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Company & Industry Research Tutorial

This tutorial will take you through the steps to researching a company or industry.

Step 1 - Industry Structure


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American industries is a fascinating topic because changes to its structure are still taking place and new industries are being added as innovations occur. Knowing how companies are organized within the industry sectors and an industries background/organization are topics well worth your research time.

The print titles listed below are great places to start looking for your information. While these resources do not list individual companies, they will provide information about industry background, products or services, industry size and outlook for the future. Several resources provide references or additional readings for more information.

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