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This excellent website is by Tom Juravich, UMass Amherst, who has been teaching Internet skills for strategic corporate research for years. The site is more than pointers to websites, It introduces "a framework and a visual representation of the 24 areas where you should direct your research". There are sections for U.S. and Canadian publicly-traded, privately-held, non-profit and public sector company research.
This excellent guide by Rutgers business librarians Ka-Neng Au and Roberta Tipton offers links to many web sites, including state corporate databases. Some of the resources are for Rutgers affiliates only, but a surprising number are free or only require registration.
Assembled and maintained by librarians, JobStar focuses on information for job seekers, but HR practitioners will find much to use as well. Resources include sample resumes, career guides, salary surveys, and more.
Nonprofits are required to make their IRS Form 990 public. Below is a detailed video tutorial presented by Foundation Group for viewing and understanding IRS Form 990s.
Company Research Databases
Check these databases for company financials, executives, annual reports, histories, and more.
Available through the News section of the Westlaw database, Hoover Company Records provide basic company facts, names of executives and directors, and a Company Overview. It includes publicly traded companies, subsidiaries, nonprofits, and some large private companies. Rutgers Restricted Access
IbisWorld provides reports for the 723 industries in the U.S. Research reports contain trends, statistics and analysis on market size, emerging industry trends, recent production performance and 5 year forecasts The Rutgers subscription does not include global industry reports but does include reports on more than 8,000 public companies from around the world. Rutgers Restricted Access
Find information on a company's competitors, suppliers, partners, and corporate customers, using a detailed hierarchical classification system for actual products and services. Rutgers Restricted Access
Mergent Online is a database of corporate information covering over 22,000 US and foreign public companies. Information available for each company includes corporate history, lists of subsidiaries, SEC filings, etc. Rutgers Restricted Access
are a growing number of nonprofit organizations engaged in “corporate
accountability” activities, including research, community organizing, and
activist campaigns.These organizations
can be good sources for research and news reports on corporate labor and
environmental issues.If the
organizations listed below are not what you are looking for, try the Yahoo
From Coop America, a social justice organization engaged in "research on companies that are subjects of consumer and shareholder action campaigns, and that have significant influence on their industry."
Good Electronics is an "international network on human rights and sustainability in electronics". The web site offers news and publications on labor and the environment involving corporations such as Microsoft, LG, Sony etc.
"The Business Ethics Network is intended to build the capacity of corporate campaign organizations by providing constant education, networking and collaborative opportunities, assistance with staff training and development, and fund raising."
"Corporate Accountability International has been waging winning campaigns to challenge corporate abuse for more than 30 years. We were there at the beginning of this movement to demand direct corporate accountability to public interests and have been at its forefront ever since."
Corporate Accountability is a German-based NGO. "It contains information about ongoing civil society campaigns on corporate accountability and about NGOs and trade unions who are active in this field. It provides comprehensive material on codes of conduct, multi-stakeholder initiatives and intergovernmental processes. Finally, this site makes available documents and publications on corporate accountability and links to relevant research institutes and databases."
"Based at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College of The City University of New York, SICCA engages in public policy research and assists multinational corporations and other organizations to enhance voluntary conduct, accountability and transparency in all areas of their operations."