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SM131: Business, Society, and Ethics

Industry Surveys

Get an overview of how an industry operates, the trends, and more. The most notable industry surveys are the S&P Industry Surveys through NetAdvantage.

Go to: the Industry Survey Locator - A database of industry surveys that appear in databases and other reference materials. A good first place to check for industry surveys and overviews.

Selected Industry Reports:

Digital Technology:

  • Computer: Hardware – Standard & Poors Net Advantage, MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor)
  • Computer Manufacturing – IBISWorld Industry Reports
  • Computers: Consumer Services and the Internet – Standard & Poors Industry Surveys
  • PCs – Mintel, MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor)

Health and Life Sciences:

  • Biotechnology - Standard & Poors NetAdvantage, IBISWorld, MarketLine (FormerlyDatamonitor), Hoovers Industry Snapshots, Mergent
  • Healthcare: Pharmaceuticals - Standard & Poors NetAdvantage
  • Pharmaceuticals – MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor), Hoovers Industry Snapshots, Mergent

Many Online Databases are included in the Locator:

 

The databases listed below are not available in the Industry Survey Locator, but will be very helpful for finding information on technology and healthcare industries: 


For additional resources on healthcare, see the Health Management guide.

For additional resources on technology, see the Information Technology guide.

For resources on sustainability, take a look at the Energy & Sustainability guide.

Industry Articles

In the databases below use the suggested search terms to search for articles about the healthcare, technology and sustainability industries.  Suggested search terms: digital technology, computers, computer industry, health care, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals industry, sustainability, energy and environmental impact.

Data and Statistics

Industry Financial Ratios

SIC/NAICS Codes

 

Help in searching for SIC/NAICS codes:

Trade Associations

For additional industry resources, see Industry Information Sources.

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