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Strategic Management: Home
Resources for strategic internal analyses; Porters 5 Forces, SWOT, Value Chain & Strategic Resource
Provides research, data, and analysis on private and public companies. Covers areas of corporate finance, including investment banking, equity research, asset management and more. Note: WFU VPN required for off-campus access. Students are encouraged to reach out to Librarians for help using this database.
Source of news, business, and legal information. Includes company information, executive profiles, conference call transcripts, legal filings, and more. Search by company name and/or executive OR utilize suggested search terms listed to the right.
Comprehensive business research database - including articles and reporting from academic, popular, and trade publications. Utilize simple or complex search strings separated by "and", "or", "not" and filters to refine results. Recommended to utilize suggested search terms listed to the right.
Search Term Suggestions for Nexis Uni & ABI/INFORM
What does the company do well? Does it have a technological advantage? *external opportunities, i.e. a new market, is an opportunity not a strength
What does the company lack or not do well? Does the company have enough capital? Is there a lack of knowledge or innovation power? *Weaknesses should always be viewed in relation to competitors, if competitors are also performing poorly in the same area it's not a profound weakness
Opportunities & Threats: occur due to demographic, economic, technological, political, legal, social & cultural dynamic
Could the company benefit from technological developments, demographic changes taking place, or could demand for product/service increase as a result of a new partnership?
Are there changes in regulations, substitute technologies,
Infrastructure AND company
Human Resources Management:recruitment, hiring, training, development, retention, compensation AND company
Technological Development:r&d, innovation AND company
Procurement: sourcing of raw materials, components, equipment and services AND company
Inbound & Outbound Logistics: receiving, warehousing, inventory mgmt, distribution, packaging, sorting, shipping AND company
Operations: processes involved in turning raw materials and components into finished products AND company
Marketing & Sales: promotion, advertising, pricing strategy AND (company OR company product/service)
After-Sales Services: Installation, training, quality assurance, repair, customer service AND company
Strategic Resource Analysis:
Financial:funds, investors, investment, capital AND company
Human: demographics and skill-level AND company
Physical: buildings, office space, technology AND company
Intellectual: reputation, brand identity, engagement AND company