Most company and industry profiles do not have a personal author (ex: John Smith). When you do not have a personal author for a market research report or profile, you can use one of the following options:
Example for a company profile found in the Mergent Intellect database. Mergent (a market research company) is the author. Typically the Mergent Intellect profiles are not dated, so use (n.d.) as the date.
Mergent. (n.d.). Starbucks Corporation company profile. Mergent Intellect. https://www.mergentintellect.com
Example for an industry profile found in the First Research database:
First Research. (2020, August 3). Coffee shops industry profile. First Research. https://www.mergent.firstresearch-learn.com
Example for an industry profile found in the IBISWorld database. Note: IBISWorld reports typically have a personal author.
Hyland, R. (2020, April). Fast food restaurants in the US. IBISWorld. https://www.ibisworld.com
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