Anja Chemnitz Thygesen has spent most of her professional life working with information research. She started in Danish-based management consulting companies and learned the importance of trustworthy research and how to ensure that output is always of the highest standard. By the time she started her company ACT in 2012, she had been involved in countless strategy project and commercial due diligence processes.
Anja specialises in Scandinavian business research and works for local and international clients. She is an active member of OneAnswer (pan-European network of business researchers) and the AIIP (Association of Independent Information Professionals).
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Articles by Anja Chemnitz Thygesen:
Product review of CEIC CDMNext (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)Monday, 11th February 2019
The final part of our product review of CEIC's CDMNext, a platform that delivers economic and investment research to economists, analysts, investors, corporations, and universities around the world. We also look at some of its competitors, such as Haver, Macrobond and The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU), what plans the company has to expand its range of data further and its compelling range of subscription options.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3120
Product review of CEIC CDMNext (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)Friday, 8th February 2019
In the third part of our product review of CEIC's CDMNext, a platform that delivers economic and investment research to economists, analysts, investors, corporations, and universities around the world, we take a look at its search features, in particular, the use of insights, which are datasets based on a selection of time-series. We also look at its output options and how data can easily be downloaded in Excel, PDF, PNG or JPG.
Product review of CEIC CDMNext (sources - content & coverage)Thursday, 7th February 2019
In the second part of our product review of CEIC's CDMNext, a platform that delivers economic and investment research to economists, analysts, investors, corporations, and universities around the world, we explore the wealth of data and variety of sources on offer. With main indicators including business & economic surveys, government & public finance, bank statistics and more. It also looks at its three main database offerings which include the Global Databases, the Premium Databases and World Trend Plus.
Product review of CEIC CDMNext (key advantages; introduction; contact details)Wednesday, 6th February 2019
CEIC offers macro and microeconomic data from global primary sources, particularly emerging economies. We last looked at the product in 2011 and decided to revisit it to find out how it's evolved. In this first part of our full product review, we look at the company and its platform, CDMNext, that delivers economic and investment research to economists, analysts, investors, corporations, and universities around the world. We also find out how the product has changed since then with the introduction of its new datasets and databases as well as some of the key advantages of the product.
My Favourite Tipples from a Scandinavian research specialistWednesday, 5th December 2018
My Favourite Tipples are shared by Anja Thygesen, a specialist in Scandinavian research and corporate intelligence. She shares some of her go-to resources in the field of macroeconomic and worldwide company data as well as non-work resources from cooking to art.
A deeper dive into Porter's Five ForcesFriday, 8th June 2018
We recently gave an overview of the frameworks researchers can use to help them structure their work and this article explores further Porter's Five Forces model and how it can be used to address important questions by giving tips on the best primary and secondary sources available. It also covers the threat of new entrants and substitutes, bargaining powers of buyers and the competitive landscape.
How to build a good issue tree for your researchTuesday, 1st May 2018
Issue trees are often used in consulting to structure a project. This article highlights when you can use them in your daily research, how to make them and explains some of the advantages of using them. It also gives some examples and tools you can use to help you build an issue tree.
Using research frameworks to solve strategic questionsMonday, 16th April 2018
This article concentrates on three key research frameworks (Porter's Five Forces, PESTEL, and value chain analysis) to illustrate how they can improve the research question and how you can work with them.
How to hone your research strategyTuesday, 27th February 2018
When you receive a new research project it's tempting to start straight away, especially with time constraints and other pressures, but it's important to take some time at the start to plan your research. A good plan can more than halve your actual research time. This article offers some practical steps you can take to better prepare yourself, including managing your time and user expectations as well as the availability of resources.
The importance of non-English language sources for current awarenessMonday, 14th August 2017
Current awareness services often need to ensure that the strategic decision-makers in an organisation have access to correct information and are kept informed about major events and trends. However, not all relevant information is available in languages that we are familiar with. This article discusses the importance of industry-specific and non-English language sources and offers some tips on how to find them as well as some advice on how to look beyond the usual sources and incorporate new insights into your current awareness service.
Practical action on Jinfo's Research Focus, from a management consultancy perspectiveTuesday, 11th October 2016
We asked an information professional in a management consultancy about the recent Research Focus, "Content and technology for current awareness" and how it's affected their thinking and resulted in some concrete next steps.
