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Business Directory for Entrepreneurship Research

  • 1.  Business Directory for Entrepreneurship Research

    Posted 16 days ago
    Hi,

    I am looking for suggestions for business directories that can be used for entrepreneurship research. Is Duns and Bradstreet the best option out there? What are its pros and cons?

    We are looking for a business directory that includes email addresses (to use for survey distribution) and offers access to some financial performance measures.

    Best,
    Golshan

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    Golshan Javadian
    Morgan State University
    Baltimore MD
    (443) 885-4289
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  • 2.  RE: Business Directory for Entrepreneurship Research

    Posted 15 days ago
    Golshan,

    Some years ago NFIB was very helpful in providing access to small businesses through their network.

    D&B is OK, but their performance data is still only self-report. It is very difficult to correlate this sort of data with any objective third-party measures.

    Good luck,

    Page

    Page West, Ph.D.
    Professor, Strategy & Entrepreneurship
    School of Business
    Wake Forest University

    westgp@wfu.edu
    336.577.5621 (mobile)

    Strategic Management 6e (2020)
    www.strategicmanagement.org






  • 3.  RE: Business Directory for Entrepreneurship Research

    Posted 15 days ago
    Reference USA (www.referenceusa.com) is an AWESOME database that really contains lots of interesting info, including financial performance measures, for even the smallest businesses, but it's not too good for email addresses. It's got phone numbers for every business, but the email addresses are spotty.

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    Jeremy Woods
    Assistant Professor
    California State Univ. Bakersfield
    Bakersfield CA
    (661) 654-3961
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