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Title:
Dun and Bradstreet/Gale industry reference handbooks
Author:
Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.
Physical Description:
volumes ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
Contents:
[1] Computers and software -- [2] Pharmaceuticals -- [3] Telecommunications -- [4] Health and medical services -- [5] Chemicals -- [6] Entertainment
Added Title:
Computers and software.

Pharmaceuticals.

Telecommunications.

Chemicals.

Health and medical services.

Entertainment.
ISBN:
9780787630409

9780787630027

9780787630041

9780787630058

9780787630034

9780787638399

9780787637736
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Gale Group and Dun and Bradstreet are pleased to announce a new line of Industry Reference Handbooks that will bring together and supplement Gale and Dun & Bradstreet data on specific industries for reference use in public and academic libraries. Your patrons will no longer need to search through dozens of sources to find background and directory information on particular industries, but will be able to consult these industry-specific sourcebooks.

Each softcover handbook will be a detailed almanac, providing quick reference, in a series of high-interest industries. The following information will be provided in a chapter format:
-- Industry overview
-- Industry statistics and performance indicators
-- Financial norms and ratios
-- Key companies in the industry
-- Ranked list of key companies
-- Mergers and acquisitions
-- Associations relevant to the industry
-- Consultants that provide consulting services relevant to the industry
-- Directory of important trade information sources
-- Trade shows and conferences important to the industry


Summary

This handbook brings together data on the computer and software industry in a detailed almanac to provide a quick reference source to the industry.


Summary

Each softcover handbook is a detailed almanac, providing quick reference, on high-interest industries. The following information is provided in a chapter format:
-- Industry overview
-- Industry statistics and performance indicators
-- Financial norms and ratios
-- Key companies in the industry
-- Ranked list of key companies
-- Mergers and acquisitions
-- Associations relevant to the industry
-- Consultants
-- Directory of important trade information sources
-- Trade shows and conferences


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

If these industry handbooks are indicative of a trend in business information publishing, libraries trying to squeeze more data from each dollar have a reason to smile. Pulling together material from some of their top-of-the-line (i.e., expensive) sources, Gale and Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) focus on three of the hottest areas of American industry: computers and software, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications. Each stand-alone title covers its segment of industry as defined by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. For example, the pharmaceutical industry, with SIC code 283, encompasses 2833: Medicinal and Botanicals; 2834: Pharmaceutical Preparations; 2835: In Vivo and in Vitro Diagnostic Substances; and 2836: Biological Products. The editors acknowledge that the SIC system is in the process of being replaced by the new North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) but explain that most data providers still use the older system. Conveniently, SIC/NAICS and NAICS/SIC conversion tables are appended to each volume. These handbooks all follow a uniform arrangement of 10 chapters: industry overview, statistics and performance indicators, financial norms and ratios, company directory, rankings, mergers and acquisitions, associations, consultants, trade information sources, and trade shows. The first chapter, "Industry Overview," includes an industry snapshot, background and development information, industry newsmakers, projections, and research. Following this, the "Statistics and Performance Indicators" chapter gives federal statistics covering employment, production, compensation, and revenues. Data are drawn from such Gale titles as Manufacturing USA and Service Industries USA. In the third chapter, "Financial Norms and Ratios," we get proprietary data from D&B, including cash, assets, liabilities, solvency, efficiency, and profitability. The company directory chapter is where location, phone number, sales figure, SIC code, number of employees, and parent company are given. Each company listed here is ranked in the next chapter based on sales and employment. These entries have the D&B rank, location, type (i.e., public, private, or public family member), sales, employees, and primary SIC code. Chapter 6 lists recent merger-and-acquisition activity. The remaining four chapters pull material from standard Gale sources such as Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory, Encyclopedia of Associations, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, and Trade Shows Worldwide. Also provided in each volume is an index of companies, organizations, SIC industry names, and terms. Gale and D&B provide some of the best business information available. However, their titles are not inexpensive. Dun and Bradstreet/Gale Industry Reference Handbooks are unique in that they offer, for a modest price, a tremendous amount of proprietary information from the files of these two business information powerhouses. They are very suitable for academic and public libraries with a need to provide quality data on the computer and software, pharmaceutical, and telecommunication industries without spending a fortune on all the separate titles from which they are compiled.


