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Fundamentals of Management: Company information

A LibGuide for students studying the unit Management 100, designed to help you find information sources, and develop study & research skills.

About Factiva

Factiva is a great source of news and information on Australian and international companies. To find company information:

  • Click the Companies/Markets tab and then click ‘Company’.
  • Type the name of your company in the ‘Company Name’ box and hit ‘enter’.
  • Click on the name for general information about the company.
  • Click ‘News’ to find a list of recent newspaper articles on the company.
  • In the ‘Reports’ section you can find a comparison with other companies in its industry.

If you need some help to search Factiva, see our interactive tutorial on Searching Factiva for company information

You can also contact us.

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Finding Company information

The following company information is available to you:

  • Annual reports
  • Corporate Social Responsbility (CSR) reports
  • Corporate citizenship reports
  • Sustainability reports
  • Investors' reports

To find these, you can:

1) Search some of the library's company information databases (see Finding company information box).
2) Search a company's website directly.

Another useful way to find company information is direct from the company website. Look for links to areas such as annual reports, shareholder information, investor's sections, latest announcements, latest media releases, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, about us etc.

Watch these short video tutorials to learn how to use Curtin Library's financial, company and industry databases.

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Finding company information in databases

You can find journal articles about aspects of companies (e.g. leadership; corporate culture etc.) in databases. Some databases also include annual reports, corporate social responsibility (CSR) statements, news, market research and ownership details. Some also allow you to download and/or manipulate financial data.

Orbis

If you need some help searching Orbis for company information, see the tutorial on: