Citing and referencing: Company and Industry reports

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

Company and Industry reports

Often the author of the report will be the publishing organisation (e.g. Morningstar, Economist Intelligence Unit), or if it is a company annual report, the company itself.

When the report has an identified personal author, follow the format in the example for the IBIS World Industry Report example, below.

If a report has a report number, include it in brackets after the title, as shown in the IBIS World Industry Report example.

Company Report - eg from the DatAnalysis database

Format Author OR Corporate Author. (year, date of publication). Title of report. Retrieved from URL
Example

Morningstar. (2011, June 11). Qantas Airways Limited. Retrieved from http://datanalysis.morningstar.com.au

 

Company Annual Report from the Web

Format Author, A. A. (year, date of publication). Title of report. Retrieved from URL
Example

Ford Motor Company. (2007). Fast forward: 2006 annual report.  Retrieved from http://www.ford.com/doc/2006_AR.pdf

Country Report - eg from the ViewsWire database

Format Author, A. A. (year, date of publication). Title of report. Retrieved from URL
Example

Economist Intelligence Unit. (2011, June 13). ViewsWire Vietnam. Retrieved from http://viewswire.eiu.com

 

Industry Report - eg from the IBISWorld database

IBIS World usually identifies the analyst who created the report, the analyst's name is used in your citing and referencing.

Format Author, A. A. (year, date of publication). Title of report (Report number). Retrieved from URL
Example

Richardson, A. (2016, February). Biscuit manufacturing in Australia (IBIS World Industry Report C1173).  Retrieved from www.ibisworld.com.au

Market Report - eg fom the Passport database

Format Author, A. A. (year, date of publication). Title of report. Retrieved from URL
Example

Euromonitor International. (2011, January 11). Wine in China: Category briefing. Retrieved from http://www.portal.euromonitor.com