Database of the week

Week 2

  • Political Science Database : From trade magazines to academic journals - publications about politics, international relations and public policy

The Political Science Database gives users access to leading political science, public policy, and international relations journals. You will find thousands of recent, full-text, political science dissertations from U.S. and Canadian universities and other sources such as country reports and policy papers and the database is updated on a daily basis.

By making a personal account in ProQuest, you can add alerts that will notify you when new documents that match your search, are available.

For example you can read more about the Trump-administration’s decision to sanction against staff  at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

  • The Case Centre : Teaching by means of cases

In The Case Centre you will find a large number of cases in the field of business administration, marketing and management of universities and business schools worldwide. The case studies deal with real-life situations that confront the students with a dilemma or an uncertain outcome. A case often includes relevant documents, audiovisual items and carefully designed teaching notes. If you are interested in inspection copies or the use of the cases in education, please see the ordering procedure.
This database is really useful for Blended Learning.. More information on online teaching, the use and writing of cases.

Example of a case: Philips Healthcare: Global Sourcing in a Post-COVID-19 World
As a global leader in healthcare technology, Philips had an important role to play in the COVID-19 pandemic. The surge in demand for life-saving medical equipment by hospitals around the world presented high-stakes opportunities for the company. At the same time however, national governments in most countries were compelled to implement safety measures that greatly affected commercial activity. Philips' Healthcare business units, particularly in diagnostics and respiratory equipment, faced critical supply challenges during the Corona crisis which garnered media attention both at home and abroad. In order to capitalize on the high demand for medical equipment, CEO Frans van Houten knew that Philips needed to overcome several hurdles to produce and deliver enough inventory to meet that demand. Aware of the many challenges ahead, van Houten had to decide whether to revise the company's global sourcing strategy to future-proof it in a post-COVID-19 world - and, if so, how.


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