Business and Finance

Research question

  • 1.  Research question

    Posted 09-18-2020 17:54
    Hi,
    I have a PhD student wanting to find information about where U.S. S&P 1500 firms are operatied internationally each year between 1992-2016. Does anyone know of an online source that could provide this information?

    Esther

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    Esther Gil
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  • 2.  RE: Research question

    Posted 30 days ago
    Hi Esther,

    There may not be a single online source for this information. I'm not aware of any company databases that provide search for foreign operations by date. There are databases such as D&B Hoovers or Uniworld Online (maybe LexisNexis?) that provide search filters for foreign operations by specific companies by country and/or entity type but not also the additional date characteristic.

    If the student is only looking for public companies, they could scan Annual Reports, Annual Information Forms (AIFs) and 10-K reports for Operations. The drawback is they would have to scan the reports for each company for every year. Reports can be accessed on company websites and EDGAR (https://www.sec.gov/edgar/search-and-access). The student may want to narrow the scope of the research question.

    Kind regards,
    Nicole

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    J Nicole Mullings MLIS
    Manager, Business Intelligence & Research | Research and Strategy
    Calgary Economic Development
    jnmullings@gmail.com
    EDEE Caucus Convenor
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  • 3.  RE: Research question

    Posted 28 days ago
    Edited by Nicole Mullings 28 days ago
    Posting direct email response for this question below. May be of interest to the broader community.

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    Esther,

    I am mostly retired now and not in a business library anymore but... when I still worked at Forbes we had these directories.  
     
    I think this is what will help. The link is for the New York Public Library - Science Industry and Business Lbrary (SIBL).
    Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries.

    Anne Mintz


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    J Nicole Mullings MLIS
    Manager, Business Intelligence & Research | Research and Strategy
    Calgary Economic Development
    jnmullings@gmail.com
    EDEE Caucus Convenor
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