Media & Technology Industry Information

Prepared for the Global Entertainment Executive Program at the UCLA Anderson School

Industry Profiles | Metrics/Trends | Key Players | Resources | Countries

A. START WITH AN INDUSTRY PROFILE - narratives that define the industry and often more.
A-1. Industry, Trade & the Economy: Data and Analysis - Industry Analysis (ITA) A-2. Industry Outlook as Employer (U.S. Dept. of Labor) - Information Industries A-3. Government Information - Industry - UCLA Rosenfeld Library


B. GATHER METRICS & TRENDS - industry statistics & consumer demographics

B-1. Communications by the Numbers - Telecommunications Industry Assn

B-2. Wireline Competition Bureau Statistical Reports - FCC Industry Analysis and Technology Division

B-3. Wireless Trends: Technology & Applications - TIA, 12-13-2006[see slides 4 & 5]

B-4. E-Stats - Measuring the Electronic Economy & Retail E-Commerce Sales - U.S. Census


C. IDENTIFY THE KEY PLAYERS - for list of leading companies and competitors in this industry.

C-1. Industries List - Big Charts/MarketWatch

C-2. Online CTIA Industry Directory - wireless industry companies


D. MORE RESOURCES TO PURSUE - associations, trade magazines, and industry portals.

D-1. Wireless 101 (glossary, etc.) - CTIA The Wireless Assn

D-2. Industries Trends - Digital Media Association

D-3. Media Bureau - FCC

D-4. Wireless Telecommunications Bureau - FCC

D-5. Wireless Wave - CTIA quarterly trade magazine

D-6. Quantity and Value of U.S. Exports and Imports by Country - OTII

D-7. Legislation - WashingtonWatch.com

D-8. BEOnline - from the Library of Congress

D-9. Librarian's Index to the Internet - Business


E. COUNTRY PROFILES - country background and current picture

E-1. Background Notes. - U.S. Dept. of State.

E-2. Country Studies. - Library of Congress.

E-3. World Factbook. - U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

E-4. International Economic Trends. - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


For drop-in access to UCLA-licensed databases, use the library terminals across from the Circulation Counter in the Rosenfeld Library (Room E-301). (Access does not include Anderson-Only databases).

Databases Best for ... Industry Information

Here are a couple of sample research strategies with recommended databases and tested search steps.

Assessing Global Issues
Competitive Intelligence


Rosenfeld Library