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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

This is the library research guide designed to assist MBA graduate students in the completion of assignments and projects.

Industry Research Tutorial

Learn how to conduct Industry research using some of our business databases. Learn how to navigate to these databases and how to search each to get industry reports, articles, and financial information.

Before You Begin

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Prior to initiating research on an assigned industry consider the following points:

  1. Identify types of information required for your assignment or project
  2. Industry growth: increasing, declining or stagnate?
  3. Products or services (current and new)
  4. Companies that lead the market in revenue and products and services
  5. Current trends (economic or technical)
  6. Future forecast, factors and threats that may affect the industry, such as: natural disaster and political strife
  7. Major consumers
  8. Major competitors
  9. Structure of the industry
  10. Compare industry and market data

Use the industrial classification and research boxes on this page. Contact a librarian for assistance.

Industry Research

To find a report for a specific country, follow these instructions:

  1. After clicking on the link above, you will be directed to a listing of country reports.
  2. Type the country name in the second search box from the top, then click the green Search button.
  3. Click on your the title of the Country Report e.g. Morocco.
  4. After clicking on the title, select the PDF link on the left for the full report.
  5. To download or print the report, use the menu that appears at the top of the PDF.
  6. You can also email the report to yourself or get the citation information by using the menu on the right hand side of the page.

Industrial Classifications

Classification systems are utilized by economists and statisticians to organize company and industry information.

Industry News

Global and international industry news from The Wall Street Journal.

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