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Human Resource Planning and Strategy (IRE 3650)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE3650, with research papers and assignments.

Finding Information on Companies

Companies are always faced with HR planning challenges. The following resources will help you with researching Canadian, U.S., and international companies.

Canadian,  U.S., and International Companies:

All Companies

  • Business Source Premier provides MarketLine Reports on companies, which include SWOT reports.

  • Company Spotlight features video, webcasts, presentations and annual reports for more than 30,000 companies.

  • Factiva provides company snapshots, along with industry snapshots, quotes, and a chart creation tool.

For an even more extensive list of resources, see Rotman's Buisness Information Centre's research guides:

Other Resources

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Canada's best

50 best corporate citizens (2017)
50 best managed companies (2018)
Canada's top 100 employers (2018)
Top 50 employers for young people (2018)
50 best small and medium employers in Canada (2017)
Canada's best diversity employers (2018)
GTA Top 75 Employers (2018)
FP 10 best employers (2018)
Most admired corporate cultures (2017)
Top corporate R&D spenders (2017)
Top women entrepreneurs (2016)
Profit 500 (2017)
ROB 1000 
FP500 (2017)
Branham300 (2017)
Leading biotech companies search (2016)
Top MBA employers (2014)
Additional industries (Industry Canada)


Acadia Institute of Case Studies (focus is on entrepreneurship and small business operations) [free]

Harvard Business Review case studies are written by professors at the Harvard Business School and at renowned business programs worldwide and focus on actual problems and decisions companies face.

Ivey Publishing is a leader in providing business case studies with a global perspective.

The Times 100 Business Case Studies [free]