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BUS 463 Research Guide

This guide will help you search and find information from both Cal Poly library resources and government sources. As always, please contact me, Mark Bieraugel mbieraug@calpoly.edu for any help.

Your Assignment

For BUS 463 you'll need to find the following information: 

1. Economic conditions:- GDP, interest rate, inflation, unemployment rate, commodity pricing

2. Government regulations:: Tax Policy, Employment laws, minimum hourly rate, Environmental Law, Trade Restrictions, Tariffs

3. Competitions: Porter's Five Forces: Industry competition, bargaining power of customers,  bargaining power of suppliers, threat of substitution, and threat of new entrants

4. Industry factors: A five-year forecast of the industry and key trends. An assessment of the key drivers that will impact this industry moving forward.  A five-year growth forecast of all key industry statistics

Finding Economic Conditions and Government Regulations -- Searching for Government Data

Competitions: Porter's Five Forces

Industry Factors