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Electronic Games have become so large in scope as an industry, and so wildly popular on a global basis, that they generate more that $150 billion yearly. For comparison, this means that the electronic games industry is nearly four times larger than the total amount of movie revenues at the box office worldwide. The fact that games can be played on mobile devices is adding dramatically to their growth.> Big news in electronic games is the growing number of enthusiasts who are interested in gathering, in-person, to watch other people play them. Gaming as a spectator sport is attracting viewers in the millions, most of whom pay for the experience. This trend is known as eSports. Players can be amateurs or professionals, depending on the venue. By one estimate, global revenue for eSports will reach $1.5 billion by 2020. eSport viewing is growing at a staggering rate. For example, 128 million people watched the League of Legends Mid Season Invitational 2018 online, compared to 103 million who watched the NFL Super Bowl 2018 on television. eSports are particularly popular in China, where 135 million people watched on a regular basis in 2018. /> In late 2014, Amazon acquired Twitch Interactive, Inc., an internet video channel for broadcasting and watching people play games, for $970 million. By 2018, Twitch reported 560 billion minutes of content watched for the year, 3.4 million unique broadcasters every month on average and 1.07 million average concurrent viewers.> eSports are in the mainstream on college campuses where teams are competing in tournaments for tuition money and other prizes. As competition (and prize money) grows, a niche for videogame coaches has opened up, both on college campuses and in other tournament play. For example, Riot Games, Inc. runs tournaments in which 116 teams compete worldwide, and each of those teams has at least one coach on staff, with salaries of between $30,000 and $50,000 annually.> Special stadiums dedicated to eSports games are being built around the world. In late 2018, the city of Arlington, Texas opened a 100,000 square-foot complex named Esports Stadium Arlington. This is a logical investment by the city, as it is already the home of the stadiums of both the Texas Rangers MLB team, and the Dallas Cowboys NFL football team. A firm called Allied Esports International has planned or opened several eSports stadiums, including locations in the U.S. (California and Las Vegas), as well as cities in China and Germany. For everything you need to know about the global electronic games industry, see: Plunkett's Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Almanac 2020 For everything you need to know about the global electronic games industry, see: Plunkett's Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Almanac 2020
Insurance and risk management make up an immense, complex global industry, one which is constantly changing. Competition continues to heat up as mergers and acquisitions create international mega-firms. As the insurance industry grows more global, underwriters see huge potential in China, the world's fastest-growing business market, as well as India, Indonesia, Africa and other emerging markets. Specialty insurance is creating high profits. Meanwhile, technology is making back-office tasks easier and more efficient, while direct selling and e-commerce are changing the shape of the insurance industry. This carefully-researched book is a complete insurance market research and business intelligence tool - everything you need to know about the business of insurance and risk management. The book includes our analysis of insurance and risk management industry trends; dozens of statistical tables; an industry glossary; a database of industry associations and professional organizations; and our in-depth profiles of more than 300 of the world's leading insurance companies, both in the U.S. and abroad. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.
The global aerospace industry plays a vital role in commerce, communications, transportation, and defense. More than just aircraft and aircraft manufacturing, the aerospace industry is composed of original equipment manufacturing (OEM), avionics, electronics, rockets, space vehicles, satellites, and drones. The complex needs for achieving flight also makes the aerospace industry a key contributor to advancements in computing, advanced materials, and construction. Historically the stuff of fantasy, the development of the commercial space and drone industry of today adds a new dimension to the impact of aerospace in everyday life. This carefully-researched book covers exciting trends in the business of aerospace, aircraft, satellites and drones. This reference tool includes thorough market analysis as well as our highly respected trends analysis. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. This book also includes statistical tables, an industry glossary and thorough indexes. The corporate profiles section of the book includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of hundreds of leading companies, worldwide, in all facets of the aerospace industry, including private and public firms. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in the business. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.
