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Synergies between Games, Social Media and Smartphones

Globally, as of 2014, there were more than 6.8 billion wireless device subscriptions in a world of 7 billion people, and more than 2.75 billion people worldwide were Internet users.

The base of people around the world who adopt smartphones will continue to grow, and they will use them to access the Internet, games and mobile apps in accelerating numbers. Games, social media and smart phones are extremely important in this evolving personal communications and media world and the lines between these three sectors are frequently obscure. For example, multiplayer online games encourage communication between communities of players, while social media like Facebook are often the platforms that support the most popular games. Meanwhile, apps are rapidly becoming the tool of choice for launching a wide variety of communications and entertainment tools and Internet sites, including games.

By early 2014, Facebook had more than 1.2 billion registered users (the majority are on mobile devices), and LinkedIn counted more than 300 million registered members. Twitter is exceptionally active, with more than 500 million tweets sent daily; 78% of its users are on mobile devices.

For the latest data and statistics on the Games, Apps & Social Media Industry, see
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Our Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Almanac 2015 is your key understanding to this evolving industry.

 

Plunkett’s Games, Apps and Social Media Industry Almanac 2015 Edition

322 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-62831-333-8
Price: 349.99
Published Date: July 2014

 

 

 

Complete Guide to the Education, EdTech & MOOCs Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Education, EdTech & MOOCs Industry Almanac 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

It would be hard to think of an industry facing more change than education. Venture capital is pouring into companies that are developing new ways to teach, learn and communicate with students. New technologies are entering the market at blinding speed. At the same time, demand for better education and broader access to education is soaring in emerging nations from India to Africa to China. In the U.S., more than ever before, students, parents, taxpayers and government officials are questioning the costs, efficiency and results of both higher and lower education paradigms.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 221

Statistical Tables Provided: 19
Companies Profiled: 130
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues? ?

This value-packed package will be a resource you turn to again and again to keep up with the education industry. It includes:

  1. Education industry trends analysis and market research
  2. Education technologies
  3. Online education, including MOOCs
  4. Trends in remote, online learning for charter schools and public education
  5. Trends in text book publishing
  6. Changes and trends in student populations
  7. Commercial construction trends
  8. Trends and statistics in student loans
  9. Trends in corporate training and business education
  10. Investments, venture capital and partnerships
  11. Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  12. The tutoring business, including Khan Academy Leisure learning online, including Lynda.com

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc
  • China Bilingual Technology & Education Group, Inc
  • Informatics Education Ltd
  • Nord Anglia Education, Inc
  • Tigrent Inc

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research or marketing data.

Contact:

Plunkett Research, Ltd.
www.plunkettresearch.com
713.932.0000 (US)
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Complete Guide to the Nanotechnology & MEMS Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Nanotechnology & MEMS Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Plunkett’s Nanotechnology & MEMS Industry Almanac presents a complete analysis of the nanotechnology business, including the convergence of nanoscience, biotechnology, aerospace and microelectronics. This book is a superb market research tool that includes analysis of the major trends affecting the nanotechnology and MEMS industry, from the increase in federal funding and venture capital to breakthroughs in atomic and molecular scale structures.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 389

Statistical Tables Provided: 9
Companies Profiled: 264
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This value-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis including:

  1. Nanotechnology, nanoscience and MEMS industry trends/ research & development
  2. Profiles of hundreds of leading nanotechnology companies
  3. Nanotechnology finance/ growth companies
  4. A history of nanotechnology
  5. A discussion of micro electromechanical systems (MEMS)
  6. Optics based on nanotechnology
  7. Coatings based on nanotechnology
  8. Molecular electronics
  9. Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals based on nanoscience
  10. Ultradense computer memory chips and other systems in nanoscale
  11. Self assembly
  12. Nanoscale carbon tubes and other nano structures
  13. Polymers based on nanoscience

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Arkema
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Koninklijke Philips NV (Royal Philips)
  • NEC Corporation
  • SFC Energy AG
  • Xerox Corp

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research or marketing data.

Contact:

Plunkett Research, Ltd.
www.plunkettresearch.com
713.932.0000 (US)
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Complete Guide to the Consulting Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Consulting Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Many changes are sweeping through the consulting field. Recent years have seen consolidation of many consulting firms. Changing demands from major corporate and government clients led the top consulting firms to become very global in nature, while tight corporate budgets are leading to more competitive bidding and smaller, shorter engagements in many cases. In particular, management consulting, IT consulting and human resources consulting have become extremely competitive.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 408

Statistical Tables Provided: 5
Companies Profiled: 262
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues? ?

