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Business: Strategy Development Course LibGuide

Library resources to enhance or help clarify the concepts in this course.

Business Insights: Global - The Basics

The search page provides a Basic Search box where you enter the name of the company you wish to research. It also displays some of the other features - such as financial studies, case studies, etc. - available elsewhere in the database.

Business Insights: Global Search Page screenshot

The Results Page will display a list of results such as titles, sources, and links to information about the company you are searching. Note: not all companies have information listed in the database. You may have to shift your research focus to another company.

Business Insights: Global Pet Smart results list screenshot

Company Information - PetSmart:  find key company financial information at the stop of the page and other information in the side boxes.

Business Insights Global Pet Smart Details screenshot

In the side boxes find related information such as such as Financial Data, Case Studies, Market Share Reports, Legal Issues, Strategic Planning, articles from Trade Magazines and more. The options vary according too the company you are researching. 

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Case studies describe a specific business situation. This case study provides information about the failure of Pets.com, an internet start up and competitor of PetSmart,, Inc.

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Case study details include the origins of the company Pets.com as a new online model of doing business, and how it was one of many of the internet startups of that era to go  out of business do to high operating costs and low revenue. 

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