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International Business
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Top Four Resources


Country Business Environments
  • Business Source Premier Enhanced
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12354
    Business Source Premier has reports for the political, economic, and market analysis of the business environment. Select Country Reports to browse by country. Select Industry Profiles to browse by industry or country.
  • globalEDGE
    http://globaledge.msu.edu/resourcedesk/
    Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University (IBC), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
  • Export.Gov Market Research
    http://www.export.gov/OneStopConsumer/OneStop/login.jsp
    This federal government portal offers specialized information for global markets, including the Country Commercial Guides that give overviews of business environments in foreign countries. For registered users, access market research reports for overviews of global markets in exports for manufacturing, agriculture, and services along with business opportunies in foreign countries. When prompted, type the username umn and the password un1vers1Ty
  • NationMaster Nations of the World
    http://www.nationmaster.com/countries
    NationMaster compiles statistics and country profiles from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD.
Cultural Aspects of Doing Business
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life (Online)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15913
    Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.
  • Europa World Online
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/9317
    Europa World is the online version of the Europa World Year Book, the indispensable source of information on world-wide affairs. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
    --The print version of the Europa World Handbook is available at: TC Wilson Lib Quarto JN1 .E85 --Latest edition is in Wilson Reference
Other Industry and Market Research
  • ISI Emerging Markets
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14085
    Full-text business news, and company and financial information from emerging markets in Latin America, Asia and Europe. Includes corporate profiles, financial statements and earnings estimates, industry and analyst reports, capital market quotes and indices, macroeconomic statistics and forecasts, legal and regulatory information, and opinion polls from the following emerging markets: Baltic States (including Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic (including Slovakia), Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia (including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), Turkey, Ukraine, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, China, India, South Korea and Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand). Many documents are in English, some are in their native language, including financial and economic data.
  • S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/9568
    This Standard and Poors database includes overviews from the Industry Surveys tracking trends and leading companies in 52 industries and now includes the Global Industry Surveys
  • Passport GMID -Global Market Information Database
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/11022
    Key business intelligence on countries, companies, markets, and consumers. Statistics on brands, companies and consumer products worldwide include market size and market share. Useful for researching global consumer markets with analysis of lifestyles for countries. Includes profiles and strategic information about companies that sell leading consumer goods.
  • Mintel Market Research Database
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/11269
    Market research reports on consumer products, services, and lifestyles. Each report describes the economic drivers, leading companies, market share, market size, trends, segmentation, and consumer attitudes and purchasing habits. Reports cover consumer markets in the USA and Europe. Requires setting up a personal account to access.
  • Investext
    http://ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login/thomsonone
    Research from analyst reports on companies and industries as well as annual statistical from investment banks, brokerage firms and trade associations.
Statistics and Economic Development Sources
  • Foreign Trade Statistics U.S. Census Bureau
    http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/state/index.html
    See Statistics to find trade activity from the U.S. to other countries. Information on products and countries that import goods and commodoties from each state.
  • UNdata
    http://data.un.org/Default.aspx
    This database provides international statistics on all major social and economic subjects. It replaces the older database "UN Common Database" which will be discontinued in mid-2008.
  • WDI Online
    http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-indicators
    WDI (World Development Indicators) Online contains statistics for over 550 indicators from 1960 for over 200 countries and 18 country groups. Subjects include: social welfare, economies, natural resources, and the environment. Data may not be available for all years for all countries.
  • OECD iLibrary
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2417
    OECD iLibrary is the online publications portal of the 34-country Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. OECD iLibrary is OECD’s Online Library for Books, Papers and Statistics and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. It replaces SourceOECD, and hosts all content so users can find - and cite - tables and databases as easily as articles or chapters. Video User Guide.
  • World Bank
    http://www.worldbank.org/
    The data and research section contains research, statistics and information on future prospects.
Companies Directories and Profiles
  • UniWorld
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16930
    The online version of the print publications: Directory of American firms operating in foreign countries, and: Directory of foreign firms operating in the United States, Uniworld is the authoritative source of information on multinational firms operating around the world. U.S. companies listed have a substantial investment in overseas operations--wholly or partially owned subsidiary affiliate or branch [sic]. Non U.S. companies (foreign firms) listed have substantial investment within the United States.
  • ORBIS
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15535
    Financial and directory information for 50 million companies worldwide. Includes private and public companies in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and North America.
  • MarketLine Reports (formerly Datamonitor)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12354
    MarketLine Reports are company profiles and industry reports found in the Business Source Premier database from EBSCO. Company profiles cover key facts, history, employees, major products, revenue analysis, SWOT analysis, top competitors, locations and subsidiaries. Industry reports include market size, market share, forecasts, segmentation, and leading companies.
Other Library Guides
  • International Business
    https://www.lib.umn.edu/subjects/rqs/134
    Library guide on doing business in other countries, including: country overview, cultural considerations, currency and exchange rates, demographics and statistics, directories, business conditions, economic and trade data, maps, news, stock reports, and taxation.


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