Market Research reports, sources, and database (Mintel, MarketLine Advantage, PASSPORT) for consumer, country, industry, and financial data for every marketplace in the world. These are excellent resources to collect secondary data.
Mintel Academic: Research Reports, Sources & Guides
Mintel Academic: UK market research reports covering business finance, business technology, business healthcare, leisure, clothing and footwear retail, retail banking and e-commerce.
Mintel is a consumer research database and one of the UK’s best known producers of market intelligence information.
It provides hundreds of market research reports on a range of UK consumer and industrial products and services and European Retail Intelligence.
It provides data for entrepreneurial studies, sales marketing, and target markets, as well as key current statistical information.
Mintel can be used across academic disciplines to retrieve cultural, demographic, and environmental trends and statistics that affect international economic conditions.
There are daily news articles on corporate, product and advertising activity keeping on top of current trends in the marketplace.
While the report sections can be printed or downloaded, please note it is not possible to print or download entire reports.
Referencing Mintel Academic
You should acknowledge the source as Mintel. If appropriate, references should include Mintel, the title of the report and the year. See you referencing guide for further advice.
MarketLine Advantage: Reports, Case Studies
MarketLine Advantage is a research portal that provides access to a mix of company, industry, country and financial data for every major marketplace in the world.
It incorporates various databases that provide industry, company, market analysis, and country reports and data based on published research and primary and secondary data sources.
MarketLine Advantage includes:
- Industry profiles offering standardized market data (including size & segmentation) and competitive analysis
- Company profiles for public and private companies giving detailed insight into how companies are organized and function
- Country profiles presenting easy-to-digest summaries and standardized data
- Live feed of news, comment and analysis for all the latest business developments.
The MarketLine Advantage database was earlier known as Datamonitor360 Explorer.
- Vendor: MarketLine
- Producer: MarketLine
- Website: advantage.marketline.com
Here’s a video tutorial that shows How to Use MarketLine Advantage.
How to Cite MarketLine Reports and Case Studies
Here’s how to cite MarketLine Reports in APA.
General Format: MarketLine. (year, month day) Title: Company profile. Retrieved MarketLine Advantage database.
In text citation: (Marketline, year)
Examples in APA style:
MarketLine. (2013, November 15). China Telecom Corporation Limited: Company profile. Retrieved from MarketLine Advantage database.
PASSPORT market research database (tool) – Countries and consumers statistics
Market reports for consumer, industrial and service sectors worldwide. It gives market data for consumer products and includes country profiles, statistics, consumer lifestyle, country and business environment (risk) reports.
Passport – Economies and Consumers – from Euromonitor contains demographics and wide variety of data for many countries worldwide ranging from population to literacy to financial and social or lifestyle data. Good source for comparative data as it draws data from the UN, World Bank, IMF, and OECD, as well as national statistical sources.
PASSPORT – Industries is the marketing and industry part of the database and a tool that contains data and narrative reports on global trade, economic environment, consumer market sizes, market data & forecasts, consumer lifestyles, companies and brands, and business information sources. For the US,UK, Germany, and France it provides full-text market research reports for specific products/industries.
- Countries: profiles (demographic, economic, political) and business dynamics reports including SWOT analyses.
- Companies: profiles, market share and brand share rankings.
- Lifestyle statistics: reports on 76 countries detailing consumer habits and lifestyles.
- Updated analysis: daily industry and country news.
- Statistics: international macro-economic and demographic data.
Passport covers consumer products and services in several national markets, demographics and economic data for over 200 countries with exportable statistics and regularly updated qualitative reports on industries, companies, countries, and consumers.
Passport was earlier known as GMID, Global Market Information Database.
Here are few more popular resources commonly used by management students to collect market data for various industries:
IBISWorld: Provides comprehensive industry reports, including market size, trends, and competitive landscape analysis.
Euromonitor International: Offers market research reports and analysis across various industries, countries, and consumer segments.
Statista: Provides access to statistics, market studies, and infographics on a wide range of industries and topics.
Nielsen: Offers insights and data on consumer behavior, market trends, and media consumption across different industries.
Factiva: Provides access to a wide range of global news, business, and industry publications, as well as company data.
Dun & Bradstreet: Offers business data and insights, including company profiles, financials, and industry reports.
PitchBook: Provides data and insights on private equity, venture capital, and M&A activities, including deals, valuations, and company profiles.
Bloomberg Terminal: A financial data platform that provides real-time and historical financial market data, news, and analysis.
FactSet: Offers financial data, analytics, and research tools for investment professionals, including company and industry analysis.
S&P Capital IQ: Offers financial and industry data, including company profiles, financial statements, market research, and news.
Morningstar: Specializes in investment research, providing data on stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and market analysis.
Gartner: Focuses on technology and IT research, offering industry analysis, market forecasts, and insights on emerging trends.
Forrester Research: Offers market research and analysis across various industries, with a focus on technology and consumer behavior.
EMarketer: Focuses on digital marketing and e-commerce research, providing insights and trends in the digital space.
These are excellent resources to collect data related to specific industries.
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