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Accessing company SWOTs and profiles to evaluate competing operations strategies: Home

This libguide is geared towards students taking operations management classes (MAN3504) at SPC.

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How to look up a company & industry profile in business insights essentials

How to look up a SWOT analysis in NexisUni

Accessing a SWOT in Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

To access a SWOT Analysis in Business Source Complete (EBSCO):

  1. Enter the name of a company in the search box and select CO Company Entity from the drop-down menu on the right.
  2. Check the Full Text check box to limit your results to full text sources and click Search.
  3. The result list is displayed. Click Source Types in the left column to expand the selection, click on show more. In the pop up window check the SWOT Analyses box and click update.
  4. The SWOT analyses available for your desired company are displayed in the result list with the most recent available at the top. *Note that not all companies have SWOT analysis available. You may have to create your own SWOT report for a particular company.
  5. Click the PDF Full Text link to read a SWOT Analysis.

Periodic Reports

Accessing Reports

All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free. Here you'll find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching the EDGAR database.

On a company web site, Annual Reports are frequently located under "Investor Relations." Other alternatives may include (but are not limited to) "Shareholder Information," "Earnings Releases," "Company Reports," "Company Profiles," "Financial Information," "Customer Service," or "About".

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