Global Market Information Database (GMID) from Euromonitor has now been renamed Passport.
When you login you will get this welcome page.
Passport is an excellent source of consumer market research reports and data, industry report and general macro economic data.
The most recent enquiry was for the “Retailing in Morocco Euromonitor 2012 report”.
For a quick search you can use the Enter keywords search box at the top right – “retail morocco” gave the results below.
Selecting the title Retailing in Morocco gives direct access to this June 2012 Euromonitor industry overview report – you can convert to a PDF file (25 pages) to download.
For more Passport (formerly GMID) tips:
Market Research reports are a key resource in business and management research. Very few are freely available on the web so to access these you need to use the library’s market research databases. (Goto the Markets and Sectors section in the Business and Management databases LibGuides page. )
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The banking crisis and the subsequent recession have resulted in the personal banking market receiving a great deal of media attention of late, with little of that attention being positive. The current situation and the negative media attention has given bank customers generally very little confidence in the sector, which has affected the way in which it works.
Full BizResearch post – Personal Banking Market Assessment (21 Sept 2012)
KeyNote is available to current students and staff at the University of Manchester. To get the report search for “personal banking” or just “banking” (screenshot below).
NB. KeyNote covers UK market research only, for other options goto the Markets and Sectors section in the Business and Management databases LibGuides page, or FAQ answer - How can I find info on market research, including market research reports?
The University of Manchester Library is pleased to announce that we’ve obtained access, via a new agreement, to the “Freedonia Market Report Collection”.
The Freedonia Group is a leading international business research company, founded in 1985, that publishes more than 100 industry research studies annually. Their industry analysis provides an unbiased outlook and a reliable assessment of a range of sectors and includes product and market forecasts, industry trends, threats and opportunities, competitive strategies, market share determinations and company profiles.
More than 90% of the industrial companies in the Fortune 500 use Freedonia research to help with their strategic planning. Each 18 – 25 page report provides insight to and analysis of over 700 business and industry topics.
We asked you to complete our Freedonia survey and take a look at the database to let us know your view of this innovative and fresh Market Research tool. Thanks again to all who took part.
Findings demonstrated that 70% of respondents stated that “Freedonia” provided them with the key material/additional data and functionality necessary to their studies/research or teaching.
Every month Freedonia updates or publishes twenty or more reports and makes them available through their database portal. They can be viewed at any time by selecting “Recently Published” from the navigation menu. You can refine your search by industry, country or region or use the free text option to locate the Focus report you require.You can also select and view reports using a variety of selection criteria using the advanced search function which can be accessed from any page. Access to Freedonia requires no username for off-campus access, however you’ll need to install our VPN software.
We’ll be promoting this new addition to our database stable throughout the summer and would welcome your feedback and input.
Welcome to the world of Freedonia.
This was one of the most popular Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Jan-Mar 2012. (See FAQ popular questions page for full list)
We have checked and revised the answer.
The Bloomberg command is now BI (Bloomberg Industries) and there seems to have been considerable effort on this area of Bloomberg recently. It now covers around 100 industries (some North America only but most global) and additional information available via to Bloomberg help key.
(Previous post – mobile phone industry data on Bloomberg )
Wiley International Encyclopedia of Marketing – a multi-volume collection of over 300 articles dedicated to international marketing concepts and applications – is now available online! Designed to encompass the scope of modern marketing the volumes cover a range of disciplines including:
- Marketing Strategy
- Marketing Research
- Consumer Behaviour
- Advertising and Integrated Communication
- Product Innovation and Management
- International Marketing
Edited by Jagdish Sheth and Naresh Malhotra with contributions from leading experts in the field, including Richard Bagozzie, Mickey & George Belch, Dawn Iacobucci and Valerie Zeithaml, this is an excellent resource for understanding current marketing developments, challenges and opportunities.
This publication is available to view via the A-Z electronic journals, note your university username and password is required for off-campus access.
Tip: when accessing off-campus Institutional Login, Select UK Login. After logging in select Publications, Journals
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Industry or sector codes are a useful resource for identifying the companies in an industry. SIC (Standard Industry Codes) are the most common, but SIC does come in US and UK variants so some care is needed. In addition, companies have a primary SIC code (their largest area of business) and other secondary SIC codes.
Below is a FAME screenshot looking for UK supermarkets – the UK SIC code 5211 is used by most except Asda which uses 5227. (Since the search is on all SIC codes it picks up companies you would not normally classify as supermarkets.)
Alternative approaches -
Market research reports can be an excellent resource for identifying the key companies in an industry, e.g. for UK supermarkets, Keynote has the Supermarkets 2010 Business Ratio Report.
