A student in one section of BPL5100 alerted me that their class assignment included a comparison of their U.S. company with a competitor in a foreign market. So we should be seeing students asking for annual reports and company profiles of foreign public companies. Thomson Research is the best source for annual reports since they cover many international markets.
The standard source for profiles of Japanese companies is the Japan Company Handbook. This title is now available through LexisNexis Academic. The easiest way to search is to access the handbook through our journal finder tool. If you go to LexisNexis directly, choose the handbook from the list of sources in the General Search.
If the foreign company is a large multinational, profiles could be available in Euromonitor GMID or Business Monitor.