Textmarker! will help you avoid plagiarism

Textmarker! is a Mozilla Firefox add-on which allows you to highlight text selections and to copy it into a Word document. Up to 3 highlighter colors can be configured.

First, add Textmarker! to your browser.


Then, on a selection of text of your document and make a right-click to highlight a paragraph.
Make another right click to select “Texte surligné —-> Copier tous les éléments surlignés”

Last, on a Word document, paste your text selection using the  Ctrl +V shortcut on your keyboard. The text’s source will automatically be added below the paragraph.

Atlas: Elsevier’s new virtual journal

atlas Atlas is a new virtual journal launched by Elsevier that publishes articles with a social impact, chosen from across science, social sciences, technology and health.

With the slogan “Research for a better world”, it aims at showing the value of science and scientific publishing in ways that resonate with global challenges. Researchers are well placed to explain concepts, but journalists can bring the crucial attention needed to integrate science into society. Each month Atlas will showcase research that can (or already has) significantly impact people’s lives around the world. Atlas articles will fall into four broad categories: people, planet, resources, and technology.

Each article is chosen by an external advisory board that includes representatives of some of the world’s most renowned non-governmental organizations (NGOs). They choose from a shortlist of articles suggested by the Publishers of Elsevier’s 1,800+ journals. The key criterion for selection is the social impact of the research. Then, Atlas’s science writers summarize the research in an easy-to-understand story. The selected articles will also be made freely available on ScienceDirect, which the library subscribes to.

Managing and sharing your research data

managingThe LSE Blog publishes a review of the Book “Managing and Sharing Research Data: A Guide to Good Practice” written by Louise Corti, Veerle Van den Eynden, Libby Bishop & Matthew Woollard.

Emily Grundy, author of the review says that this guide can be useful for students and researchers because data sharing has become much easier due to technical advances which have simplified the procedure of acquiring and processing data. However, the whole business of depositing, managing, acquiring and using data responsibly has become more complicated, not least because of the wealth of data sets of different types now available.

Chapter 1 sets out the case for managing and sharing research data. The authors argue that published findings should be replicable, and publicly funded research should be regarded as a common good. Moreover, duplicating data collection exercises is wasteful and may also tend to increase response burden (if people are asked to participate in multiple surveys) and lead to lower response rates.

Subsequent chapters follow with more guidance on planning for data sharing throughout the data life cycle, documentation, data management, formatting and storage. Chapter 7 considers in more detail the legal and ethical issues involved in sharing research. This includes a consideration of statistical disclosure techniques, an important and expanding area of research and practice which is often poorly understood. Suggestions are made about how to reduce risks of being able to identify individuals in data sets, in addition to removing personal identifiers. All of this is sensible, although such practices do limit the potential for further use in ways that may not be foreseen at the time of deposition.

Read more here

Issues on SSRN submission process

SSRN_didyouknowInteresting post on SSRN blog dealing with issues such as:

– coauthors who may submit the same papers,

– coauthors who want to share the same version of a paper,

– new version of a paper with a slightly different title…

SSRN receives close to 70,000 new submissions and over 40,000 revisions each year. Authors use SSRN to share their research and often submit different versions of the same paper along its evolutionary path because they may provide different value to different readers.

See more here

Library subscriptions on WRDS platform

WRDSThe Library subscribes to the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), which is a data research platform and business intelligence tool for academics. “Developed in 1993 to support faculty research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS has since evolved to become the leading business intelligence tool for a global research community of 30,000+ users at over 350 institutions in 33 countries” says WRDS presentation on its website.

The library subscribes to various data sets including the following:
– Audit analytics data
– Bank Regulatory
– blockholders
– Bureau van Dijk
– Capital IQ
– Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP)
– CENTRIS-Monthly Insights Reports
– CBOE indexes
– Compustat North America
– CUSIP Master File
– Dow Jones
– Eventus
– Execucomp
– Fama-French (research) Portfolio and Liquidity Factors
– I / B / E / S
– IRI Marketing Factbook: Point of Sale – Penn World Tables
– People Intelligence
– Philadelphia Stock Exchange United Currency Options
– Risk metrics
– SEC Disclosure of Order Execution

More information here

Twitter profile of the month

Capture d’écran 2015-05-16 à 12.07.13@researchwhisper shepherds you through the arcane world of academic research, funding, + building that track-record.

The account is supported by the The Research Whisperer blog, which is dedicated to the topic of doing research in academia. The authors Jonathan O’Donnell (@jod999) and Tseen Khoo (@tseenster) talk about finding funding, research culture, and building academic track-records.

Human Rights and Procurement

Regarding the conference organized by the HEC Paris Social  Business / Enterprise and Poverty Chair and SnO Center (5pm, Monday 11 May 2015), we are happy to share with you the following readings.                



We also suggest you visit the exhibition: “Derrière le code-barres” realized by Ressources Humaines Sans Frontières whitch is an NGO that promotes Human Rights at Work in the Supply Chain. (from 4th to 15th May).


