Answered By: Meghan Dolan
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2019     Views: 7740

Q.
Industry overviews
Where can I find an overview or analysis of an industry?

A.

1. Reports:

  • S&P NetAdvantageuseful for industries dominated by public companies.  Most reports are US-focused, although there are a few global reports.  You can also access the archive of industry reports going back to the late 1990s.
  • eMarketer: a good source of statistics on digital-focused industries.
  • IBISWorld: covers a wide range of industries in the US, China, the UK and Australia.
  • TechNavio: Reports on a variety of global industries including technology, healthcare, retail, energy, aerospace, and automotive. 
  • Passport: covers over 350 markets in 207 countries, mostly consumer-related.
  • MarketResearch.com includes reports from several market research firms in health care, consumer goods, publishing, and manufacturing.
  • First Research industry profiles include key issues for executives and can be found in ABI/Proquest, and Thomson ONE.
  • Thomson ONE: in addition to company reports, Thomson ONE includes industry reports by many providers (and investment analysts), including MarketLine, BMI, GlobalData, and more.  See our Fast Answer on how to find Thomson reports. 

2. Baker Library Research Guides: cover several industries, including Venture Capital & Private Equity, Health Care, Biotechnology, and Retail.

3. Books and journals:  Find industry-specific books and journals at Harvard using the HOLLIS catalog.