Booklist Review

If these industry handbooks are indicative of a trend in business information publishing, libraries trying to squeeze more data from each dollar have a reason to smile. Pulling together material from some of their top-of-the-line (i.e., expensive) sources, Gale and Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) focus on three of the hottest areas of American industry: computers and software, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications. Each stand-alone title covers its segment of industry as defined by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. For example, the pharmaceutical industry, with SIC code 283, encompasses 2833: Medicinal and Botanicals; 2834: Pharmaceutical Preparations; 2835: In Vivo and in Vitro Diagnostic Substances; and 2836: Biological Products. The editors acknowledge that the SIC system is in the process of being replaced by the new North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) but explain that most data providers still use the older system. Conveniently, SIC/NAICS and NAICS/SIC conversion tables are appended to each volume. These handbooks all follow a uniform arrangement of 10 chapters: industry overview, statistics and performance indicators, financial norms and ratios, company directory, rankings, mergers and acquisitions, associations, consultants, trade information sources, and trade shows. The first chapter, "Industry Overview," includes an industry snapshot, background and development information, industry newsmakers, projections, and research. Following this, the "Statistics and Performance Indicators" chapter gives federal statistics covering employment, production, compensation, and revenues. Data are drawn from such Gale titles as Manufacturing USA and Service Industries USA. In the third chapter, "Financial Norms and Ratios," we get proprietary data from D&B, including cash, assets, liabilities, solvency, efficiency, and profitability. The company directory chapter is where location, phone number, sales figure, SIC code, number of employees, and parent company are given. Each company listed here is ranked in the next chapter based on sales and employment. These entries have the D&B rank, location, type (i.e., public, private, or public family member), sales, employees, and primary SIC code. Chapter 6 lists recent merger-and-acquisition activity. The remaining four chapters pull material from standard Gale sources such as Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory, Encyclopedia of Associations, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, and Trade Shows Worldwide. Also provided in each volume is an index of companies, organizations, SIC industry names, and terms. Gale and D&B provide some of the best business information available. However, their titles are not inexpensive. Dun and Bradstreet/Gale Industry Reference Handbooks are unique in that they offer, for a modest price, a tremendous amount of proprietary information from the files of these two business information powerhouses. They are very suitable for academic and public libraries with a need to provide quality data on the computer and software, pharmaceutical, and telecommunication industries without spending a fortune on all the separate titles from which they are compiled.


Choice Review

The introduction to this slim volume on the pharmaceutical industry gallops through industry history and pioneers, organization and development, into trends and outlook, and ends with suggested readings. Industry statistics and performance indicators will appeal to financial analysts. The company directory focuses on the 1,488 "leading participants" and follows Dun & Bradstreet's snapshot style. Lists rank the companies by sales and employment. Noteworthy features are chapters on mergers and acquisitions, a directory of related associations, a directory of consultants and trade shows, and sources of trade information. There are several important omissions--e.g., publications of Scrip/PJB, IMS International, and Drug Store Market Guide(1981- ). A more comprehensive directory is D&B Healthcare Reference Book 1998/1999, which lists 36,000 businesses and institutions. The outstanding but expensive Medical & Healthcare Marketplace Guide (14th ed., 1998) features 430 analytical articles on the healthcare industry, a directory of 11,000 companies whose entries include business history and operating results, a geographic index, and access to a database. Recommended for business and professional libraries that want a comprehensive collection or cannot afford the other titles mentioned. J. S. Whelan Massachusetts College of Pharmacy of Allied Health Sciences


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