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BUS5 187: Global Dimensions of Business

This guide provides some useful databases and sources to search for country, company, and industry information. Many have global perspectives. If you need assistance, feel free to contact Christa.Bailey@sjsu.edu or 408-808-2422

What's a NAICS Code?

NAICS stands for North American Industry Classification System. NAICS (rhymes with "rakes") is the system created by the Census Bureau to organize industries by what they do. A NAICS code can be 2 to 6 numbers long, and the longer the NAICS code, the more specific it is.


For example, 335 is the NAICS code for "Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing" whereas 335110 is the NAICS code for the much more specific "Automotive light bulbs manufacturing."

Use the Databases Below to Research Your Industry