Encyclopedia of Global Industries

Encyclopedia of Global Industries

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This one-stop directory will quickly bring you and your patrons up to speed on 115 vital international industries through detailed, custom-written articles. Encyclopedia of Global Industries covers industries with significant global trade and interdependence such as automotive, apparel petroleum and commercial fishing and provides information that is difficult to locate -- all in one source. This title's extensive coverage and useful blend of industry overview and outlook make it unique among reference sources that concentrate on international industries. Encyclopedia of Global Industries fills the information gap between trade journals that lack comprehensive overviews and international statistics which form primary sources. With this innovative reference you can address your patrons' specific international industry research needs: -- Students compiling information on issues surrounding various industries for reports or papers -- Business professionals seeking international trade data -- Job seekers gathering industry statistics to prepare for interviews -- Attorneys collecting information for litigation -- Accounting consultants needing a fast, up-to-date overview of an industry -- Investors or commodity brokers researching the soundness of an industry -- Journalists looking for information for articles -- As well as many others Arranged alphabetically by industry, each entry covers a broad spectrum of topics about the industry: -- Size and economic/social impact of the industry -- How it is organized and how it functions -- History and development -- Major countries and companies involved in the industry, including rankings and marketshares -- Current economic outlook with projections -- Size and nature of the work force -- Research and technology within the industry -- A bibliography of sources for more information -- Other features include statistics, graphs, tables and charts, as well as market share and trend data To help users find the information they need, several methods of access are available. Two table of contents arrange information: the first, alphabetically by broad industry categories with the industry titles below; the second lists all industry titles alphabetically. Four major indexes include: the general index, containing alphabetical references to all companies, associations, publications, and other key terms in the text; the geographic index, separated by industry within each country; the Harmonized System code index, which links the HS codes to corresponding SIC codes; and the industry index, organized by SIC code. Hot industries covered include -- Biotechnology -- Information retrieval services -- Computer and data processing industries -- Financial services and trading -- Instruments and related products -- Metal products and industries -- Printing and publishing -- Public services and utilities -- Retail and rental outletsOrganization and Structure Computer programming services have developed into an industry that rewards the sort of ... An example of the growing importance of customized software programming can be seen in the auto industry, whereanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Global Industries
Author:Wendy H. Mason
Publisher: - 1996


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