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Company / Industry Research
Country & Culture Research
Finding Articles
Citation Guides

 

Company / Industry Research

Business Insights: Essentials provides company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies. It includes periodical articles, news articles, and press releases; investment reports; corporate chronologies and company histories; brands and product information; industry and company rankings; financial overviews; industry overviews; and HR law case digests.

Business Source Complete provides full-text business journals and hundreds of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals covering all aspects of business. Other resources include financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more.

eStatement Studies is the online version of the Annual Statement Studies produced by the Risk Management Association (RMA). It provides composite performance metrics derived directly from the financial statements of financial institutions' borrowers and prospects. It includes two publications: Financial Ratios Benchmarks on over 760 industries, Industry Default Probabilities and Cash Flow Measures.

Hoover's Online covers public, private, and international companies.

IBISWorld is a comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research Reports, which contain trends, statistics, and analysis on market size, market share of competitors, and industry growth rates. Performance analysis includes emerging industry trends as well as recent production performance and 5 year forecasts. Each comprehensive study also examines details such as: the barriers to entry, operating cost structure (industry averages), technology & systems, and domestic & international markets. Tables and statistics include: Industry revenue, exports, imports, wages, and number of companies in the industry. UO subscription includes: US Industry Reports (NAICS), US Specialized Industry Report,China Industry Reports, and US Business Environment Profiles.

International Directory of Company Histories provides detailed information on more than 11,000 influential and emerging companies worldwide. Coverage includes comprehensive background and history of a company; merger and acquisition history; impact of sales and marketing campaigns; effectiveness of executive leadership; expansions and strategies; labor/management actions; stock exchanges, ticker symbols, and industries; and principal subsidiaries, divisions, operating units and competitors.

Market Share Reporter (MSR) is a compilation of market share statistics from periodical literature. MSR entries fall into 4 broad "Market Share Type" categories: Corporate, Institutional, Brand, and Product. Consumer and industrial products, and company and brand level market share are also included.

Mint Global contains information on over 35 million companies worldwide, including banks and insurance companies, providing descriptive information, company financials,news, market research, ratings and country reports, scanned reports, ownership and M&A data via two separate interfaces, Mint Global and Orbis.

Mintel Reports covers market research studies on consumer products, services, and lifestyles. Each report describes the economic drivers, leading companies, market share, market size, trends, segmentation, and consumer attitudes and purchasing habits. It is international in scope but strong in Europe and the U.S.

Orbis is the other interface of Mint Global, which is a global database produced by Bureau van Dijk. Contains information on millions of companies including extensive data on
company locations of subsidiaries, financial performance, industry, deals, ownership structure, number of employees, year of incorporation and other criteria. Also compares a
company to its competitors along multiple dimensions.

Passport GMID is a collection of valuable country, industry, company and consumer intelligence: internationally comparable market statistics on industries, countries and consumer; full text market reports, company reports and country reports; expert analyst comments on emerging industry trends, country trends and consumer trends.

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Country & Culture Research

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs.  Includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.  Also has some journal abstracts, books, links to related web sites, maps, and country data.

  • Country Guides
    Links to resources on culture, customs, and business etiquette, as well as country facts, news and business data.

EIU provides data and forecasts about political, economic, and business climates of various regions and up to 200 countries, as well as related news, analysis, and risk factor assessments.

Coverage includes the Country Commerce, Country Finance, Global Forecasting Service, and ViewsWire.

This 10-volume set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. It is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.

The globalEDGE web site is a rich, FREE, source of information on doing business internationally. In addition to country statistics and industry information, it includes links to information on country-specific and regional business customs and etiquette.

NOTE: See below for the two different areas on the website for information on culture.

  1. For a valuable overview of the culture of your country of interest, click "Get Global Insights" . Use the drop down menu in the Insights by Country category to select a country of interest and click "GO" then "Culture".
  2. For more useful information on other cultures, click on the http://globaledge.msu.edu/Global-Resources/culture/ to go to the globalEDGE listing of on-line resources on specific cultures. You can also get there from the homepage by clicking on "Reference Desk", then click Global Resource Directory and then Culture.
The Global Road Warrior database covers 175 countries and addresses 22 categories of interest to travelers, including business culture, communications, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, security, society and culture, tips for businesswomen, transportation, and travel essentials. It also includes maps and photographs.

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands offers essential international business etiquette practices and culture cues.  It includes more than 70 country profiles.

Passport GMID is a collection of valuable country, industry, company and consumer intelligence: internationally comparable market statistics on industries, countries and consumer; full text market reports, company reports and country reports; expert analyst comments on emerging industry trends, country trends and consumer trends.

 

NOTE: You can also search the library's online catalog for books on cross-cutural busines communication. The following are suggested titles:

  • Cross-cultural business behavior : marketing, negotiating and managing across cultures.
  • Passport to success : the essential guide to business culture and customs in America's largest trading partners.
  • Riding the waves of culture : understanding cultural diversity in global business.
  • When cultures collide : leading across cultures : a major new edition of the global guide.

 

Finding Articles

Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database with a large collection of peer-reviewed full-text journals.  This database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: business, social sciences, humanities, science, education,  language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Business Source Complete provides  ull-text business journals and hundreds of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals covering all aspects of business. Other resources include financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more.

EconLit is a comprehensive indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature produced by the American Economic Association.

Lexis-Nexis Academic provides full text access to news, business and company information, and legal and medical information.

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers, including the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text of more than 335 regional American newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

 

Citation Guides

From the University of Oregon.

From the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

 

Kaiping Zhang (kzhang@uoregon.edu)
Business Economics Librarian