Understanding the competitive landscape of the industry and company placement is important. When searching for industry profiles, they ideally should contain the following:
Industry profiles are usually difficult to find on the open Net, but you can find them in the following databases:
Access this resource directly through the UIUC proxy link above or through the link under Key Databases on the left side of the BIS homepage .
This is a comprehensive database of scholarly journals, magazines, trade publications, newspapers, books, reports, dissertations, and working papers. To get database help, click here and then click on various links in the left-hand navigation column such as 'Basic Search' or 'Advanced Search: Database Specific.'
For example, to search for industry statistics and reports: Search for an industry name as a subject or enter/look up NAICS code; choose "statistics/data report" as "document type"; click search.
At the main screen choose between logging into the industry reports or procurement reports databases by clicking its corresponding 'Login' button
Within Industry Reports, the simplest way to find industry information is to enter an industry name or NAICS code in the search box and click the magnifying glass just to the right of it.
Procurement reports can be searched by keywords or company name
Includes U.S. Company Data and International Company Data. Rich textual descriptions offer a wealth of detail on items including business description, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt and capital stock.
Annual reports for most companies are available back to 1996.
In Mergent, you can limit your search to companies in a specific country. On the main page, make sure the "International Company Database" box on the left side is checked. Then, click on the "Country" drop-down menu on the right side, select the name, and click search.