This guide has been created to help you find information on your chosen high growth firm for your project assignment. Please see your Course Outline and Course Site for the full assessment details.
For examples of young high growth companies look at The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 5019 Australian program, which profiles and ranks the fasted growing public and private technology companies in Australia, based on percentage of revenue growth over 3 years (2017-2019).
Once you have chosen your company, visit their website. Key information to find out:
|Is your company?|
|1. Australian or international?|
|2. Private or public?|
|3. What industry/market does your company fit into?|
|4. What is their mission?|
Tip: Also look at your companies social media accounts which are key communication tools.
Have a look at our online guide to finding Company and industry information.
This guide will help you search the web and our databases to find company and industry information, financial information, annual reports and country information.
A STEEP analysis examines factors affecting the Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, and Political landscape around your industry or company.
Try these sites for more information on conducting STEEP analysis:
The below diagram is adapted from Porter's 2008 article, The five competitive forces that shape strategy.
For more about Porter's Five Forces, see the suggestions below:
SMART is an acronym for the 5 steps of setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based goals.
For more help with SMART objectives, have a look at these sites:
The above tutorial will show you how to search these two databases:
Below is an example search in Passport GMID for the company MODIBODI, who make period and incontinence underwear.
Below is an example search in IBISWorld for industry reports relevant to Brighte, a company that provides payment solutions for home improvements.
The following videos on D&B Hoovers will get you started:
- Find industry information (3:08)
- Find company information (2:56)
|Other places to look|
Watch this short video (approx 3 mins) for tips on how to write a report.
See the below resources for additional support, or visit Study Help for more study and assignment resources:
What do you do with all those references you have found? Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references.
The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. There are also many free systems available.