Organizational Behaviour II

Course #: BU398

This is a guide to assist you in locating information on current organizational issues relating to your case.

Company information resources

Key resources for finding Canadian public company information:

  • Marketline
    Includes a SWOT analysis on selective companies.
  • SEDAR
    Contains a company’s public filings such as annual reports.
  • Thomson One
    Provides analyst reports that may discuss a particular corporate issue, i.e. Dreamliner purchase.
    Enter company name or stock ticker symbol in the search box (upper left-hand corner) then click the "Go" button. Go to "Company Views" > "Research" > "Company Research". Default is set to "Last 90 days". ** You must use Internet Explorer for full functionality of the database (requires Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9, or 10 with Compatibility View).
Additional resources can be found here.

Key resources for finding Canadian private company information:

  • Corporate websites
    Website may contain a corporate plan and/or annual report, i.e. CBC.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Under “Search by Content Type”, select “Company Profiles” (found under the “Companies” heading). Enter in company name in search box. Use Advanced Options to add date range, select sources, etc. to the search. Click “Apply” then click “Search”.
Additional resources can be found here.

Key resources for finding U.S. public company information:

  • Marketline
    Includes a SWOT analysis on selective companies.
  • EDGAR
    Provides a company’s public filings such as annual reports.
  • Thomson One
    Enter company name or stock ticker symbol in the search box (upper left-hand corner) then click the "Go" button. Go to "Company Views" > "Research" > "Company Research". Default is set to "Last 90 days". ** You must use Internet Explorer for full functionality of the database (requires Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9, or 10 with Compatibility View).
Additional resources can be found here.

Key resources for finding U.S. private company information:

  • Corporate websites
    Website may contain a corporate plan and/or annual report, i.e. Heinz.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Under “Search by Content Type”, select “Company Profiles” (found under the “Companies” heading). Enter in company name in search box. Use Advanced Options to add date range, select sources, etc. to the search. Click “Apply” then click “Search”.
Additional resources can be found here.

Industry information resources

Key resources for finding Canadian industry information:

  • Industry Canada – Canadian Industry Statistics (CIS)
    Click the “Just for businesses” tab then select “Find statistics by industry” under “Find statistics and research”. Enter industry name in search box or browse by industry.
  • Marketline
    Includes a Five Forces analysis, found within the industry profile.
    Watch the video tutorial International industry research: Marketline for more information on finding Five Forces analysis.
  • Passport
    Contains Canadian International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) reports.
    Click “Industries” and select industry, i.e. Packaged Food. Use Search Tree to narrow by category. Click Go. Narrow by Geographies then click “Run Search.” Alternatively, enter in the industry name in the search box (top right corner).
  • Thomson One
    To search for industry reports, go to the "Screening & Analysis" tab > "Research" > "Research Search". You may search by SIC, NAICS or text. * Date default set to last 90 days. ** You must use Internet Explorer for full functionality of the database.
    Watch the video tutorial Analyst reports: Thomson One for more information on how to access industry analyst reports.
Additional resources, including international industry resources, can be found here.

Newspapers and trade journals

Newspapers and trade publications contain articles that are a good source of information on current issues facing corporations. You can access newspapers and/or trade periodicals through the following journal databases:

Credit: This course guide was created by Afra Bolefski and is now maintained by Yanli Li.