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ECON 617 - Strategies of Multinational Firms (Spring 2018)

Need to Know: Industry Code Information

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

NAICS was adopted in1 997; prior to that, businesses were classified by SIC Code. For historical research, it may be necessary to make conversions between the systems:

Industry Databases