Company and Industry Research: Strategies and Resources


The goal of this book is to describe information search strategies and techniques critical for business practitioners and to pinpoint credible sources of information on specific topics in company and industry research. In today’s information age, businesses have an ever-growing need to obtain quality information in a timely manner and incorporate it effectively into decision making, and when such a need occurs business managers often face a situation of performing information research themselves with a limited budget.
Rather than frantically running searches on random websites with much time wasted, it is imperative that they understand the nature of business information research, develop a systematic plan for data collection, and use appropriate information from credible sources. Learning and becoming familiar with the significance of these information resources is a key for successful business research.


About the Author(s)

Hiromi Kubo

Hiromi Kubo is a business and economics librarian at California State University, Fresno. She received an MA in information science and learning technologies with an emphasis in library science from …

Thomas J. Ottaviano

Thomas Ottaviano is a business and economics librarian at Cornell University’s Mann Library. He received his master’s degree in library science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He s…

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July 5, 2016





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