Business of Food: An Encyclopedia of the Food and Drink Industries

This encyclopedia on the food and drink industries covers everything from food companies and brands to the environment, health, science and technology, culture, finance, and more. Historical context is emphasized and the focus is mainly on business in the United States.

Business Plans Handbook

Presents actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. These sample plans are taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

Encyclopedia of American Industries 

A business reference that provides information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries

Provides information about the inception, emergence, and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles of newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.

Encyclopedia of the Global Economy: A Guide for Students and Researchers Volumes 1 and 2

Covers concepts, people, and organizations related to economic globalization. Topical coverage includes offshore outsourcing, corporate social responsibility, child labor, and the digital divide. There are also profiles of prominent economists, business leaders, and policymakers. Volume 2 includes a wide array of primary documents, a data bank of world statistics on demographic and economic trends, and print and Internet resources for further research.

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce

Explores topics related to website development, financing, advertising, and more. It also includes profiles of the top e-commerce companies, biographies of e-commerce innovators, and coverage of events and legislation related to e-commerce.

Hoover's Academic Pro

Hoover's is a database devoted to company profiles and lists.

International Directory of Company Histories

Provides histories of companies that are a leading influence in a particular industry or geographic location.