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International Business: Companies

Information on the business conditions, culture, and economy of different countries.

Company Research: Strategies & Tips

  • Company website: company history, mission/vision/value statements (as available),10-K (for public companies) and annual reports (if available), other policy type documents (e.g., CSR/sustainability reports), media/news/press releases.
     
  • Company profiles in library resources: history, news, financial performance (if public), competitors, etc.
     
  • Private companies: information on private companies or subsidiaries can be harder to find than information on public companies. Search Mergent Intellect and PrivCo for information on private companies.

Company Profiles & Directories

To find profiles and other information about a company, such as its history, product lines, customer base, key suppliers, management team, strategy, and competitors, use the following resources. Keep in mind that for U.S. public companies, additional information can be found in the company's 10-K, the annual report all public companies have to file with the SEC.

Finding Company Reports & SWOTs in Mergent Online