BE 410 Global Business Environments
BE 410 GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS
IBISWorld is a comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research Reports, which contain trends, statistics, and analysis on market size, market share of competitors, and industry growth rates. Performance analysis includes emerging industry trends as well as recent production performance and 5 year forecasts. Each comprehensive study also examines details such as: the barriers to entry, operating cost structure (industry averages), technology & systems, and domestic & international markets. Tables and statistics include: Industry revenue, exports, imports, wages, and number of companies in the industry. UO subscription includes: US Industry Reports, Business Environment, Specialized Industry Reports, and China Industry Reports (China Site).
MarketResearch.com Academic provides thousands of full-text market research reports published by Kalorama Information, Packaged Facts, and Specialists in Business Information. Topics cover consumer goods, food and beverage, healthcare, publishing, manufacturing, and other markets and industries. International in scope.
Countries & Cultures
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. Includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences. Also has some journal abstracts, books, links to related web sites, maps, and country data.
Includes links to country profiles & facts; country risk, business environment, and markets; culture, books, and articles & news.
EIU provides data and forecasts about political, economic, and business climates of various regions and up to 200 countries, as well as related news, analysis, and risk factor assessments.
Coverage includes the Country Commerce, Country Finance, Global Forecasting Service, and ViewsWire.
The globalEDGE web site is a rich, FREE, source of information on doing business internationally. In addition to country statistics and industry information, it includes links to information on country-specific and regional business customs and etiquette.
NOTE: See below for the two different areas on the website for information on culture.
- For a valuable overview of the culture of your country of interest, click "Get Global Insights" . Use the drop down menu in the Insights by Country category to select a country of interest and click "GO" then "Culture".
- For more useful information on other cultures, click on the http://globaledge.msu.edu/Global-Resources/culture/ to go to the globalEDGE listing of on-line resources on specific cultures. You can also get there from the homepage by clicking on "Reference Desk", then click Global Resource Directory and then Culture.
IMF eLibrary is a statistical database from the International Monetary Fund.
The library subscribes to International Financial Statistics which contains country financial data (exchange rates, foreign exchange, SDRs, money supply, capital supply, commodities, etc.) dating back to 1948.
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands offers essential international business etiquette practices and culture cues. It includes more than 70 country profiles.
OECD iLibrary is the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) online library of statistical databases, books, and periodicals. Publications include country studies, forecasting publications, reports, periodicals, and socio-economic databases. Topics covered include agriculture, developing economies, education, employment, energy, environment, migration, social issues, and sustainable development.
Passport GMID is a collection of valuable country, industry, company and consumer intelligence: internationally comparable market statistics on industries, countries and consumer; full text market reports, company reports and country reports; expert analyst comments on emerging industry trends, country trends and consumer trends.
World Development Indicators includes economic and socio-economic data from more than 230 countries, incorporating data from the World Bank publications: World Tables, Social Indicators of Development, World Population Projections, the World Development Report, and the World Bank Atlas.
Another helpful strategy when researching a culture is to search the Knight Library's online catelog by typing in the key words:
- Doing business with (add the name of the country)
- Doing business in (add the name of the country).
- EIU - Country Commerce (Access via Economist Intelligence Unit)
EIU Country Commerce provides details on operating conditions, commercial laws, and the regulatory framework in more than 50 countries. Each report offers key economic indicators, such as level of foreign direct investment, exports as a percentage of GDP, and chief trading partners. The reports also contain current lists of key contacts at banks, ministries, chambers of commerce, and other key institutions.
- EIU - Country Finance (Access via Economist Intelligence Unit)
Profiling over 50 countries, EIU Country Finance provides information on a country's banking and investment systems, regulations, associated services, governmental policies, financial markets, and more.
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database with a large collection of peer-reviewed full-text journals. This database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: business, social sciences, humanities, science, education, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.
Business Source Complete provides ull-text business journals and hundreds of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals covering all aspects of business. Other resources include financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more.
EconLit is a comprehensive indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature produced by the American Economic Association.
Factiva is a global news and business information service including Dow Jones and Reuters newswires, The Wall Street Journal, and thousands of other national and international newspapers in multiple languages. It also provides financial market data and company information. Current stock prices, market research reports, and investment analyst reports are also available.
JSTOR provides an image archive of important scholarly journal literature in nearly all the humanities and social sciences disciplines, international and foreign areas studies, and many of the sciences. JSTOR is not a current issues database. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from one to five years, between the most recently published journal issue and the available back issues.
Lexis-Nexis Academic provides full text access to news, business and company information, and legal and medical information.
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers, including the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text of more than 335 regional American newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
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