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Guide to researching the Crop Production Industry

About The purpose of this guide is to point business researchers to some key resources when researching the crop production industry and its sectors, including vegetable and grain farming. This guide contains several of the key and highly recommended resources when analyzing the industry and researching the companies in the industry.  I’ve listed the databases … Continued

Should Target open a store in Athens, Ohio?

About My friends in the Ohio University Business Cluster are researching the feasibility of opening a Target store in Athens, Ohio.  . The purpose of this guide is to point business researchers to some key resources when researching the discount retailer, the industry, and the local market.  This guide lists  the most highly recommended resources … Continued

Guide to researching the Department Stores Retailing Industry (NAICS 452111)

About The purpose of this guide is to point business researchers to some key resources when researching the department store retailing industry. While not entirely comprehensive, this guide does list several of the key and highly recommended resources when analyzing the industry and researching the companies in the industry.  I’ve listed the databases and resources … Continued

Guide to researching the oil and gas industry

About The purpose of this guide is to point business researchers to some key resources when researching the oil and gas industry.  The guide lists several  of the key and highly recommended resources when analyzing the industry and researching the companies in the industry.  I’ve listed the databases and resources below, with recommendations on how to … Continued

Guide to researching the clothing and apparel retail industry in China

About The Summer 2013 Business Cluster students are charged with choosing an apparel retail company to open in Beijing, China. Their end product is a “feasibility study which entails researching and analyzing the chosen company, industry, target market in Beijing, and competition in order to generate financial projections, marketing plan, and management approaches.”  The resources … Continued

Tips for Innovation Engine Accelerator researchers

During summer 2013, six teams are participating in  the Innovation Engine Accelerator Program.  I had a wonderful opportunity to spend an hour with them showing them several resources they might use for their projects.  Because the six projects are all over the map, I’m simply linking to the databases bellow, with individual tips of how … Continued

SASM 3120 Sports Governance and Ethics resources

  The Sports Ethics and Governance class focuses on governance structures in sport (e.g., professional, collegiate, youth, and Olympic), policy issues (e.g., hiring policies, eligibility issues, rules compliance), as well as sportsmanship and ethical decision-making.  I’ve put together a list of  articles that deal with several topics for the class, including ownership, collective bargaining, pricing, fan/spectator/player … Continued

Guide to Researching the Healthcare Industry

About The purpose of this guide is to point business researchers to some key resources when researching the United States Health Care industry.   While not entirely comprehensive, this guide does list several of the key and highly recommended resources when analyzing the industry and researching the companies in the industry.  I have listed the databases … Continued

Guide to researching the doggie day care market

About The OHIO Business Clusters are doing a feasibility study on opening a doggie day care in Athens, Ohio.  The purpose of this guide is to point business researchers to some key resources when researching the doggie day care market.   While not entirely comprehensive, this guide does list several of the key and highly … Continued

Guide to Researching the Automobile Manufacturing Industry

About The purpose of this guide is to point business researchers to some key resources when researching the Automobile Manufacturing industry.  While not entirely comprehensive, this guide does list several of the key and highly recommended resources when analyzing the industry and researching the companies in the industry.  I’ve listed the databases and resources below, with … Continued

OPIE Doing Business in Another Country Research Tips

About The purpose of this guide is to provide suggestions for OPIE CS2 students who are researching doing business in another country.  The guide lists many great resources for finding information about a country’s culture, business environment, economy, trade, and political risk. Video Tips This video demonstrates how to use all of the resources found … Continued