Company information, in the form of profiles, histories, government filings, financial data, analyst reports, and more, can be a great way to learn about specific companies in the country you are studying or visiting. Use the resources below to find some of these sources.
There are many places you can find information about a company and its history. Try the following approaches:
Accompanying image is from a company report in the Mergent Online database.
Although it might take some digging and persistence, searching for articles that refer to your company can prove helpful. Try the below databases, along with Google and Google Scholar.
Finding up-to date company information and news can be really important when working on research projects, networking, and job hunting. Use the following resources to help.
If you want to look up individual newspapers, try using E-Journals.
1. From library.pitt.edu, click on the tab in the middle of the page for eJournals.
2. In the search box enter the newspaper/journal/magazine's name and press Search.
3. Scan the results for the correct item. There may be multiple links to access, so pay attention and use a link that covers the desired date range.
4. You should be directed to the publication's home page where you can typically browse or search for a specific article or issue.
Many companies are using social media outlets both to convey their message and to track what customers are saying about them on the web. Social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube can provide insight into your company and the responses of their users.
For example, searching Twitter for your company or product line can yield a bevy of marketing insight and customer commentary.
Many databases offer alert services. Look for any button or link that says alerts or save search or something similar. Most databases will first require you to sign up for a free account.
For further information about setting up alerts, RSS feeds, and other ways to get up-to-date company news more quickly, refer to the following guide.
Corporate social responsibility "has been defined by the World Business Council as ‘the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and to contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families, as well as of the local community and society at large’. The intention of companies adopting a socially responsible corporate attitude is to ensure a positive social, environmental, and economic impact on the communities within which they operate and on all other stakeholders."
Typically corporate social responsibility focuses on improving the environmental and social impact an organization has within its community and the world.
View the full Corporate Social Responsibility Guide for additional resources.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR). (2003). In Capstone Press, Capstone encyclopedia of business. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Retrieved from http://pitt.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/capstonebus/corporate_social_responsibility_csr/0
Accompanying image is from PNC's CSR site.
Use the following resources to find articles related to CSR.
Search Tip: If "corporate social responsibility" is not coming back with relevant results, try "social responsibility business" or "social responsibility" or even "green," "social issues," or "environmentally friendly."
Find books and ebooks in our collection about CSR using PittCat+.