Outsourcing of all types, offshoring of business processing, offshore contract manufacturing and globalization in general continue to create massive change in the world of business. This revolution creates both opportunities and challenges for organizations, managers and professionals of all types. Plunkett's Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac covers these sectors in detail. We provide you with our famous industry trends analysis, statistical tables and a glossary, along with a database of industry contacts, including associations and professional societies. We analyze topics such as captive offshore facilities; insourcing; IT outsourcing; BPO; KPO; offshored professional services such as accounting and design; offshored clinical trials; and outsourced logistics and distribution. And, you receive our proprietary, in-depth profiles of 350 leading companies in all facets of this industry--public and private companies, U.S. and non-U.S. based. Our company profiles include complete business descriptions and up to 27 executives by name and title. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.
The lending industry is comprised of a wide variety of sectors, such as banking, credit cards, mortgages, leasing and consumer finance. Many of these sectors have interconnections and synergies. In addition, a large number of related services and technologies have a major influence on the lending and credit business. Meanwhile, international acquisitions are shaping up the globalized banking industry of the future. This carefully-researched book is a banking, credit and mortgages market research and business intelligence tool--everything you need to know about the business of banking, credit cards, mortgages and lending, including: money center banks; regional banks; savings associations; brokerage; home equity loans; credit cards; globalization of the banking and lending industries; and other services provided by non-bank enterprises. Analysis includes significant trends in banking and lending technologies, risk analysis, payment processing, call centers and other support services, online banking trends, ATMs and software. This book includes our profiles of 325 of the world's leading firms in the banking, mortgages and credit industry. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.
Plunkett's Health Care Industry Almanac is the only complete reference to the American Health Care Industry and its leading corporations. No other source provides this massive book's easy-to-understand comparisons of national health expenditures, emerging technologies, patient populations, hospitals, clinics, corporations, research, Medicare, Medicaid, managed care and many other areas of vital importance. Features dozens of statistical tables covering every aspect of the industry, including Medicare expenditures, hospital utilization, insured and uninsured populations, revenues and health care expenditures as a percent of GDP. In addition, a special area covers health status of the U.S. population. The corporate analysis section features in-depth profiles of the Health Care 500, the largest and most successful firms in health care, public and private, U.S. and international, from leading companies in pharmaceuticals to managed care companies. Details for each corporation include growth plans, subsidiaries and financial results, as well as executives by title, and valuable contact information such as phone and fax numbers, website addresses and headquarters addresses. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.
Plunkett's Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac is your complete guide to this fascinating industry. The exciting new reference book will give you access to the complete scope of the travel industry, including our famous analysis of major trends; market research; statistics and historical tables; airlines; hotel operators; entertainment destinations such as resorts and theme parks; tour operators; the largest travel agencies; e-commerce firms; cruise lines; casino hotels; car rental; train travel; and much, much more. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. We cover airline consolidation and discount airlines; travel and tourism trends in emerging markets such as India and China; and China's rapid development of high speed passenger trains. This book also includes statistical tables, a travel industry glossary, industry contacts and thorough indexes. The corporate profile section includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of over 330 leading companies worldwide in all facets of the travel industry, public and private. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.
Formally Plunkett's Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Almanac, this book presents a complete analysis of the manufacturing business, including such related areas as research and development (R&D), engineering and design, outsourcing, offshoring, factory automation and supply chain. The almanac also features in-depth coverage of robotics. This market research tool includes our analysis of the major trends affecting the global manufacturing industry, from the developments in firms reshoring their manufacturing operations to the U.S., nearshoring to Mexico and Central America, rising wages in China, China's move to higher value manufacturing, and the movement of lower value manufacturing, such as apparel, to such nations as Pakistan and The Philippines. In addition, we provide major statistical tables covering the industry, from revenues to investment in R&D to employment to wages. No other source provides this book's easy-to-understand comparisons of growth, expenditures, technologies, imports/exports, corporations, research and other vital subjects. You get our in-depth profiles on the top 500 global manufacturing and robotics companies--objective analysis of the largest and most exciting companies in: automotive manufacturing, steel and metals, telecommunications equipment, computer hardware and consumer electronics, contract manufacturing, chemicals, refining, aerospace, building materials and much, much more. We cover companies in all manufacturing sectors. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.