Research Guides: International Business (Prof. Ferrer)

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Sources for Country Paper
Eldis Regional and Country Profiles
By region or by country, find information related to international development issues. Key topics include:
  • Agriculture and food
  • Climate change
  • Conflict and security
  • Gender
  • Governance
  • Health
  • HIV
  • ICTs for development (Information & Communications Technology)
  • Nutrition
  • Rising powers in international development
Find a region or country
The World Bank
Find data about development in countries around the world. 
Use the middle box (seen below) to search for an indicator or browse by country or topic.

CIA World Factbook
Use the drop-down menu on the left to select a country.
Click the + next to each category to expand information. Pay particular attention to "Economy" and "Transnational Issues." 
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ao.html


Global Insights
Use Insights by Country and select an option from the drop-down menu. 
After making a selection, use the menu options on the right side of the screen to learn more about different topics related to the country or industry you chose.

Under Tools and Data, use the Comparator Tool to compare various data across two or more countries. 

Explore the options under Reference Desk for links to helpful information for your Industry Paper.

Country Commercial Guides
Excellent resource for information about doing business in specific countries. 
Select your country from the drop-down menu and click Go. 
From the results, select the Country Commercial Guide, which will be a PDF titled "Doing Business in [country name]."
http://www.buyusainfo.net/adsearch.cfm?search_type=int&loadnav=no
Foreign Affairs (Journal)
Investment Climate Statements
Prepared by the U.S. Department of State. Provide country and economy-specific information on investment laws, measures, and other useful information when planning to conduct business in a foreign country.

Find an Investment Climate Statement

(The same information is included as Chapter 6 in the Country Commercial Guides.)
 
Sources for Industry Paper
LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis Academic is a library database for business and legal information and news articles. 

Find Industry Information Using LexisNexis Academic pdf
ABI/Inform Complete
  1. Click Browse from top menu.
  2. Select Business Monitor Internation (BMI) Industry Reports or Oxford Analytica Country Profiles.
  3. Select Browse by location tab.
  4. Find a country and click View Documents link.
  5. On the left side of the screen, sort results by Publication date (most recent first).
Business Source Premier Database
  1. Enter a country name in the first search box.
  2. From the Document type options, select Industry Profile.
  3. In the Published date from area, enter last year and the current year to get the most recent results.
  4. Click Search. Browse the Industry Profiles in your results to find a useful report.
Global Insights
Use Insights by Industry and select an option from the drop-down menu. 
After making a selection, use the menu options on the right side of the screen to learn more about different topics related to the country or industry you chose.

Under Tools and Data, use the Comparator Tool to compare various data across two or more countries. 

Explore the options under Reference Desk for links to helpful information for your Industry Paper.

IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics
Reports and healthcare briefs are available on a variety of healthcare and pharmaceutical topics.

 
Use the Reports tab for the latest reports from IMS Health. You may need to provide some information to download the full report, but the "exhibits" or tables and charts within the report can be downloaded for free.

Use the Healthcare Briefs tab for articles on different topics that are freely available. Some briefs have a list of references which may lead you to additional sources. 
Nielsen Reports
Nielsen provides news articles and reports on consumer behavior around the world. 



Use the Newswire option for timely articles on consumer affairs.
Use the Reports option to view reports in 6 categories:
  • Consumer
  • Global
  • Innovation
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Mobile
  • Online
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