* Be flexible about your keywords in searching. If you are researching the industry for your company, think broad (retail, brick and mortar stores, ecommerce) and specific (apparel, clothing)
*Read between the lines. The articles and company information you read MIGHT be very specific about your company's problems, but sometimes you will have to read carefully and make your own conclusions about what the author is saying.
*Gather many voices. You will want to look at your company from many perspectives so that you have a more complete picture: (The company web site itself, analyst reports, journalists), as well as different types of materials (financial reports, news, charts of data).
International Directory of Company Histories
Contains detailed histories of over 11,000 worldwide companies. Information includes merger and acquisitions information, highlighted key dates and events, subsidiaries, and more. Type your company's name into: Search Within Series to find information.
Whenever you do research, you will need to cite the information sources that you use. Most business scholars use APA style. Here are some tools that can help you with this task:
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