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Organizational Management Research Guide

BAS Specialization in General Business Management

Statistics and Data

The following websites can be used to collect data and statistics for your research. Some resources require a log in. Use your myEFSC credentials to log in.

Company Profiles


Some of our business databases can be used to search for company profiles. Below is an example of how to search for a company profile using Business Insights: Essentials:





The search yielded 13 results



Nexus Uni is another database that can be used to search for company profiles



This yielded 10,000+ results. You can use the limiter menu on the left side to filter results if desired.



Annual Reports


Why are annual reports important?

"An annual report is a comprehensive report detailing a company’s activities throughout the preceding year. Its purpose is to provide users, such as shareholders or potential investors, with information about the company’s operations and financial performance." Source: Corporate Financial Institute.

Here are a few online sources to help you search for company profiles: -  "The most complete and up-to-date listing of Annual Reports online."

Public Register's Annual Report Service (PRARS) - Order free annual reports of public companies

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission This website offers free financial data including quarterly and annual reports on most U.S. public companies such as 10K and 10Q filings. In addition to corporate filings, news, laws and regulations, a quick EDGAR tutorial is offered on this site.


Financial Resources

  • Five Forces Analysis

    • ​​​​​​​Created by Michael Ported for Harvard Business School, this tutorial explains how this five point framework can be used to "help companies assess industry attractiveness, how trends will affect industry competition, which industries a company should compete in—and how companies can position themselves for success."

  • Market Share 
    • ​​​​​​​This site explains what market share means and its relationship to profitability. A handy market share formula and calculator are provided. 
  • Big Charts

    This website offers a variety of options to create stock charts and graphs. The historical stock information is particularly useful (see historical quotes.)

  • CNN Money

    This site has concise information on US and global markets as well as stock market data.

  • CEO Express

    A site with an extensive list of business, news, government, reference, law, and technology links.

  • Yahoo Finance

    A substantial amount of free information and data including news, financials, stock research including current and historical data, and currency data. Yahoo has created an “Education Center” with some interesting glossaries and tutorials.