International Business and Company Information
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Articles on business conditions, industrial relations, foreign investments, country-specific industry profiles, and country reports that provide an overview of the investment strategies and policies, as well as the political, economic, and social environment. If interested in etiquette and social norms, try searching with the phrase "cultural differences"
Country finance section includes information on taxation, financing, banking, foreign exchange regulations. Also includes a regional weekly/bi-weekly business briefings on the latest conditions.
Provides country reports, including market research data and forecasts. Also allows you to generate customized spreadsheets on demographics, consumer behavior, and industries worldwide.
Free Online Resources - Companies and Industries
Provides quick reference about a country, such as population, currency, major industries, GDP, unemployment, inflation rate, imports/exports. Published annually.
Includes forecasts, country factsheets, and economic data.
In the country insights section, provides country economic statistics and risk assesment.
Note their country profiles on the left. Their list of "really useful links" will help you find websites devoted to specific regions, topics such as international market research, International franchising, and more.
Select a country, then browse by topic. Topics include oil and gas, private sector development, finance, etc.
Information on taxes, contracts, construction permits, property registration, etc.
Free Online Resources - Culture and Etiquette
Negotiating tips, entertainment, appointment etiquette, and more.
Compare your home culture with your host culture on Hofstede's 5 cultural dimensions.
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Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands: the bestselling guide to doing business in more than 60 countries
BUSSINESS LIBRARY (HC5389 M67 2006)
HILLMAN LIBRARY - General Collection (HF5389.3.L3 M67 2007)
Kiss, bow, or shake hands : Asia : how to do business in 12 Asian countries
HILLMAN LIBRARY - General Collection (HF 5389 M667 2007)
Kiss, bow, or shake hands : Europe : how to do business in 25 European countries
HILLMAN LIBRARY - General Collection (HF 5389 M67 2007)
Also search by keyword in PITTCat+, the library catalog.
Combine a country name, such as "China" with these phrases:
Other related research guides
University of Pennsylvania, Business Library has created guides to doing business in specific regions and countries, including Asia, China, Japan, Latin America, Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Harvard Business School research guides include guides on country research, buisness in China, and emerging markets
Emory University, Gozueta Business Library has produced a guide on "Global Perspectives," which presents databases and statistical sources for international business resources