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Careers: Business/Industry Research for the Internship or Job Hunt

Library Databases for Company Research

Public vs Private Company

Public Company (also called a Publicly Traded Company)

  • Traded on the exchanges (by general public shareholders)
  • Required to provide ongoing detailed information in filings made with the Securities & Exchange Commission

Private Company

  • Owned by a closed group
  • Not required to release information and can be more challenging to research
  • Can range from small businesses to large well-known companies (Hallmark Cards and Mars Candy, for example).

Affiliated with Another Company?

  • Linked or related to larger firms
  • Several are household names but are difficult to research until one establishes its relationship to the larger company (e.g., American Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) is owned by Disney)

Source: Baruch College, Newman Library, Subject Guide http://guides.newman.baruch.cuny.edu/content.php?pid=67719&sid=564563

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