Appendix I: Sources for Industry and Competitor Analyses

Abstracts and Indexes

Periodicals ABI/Inform
Business Periodicals Index
InfoTrac (CD-ROM computer multidiscipline index)
Investext (CD-ROM)
Predicasts F&S Index United States
Predicasts Overview of Markets and Technology (PROMT)
Predicasts R&S Index Europe
Predicasts R&S Index International
Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin (PAIS)
Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature
Newspapers NewsBank
Business NewsBank
New York Times Index
Wall Street Journal Index
Wall Street Journal/Barron’s Index
Washington Post Index

Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources
Handbook of Business Information

Companies—General America’s Corporate Families and International Affiliates
Hoover’s Handbook of American Business
Hoover’s Handbook of World Business
Million Dollar Directory
Standard & Poor’s Corporation Records
Standard & Poor’s Register of Corporations, Directors, and Executives
Ward’s Business Directory
Companies—International America’s Corporate Families and International Affiliates
Business Asia
Business China
Business Eastern Europe
Business Europe
Business International
Business International Money Report
Business Latin America
Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries
Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States
Hoover’s Handbook of World Business
International Directory of Company Histories
Moody’s Manuals, International (2 volumes)
Who Owns Whom
Companies—Manufacturers Manufacturing USA: Industry Analyses, Statistics, and Leading Companies
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, Standard Industrial Classification Manual
U.S. Manufacturer’s Directory
Companies—Private Million Dollar Directory
Ward’s Directory
Companies—Public Annual Reports and 10-K Reports
Disclosure(corporate reports)
Moody’s Manuals:
  • Moody’s Bank and Finance Manual
  • Moody’s Industrial Manual
  • Moody’s International Manual
  • Moody’s Municipal and Government Manual
  • Moody’s OTC Industrial Manual
  • Moody’s OTC Unlisted Manual
  • Moody’s Public Utility Manual
  • Moody’s Transportation Manual
Standard & Poor Corporation, Standard Corporation Descriptions:
  • Standard & Poor’s Handbook
  • Standard & Poor’s Industry Surveys
  • Standard & Poor’s Investment Advisory Service
  • Standard & Poor’s Outlook
  • Standard & Poor’s Statistical Service
Companies—Subsidiaries and Affiliates America’s Corporate Families and International Affiliates
Ward’s Directory
Who Owns Whom
Moody’s Industry Review
Standard & Poor’s Analyst’s Handbook
Standard & Poor’s Industry Report Service
Standard & Poor’s Industry Surveys (2 volumes)
U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Industrial Outlook
Industry Ratios

Dun & Bradstreet, Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios
Robert Morris Associates Annual Statement Studies
Troy Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios
Industry Forecasts

International Trade Administration, U.S. Industrial Outlook Predicasts Forecasts
Rankings & Ratings

Annual Report on American Industry in Forbes
Business Rankings and Salaries
Business One Irwin Business and Investment Almanac
Corporate and Industry Research Reports (CIRR)
Dun’s Business Rankings
Moody’s Industrial Review
Rating Guide to Franchises
Standard & Poor’s Industry Report Service
Value Line Investment Survey
Ward’s Business Directory

American Statistics Index (ASI) Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Census Publications
Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce, Statistical Abstract of the United States
Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Survey of Current Business
Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Treasury Department, Statistics of Income: Corporation Income Tax Returns
Statistical Reference Index (SRI)


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