Monaco Scientific Centre's 50th anniversary

Yesterday evening the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM) celebrated its 50th anniversary.

50 years of scientific research

The Centre Scientifique de Monaco celebrated its 50th anniversary with a commemorative stamp.

Yacht Club involved in marine expedition

Another eco-scientific expedition on the Tara.

Survey states the obvious

According to a report from Marketwire, the Luxury Institute has just released its latest WealthSurvey. It seems that high net worth (HNWI) American consumers are just like the rest of us when it comes to customer service. Wealthy people don't like their personal data being shared with third parties, they want frontline staff to be empowered to sort out their problems regardless of company policies, and if they need to return a purchase, they want the experience to be fast, easy and convenient.

Time's global luxury survey

The Fall 2007 supplement to Time magazine contains what they call the Global Luxury Survey, which investigates the markets for luxury brands in China, Russia and India. We have a paper copy in the library that you can consult.

Teaching, video games and questionable questionaires

A new report from the UK, says that there's now "evidence" that video games deserve a place in schools. What's the evidence? points out the need for better quality research.

Technology to help or replace primary researchers?

Wal-Mart are looking to take shopper observation to the next level. They intend to deploy infra-red based technology for tracking shoppers' progress through their stores. Previously this was the preserve of observers with clipboards as described in Paco Underhill's Why We Buy.

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