Course code: Commerce 1B03/1E03
Course name: Business Environment and Organization
Course date: Fall 2017
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Company Description and Analysis
Business Source Complete (select Business Searching Interface option)
On the ADVANCED SEARCH screen, click on the COMPANY PROFILES link on the right and search by company name. Reports can include a company overview, top competitors and a SWOT analysis.
Canadian Company Capabilities
Select Go to Detailed Search to find companies by name, employee size, sales, NAICS code, exporting markets and more. Type in your company name and click on the Search button. If your company is listed, click on the company name to view its profile. Select the Market tab and look for the Geographic Markets section to see the specific countries with which the company has export experience.
Includes rating reports for selected Canadian companies. Strengths and challenges are often included. Search by company name.
Contains profiles on companies around the world. Select the Companies/Markets link and then click on the Company option. Search by company name or ticker symbol. Ownership type (i.e., listed/public or unlisted/private) is noted. NOTE: Access is limited. Only 6 people at one time can use this library database. If you receive an error message, please try again later.
FP500: Canada's Largest Corporations
Ranks the top private & public companies in Canada based on revenue/assets. Also identifies leading companies in several industries including finance, insurance, multimedia, telecommunications and more.
Location: INNIS Reserve IPC 11 (Financial Post Magazine, June 2017)
Includes reports on companies worldwide. Profiles typically include a company factsheet, overview, history, people, products & operations, subsidiaries & affiliates, competitors and financials.
Contains corporate and financial data for Canadian companies. Try searching for a company name in the Corporate Surveys module (select link in left navigation menu within Infomart).
Contains reports on companies worldwide. At the initial search screen, select Search by Subject or Topic (top right, above Enter Search Terms box), go to the Companies menu > select Dossier (Company, Executive, & Industry) and type in a company name. Profiles include a snaphsot of the company (e.g., business description, company hierarchy, stock quotes & charts, top executives), news, financials, legal info and more.
Online access to current and historical annual reports and financials for Canadian, U.S. and international companies.
Includes profiles for some Canadian companies along with financial, market share and brand information.
Official filings for publicly traded Canadian companies. Contains company annual reports dating back to 1997. Search by company name or industry group.
Thomson ONE contains full-text research reports on global companies and industries written by analysts at leading investment banks, brokers and independent research firms.
Top 1000 Biggest Canadian Companies
NOTE: Current rankings are not freely available on the website; consult hard-copy on INNIS Reserve, IPC 10.
Rankings of Canada's biggest corporations based on revenue/profits/assets. Rankings by industry are also provided. Lists include public and/or private companies.
Location of Print: INNIS Reserve IPC 10 (Report on Business, July 2017 - not available yet)
Company Funcational Area Focus
Business Monitor International Reports
Can include profiles and SWOT analyses on Canadian companies and industries.
Business Premium Collection (formerly ProQuest Business Collection), varies by database/publication
Consists of 6 business databases that include thousands of full-text scholarly journals, dissertations, conference proceedings, working papers, newspapers, trade publications, industry reports, and books
Business Source Complete
Full text for more than 1,200 scholarly business journals, magazines and other sources. Company profiles and SWOT analyses may also address functional areas of a company.
Canada's Top 100 Employers (current year online)
A guide to Canada's best places to work. Briefly covers issues such as work atmosphere & communications, financial benefits & compensation, health & family friendly benefits, training & skills development, community involvement, and more.
Location of Print: INNIS Bookstacks HD 2809 .C35 (2001 to 2006)
CBCA Reference & Current Events, 1982 to the present
Key articles from 500 Canadian business periodicals, magazines and newspapers
Conference Board of Canada e-Library
Contains reports covering subject areas such as corporate finance, human resources management, corporate social responsibility, marketing, health & wellness and training & development. Primarily Canadain content.
Factiva, dates vary by publication
Contains over 2,000 full-text newspapers from 200 countries in 26 languages. Use the Sources section to limit your search to Canadian publications. NOTE: Access is limited. Only 6 people at one time can use this database. If you receive an error message, please try again later or try LexisNexis and CBCA.
Includes reports on companies worldwide. Profiles typically include a company overview and history. These (& other) sections of the profile may provide some insight into the functional areas of a company.
Human Resources Management in Canada
Covers current management issues and identifies specific information on the latest governmental, legal, labour, business and HR developments in Canada
Location: INNIS Reference HF 5549.2 .C3H85 (current) vols.1-3
Journals @ ScholarsPortal, dates vary by publication
Search millions of articles from over 20,000 full text journals covering many academic disciplines, including business.
LexisNexis Academic, dates vary by publication
Includes over 300 full-text newspapers from around the world. At the initial search screen,click on Search by Subject or Topic (top right, above Enter Search Terms box) > go to the News menu > select All News. The phrase All News Search should now appear near the search box on the main page. Type your search terms in the box and/or use the Advanced Options to limit your search by date, source, segment/field, etc.
Lynda.com - Login for current DSB students, faculty and staff only
Provides access to thousands of high-quality instructional videos on a broad range of topics including business, communication, management and online and social media marketing.
Web of Science, 1976 to current
Search for scholarly articles from thousands of journals in this multi-disciplinary database.
Last Reviewed: September 13, 2017