This value-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis including:

  1. Analysis of consulting business trends and markets
  2. Consulting industry statistics
  3. Profiles of leading IT consulting and outsourcing companies
  4. Emerging trends, such as the development of in-house consulting staffs
  5. Trends and profiles in information systems and computer system operation outsourcing
  6. The status of the consulting divisions formerly (or presently) operated by the big accounting firms
  7. Profiles of human resources consulting firms
  8. Consulting and outsourcing in transportation, logistics and supply chain management
  9. Offshoring of certain consulting tasks to offices in India, China and elsewhere

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Altran Technologies SA
  • CGI Group Inc
  • Infosys Technologies Ltd
  • People Corporation
  • WS Atkins plc

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research or marketing data.

Contact:

Plunkett Research, Ltd.
www.plunkettresearch.com
713.932.0000 (US)
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Complete Guide to the Real Estate & Construction Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Real Estate & Construction Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The real estate and construction sectors were hit hard by the global recession of 2008-09. However, real estate markets in many nations have rebounded dramatically, both in residential and commercial sectors. In the U.S., commercial markets for new homes, apartments, health care and other types of commercial property are promising, while governments are increasingly in need of construction projects to replace aging infrastructure.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 568

Statistical Tables Provided: 23
Companies Profiled: 412
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This value-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis, including:

  1. Analysis of major real estate, home building and brokerage business trends and markets
  2. Historical real estate industry statistics and tables
  3. Historical housing and mortgage statistics and projections
  4. Profiles of residential, apartment, condominium, mixed use and commercial construction, home building and development firms
  5. Profiles of leading mortgage companies
  6. Green building trends, sustainable development and energy efficiency
  7. Commercial construction trends
  8. Shopping center trends

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • AV Homes Inc
  • Hysan Development Co Ltd
  • Mandarin Oriental International Ltd
  • Zillow Inc

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research or marketing data.

Contact:

Plunkett Research, Ltd.
www.plunkettresearch.com
713.932.0000 (US)
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Complete Guide to the Engineering & Research Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Engineering & Research Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

This book includes companies that are making significant investments in research and development via as many disciplines as possible, whether that research is being funded by internal investment, fees received from clients or fees collected from government agencies.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 679

Statistical Tables Provided: 27
CompCompanies Profiled: 485
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched book is a complete engineering and research competitive intel-ligence tool—everything you need to know about the business of engineering, and much more including:

  1. Trends in patents, patenting and intellectual property
  2. Trends in research budgets and funding
  3. Research endeavors in the fields of aerospace, chemicals, energy, nanotechnology, electronics, computers, software, peripherals, health care, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and telecommunications
  4. Profiles of leading information technology research organizations, such as Apple, Intel and Microsoft
  5. Profiles of leading global engineering firms
  6. Profiles of leading aerospace firms, including Boeing and Airbus
  7. Globalization of research efforts, including the offshoring of research and development to labs in India and China
  8. Profiles of leading firms in petrochemicals research and alternative energy, such as ExxonMobil, Ballard Power Systems and Chevron

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Aisin Seiki Co Ltd
  • Caterpillar Inc
  • Novo-Nordisk AS
  • Valeo SA

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research or marketing data.

Contact:

Plunkett Research, Ltd.
www.plunkettresearch.com
713.932.0000 (US)
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The Fastest Growing Airlines are in the Middle East

Emirates Airline, based in Dubai, UAE, has doubled its sales over the past five years, hitting about $20 billion in 2013.

This makes Emirates, a relatively new company, about one-half the size of United Airlines, but United’s growth has been fueled recently by the acquisition of Continental, not by the aggressive expansion practiced by these Middle Eastern firms. This stunning growth, which is stealing market share from the other long-haul, international airlines, is the result of carefully orchestrated, massive investment over a relatively short period of time. Emirates’ reach now extends to 132 cities in 77 nations on six continents. Competitor Etihad Airways, also based in the UAE and already at $5 billion in revenues, has similar expansion goals.

