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Industry Research


Industry Research Guide Overview

Industrial Classification Industrial classification codes (NAICS & SIC) are used to classify and measure industry activity. Knowing the code for your industry will help you find articles, reports and other information about an industry.

Business News

Review popular news publications for articles which contain industry trends and forecasts.

Research Business Trends

Search for articles about industries within business, legal, medical, science and technology databases.

Case Studies
  • Sage Business Cases
  • Harvard Business Review Journal – Cases Studies
  • Thunderbird Case Studies
  • WARC Case Studies
Financial Analyst Reports for Industries

Investext contains active and historical research reports from brokerages, investment banks and independent research firms around the globe which analyze industries.

Five Forces Analysis Porter's Five Forces is a simple but powerful tool that you can use to identify the main sources of competition in your industry or sector.
Industry Competition

Data Axle: Contains basic directory information for more than 210 million U.S. residents and 14 million businesses in all zip code areas of the United States

Uniworld Online: Consists of two directories, American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries and Foreign Firms Operating in the United States.
Industry Reports
  • BCC Research
  • IBISWorld
  • Investext
  • MarketLine Advantage
  • Academic
  • Statista
  • Technavio
Industry Reports by Country

FitchConnect (formerly BMI Research)

Covers 175 countries with quarterly forecasts and surveys in eleven key industry sectors for each country.

  • Features latest-available data covering production, sales, imports and exports.
  • 5-year industry forecasts; company rankings and competitive landscapes for multinational and local manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Analysis of latest industry developments, trends and regulatory changes.


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