Business cases are enhanced by bringing outside research to the analysis.  This can involve applying a diverse range of business publications from company profiles, market research, scholarly research but almost always current news.  

The list of sources on this page are selected because they should be illuminating for the assigned cases in this course.  This is not an exhaustive list.

company profiles

 

  NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's Capital IQ)
Offers market information, company quotes, equity index information, industry information (including the S&P Industry Surveys), and economic data.

  D&B Hoovers
Offers public and private company and industry information including company profiles, market research reports from Marketline, Freedonia, Euromonitor, and RMA updated with recent news, executive profiles, and analyst reports.

  CrunchBase
Great source of information on start-ups, including founders, products, competitors and funding.

market research

  Gartner  Limitations on Use
Features analyses, forecasts, and market statistics on IT products and services.
Subscription courtesy of Villanova UNIT.

  eMarketer
Has some coverage of FinTech, streaming services, and payment services.

  Euromonitor (Passport)

  Mintel Insights & Analytics  Limitations on Use
Retail and apparel reports and insights

  Statista  Tutorial
Provides a portal to statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources. Topics covered include industries, media, companies, product categories, and countries.

scholarly Research

 

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Provides access to a wide range of academic business journals and trade magazines. Topics include management, marketing, finance, economics, and management information systems. Full text access may be embargoed for up to three years. Coverage goes back to 1965.

  Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Scholar search tips

  ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)
Provides access to scholarly journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, and country- and industry-focused reports.

  Scopus (Elsevier)
Provides citations and abstracts to peer-reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings in all major disciplines. Provides information on citing and cited references for each article.

  Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press)  Tutorial
Presents peer-reviewed, annotated bibliographies and expert commentary on current scholarship in selected disciplines. Villanova University has access to the following bibliographies: African American Studies, Art History, Atlantic History, Biblical Studies, British and Irish Literature, Buddhism, Cinema and Media Studies, Classics, Communication, Criminology, Environmental Science, Geography, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Latin American Studies, Management, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Renaissance and Reformation, and Victorian Literature.

news

In addition to the databases listed here, use the Bloomberg terminals in the Gmelich Finance Lab and Falvey Library.

 

  ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

  Nexis Uni  Limitations on Use

  Financial Times  Limitations on Use  Access Instructions

  TechCrunch
Offers reporting on the tech industry

  Listen Notes
Podcast episode search engine