What’s going on here? How did a nation of only 170,000 citizens become a world power in airlines? In a bold and ambitious gamble, backed with billions of dollars, the government of Dubai took advantage of the fact that jet airlines based in Dubai can reach two thirds of the world’s population in eight hours of flight time or less. If you look at a world map, it’s easy to see that the UAE makes a perfect hub for linking passengers from Europe to Africa, India and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region—the parts of the world that are growing fastest in terms of air passenger travel and air freight.

For more data and statistics on the transportation, supply chain and logistics business, see
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Dubai: the world’s busiest international air hub

At the beginning of this century, Dubai ranked low on the list of the world’s busiest airports. In 2014, Dubai edged out London Heathrow and Hong Kong to be the world’s leading airport by international passenger count. (Atlanta’s airport is still the largest in combined domestic and international passenger count, at 95 million per year.) By 2019, the Dubai airport is expected to reach 100 million international passengers yearly. Around 2025, a second and even larger airport will open in Dubai at an investment of $80 billion, with the ability to serve 120 million passengers per year.

 

Our new Plunkett’s Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac 2014 is your key understanding to this growing industry.

Plunkett’s Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac 2014 Edition

701 Pages
Print ISBN: 978-1-60879-732-5
eBook ISBN: 978-1-60879-992-3
Price: 349.99
Published Date: April 2014

 

 

 

You’ll be Watching more Ads on your Smartphone

You might as well get used to it, the more that you look at the Internet on your smartphone and tablet, the more you’re going to be faced with a growing array of ads on your mobile screen.

Consumers are hooked on smart wireless devices, and advertisers can’t afford to ignore this mass market. (Roughly 60% of U.S. cellphone users, or about 200 million people, own smartphones and/or tablets.) The key to making such advertising work is through selective targeting, that is, directing the right ad at the right person. Since the ads are going to be coming anyway, you may want to make the most of it by allowing your device to track your interests and your location. For example, Apple states, “To give you the best advertising experience, we recommend that you keep Limit Ad Tracking turned off…” In other words, let your device gather information about the web sites you visit and thus build a profile of your interests.
More complicated is location-based advertising. Your smartphone is a pretty amazing collection of communications tools in one small package. Unless you opt out by turning off the location services on your phone, ad-generation systems may collect information about your whereabouts from cellular towers, Wi-Fi and your phone’s built-in GPS. The ability of location services to pinpoint your location will improve over time, and you will see a growing number of retail, restaurant and entertainment ads targeted specifically to your current spot. This may be very useful, or very annoying, depending on your current needs.
For more data and statistics on the global advertising business, see
http://www.plunkettresearch.com/advertising-branding-market-research/industry-and-business-data

Our new Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac 2014 is your key understanding to the global advertising business.

Plunkett’s Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac 2014 Edition

527 Pages
Print ISBN: 978-1-60879-733-2
eBook ISBN: 978-1-60879-993-0
Price: 349.99
Published Date: May 2014

Get Ready for Higher Clothing Prices

Apparel prices in most nations actually fell, on an inflation-adjusted basis, for several years. Globalization, highly efficient supply chains in Asia and huge numbers of factories throughout China and Southeast Asia that competed fiercely for manufacturing contracts drove down prices overall. That trend is now over.

China enjoyed a 37.8% market share of global apparel exports in 2012, at $160 billion, up from a mere $8.9 billion in 1990. Now, however, Chinese manufacturers face increasing difficulties in attracting and retaining workers. Wages have risen dramatically as a result. At the same time, as demand for employees has risen, workers have been calling for better working conditions. In fact, apparel and textile workers in many parts of the world are beginning to demand shorter hours and safer working environments. The collapse of a multi-story apparel factory in Bangladesh in 2013, killing more than 1,100 workers, immediately resulted in a global focus on workers’ rights and working conditions in the apparel manufacturing sector. The net effect is going to be steadily rising costs for manufacturers and increasingly higher retail prices for consumers.

Competition from manufacturers based in lower cost nations such as Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Pakistan is intense, and a large portion of apparel manufacturing formerly done in China is moving to these areas at a rapid pace. China’s industrial base is evolving towards higher value manufacturing, such as aerospace, medical technology and telecommunications equipment.

For the latest data and statistics on the global apparel business, see
http://www.plunkettresearch.com/apparel-textiles-clothing-market-research/industry-and-business-data

Our new Plunkett’s Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2014 is your key understanding to this massive, evolving industry.

