I'm looking for a freelancer to do some research about the online gaming industry in China and Canada. More specifically, I want to understand the emergence of this industry in these two countries, understand the local pecularities, current trends and future developments. My current understanding is that the Chinese game industry started to develop in the 2000s and comprises mostly online gaming on PC and mobile phones, while the Canadian industry is older (1990s) and still dominated by console-based games.
I expect information about the following:
- online game industry size and structure in China and Canada: number of players? Key players? Key products (what are the star games)? Number of people employed? Market size? Expected growth rate? etc.
- once the key players in each country have been identified, I would like to have a company profile: history, different indicators of size, strategic developments (e.g. organic growth vs acquisitions, etc), main products for each key player.
- This information should be summarized in a report. A bibliography is included in the report.
Methodology: I expect you to obtain this information from company annual reports and statements, industry associations, press articles, scientific articles, etc. In any case the sources are part of the deliverable (online links), and the appropriate citing of the sources in the report is essential.
Fluent written English
Capacity to write academically, i.e. indicate primary sources and quote them appropriately
Experience in this kind of research, and some academic background in management are considered assets
Deadline: I need this information by April 29th, with interim reports by then.