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Marketing 476: Company History or Profiles

This guide provides resources to help users researching company's and business topics abroad.

Company History or Profiles

Information about companies history can be found in many places   For example, check the following:

  • Company's website
    • Websites often include an "about us" section that sometimes detail their history. Remember, the company will explain its history the way it wants to be seen.
  • Annual report
    • Public companies are required to file an annual report. These reports will often include a section on the company's history. Again, remember this is a self-reported history.
  • Find books/ebooks that contain corporate histories
    • Books about a company often include historical background.
    • Do a keyword search in the Library's catalog Primo find any resources which cover your company's history.
  • Search for articles
    • Newspaper, trade/magazine, and scholarly articles that mention or are about specific companies might provide some research information.

International Directory of Company Histories