 

Plunkett’s Apparel, Textiles & Fashions Industry Almanac 2014 Edition

489 Pages
Print ISBN: 978-1-60879-734-9
eBook ISBN: 978-1-60879-994-7
Price: 349.99
Published Date: June 2014

 

 

 

Complete Guide to the Apparel & Textiles Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The apparel and textiles business comprises a wide variety of skills and industry sectors, from fashion designers to contract manufacturers, from basic textiles manufacturing to distributors. In addition, a large number of major retail store chains have a major influence on the apparel and fashions business.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 486

Statistical Tables Provided: 10
Companies Profiled: 356
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

Plunkett Research provides complete apparel and textiles market research, business analysis and competitive intelligence tool—everything you need to know about the business of apparel, textiles, fashions, design, clothing retailing and distribution, plus manufacturing, technology and much more, including:

  1. Clothing and fashion design and designers
  2. Textile manufacturing
  3. Clothing manufacturing, including apparel, shoes and accessories
  4. Globalization of the apparel and textiles industry, including contract manufacturing in China, Vietnam and the Dominican Republic
  5. Retail store chains in the fashion and apparel industry, including major department stores, shoe stores, clothing stores and specialty retailers
  6. The growing use of private label fashions (store brands) at major retailers

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Billabong International Ltd
  • Esprit Holdings Ltd
  • Interface Inc
  • Michael Kors Holdings Ltd
  • Sears Canada Inc
  • Wolverine World Wide Inc

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research or marketing data.

Contact:

Plunkett Research, Ltd.
www.plunkettresearch.com
713.932.0000 (US)
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Complete Guide to the Advertising & Branding Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The advertising business is going through rapid changes due to digital media and globalization. Meanwhile, more than ever before, advertisers who want to create a seamless global brand need the services of multinational agencies and consultants who can help them in dozens of countries worldwide.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 525

Statistical Tables Provided: 10
Companies Profiled: 380
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analytics—everything you need to know about the business of advertising, branding, marketing and public relations and much more, including:

  1. Advertising, branding and marketing industry trends and market research
  2. Advertising agency consolidation, mergers, acquisitions and globalization
  3. Consumer audience trends and changes in consumer viewing habits
  4. Search engine paid placement and marketing trends
  5. Online marketing and advertising trends, both B2B and B2C
  6. Proliferation of media outlets
  7. Audience fragmentation
  8. Trends in advertising on television, radio, magazines and newspapers
  9. Trends in branding and private-label merchandising
  10. Mobile and location-based advertising

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • AMC Networks Inc
  • Creston PLC
  • Grupo Televisa SA
  • Journal Communications Inc
  • Saga Communications Inc
  • Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (21st Century Fox)
  • WPP plc

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research or marketing data.

Contact:

Plunkett Research, Ltd.
www.plunkettresearch.com
713.932.0000 (US)
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Complete Guide to the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry from Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The internet and advanced information systems have made radical improvements throughout the supply chain, many linked with trends towards outsourcing and offshoring. The shale oil production boom is increasing demand for rail services in order to get oil to refineries, while the boom in natural gas production is boosting the use of natural gas to fuel trucks and locomotives.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 699

Statistical Tables Provided: 34
Companies Profiled: 493
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched book is a complete market research and business intelligence tool—everything you need to know about the business of transportation and logistics including:

  1. RFID (radio frequency ID tags) and their affect on businesses of all types
  2. Air transportation and air cargo
  3. Ocean shipping
  4. Rail transportation
  5. Trucking, including less than truckload (LTL)
  6. Courier and overnight delivery, services and systems
  7. Globalization, offshoring and outsourcing, and their effects on transportation
  8. Changes in retail store chains’ logistics and direct-to-store inventory methods
  9. The latest in passenger aircraft design
  10. Challenges faced by major airports
  11. Challenges in security at ports, airports and railways

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Air New Zealand Ltd
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
  • Genesee & Wyoming Inc
  • International Airlines Group (IAG)
  • Nagoya Railroad Co Ltd
  • Werner Enterprises Inc

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research or marketing data.

