Anja Chemnitz Thygesen

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:


Jinfo Subscription 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


Jinfo Subscription 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.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3120


Jinfo Subscription 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.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3120


Jinfo Subscription 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.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3120


Jinfo Blog My Favourite Tipples from a Scandinavian research specialist
Wednesday, 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.


Jinfo Subscription A deeper dive into Porter's Five Forces
Friday, 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.


Jinfo Subscription How to build a good issue tree for your research
Tuesday, 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.


Jinfo Subscription Using research frameworks to solve strategic questions
Monday, 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.


Jinfo Subscription How to hone your research strategy
Tuesday, 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.


Jinfo Subscription The importance of non-English language sources for current awareness
Monday, 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. 


Jinfo Blog Practical action on Jinfo's Research Focus, from a management consultancy perspective
Tuesday, 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.


Jinfo Blog Practical action on Jinfo's Research Focus, from a research specialist
Friday, 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.


Jinfo Blog Practical action on Jinfo's Research Focus, from a commercial intelligence perspective
Wednesday, 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.


Jinfo Blog Practical action on Jinfo's Research Focus, from a competitive intelligence manager
Friday, 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.


Jinfo Subscription 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.


Jinfo Blog Developing the Role of the Information Professional
Tuesday, 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.


Jinfo Blog Demonstrating Source Expertise - Show It, Don't Tell It
Tuesday, 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.


Jinfo Subscription Design Thinking - A Useful Way of Co-Creating
Monday, 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.


Jinfo Subscription Introducing Consultants to Information Research
Thursday, 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.


Jinfo Blog Going Beyond Search, into Strategy
Wednesday, 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.


Jinfo Subscription 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:


Jinfo Subscription Product review of CEIC CDMNext
Wednesday, 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...


Jinfo Subscription Market landscape - EMED emerging markets databases
Tuesday, 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. Emerging Americas Emerging Asia Emerging CIS...


Jinfo Subscription Market landscape - macroeconomic data
Friday, 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 "...