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How do you find detailed information on a company?

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One can find detailed information on a company by visiting the company's website. Many companies, such as Hoover, Aetna and Toyota, have an "About Us" page or online company profile that gives information about a company's mission and history. Also, company information can be obtained by visiting the business directory links that Boston College's website provides.

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Information found on a company's website often includes a list of company executives. For example, the "Company Profile" page on the Toyota website has a link to an "Executives" page that provides pictures and profiles of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, Vice President, Audit and Supervisory Board Members and others. Some entries also have links to executive social media pages.

Some websites, such as Hoover's, have a company directory and search engine on their websites for locating specific company information. The Hoover website enables one to search for a specific Hoover employee, and also offers company reports online. Some company websites, such as Aetna's, have information on careers within a company and student programs.

Boston College provides an online list of company directories, including the "Business Source Complete," "S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage," and "Business Insights: Essentials and Gale Business Collection." Directories provide links to individual company profiles, financial information, management teams, statistical data and news.

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