This page contains information on library resources that should help you begin your research for the Organization Analysis project in addition to the books, articles, databases, and internet sources mentioned throughout the rest of this guide.
Also, directly below, are all Business LibGuides by topic for quick reference. Some (not all) of the guides might be helpful to reference throughout your research.
Often, the annual report and other financial documents are freely available online through the company's investor relations page. That is, if the company is publicly traded. These documents should help with the Internal Analysis portion of the project.
For more detailed information, take a look at the Annual Reports/ SEC Documents guide.
This should help with the Internal Analysis portion of the project. Additional resources on the Company Research guide could be useful.
Researching the company can be helpful for the Internal Analysis portion of the project. Also, while doing your company research it might be helpful to note the NAICS code or SIC code (industry codes), which will be helpful for researching an organization's industry for the External Analysis portion of the project.
For detailed information and more resources use the Company Research guide. These resources might be helpful to start with:
Many of the same resources mentioned above, such as Business Insights: Essentials, LexisNexis Academic, and Mergent Online, will be useful for industry research. For more information, see the Industry Research guide.
What is provided in an S&P Industry Survey? Check out this sample provided from the Standard and Poor's publishing website.