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Resources for researching the railroad industry.
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Industry Analysis - Resources for analyzing the competitive environment in an industry.

SWOT Anaysis - How to research a company's internal and external environment.

Corporate Reporting - A guide to annual reports, 10-K's and other SEC filings.

Corporate Finance - A  guide to analysing the financial structure of public companies.

BPL5100 Business Policy - Tips and research tools for your BPL presentation.


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    Hello, Students

    I enjoyed meeting many of you on my visit to your classes this semester. This guide builds on the work we did in class and identifies specific resources for researching airlines and the airline industry.

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    What's in This Guide

    The Industry - Industry surveys supply background information on how the industry operates, identify industry trends, and often list the top companies in the sector. Market research offers data on market share, distribution channels, brands and consumer demographics.

    The Numbers - Statistics and reports on industry performance are collected by many trade associations, government agencies and private research firms.

    The Competition - Identify the key players in the industry. Find company profiles, financial data and analysis.

    The Environment - Read about issues related to the economic, regulatory, social, technological and global conditions of the industry.

    News - Business magazines, newspapers and trade journals are key sources for identifying industry trends and keeping up-to-date on the latest industry happenings.


    Getting Started with Railroad Industry Research

    The Association of American Railroads is the trade association for the industry.They publish an Annual Summary of Class I Railroad Statistics and weekly performance measures for the six largest U.S. freight carriers.

    In the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Railroad Administration provides information on freight railroading, passenger rail and new rail programs including high speed service.

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