The Freedonia Group

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The Freedonia Group
Type Private
Industry Market Research
Founded 1985
Headquarters 767 Beta Dr. Cleveland Ohio 44143
Products Syndicated Industry Studies; Customized Research Projects; Focus Reports
Website http://www.freedoniagroup.com

The Freedonia Group is an international industry market research firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. The company, whose name was inspired by the Marx Brothers' film Duck Soup,[1] publishes over 100 off-the-shelf studies annually that contain market projections, company profiles, and major mergers and acquisitions in the industry.[2]

Overview[edit]

The Freedonia Group was founded in 1985 by Bill Weiss in Cleveland, Ohio.[3] In 2001, Freedonia Custom Research, Inc was established as a wholly owned subsidiary, which provides research and analysis beyond the scope of a typical off-the-shelf study. Custom projects are done at the request of companies or individuals looking for a more specific or more in-depth research report. In 2003, The Freedonia Group introduced Freedonia Focus Reports Collection, a subscription based offering, which contains information similar to that in the off-the-shelf studies, but in a more condensed version. In 2012, the Company’s Focus Reports Collection was made available on EBSCO Publishing.[4] In 2005, the company opened an office in Beijing, China.[5] The Company now publishes China specific industry studies.

Industry studies[edit]

Since its inception in 1985, The Freedonia Group has published more than 3,000 off-the-shelf studies covering industries mostly in the US and China, but reports do cover countries all over the world such as "Iran or Nigeria".[6] Industries covered by the company include: building and construction, the environment, and industrial and manufacturing. Each industry study contains information on market trends, market composition and market leaders; the study also provides a 10-year outlook for demand in the industry.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krouse, Peter. 12/31/2002 "Marx Brothers inspired Mayfield firm's name, but its work is no joke" The Plain Dealer
  2. ^ Online Business Sourcebook (8th Totally Revised Addition). edited by Oksana Newman (2007) pg.224 "Feedonia Industry Studies" http://books.google.com/books?id=BYfi42ZTLZUC&pg=PA224&dq=the+freedonia+group&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oJjRUb3yD8q50QHPwIDQAg&ved=0CEkQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=freedonia&f=false
  3. ^ a b Schleis, Paula (2007)"Freedonia Group Stay on top of industry trends" Akron Beacon Journal http://www.ohio.com/business/freedonia-group-stays-on-top-of-industry-trends-1.66613
  4. ^ "EBSCO Discovery Service™ Customers Gain Access to Industry Insights and Analysis Due to Agreement with The Freedonia Group, Inc." 5/22/2012 http://www.ebscohost.com/newsroom/stories/ebsco-discovery-service-customers-gain-access-to-industry-insights-due-to-a
  5. ^ Highbeam Business (2005)"Freedonia Group Opens Office in China" http://business.highbeam.com/436102/article-1G1-131860170/freedonia-group-opens-office-china
  6. ^ Pagell, A.Ruth, Halperin Michael, International Business Information: How to Find It, How to Use It (Second Edition) pp. 234-235 "Freedonia" http://books.google.com/books?id=9CDkYNXyXUEC&pg=PA426&lpg=PA426&dq=freedonia+group+business+research+source&source=bl&ots=cHmWSd5Q93&sig=ozNfxMSBe03VPU8P6pgR3s3rMm8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=z5jRUYHVMcqa0QHFhYHQBA&ved=0CF4Q6AEwBTgU#v=onepage&q=freedonia&f=false

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