Contact:

Plunkett Research, Ltd.
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713.932.0000 (US)
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Complete Guide to the Companion to The Almanac of American Employers From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Companion to The Almanac of American Employers: Mid Size Firms, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Plunkett’s Companion to The Almanac of American Employers: Mid-size Firms, leads job seekers to five hundred of the best, most successful mid-size companies in America. This book focuses on firms from 100 to 2,500 employees. It is the ideal volume to use in conjunction with our highly-regarded Almanac of American Employers, which focuses on firms of 2,500 employees and up.

Key Features Include:

  • Job market trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Important contacts for job seekers
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 645

Statistical Tables Provided: 14
Companies Profiled: 519
Geographic Focus: US
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the job market evolving?
  • How is the employment market being shaped by new technologies?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the job market, statistical tables, profiles of 500 leading firms and much more, including:

  1. List of industries most likely to be hiring this year
  2. Benefit plans, stock plans, and salaries
  3. Hiring and recruiting plans
  4. Training and corporate culture
  5. Company growth plans, new facilities, research, and development
  6. Leading dairy product firms such as Land O’Lakes
  7. Over 100 firms rated “Hot Spots” for advancement opportunities for women and minorities

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Boulder Brands Inc
  • CoStar Group Inc
  • Emmis Communications Corp
  • iRobot Corp
  • Moelis & Company
  • Southwestern Energy Co

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research or marketing data.

Contact:

Plunkett Research, Ltd.
www.plunkettresearch.com
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Complete Guide to the Food Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Food Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The food and beverage industry is among the most competitive and globally-linked of all business sectors. For example, our market research shows that many of America’s best-known food packagers, such as Heinz, get 30%, 50% and even higher percentages of their total revenues from outside the U.S. American brand names such as Coca-Cola and Starbucks are known worldwide, as are European brands such as Nestle.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 645

Statistical Tables Provided: 31
Companies Profiled: 452
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the food and beverages business, including:

  1. Profiles of major snack producers such as Mondelez and Frito-Lay
  2. Profiles of food retailers of all types
  3. Alternative foods, natural foods, health foods and organic food markets
  4. Gourmet and specialty foods manufacturers and sellers
  5. Leading coffee purveyors such as Starbucks and Green Mountain
  6. Leading dairy product firms such as Land O’Lakes
  7. Emerging technologies, including genetically-modified (GM) foods

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • B&G Foods Inc
  • Crown Confectionery Co Ltd
  • Groupe Danone World Water Division
  • Keurig Green Mountain Inc
  • Nestle SA
  • S&W Seed Co

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Complete Guide to the Green Technology (CleanTech) Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Green Technology Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Green Technology has evolved to encompass a broad variety of businesses and industries. Energy conservation is a key focus, but sectors including recycling, water technology, building materials, heating and air conditioning systems, retailing, transportation, manufacturing and industrial processes are also becoming big users of innovative green technologies. As costs for such technologies become lower, adopters are beginning to see a good return on investment.

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  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 482

Statistical Tables Provided: 27
Companies Profiled: 311
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

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  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the green technology business, clean technologies and much more, including:

  1. High energy costs push energy conservation technology to the forefront
  2. Construction industry focuses on greener, eco-friendly buildings, better insulation, energy conservation and water conservation
  3. High commodity prices boost recycling
  4. Renewable energy sources continue to forge ahead worldwide, especially wind and solar
  5. Corporate giants, from GE to Wal-Mart, invest in green technologies, introducing cost-efficiencies and exciting new products in the process
  6. New transportation technologies boost efficiency, cut emissions and reduce costs

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Arotech Corporation
  • Conergy AG
  • Exide Technologies
  • JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd
  • Nordex SE
  • Renewable Energy Trade Board Corp (EBOD)
  • Silver Spring Network

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Complete Guide to the E-Commerce & Internet Business From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s E-Commerce & Internet Bussiness Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Worldwide, the total number of people using the Internet has reached 2 billion—many are on smartphones. China holds the world’s highest number of Internet users, far more than the U.S. Meanwhile, the number of American homes and businesses with broadband Internet access via landline or satellite totals 90 million, while 180 million cellphone subscriptions include fast Internet access.

