Background Note | HBS Case Collection | August 2009 (Revised December 2012)

Researching a Company

by Willy Shih and Meghan Dolan


This note was written to help students at the Harvard Business School do a more thorough job of researching a company, utilizing the extensive resources of the Baker Library, as well as other widely available databases. Exhibits provide detailed information on key resources and instructions for accessing prominent databases.

Keywords: Business Education; Knowledge Acquisition; Research;


Shih, Willy, and Meghan Dolan. "Researching a Company." Harvard Business School Background Note 610-024, August 2009. (Revised December 2012.)