OPM eBaker provides access to information research that OPM participants need to analyze an industry, a company, a global region or country, and much more.
Key features of OPM eBaker include:
Direct links to proprietary databases available to you as part of the OPM program
Recommendations by HBS librarians on how to use information resources, and search tools available on the public Internet
A navigational structure based on user scenarios and tasks
Instructions and step-by-step guides to help use the resources
Links to documents for additional detailed guidance and insight (e.g., Online Research Guide, For-fee Research Providers)
While it can't make up for first-hand experience with customers, suppliers, industry experts, and competitors, online information is a valuable tool. We hope this site will serve as an easy way for you to become better acquainted with these important business information resources. You can return to them often to stay current on your industry, your country, and the latest trends and innovations.
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A-Z Resource List
This list includes proprietary databases and free Web sites identified as key resources for OPM eBaker users.
Database for finding articles on any business topic.
Web site for locating U.S. and international economic account data and analysis.
Web site of data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statisitics surveys and programs.
Web site of a comprehensive online guide to help start, grow, and run a small business.
Database of articles from academic and general interest business and management journals, and market research services.
Web site that helps U.S. companies find new international business partners in worldwide markets.
CB Insights is a private company database that tracks global venture capital, angel investment, private equity, M&A, and IPO activity related to private companies.
Web site with detailed data on countries worldwide.
Web site focused on high tech companies, offering company profiles, investors and articles.
Database of company profiles, analyst reports, market research reports, executive profiles, industry intelligence, and financial data.
Web site of information on the influence of the regulatory environment on the cost and risk of doing business internationally.
In-depth country analysis and data.
Current country and company information from more than 500 sources for emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Fee-based Web site. Information on the job market and networking for executive recruiters.
Web site of information for those considering expanding a business overseas.
Database of news and information on industries, companies, and business and management topics.
Web site of international import/export trade leads, events, and links to international trade, import/export, and other related sites.
Web site of a comprehensive directory of professional associations worldwide.
Database of primarily large-cap public company information including an overview of company history, profile, and financials.
Database that provides research reports on industries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, China and globally.
A metasearch engine including a variety of online people directories on the Web.
A professional networking portal to search for individuals in a certain type of business. (Free registration required)
Web site offering profiles of small businesses.
Database of reports from market research firms covering health care, consumer goods and services, retail, financial services, media, manufacturing, and other industries.
Useful for identifying private and public companies, company data and global partners. Strong international coverage.
Available only in Baker Library, please ask a librarian. Global market research coverage in consumer goods and related industries.
Web site for business start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Web site of company profiles.
Database of detailed industry overviews including current issues, top players, and guidelines on company valuation measures specific to the industry.
Database of credit research on bond issues worldwide including public finance and structured finance issues. S&P credit ratings and commentary on debt exposure by industry.
Web site of an online guide from Inc. Magazine with tools, articles, and advice on getting a business idea started.
Database of information on venture funds, private equity firms, executives, venture-backed companies, and limited partners. Includes investment analyst reports and other research reports.
Web site for identifying trade shows around the world by industry category and location.
Web site of U.S. social and economic demographics data, with links to statistical sources and agencies worldwide.
Provides profiles of business people.
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