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  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 621

Statistical Tables Provided: 17
Companies Profiled: 448
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

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  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched data is a complete e-commerce and Internet market research and competitive intelligence tool—everything you need to know about the business of online access, broadband, online retailing, payment processing, web-based businesses and networks and more, including:

  1. Wi-Fi, WiMax and other wireless access methods, including Bluetooth
  2. Broadband Internet access analysis and trends
  3. Retailing on the Internet, bricks and clicks strategies, including major online retailers such as Amazon.com, Blue Nile and Bluefly
  4. Internet and e-commerce consulting, software and services

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • ADTRAN Inc
  • Daum Communications Corp
  • Global Payments Inc
  • Lyris Inc
  • NetApp Inc

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Complete Guide to the InfoTech Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Infotech Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The global computer industry continues to surge ahead, with innovative new hardware, software and services. Meanwhile, important new trends are developing, including software-as-a-service, and the “cloud” of data and services housed online. Designing devices so that they consume less electric power continues to be a prime focus, while mobile devices offer a soaring market.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 660

Statistical Tables Provided: 14
Companies Profiled: 482
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the business of InfoTech, including:

  1. Mobile devices, laptops and tablets
  2. Contract electronics manufacturing
  3. IT markets in developing nations, such as China and India
  4. IT consulting and outsourcing
  5. Broadband access trends
  6. Nanotechnology breakthroughs in chips and ultra-dense memory
  7. Server virtualization
  8. Software-as-a-Service
  9. The Cloud
  10. Supercomputing
  11. Open source systems

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Accton Technology Corp
  • Broadcom Corp
  • FireEye
  • Maxim Integrated Products Inc
  • Quanta Computer Inc
  • Spectris
  • VeriSign Inc

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Complete Guide to the Entertainment & Media Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Entertainment & Media Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The global entertainment and media industry is in the midst of vast changes—giant mergers and acquisitions, new technologies and online services are changing the landscape. Globalization and digitization are affecting everything from music to movies, radio, TV and book publishing.

Key Features Include:

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  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 682

Statistical Tables Provided: 17
Companies Profiled: 492
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

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  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the entertainment business, media business and television and radio industry, plus gambling, games and much more including:

  1. Profiles of major entertainment chain stores and online retailers
  2. Profiles of cable television and satellite television companies
  3. Emerging technologies, including video on demand, personal video recorders (PVRs) like TiVo, personal music players like iPod and much more
  4. Profiles and trends of top publishing companies
  5. Profiles and trends of leading music publishers and recording firms
  6. A discussion of trends in e-commerce, convergence and Internet-based entertainment
  7. Profiles of leading broadcasters
  8. Mergers and acquisitions
  9. eBooks, iPads and personal electronics

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • AT&T Inc
  • Dogan Yayin Holding AS
  • ITV plc
  • Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd
  • Pearson plc
  • Reed Elsevier Group plc

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Complete Guide to the Investment & Securities Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Investment & Securities Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The global investment industry is reeling from massive changes and challenges. Sovereign wealth funds have amassed trillions of dollars for investment purposes. Markets, from commodities to stocks to debt instruments and ordinary bonds, are subject to wild swings and 24/7 electronic trading. Markets and investments are increasingly globalized. Private equity funds are investing immense amounts of money; venture capital activity is strong; and hedge funds have become dominant investors in many types of assets. Corporate merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has been running at a very high rate in the U.S. and abroad.

Key Features Include:

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  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 485

Statistical Tables Provided: 16
Companies Profiled: 328
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

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  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research, business analysis—everything you need you know about the business of investments, including:

  1. Investment banking
  2. Stock brokers
  3. Discount brokers
  4. Online brokers
  5. Significant trends in financial information technologies
  6. Asset management
  7. Stock ownership by individuals and households
  8. 401(k)s and pension plans
  9. Mutual funds
  10. ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds)
  11. ECNs (Electronic Communication Networks)
  12. Developments at NYSE Euronext and other exchanges

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Bank of America Corp
  • Eaton Vance Corp
  • Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
  • NH Investment & Securities Co Ltd
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
  • Waddell & Reed Financial Inc

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Complete Guide to the Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Renewable energy is improving in technology and efficiency. Nevertheless, costs remain high. Renewable energy sources and cleaner-burning fuels are of great appeal to the large number of consumers who have developed an interest in protecting the environment. For example, surveys have shown that some consumers would be willing to pay somewhat more for electricity if they knew it was coming from non-polluting, renewable sources.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
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  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 487

Statistical Tables Provided: 35
Companies Profiled: 297
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business intelligence tools—everything you need to know about the business of clean energy, including:

