White papers and academic, peer-reviewed journals often provide the information executives need to get "up to speed" in a subject area, especially one unfamiliar to them. It is also a good way to get away from the anecdotal presentation journalists typically use. The content of publications that are peer-reviewed is more respected as being objective/unbiased. White papers are usually very informative and written from an industry perspective by a respected firm. White papres are not peer-reviewed, however.
So where would you go to get quality information on the following:
Mergers or Acquisitions
Porter's Diamond of National Competitive Advantage
Provide source citations and/or links to illustrate these sources. How would information from the textbook augment your sources?
Quality information for the provided topics can be obtained from white papers, financial journals and websites, paid databases etc. Bloomberg is one important financial database which can be used to obtain quantitative information on the various topics. Lexis Nexis is another important database. Websites like Forbes, Harvard Business Review and Wall Street Journal provide adequate information on the topics.
Links to illustrate the sources are:
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