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May 13 2013

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

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]

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Mar 01 2013

Free Selected Articles from Social Network Analysis and Mining

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:

You may click here to view the most downloaded articles which are downloaded live and in real-time from Social Network Analysis and Mining.

[Source: SpringerLink]

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Jan 19 2012

World Bank: China

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.

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Apr 04 2011

Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa

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.

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Mar 17 2010

New e-books available @ Palgrave Connect

We newly subscribe another e-book database:

 

HKU Libraries Homepage

> Electronic Resources

> Key English E-Resources

> Palgrave Connect

http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/ER/detail/hkul/4348253

 

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.

http://library.hku.hk/record=b4355940

 

Eco-innovation [electronic resource] : when sustainability and competitiveness shake hands / Javier Carrillo-Hermosilla, Pablo del Río González, Totti Könnöla.

http://library.hku.hk/record=b4353222

 

Financial regulation after the global recession [electronic resource] / Carlos M. Peláez, Carlos A. Peláez.

http://library.hku.hk/record=b4355948

 

How the Chinese economy works [electronic resource] / Rongxing Guo.

http://library.hku.hk/record=b4355954

 

The fear factor [electronic resource] : what happens when fear grips Wall Street / Colin Read.

http://library.hku.hk/record=b4355976

 

Unsecured ladders [electronic resource] : meeting the challenge of the unexpected / by Graham Robinson, John Harris.

http://library.hku.hk/record=b4353301

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