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Market research and industry reports

MIT isn't able to purchase most of the high-priced "off-the-shelf" market research produced each year. We do subscribe to the services below which provide access to recently-published reports and international coverage on industries and countries of interest to G-Lab teams.

  • Business Monitor International
    Provides industry trends, forecasts, and news alerts. TIP: Begin your industry search by using the Keyword Search box or the Advanced Search link at the top of the homepage. Or, begin by browsing the broad industry categories on the left-hand side of the homepage.
  • eMarketer/eStat
    Market data on E-business, online marketing, internet and other media. Compiles data from sources not otherwise available at MIT.
  • EMIS (formerly ISI Emerging Markets)
    Industry reports, news, and company information from emerging markets in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. TIP: To find industry reports, begin by selecting your country from the ISI homepage. Then, from your country's portal, you can either use the search boxes provided, or browse the options under the "Industry" or "Research" tabs (in the blue menu near the top of the screen).
  • Forrester Research
    Communication technologies, online advertising, marketing, and web site effectiveness for consumer-facing businesses. TIP: Include a country or region in your keyword search to search for information specific to that location.
  • Frost & Sullivan
    Global market research reports, technology impact analysis, trends, and forecasts. Requires MIT certificates, even from on-campus. TIP: Select the Advanced Search feature, which allows you to limit results by market or geographic region.
  • Gartner Group Reports
    Research reports on information technologies and applications.
  • IBISWorld Industry Reports
    Market characteristics, trends, & statistics for 700+ U.S. industries, 70+ global industries (click on the Global Industry Research button), & 180+ Chinese industries (click on the small "China Site" link located below the Global Industry Research button).
  • IDC Research
    Market reports on IT, telecoms & networks, security products, health & life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, and consumer technologies.
  • Investext via Thomson One
    Analysts' reports on companies and industries. . NOTE: You MUST use Internet Explorer.
  • Passport (formerly GMID)
    Published by Euromonitor. International market research on industries, companies, and consumer lifestyles. Data on market size and trends for a range of consumer products. Requires MIT certificates, even from on-campus. TIP: The fastest way to find reports is to use the "Search" button in the top left-hand corner of the homepage, then select "Menu Search." Then, select a "Category," click Next, select a "Geography," then click Run Search.
  • Statista
    Portal to statistics from market researchers, trade associations, scientific publications, and government sources.
  • World Pharmaceutical Markets (via Business Monitor International)
    Pharmaceutical & health care market information for 60+ countries.
  • For even more market research and industry report sources, see the "Related Guides" box at left


This guide supports the research interests of G-Lab APME and LAA teams.

Use the tabs above to discover proprietary information sources for...

  • Market research & industry data
  • Company information
  • Country reports & forecasts
  • News and journal literature


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  • get "up to speed" on host companies and industries
  • supplement your primary sources and expert contacts
  • support your resource report & prep for on-site
  • support your on-site work as needs arise


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