Bachelor of Business: Industry Information

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Orbis contains comprehensive information on companies worldwide ranging from large and small listed and unlisted companies. Use it to research individual companies, search for companies by profile and analyse companies. You can also search for INDUSTRIES.

How to search Orbis for Industry information

  • Once you are connected to Orbis, click on the left building icon
  • Click on 'research'
  • From the options, click on Industry
  • Click on 'Industry classification'
  • Drill down to choose one or more area within the classification
  • The chosen area/s will appear on the right column, then click on the blue 'ok' button
  • Available MarketLine results will appear (by country or global reports)
  • Reports are often 40+ pages

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Business Source Ultimate
Business source Complete will provide you with company information, company profiles, industry reports, financial data, country reports, market research reports, investment research reports and SWOT analysis.

How to search Business Source Complete for Industry information

  • Once you are connected to Business Source Complete, ensure you are in the advanced search page
  • Under 'Publication Type' Click on 'Industry Profile'
  •  Enter keyword in lowercase in the search box such as retail and australia
  •  limit the dates to the last 2 years
  • Click 'search'
  • note that in the results list there will be industry reports from various publishers
Euromonitor Passport

Euromonitor Passport provides data and insight on industries, economies and consumers worldwide, helping our clients analyse market context and identify future trends. First time users: please add your VU email address to register and Accept Terms and Conditions.

How to search Euromonitor Passport for Industry information

  • Connect to Euromonitor Passport, via the VU Library, and once in>
  • Use the main search box
  • In the drop down choose 'Analysis' for reports rather than just data>
  • Search by keywords, for example drinks australia
  • From the results list, select a country report, For example 'Sports drinks in Australia' 2022
  • There is the option to download the report to a pdf output
  • Remember to reference industry and company reports 

EMIS University: The World

EMIS University: The World provides analysis, data and news on companies, industries and countries in the world’s 125+ emerging markets. It offers a collation of time-sensitive, hard-to-get, relevant news, research and data, peer comparisons and analytical tools. All content is licensed from the cream of the world's macroeconomic experts, the most renowned industry research firms, and the most authoritative news providers. This is combined with EMIS’s own company and M&A research to offer a multi-faceted view of each emerging market. 

The type of industry information EMIS University: The World provides is:

  • Industry Reports - Find reports on big sectors or niche industries from multiple local and global sources
  • Industry News - Read industry news from multiple local and global sources
  • Industry Statistics - View and compare data in a table and on a chart
  • Compare Industry Trends - View and compare industry trends for dozens of indicators
  • Find M&A deals - Find deals that are happening in industries of your interest
  • Companies in industry - View and export list of companies for your selected industries
  • Industry benchmark indicators - Analyse industry aggregated data for key financial indicators
  • CEIC India Industry Database - Analyse over 200,000 industry time series data, covering 17 key industry sectors in India
  • Industry analytical tools - Choose from a variety of tools to analyse an industry of your choice
  • Industry Sources - Browse a variety of sources for your selected industry
  • Create a custom industry - Build your own industry to benchmark companies against