Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Case Study and the Tablet

The B-School Case Study Gets a Digital Makeover
'Tablet technology is beginning to transform case studies from straightforward narratives into complex and changeable plots—a metamorphosis nearly a century in the making.'
This BusinessWeek article describes how some B-schools are using digital tablet platforms (iPads, Kindles) to deliver course materials and case studies in particular.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Google Scholar Citations

Google's answer to ResearcherID?
We use a statistical model based on author names, bibliographic data, and article content to group articles likely written by the same author. You can quickly identify your articles using these groups. After you identify your articles, we collect citations to them, graph these citations over time, and compute your citation metrics.
Full Google announcement - Help & FAQ page
Sample pages:Albert EinsteinMargaret MeadAlonzo Church

This is still in development and open only to a small number of users. You can still sign up to be notified when the service is open to all.

Under attack: Sony, CIA....JSTOR?!

Corporations and government have recently been under intense hacker attacks and now Academia is also a target: programmer and internet activist Aaron Swartz has been indicted for illegally downloading millions of articles from JSTOR via a MIT account.
This statement from the US justice department states:
AARON SWARTZ, 24was charged in an indictment with wire fraud, computer fraud, unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer, and recklessly damaging a protected computer. If convicted on these charges, SWARTZ faces up to 35 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, restitution, forfeiture and a fine of up to $1 million

JSTOR is not pressing charges and has issued this statement
See also New York Times article: Internet Activist Charged in MIT Data Theft

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Google+ Project

Google's new project Google+ while still available 'on invitation only' is growing fast and is already considered for use in the classroom according to this article.

It is also starting to get less enthusiastic coverage

Interactive tour.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Top 10 management journals by impact factor

2010 Journal Citation Reports - Available NowThe 2010 Journal Citation Report from Thomson Reuters has just been released.
  • Covers more than 9,100 journals from over 2,200 publishers in approximately 230 disciplines from 78 countries.
  • The Sciences Edition covers over 6,500 journals; the Social Sciences Edition covers over 1,900.
  • Cited and citing journal statistics from 1997 forward.
Access the Journal Citation Report on the Library page to view more rankings by disciplines.

Top 10 management journals by impact:

  1. Academy of Management Review
  2. Academy of Management Annals 
  3. Academy of Management Journal
  4. Journal of Operations Management
  5. MIS Quarterly
  6. Research in Organizational Behavior
  7. Organizational Research Methods
  8. Journal of International Business Studies
  9. Journal of Business Logistics
  10. Journal of Management Studies