Using Croctail/CorpWatch for competitive intelligence

CorpWatch is a non-profit dedicated to investigating the activities of corporations. They have two tools that can be used as part of a competitive intelligence search: Croctail and Crocodyl.

Croctail lists the subsidiaries of a given company. For example, Coca Cola is listed as having dozens of subsidiaries.

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Crocodyl is an interesting wiki for company profiles, although perhaps too basic for most competitive intelligence, particularly when Wikipedia itself does such a good job. For example, here is the profile for Abbott Laboratories:

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CorpWatch's approach is that of a non-profit, so it is more interested in ethical abuses than competitive strategy, but the subsidiaries browser can be quite interesting.