Monday, February 23, 2015

Film Gross and Box Office


Variety is one of the preeminent movie industry trade journals. It publishes entertainment news, articles about trends in the industry and box office results.

Current box office results are here
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Always interesting to see what makes money (not what you think). Plus, shows you importance of international BO. PLUS, that you CAN make millions doing small movies.

More current and historical data.

This site also contains international results.
 
Here are some great stats from the National Theatre Owners' website: includes grosses and average ticket prices over time, among other things.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Financial Ratios Resources

Ratio books give industry averages for costs, profitability, inventory and other measurements. Find out what to expect and how to measure yourself.

Online

eStatement Studies - Online version of RMA Annual Statement Studies. More on this database here.


Print

All current ratio book are located on the Reference Business Table 11 on the ground floor (2)
Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios.
Annual Statments Studies (Robert Morris and Associates)
Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios

Find an Individual Company's Specific Ratios

Use Mergent to see an individual company's ratios. Once you get to Mergent, do a company search, then click financials and you'll see Ratios.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Business At The Movies: Executive Suite

Check out Executive Suite here.

Classic 1954 film about behind the scenes maneuvering during a corporate board meeting.  


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

New Biz Database: IBIS World

So you have to do an industry analysis for your management class?  Now we have the IBIS database that puts everything in one location and has better categories of businesses too!

IBISWorld


Subjects NAICS collection analyzes industries at the 5-digit level offering the latest content on 700 industries. Each report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more.
Coverage Current
Format U.S. Industry reports
Type Other Database

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Book Review: Krupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm

A short book review for you today. 

Krupp is a German Company famous for its high quality steel, armaments, appliances and other products.  It is a prototypical German company that follows the German model of higher wages, export led growth, and close cooperation with the government. 

Krupp: A History Of The Legendary German Firm is an informative and easy- to-read history.  German corporations are distinctly different from American ones: they are typically family-owned and prize quality instead of cost saving. A lot of this is made possible by the extreme emphasis on export led growth, and the book is very informative on this point.

Monday, January 26, 2015

We Now Have First Research Industry Analysis Database


First Research - A great one stop location for industry surveys and analysis. 

Contains over 900 Industry Segments, updated constantly with monthly statistics and indicators as well as quarterly trend updates, and State Profiles to monitor monthly employment, business and real estate trends in each of the 50 US states.