Share/stock classifications such as the ICB (Industry Classification Benchmark) and the GICS (General Industry Classification Scheme) are used to classify companies from the perspective of investors. For the ICB, supermarkets are in Sector 5330 (Food and Drug Retailers) – remember that this will only identify quoted companies so UK companies in this sector will not include Asda which is a subsidiary of the US co Wal-Mart.
For details of the various industry classification codes see FAQ answer:
For useful links on industry information:
- Where do I find industry statistics and reports?
- Where can I find specialised industry market research?
Overall, if you want to identify quoted companies based on their investment sector this is fairly straightforward. If you want to identify companies based on their operations, industry codes are a good start but you probably want to cross-check using other resources.
The MBS Library Service provides access to key resources and databases which can assist you with your job search, interview preparation and Career development plan.
Find publications relating to your career developemnt eg. Managing your career, CV/Interview preparation and tips on networking techniques, via the Library Catalogue.
Company Research Databases
Use the databases located in the “Databases” section of the Library’s “E-Resources” page to:
- Target Listings of UK/International companies
- Locate details of top companies in specific sectors
- Research latest company developments
- Identify and create target sector lists for UK/International companies
- Establish top companies/key competitors in specific markets/sectors
- Examine and Compare Financial performance of companies
- Analyse a company’s performance against key competitors
- Examine Corporate structures, board members and key contacts
Research Company News and Developments: Access FACTIVA
- Enhance your background knowledge for applications and interviews
- Examine latest company/industry developments from leading global news and trade publications
- Examine the impact of the latest political/economic events on companies/industries
- Up to 20 years of news updated daily
Other Library Databases
- Research Market Analysis – Access Mintel, Keynote, Passport GMID, Frost and Sullivan, providing detailed tailored analysis for international and consumer markets . See the “Markets and Sectors” section of the Library Databases page.
- Create Company/Industry Capsules – Access Business Source Premier (Business Searching Interface) providing brief company/industry snapshots for key international companies and markets. See the “Management Literature” section of the Library Databases page.
Specialist Databases: Access BLOOMBERG (available for use within the Eddie Davies Library)
- Locate essential data within the “Bloomberg Careers Centre”
- Provides the Facility to search for Jobs/Recruiters by region
- Details upcoming Job Related Events
- Lists latest Job Postings
Additional Sources: VAULT (Online Careers Portal)
In addition to the Library databases on offer, MBS students have access to an online careers portal via their own career service. Vault provides:
- Online career development guides
- Occupational profiles
- Articles and online videos offering career/personal development advice.
To access Vault contact your University Careers Service adviser
Further Information on how to find, access and search any of the library databases detailed within this guide can be found on the Library’s E-Resources page.
The Library is providing a season of Open Training programmes over the Summer including sessions in July on Targeting and Researching Potential Employers
A detailed guide which expands further on the information provided above is also available via the Library Web-site.
Retail Analysis is an international retail market information database providing in-depth company, sector and country reports for the retailing industry and an excellent starting point for researching international retailing intellingence particularly the global food retailing sector.
Regular users will notice there have been a few changes to the database recently as it now boasts a new and even easier to use interface providing quick and seamless access to company profiles, country overviews, latest news, market shares, in-store layouts (inc photo’s!) and analysis by retailing theme. In addition to tailored reports/presentations the Retail Datacentre and Country Macro Datacentre provide the opportunity to customise comparable data and export and analyse in an xls spreadsheet.
Further help on accessing and using Retail Analysis see our Helping You – Research Guides section via our website.
See also Manchester Business Answers 24/7: Where can I get specialised industry market research?
Thomson Research is best known as a source of analysts’ reports on quoted companies and of company annual reports (and other company filings). It also has a wealth of industry reports including Datamonitor Industry Profiles.
If you use the Industry criteria in a Thomson Research search you will only get industry reports. This is not a technique that you can use to look for reports on all companies in a specific industry.
Note: Thomson Research requires a special username and password and only works with Internet Explorer. See previous blog post
For industry information also consider Markets and sectors databases.
GMID, Global Market Information Database, provides access to International market analysis and socio-economic/demographic data. It is an excellent resource for researching country intelligence, international markets and international consumer lifestyles.
As of this week there have been a few changes including a new interface, improved usability and a slightly new name, Passport GMID. For those who regularly use GMID don’t worry although it may look a little different the core functionality and content remain the same. In essence the new features include:
- A new look: a new simplified search interface including quick access to key industries/consumer data and analyses
- Predictive text searching: to help you make more targeted free text searches
- Better organised results: relevance driven and with filters to help you refine searches
- Faster navigation: seamlessly move between results page, content and related content
- Improved downloads for stats: to help you leverage data more easily
On accessing Passport GMID there is a short introductory video to familiarise you with the new interface and help you make the most of the new functionality.
Further help on accessing and using GMID see our Helping You – Research Guides section via our website.