Practical action on Jinfo's Research Focus, from a research specialistFriday, 7th October 2016
We interview Shahid Nazir of the Bank of England's information centre about the recent Research Focus, "Content and technology for current awareness" and how it's sparked ideas or affected future plans.
Practical action on Jinfo's Research Focus, from a commercial intelligence perspectiveWednesday, 20th July 2016
We interview an information specialist in the commercial intelligence field to find out what they found most valuable about the Research Focus, "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World", and how it's affected their thinking and future plans.
Practical action on Jinfo's Research Focus, from a competitive intelligence managerFriday, 1st July 2016
We interview a competitive intelligence manager to find out what she and her colleagues found most valuable about the Research Focus, "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World", and how it's affected their thinking and future plans.
What Savings Can You Make By Engaging Information Professionals?Thursday, 9th June 2016
You may have an in-house team of information professionals, rely on external workers, or rely on a mix of both options. Anja Chemnitz Thygesen and Irene Koren explore the options and help to identify the potential cost savings and efficiency gains.
Developing the Role of the Information ProfessionalTuesday, 7th June 2016
Co-producer of the Research Focus "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World", Anja Chemnitz Thygesen, highlights some of the recent content and examines how the role of the information professional is changing and what new opportunities are on the horizon.
Demonstrating Source Expertise - Show It, Don't Tell ItTuesday, 26th April 2016
Are you demonstrating how invaluable your information skills are to your colleagues and senior leadership? Co-producer of the Research Focus "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World", Anja Chemnitz Thygesen, highlights how recent articles and reviews can help you to position yourself as an expert.
Design Thinking - A Useful Way of Co-CreatingMonday, 25th April 2016
Information professionals should take some time to consider design thinking, say Cindy Romaine and Anja Chemnitz Thygesen, as they demonstrate how it can be a powerful tool to make changes to information consumption and delivery, overcome resistance and get everyone in the conversation aligned toward the same goals.
Introducing Consultants to Information ResearchThursday, 14th April 2016
With more and more information sources designed for and available to end users, information professionals are increasingly tasked with training researchers in consulting and other companies how to use these tools. Irene Koren and Anja Chemnitz Thygesen draw on their experiences to give advice on how to structure the training, ways to approach and frame a search, and the role of experts in the information gathering process.
Going Beyond Search, into StrategyWednesday, 13th April 2016
How can information experts take on a role that's more strategic than "search" within their organisations? Co-producer of the Research Focus "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World", Anja Chemnitz Thygesen introduces the articles and product reviews published so far and gives a taste of what's to come.
Reflecting on the FreePint Topic Series "News, and Other Commodities"Wednesday, 6th January 2016
As the FreePint Topic Series "News, and Other Commodities" reaches its conclusion, co-producer Anja Thygesen looks back over the series and highlights some of the key articles, market landscapes and reviews on subjects from increasing use of video to sources in emerging economies and how best to switch from one essential news product to another. She also considers research findings in areas from news preferences, to private company information, and usage of web content for business decisions.
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Reports by Anja Chemnitz Thygesen:
Product review of CEIC CDMNextWednesday, 6th February 2019
CEIC offers macro and microeconomic data from global primary sources, particularly for emerging economies. We last reviewed the product in 2011 and it has since enhanced its data coverage and sources so we decided to revisit the product, with a particular focus on CDMNext, its platform that...
Market landscape - EMED emerging markets databasesTuesday, 22nd January 2019
The EMED databases provide in-depth data for emerging markets, including statistics and macroeconomic data.
This report gives an overview of EMED and seven of its sources covering emerging markets and the developing world.
Market landscape - macroeconomic dataFriday, 11th December 2015
Ten of the most popular and reliable databases are covered.
We provide a brief description of each source, a link to the homepage, geographic scope, forecast range, frequency and subscription type.
This table accompanies Anja Thygesen's article " Finding and Using Macroeconomic Data "...
Focus on Value Chain
Document the value chain, and transform the way you think about, manage and report on your product portfolio and your information service contributions to your organisation goals.
Focus on Risk Assessment
Risk assessment to gauge the ability of your services, team, portfolio and overall value to withstand stress is a required process for a healthy information department.