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Homepage / How do I reference a market or industry report… in the APA7 style?

How do I reference a market or industry report… in the APA7 style?

21/04/2022

Those of you using market and industry research in your assignments will need to know how to correctly reference any reports that you include in your work.

To list a report in your references, you would need to record the following elements:

  • Author(s) – either individuals  (Surname, Initials.) or a group author – such as an organisation.
  • (Date of publication).
  • Title of report (with report number – if applicable – within a set of round brackets).
  • Publisher name – omit this element if the publisher is the same as the author.
  • URL

Say, for example, you were using the report from IBISWorld pictured below, your reference would look like this:

Dinev, K. (2021). Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants in the UK. IBISWorld. https://my.ibisworld.com/

Many market research reports do not have a named author. If you were referencing the MarketLine Advantage report below, which has no author listed, you would use the publisher’s name (MarketLine) as a corporate author and then omit the publisher details from your reference.

Your resulting reference would look like this:

MarketLine. (2021). Organic food in Germany. https://advantage.marketline.com/

Remember to always format APA7 references with a hanging indent. This may not always be obvious with short references like those above.

For all your referencing questions – please contact your Library – Kings Norton Library and MIRC on Cranfield campus or Barrington Library on Shrivenham campus.

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Written By: Karen Stokes

A Business Information Specialist since 2009, Karen leads support for the Cranfield MBA courses, both full-time and Executive.

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