  1. Corporate investment, research and development
  2. Superconductivity
  3. Advanced electricity storage devices
  4. Government agencies
  5. Nanotechnology and polymer photovoltaics
  6. Biomass, waste-to-energy and methane gas
  7. Geothermal power and hydroelectric power

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Altair Nanotechnologies Inc
  • China Sunergy Co Ltd
  • Hydrogenics Corporation
  • PowerFilm Inc
  • SolarWorld AG
  • Veolia Environnement

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Complete Guide to the Retail Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Retail Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

This book includes trends and a thorough analysis of retail technologies, chain stores, shopping centers, mergers, finances and future growth within the industry. Also included in this book are several major statistical tables showing everything from total U.S. retail sales by year and by sector, to shopping center statistics to consumer demographics.

Key Features Include:

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  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 664

Statistical Tables Provided: 15
Companies Profiled: 498
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the retail business, including:

  1. Analysis of major retailing and retail store business trends and markets
  2. Profiles of major chain store and specialty store operators
  3. Profiles and trends of top department store chains
  4. Profiles and trends of leading discount store and warehouse club operators
  5. Retail mergers, acquisitions and private equity
  6. Trends in malls and shopping centers

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Ahold USA Inc
  • Burberry Group plc
  • French Connection Group plc
  • lululemon Athletica Inc
  • NEXT plc
  • Stein Mart Inc
  • Williams Sonoma Inc

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Complete Guide to the Energy Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Energy Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The Energy industry is boiling over with changes. New opportunities in shale oil and gas fields, giant LNG contracts, huge oil deposits in deep offshore waters, growing energy demand in emerging nations and doubts about nuclear energy are reshaping the energy business of the near future. China has become the world’s biggest energy user, while Brazil is emerging as a major producer and exporter. Meanwhile, renewable electricity sources continue to be constructed around the world, including solar, wind and wave power.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 699

Statistical Tables Provided: 45
Companies Profiled: 497
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the energy, utilities, petroleum and natural gas industry, including:

  1. A complete set of energy business statistical and financial charts and tables
  2. Data and trends in energy consumption, conservation, efficiency and regulation
  3. Growth in major oil and gas markets and production areas including Brazil, Russia, China and the west coast of Africa
  4. Details about the electricity grid, blackouts and power failures

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • AES Corporation (The)
  • BP plc
  • ConocoPhillips Company
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • OAO Rosneft
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd
  • Tokyo Gas Co Ltd

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Complete Guide to the Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The lending industry is comprised of a wide variety of sectors, such as banking, credit cards, mortgages, leasing and consumer finance. Many of these sectors have interconnections and synergies. In addition, a large number of related services and technologies have a major influence on the lending and credit business. These services include e-commerce, credit risk analysis, call centers and information technologies. Rapid changes have taken place in lending in recent years.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 580

Statistical Tables Provided: 22
Companies Profiled: 413
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This data is a banking, credit and mortgages market research and business intelligence tool—everything you need to know about the business of banking, credit cards, mortgages and lending, including:

  1. Money center banks
  2. Regional banks
  3. Savings associations
  4. Globalization of the banking and lending industries, including our profiles of the world’s leading banking firms
  5. Mortgage banking and brokerage
  6. Changes in government regulations, including Basel
  7. Credit cards and wireless payments
  8. Lending and other services provided by non-bank enterprises

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Ally Financial Inc
  • Barclays plc
  • Chemical Financial Corporation
  • Euronet Worldwide Inc
  • Hang Seng Bank Limited
  • MasterCard Inc
  • Sterling Financial Corp
  • Union Bank of India

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Complete Guide to the Insurance Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Insurance Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The insurance industry is increasingly globalized as cross-border investments and acquisitions change the landscape. Better risk management, specialty insurance products and increased use of underwriting information systems have led the way. Risk management consulting and analysis have become more sophisticated. In addition, a large number of related services and technologies have a major influence on the insurance and risk management business. These services include e-commerce, call centers and information technologies. Major carriers continue to add new products, with a growing focus on serving aging consumers with their health coverage, asset management and investment planning needs.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 504

Statistical Tables Provided: 16
Companies Profiled: 353
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched data is a complete insurance market research and business intelligence tool—everything you need to know about the business of insurance and risk management, including:

