Internet Sources – Business

GeneralSubjects
Books-onlineAccounting & finance Marketing
Companies – annual reports AdvertisingMarketing research
Companies -financials BusinessOperations management
DirectoriesE-BusinessPublic relations
JournalsEconomicsRetailing
RankingsHealth economicsStatistics
Human resourcesStrategic 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.
  • Nasdaq Data Link. 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.

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 hours a day real-time news.
  • Digital Look. Useful gateway to the 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

Journals (* contents page only)

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.
  • 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.
  • IPA. Website of the Institute of Practitioneers in Advertising
  • Ofcom. Ofcom regulates the UK‘s broadcasting, telecommunication and wireless communications sectors.
  • WARC. World Advertising Research Center’s website.

Business

  • Benchmark your business. Virtual Advisor created by Buckinghamshire Business First
  • Credit Explained. A jargon-free guide to consumer credit of all types including loans, credit cards, mortgages and overdrafts, credit ratings and debt etc.
  • 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.
  • Nasdaq Data Link. 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.

Economics

  • Bank of England. Website of the Bank of England, the 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 a 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

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

Marketing research

Operations management

Public relations

Retailing

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