A replacement of the former Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), the “North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) classifies business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. economy. The NAICS industry codes define establishments based on the activities in which they are primarily engaged.” (Small Business Association).
North American Industry Classification System (Census Bureau) A short intro. to the NAICS system including reference tools, code look up search and history.
NASDAQ Company List A list of companies that appear on NASDAQ, NYSE, and AMEX browsable by by name, region, industry, or exchange. Provides info such as company name, symbol, market cap, country, subsector, etc. Also links users to the company webpage.
Figures & Statistics
Fedstats Website portal to useful statistics generated by a variety of government agencies. Stats from this site can cover a gamut of topics from population, crime, education, health care to energy use, etc.
United States Census Bureau The U.S. Census Bureau conducts and publishes a wealth of statistical research based primarily on population and location.
American FactFinder (Census) Published by the U.S. Census Bureau, the American FactFinder provides statistics on population, housing, demographics, etc.
Bureau of Economic Analysis The BEA analyzes and publishes a variety of research regarding the U.S. economy particularly in the areas of industry, and international economic accounts.
The study of management is represented by a assortment of activities and practices. Research in this field can come from a variety of sources such as market and industry reports, geographic reports, company profiles, case studies and datasets. This guide aims to help students access and use sources that will help them better understand the vast amounts of information that form the basis of the practice of management.