  1. Property & casualty insurance
  2. Life insurance and annuities
  3. Reinsurance
  4. Health insurance
  5. Significant trends in financial information technologies
  6. Asset management
  7. Insurance brokers
  8. Risk management trends and risk analysis
  9. Insurance sales online
  10. Effect of recent regulatory trends on the insurance industry
  11. Hedge funds picking up insurance risks

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • American Caresource Holdings Inc
  • Dongbu Insurance Co Ltd
  • Hanwha General Insurance Co Ltd
  • National Security Group Inc (The)
  • Prudential plc
  • Sony Financial Holdings Inc
  • WellCare Health Plans Inc

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Complete Guide to the Health Care Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Health Care Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

This is the only complete reference to the Health Care Industry and its trends, technologies and leading corporations. This book covers comparisons of national health expenditures, emerging technologies, information systems, pharmaceuticals, patient populations, imports, exports, outpatient surgery and many other areas of vital importance.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 716

Statistical Tables Provided: 40
Companies Profiled: 500
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the medical business, its trends, health technologies and leading healthcare companies, including:

  1. Healthcare corporate mergers, finances, funding and costs
  2. Managed care, HMOs, PPOs, drug benefits, provider systems and other payors
  3. Medicare and Medicaid, senior drug benefits and the use of HMOs and PPOs
  4. Pharmaceuticals, over the counter drugs and generic drugs
  5. Medical technologies, including advances in imaging and diagnostics
  6. Research breakthroughs in areas such as cancer treatment and artificial organs
  7. Hospital utilization, medical markets and national healthcare costs
  8. Employee health benefits trends and costs

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Allergan Inc
  • CareFusion Corp
  • Elekta AB
  • Luxottica Group SpA
  • Orthofix International NV
  • Span America Medical Systems Inc
  • US Physical Therapy Inc
  • Walgreen Co

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Complete Guide to The Almanac of American Employers From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, The Almanac of American Employers, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The Almanac of American Employers leads job seekers doing employment research to 500 of the largest, most successful companies that are hiring in America. Since 1985, our team has been producing this famous book, now a standard item in recruiting and placement offices.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 639

Statistical Tables Provided: 14
Companies Profiled: 506
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

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  • How is the job market evolving?
  • How is the employment market being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the job market, statistical tables, profiles of 500 leading firms and much more, including:

  1. List of industries most likely to be hiring this year
  2. Benefit plans, stock plans and salaries
  3. Hiring and recruiting plans
  4. Training and corporate culture
  5. Company growth plans, new facilities, research and development
  6. Over 100 firms rated “Hot Spots” for advancement opportunities for women and minorities

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Avis Budget Group Inc
  • Campbell Soup Co
  • Estee Lauder Companies Inc (The)
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Medtronic Inc
  • Priceline.com Inc
  • Universal Health Services Inc

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Complete Guide to the Automobile Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac, 2014 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

 

 

The automobile business is evolving rapidly on a worldwide basis. Car parts manufacturers are merging, component design and manufacture are now frequently outsourced instead of being created in-house, and brands are changing. Meanwhile, all of the biggest, most successful automobile industry firms have become totally global in nature. Globalization is in evidence throughout the automobile industry, and auto sales in emerging markets are booming. On the car dealership side, giant, nationwide holding companies have acquired the best dealers in major markets. Even the used car business is being taken over by national chains. Electric vehicles are now available, but are selling in very small numbers.

 

 

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

 

Pages: 568
Statistical Tables Provided: 26
Companies Profiled: 404
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

 

Key Questions Answered Include:

 

  •  How is the industry evolving?
  •  How is the employment market being shaped by new technologies?
  •  How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  •  What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  •  What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  •  What are the names and titles of top executives?
  •  What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This is a complete reference tool for everything you need to know about the car, truck and speciality vehicles business, including:

  1. Automotive industry trends and market research
  2. Automobile manufacturers and distributors
  3. E-commerce in the automobile business
  4. Advances in automobile technologies, manufacturing technologies design and telematics
  5. Fuel efficiency, hybrid vehicles and fuel cells and electric vehicles

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Aisin Seiki Co Ltd
  • Clarcor Inc
  • Hertz Global Holdings Inc
  • Montupet SA
  • Porsche Automobile Holding SE
  • Toyota Motor Corporation

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