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Managerial Communication

Research guide for GMGT 5140 course on Managerial Communication

Private Companies, Subsidiaries and Local Branches

Private companies are not required to file public financial statements.  Usually only revenues will be reported in directories and other sources.  If you're lucky: some companies may submit unaudited data to credit rating organizations such as D&B.  Larger companies may be preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) on a US stock exchange which requires filings with the SEC.

Try the following sources:

Besides the company's web site, try to following sources for information on private companies, subsidiaries and branches: 

  • Directories, and 
  • Articles in newspapers, magazines, journals,
  • and in local newspapers.

Still too little information?  Try Industry-Specific web sites and Articles about companies.

Or contact a librarian for help.