HRM and ethics

Your company may unwittingly be conducting business with human traffickers: How can you prevent this? / Smith Catherine Taken & Betts, Teresa. Business horizons, mars 2015, vol. 58, issue 2. (HEC Paris authentification needed) Article

A new concern is beginning to gain notoriety in society: human trafficking. This issue, which can result in slavery, should concern businesses. Almost 30 million slaves exist globally today. The fact that human trafficking is a $32 billion business indicates either indifference for human rights or an ignorance of the injustice occurring. Even though companies may be against the idea of human trafficking, they may not recognize that they could be contributing to this problem through their business operations and relationships. However, companies can exercise social responsibility by using their influence over suppliers and business partners to prohibit human trafficking. This article examines the extent to which companies are involved in combating human trafficking, and helps companies identify where they are at risk for involvement with human trafficking. Moreover, steps are suggested to prevent human trafficking from occurring within company operations and supply chains.

Towards an Ethical Research Agenda for International HRM: The Possibilities of a Plural Cosmopolitan Framework. / Janssens, Maddy & Steyaert, Chris. Journal of business ethics, novembre 2012, vol. 11 issue 1. (HEC Paris authentification needed) Article

In this conceptual paper, we aim to develop a much needed ethical research agenda for international Human Resource Management (HRM), given that the changing geopolitical dynamics interrogate the political role of multinational companies and the ethical stance they take in their HRM practices. To theoretically ground this agenda, we turn to cosmopolitanism and distinguish three main perspectives-political, cultural, and social-each of which implies a different understanding of the self-other relation in the context of the global world. We translate the core and ethical stance of each perspective to the field of international HRM, presenting three different foci of an ethical research agenda in terms of the ethical implications for multinational companies, research focus, methodological suggestions, and inherent limitations.

Working off the clock and its impact / Faraz, Muhammad ; Shamsi, Aamir & Rizwana, Bashir. Journal of business ethics, July 2014, vol. 122, issue 3. (HEC Paris authentification needed) Article

Textile is one of the largest export and source of foreign exchange in Pakistan. For the last two decades, Textile sector is serving as the backbone for Pakistan economy. Several foreign retailers including Target, Jessie Penny, Wal-Mart, and Kohl’s are outsourcing textile and garments from Pakistan. Along with the quality, these retailers are highly concerned with the ethical and social issues of their suppliers, including child labor, forced labor, compensation, working hours and environment health, and safety. My current study is an applied research, based on the problem, regarding the working hours and its proper management in textile factories, mismanagement of which lead to serious issues during social and ethical standard audits. Repetition of which may consequent in termination of business with suppliers and factories. The research hypothesis is that working off the clock will lead to overtime premium not paid and double book record keeping. As far as ethical and social compliance (SC) is concerned both overtime premiums not paid and double book records are critical issues during SC audit. A sample of 40 suppliers (factories SC audit reports) of Pakistan was randomly selected working with foreign buyers. Secondary data were used to verify the findings based on Audits finding conducted by different third party during a period of 2 years, i.e. Feb., 2010 to Jan., 2012. The results and research findings reflect that during the last 2 years (Nov., 2010 to Oct., 2012) out of 40 factories audit reports 25 factories (62.5 %) were found having working off the clock that also lead to overtime premium not paid. However, double book records were not witnessed in all 40 factories SC audit reports as parallel (falsified) records were not maintained by any factories. The above findings will help the suppliers, factories, and buyers to develop a proactive approach (on buyers end) and proper production planning (on suppliers and factories end) to avoid critical issues and smooth business activities.

Globalization of the Economy

For Bangladeshi Women, Work is Worth the risks / Srivastava, Mehul. Bloomberg Businessweek. 4/28/2014. Issue 4376. (HEC Paris authentification needed) Article

The article discusses economic opportunity afforded to poor, illiterate women in Bangladesh by the country’s garment industry. Although work conditions can be unpleasant and unsafe, garment-factory jobs provide these women with better-than-average pay for manual labor, and also make it easier for them to send their daughters to school. The circumstances of garment-industry worker Nazma Akhter, a survivor of a fire at the Tazreen Fashions clothing factory, and her daughter are described. 

ADAPTING to a workforce WITHOUT borders / Gartside, David ; Sloman, Colin. T+D, avril 2014, vol. 68 issue 4. (HEC Paris authentification needed) Article

The article focuses on the changes that have occurred in the talent landscape due to increasing globalization. It highlights the need for human resource department to reinvent itself to help their organization adapt to an increasingly diverse workforce. The importance of developing strong local leaders with a global mindset to achieve the benefits of global integration is emphasized. Tips in acquiring global talent are also presented, including forging relationships in micro-communities.


Please, find also several books on this issue at the Library!

Use this link to display the bibliography of the 5 recommended books to borrow or read online via the Library Subscription.