Answered By: Coleen Neary Last Updated: Sep 30, 2019 Views: 565
In the US, a public company: (a) offers stock for sale publicly on a stock exchange, and (b) makes public certain business/financial information as dictated by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).
There are many places you can find information about a company and its history. Try the following approaches:
- Company's website
- Websites often include an "about us" section that sometimes detail their history. Remember, the company will explain its history the way it wants to be seen.
- Annual report
- Public companies are required to file an annual report to the U.S. government, known as a 10-K. These reports will often include a section on the company's history. Again, remember this is a self-reported history.
- Find books/ebooks that contain corporate histories
- Books about a company often include historical background.
- Do a keyword search in Primo search on the library website to find any books which cover your company's history.
- Search for articles
- Newspaper, trade/magazine, and scholarly articles that mention or are about specific companies might provide some historical information.
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