entrepreneurship and other routes of personal innovation continue to cause debate in the Western world and beyond.
The subject of Chinese culture can be approached from a myriad of avenues. The government’s maintenance of cultural security and national identity; the interaction of global trends and influences with local cultures; understanding driving forces behind the emergence and prosperity of China’s changing cultural industries; Western interpretations of Chinese culture, consumerism and aspirationalism; the rise of “digital democracy” and the economy of grassroots culture in China, and many more issues constitute to an exciting field of study.
Urban Institute: CHA Families and the Plan for Transformation
The Urban Institute provides high-quality research on economic and social policy, addressing topics such as education, employment, crime, and governance. This clutch of documents looks at the transformation of the Chicago Housing Authority and the provision of public housing in the city. The five briefs “describe key successes and challenges faced by CHA and its residents.” Titles address topics like “How Chicago’s Public Housing Transformation Can Inform Federal Policy?” and “Chronic Violence: Beyond the Developments.” Along with these insightful documents, you can also look over the Previous Briefs area. Here you will find “The Health Crisis for CHA Families,” “CHA After Wells-Where are the Residents Now?” and a dozen other briefs.
[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 17, April 26, 2013]
OECD Working Papers Series
The mantra of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is “Better Policies for Better Lives.” OECD’s work spans the world and features a team of economists, sociologists, and others working on problems as diverse as higher education, access to clean water, and energy policy. The OECD Working Papers Series spans 19 crucial areas, including agriculture, development, environment, finance, and health care. You should definitely check out the Tourism papers, as they include the compelling work “Green Innovation in Tourism Services.” The Local Economic and Employment (LEED) papers are quite good as well, covering timely topics like urban governance and regional policy decision making. You can sign up to receive updates about new papers as they are released to the site.
[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 18, May 3, 2013]
Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM) is a multidisciplinary journal serving researchers and practitioners in academia and industry. It is the main venue for a wide range of researchers and readers from computer science, network science, social sciences, mathematical sciences, medical and biological sciences, financial, management and political sciences. We solicit experimental and theoretical work on social network analysis and mining using a wide range of techniques from social sciences, mathematics, statistics, physics, network science and computer science.
Read, download and save these articles online. They are available online for free until April 15, 2013:
- Social networks and online environments: when science and practice co-evolve – Devan Rosen, George A. Barnett, Jang Hyun Kim
- Social network analysis: developments, advances, and prospects – John Scott
- Supervised methods for multi-relational link prediction – Darcy Davis, Ryan Lichtenwalter, Nitesh V. Chawla
- Trends in science networks: understanding structures and statistics of scientific networks – Miray Kas, Kathleen M. Carley, L. Richard Carley
- Modeling blogger influence in a community – Nitin Agarwal, Huan Liu, Lei Tang, Philip S. Yu
You may click here to view the most downloaded articles which are downloaded live and in real-time from Social Network Analysis and Mining.
The World Bank has a number of marvelous country profile websites, and their site dedicated to China is top-notch. It’s not just a simple demographic overview of this dynamic country; it is a series of meditations on the state of their economy, political culture, urban development, and other affairs.
First-time users will want to look at the “Country-At-A-Glance” section at the top of the homepage to get a thumbnail sketch of the country’s current state of affairs. Over on the left-hand side of the page, visitors can look over the “Projects & Programs” area, which talks about the Bank’s activities in the country, which include energy efficiency projects and sustainable biodiversity conservation works. Moving on, the “What’s New” area features opinion pieces from World Bank officials, press releases, and information about lending policies. Users are also invited to sign up for their RSS feed and email updates here.
Please click here to access.
The journal is cross-disciplinary and therefore it publishes articles from a wide-range of topics including language, technology, entrepreneurship, finance and communication. It is meant to promote dialogue across disciplines by emphasizing the interconnectedness of knowledge. It is ideal for scholars eager to venture into other disciplinary horizons.
It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.
We newly subscribe another e-book database:
HKU Libraries Homepage
> Electronic Resources
> Key English E-Resources
> Palgrave Connect
It includes e-book collections in business & management and economics & finance published by Pagrave Macmillan.
You may also wish to find the following new books available:
Asia and the subprime crisis [electronic resource] : lifting the veil on the ‘financial tsunami’ / Chi Lo.
Eco-innovation [electronic resource] : when sustainability and competitiveness shake hands / Javier Carrillo-Hermosilla, Pablo del Río González, Totti Könnöla.
Financial regulation after the global recession [electronic resource] / Carlos M. Peláez, Carlos A. Peláez.
How the Chinese economy works [electronic resource] / Rongxing Guo.
The fear factor [electronic resource] : what happens when fear grips Wall Street / Colin Read.
Unsecured ladders [electronic resource] : meeting the challenge of the unexpected / by Graham Robinson, John Harris.