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Web Resources for Industry Information
The following web resources are useful when looking for information about an industry. Much of it is governmental data and classification information.
Porter's Five Forces Model
Business Source Complete for Industry Analysis
Through Business Source Complete you can gain access to industry analysis reports from MarketLine. These reports will typically run 20 - 30 pages. Search for the name of the industry (ex. automobile), if the results are not that clean use the limiters on the left of the screen for source type. If you choose show more the expanded list will include Industry Profiles and Market Research Reports.
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Business Source Complete
Full-text from peer-reviewed business journals covering all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, and finance.
Web resources for industry analysis
Current Industrial Reports
U.S. Census Bureau manufacturing, mining and construction statistics.
Industry Handbook - Investopedia
A 14 section handbook from the writers at Investopedia detailing what goes into industry analysis.
Industry Information Resources
This is a free resource guide to industry resources and data for over 400 industries in the U.S. Individual pages for each industry list resources and data available from trade associations, industry publications, and research firms. Information provided includes an industry overview; industry issues, trends, and outlook; industry financial information and financial ratios; compensation and salary surveys; and business valuation resources.