Company information, in the form of profiles, histories, government filings, financial data, analyst reports, and more, can be a great way to learn about specific companies in the country you are studying.
Certain companies will have a lot of information freely available, while you may struggle with finding information on other companies. Only certain companies are covered in our library databases so you may have to search multiple sources to find what you need.
Use the resources below to find some of these sources.
These are the best library resources for retrieving a company profile and comprehensive company information, and may include information on company description, history, executives, key financials, major products and services, top competitors, and subsidiaries.
There are many places you can find information about a company and its history. Try the following approaches:
Accompanying image is from a company report in the Mergent Online database.
The following databases are great places to find SWOT reports, which provide additional insight into a company.
SWOT : Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
"...A framework for identifying the internal strengths (S) and weaknesses (W) of a firm, and the external opportunities (O) open to it and the threats (T) it faces, which can be used by corporate planners in formulating the firm's competitive strategy and marketing strategy in individual product markets and its overall business strategy." - Collins Dictionary of Business
Use the information found in SWOT reports to search for additional articles that might go into more depth.
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