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STGY Graziadio Strategy

This research guide is intended to provide resources for researching topics related to industry and corporate business strategy.

Locating Articles

There are many library business databases that will contain articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, and scholarly publications  The database featured below contain trade publications helpful for locating the latest trends about businesses. If you would like additional suggested resources for locating articles please visit the library Infoguide for Articles page.

Example: I need some articles on Costco's strategies.    

  • Type costco into the first box and select CO Company Entity with the pull-down menu 
  • Type business planning or strateg* into the second box and select SU Subject from the dropdown menu
  • Click Search    
  • Tip: limit your search to newer articles, with the publication date section on the left, and be sure to click Update

Example: I need articles on General Motors value chain.

  • Type general motors into the first box and select CO Company Entity with the pull-down menu  
  • Type suppliers or supply chain into the second box
  • Click Search
  • Tip: limit your search to newer articles, with the publication date section on the left, and be sure to click Update

Operations Management Keywords

Try using product names, company names, brands, competitor names, and/or industries along with some of these suggested keywords:

  • "backward integration"
  • "business logistics"
  • "business planning"
  • "business strategy"
  • "decision making"
  • "downstream integration"
  • distribution
  • "forward integration"
  • fulfillment
  • "industrial management"
  • "inventory management"
  • logistics
  • management
  • operations
  • "operations management"
  • "quality control"
  • "strategic planning"
  • strategy
  • "supply chain"
  • "supply chain management"
  • "upstream integration"
  • "vertical integration"