Internet Sources – Business

General Subjects
Books-online Accounting & finance Marketing
Companies – annual reports Advertising Marketing research
Companies -financials Business Operations management
Directories E-Business Public relations
Journals Economics Retailing
Rankings Health economics Statistics
Human resources Strategic management

General

British Chambers of Commerce Website of the British Chambers of Commerce.
British Library Services for Business Information for innovators, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs)
Business Link Practical advice for business.
Credit Explained A jargon-free guide to consumer credit of all types including loans, credit cards, mortgages and overdrafts, credit ratings and debt etc.
GOV.UK Government online support for business.
Marr / Kirkwood Official Guide Guide to business school websites.
Quandl Open repository of time-series data on the Internet for students, teachers, researchers and other data professionals covering the subject areas of finance, economics, demography, sociology, markets, energy and the environment.
RBA Information Services Links to useful business information websites and country specific sites.
Yahoo – Finance Business news, company profiles, current share prices, currency converter, etc.

Books

Wachowicz’s Web World Web links corresponding with major topics in Fundamental of financial management, by J Van Horne and J Wachowicz. 11th ed.

Companies – Annual Reports

Edgar US company filings.
UK Company Researcher Contains useful links to sources on UK companies, including telephone, industry and company directories, annual reports & accounts and company news.

Companies – Financial

Bloomberg Financial and market information, company news, business news, personal finance, etc. 24 hour a day realtime news.
Digital Look Useful gateway to UK quoted companies. Offers free and priced options. Needs registration to use the free investor service.
Dow Jones The Dow Jones & Company website, publisher of business and financial news and information.
London Stock Exchange The website of the London Stock Exchange.
Qualisteam A banking and finance portal.

Directories

British Companies British companies and trade associations.
Dun & Bradstreet Directory Free D&B business directory of over 1.5m UK businesses.
Europages A European business directory.
Scoot Business directory.

Journals (* contents page only)

Rankings

Free Pint Business education rankings.

Accounting & finance

ACCA Website of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
ASB The Accounting Standards Board website.
AuditNet Free productivity resources for auditors.
CIMA The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants website.
Duncan Williamson’s Pages An educational site for accounting and business students and teachers.
IASB Website of the International Accounting Standards Board.
ICAEW Directory of Firms Lists over 25,000 chartered accountant firms worldwide.
ICAEW Library and Information Service Website of the library of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
Monetos A comprehensive international research portal which offers independent advice and information on the European social and financial sectors.
Pro2Net A US online resource for professionals in accounting, financial services, insurance, human resources and law.
RiskWorld A site covering news and views on risk assessment and management.
Wachowicz’s Web World Web links corresponding with major topics in Fundamental of financial management, by J Van Horne and J Wachowicz. 11th ed.

Advertising

Advertising Standards Authority Website of the Advertising Standards Authority.
Daniel Chandler’s site This site has many useful references and links.
Ofcom Ofcom regulates the UK‘s broadcasting, telecommunication and wireless communications sectors
IPA Website of the Institute of Practitioneers in Advertising
WARC World Advertising Research Center’s website.

Business

Credit Explained A jargon-free guide to consumer credit of all types including loans, credit cards, mortgages and overdrafts, credit ratings and debt etc.
Quandl Open repository of time-series data on the Internet for students, teachers, researchers and other data professionals covering the subject areas of finance, economics, demography, sociology, markets, energy and the environment.
Benchmark your business Virtual Advisor created by Buckinghamshire Business First

E-business

e-business forum A free briefing service from the Economist Group for companies transforming themselves into e-businesses. Includes doing e-business guides in individual countries, etc.

Economics

Bank of England Website of the Bank of England, central bank of the United Kingdom.
CRIEFF Centre for Research into Industry, Enterprise, Finance & the Firm, St Andrews University.
David Smith’s Economics UK David Smith’s website on various aspects of the UK economy.
FCA Financial Conduct Authority website.
HM Treasury HM Treasury website.
IEA Website of the Institute of Economic Affairs, including list of publications with abstracts.
IMF Complete texts of key IMF documents and publications with up-to-the-minute updates.
NIESR Website of the National Institute of Economic & Social Research.
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development website.
World Bank Includes country data, maps, projects, reports, research.

Health economics

National Library for Health NHS web site for health professionals and the public.

Human resources

ACAS Website of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitrary Service. Free publications, including advisory booklets, codes of practice and occasional papers may be downloaded from the site.
IDS The Incomes Data Services website contains summaries of recent publications and an index to back issues, statistics on basic information such as earnings and prices and economic forecasts. Links to other HR information.
Warwick Papers in Industrial Relations The work of members of the Warwick University Business School, Industrial Relations Research Unit.

Marketing

Advertising Association Website of the Advertising Association.
CIM Website of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Marketing research

Market Research Society Website of the Market Research Society.

Operations management

Institute of Operations Management Website of the Institute of Operations Management.

Public relations

www.bm.com Burson-Marsteller
www.cgi-europe CGI Europe
www.citigatedewerogerson.com Citigate Dewe Rogerson
www.cohnwolfe.com Cohn & Wolfe
www.havaspr.co.uk Havas PR UK
www.hillandknowlton.com Hill & Knowlton
www.cipr.org.uk Chartered Institue of Public Relations
www.odwyerpr.com/ O’Dwyer’s PR Daily Report
www.prsa.prg Public Relations Society of America

Retailing

Direct Selling Association Direct Selling Association website.
ICSC.org Website of the International Council of Shopping Centres.

Statistics

Bank of England Statistics Bank of England monetary and financial statistics.
Statbase UK national statistics. Includes the online Statsearch catalogue and freely available Statstore.

Strategic management

Academy of Management Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management.

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