Course Research Pages

IMG 300: International Management

Project: Country Briefing Analysis

Keeping Up-to-Date on Current News About Your Country

Bowman Library subscribes to the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, and The Economist in print. Many other newspapers and current articles are available through our databases LexisNexis Academic and EBSCO.

Also check the book catalog for recent books on your country.

Country Information

CountryWatch
Comprehensive information about a given country – economy, political climate, exchange rate, industry, social overview, culture, etc. On the left use the drop-down menu to locate your country. Explore the menu on the left side.

Encyclopaedia Britannica
Search by country name for history, geography, religion, and languages spoken. Use the World Data page for up-to-date info on countries, as well as country comparisons, and statistics. Country Comparison allows comparison between countries.

Exporter's Encyclopaedia (reference book located at R HF 3011 .E9)
This comprehensive guide to export markets of countries worldwide includes trade regulations, marketing data, legal requirements, transportation, key contacts, and more.

globalEDGE
Choose your country in left-hand column. Each country listing includes information on history, culture, economy, risk, and more.

Mergent Online
Go to Country Profile in lower right corner and choose a country in the drop-down box.

The Statesman's Yearbook 2010 (reference book located at R JA51 .S7 2010)
Culture, politics, and economies of the world.

U.S. Department of State
Select "Countries" from the horizontal menu tab and then select "Background Notes" and/or "Library of Congress Country Study."

More About Cultural Issues

Countries and Their Cultures (electronic book)

When Cultures Collide: Managing Successfully Across Cultures (library book)

Cultural Measures

Geert Hofstede™ Cultural Dimensions
Use Hofstede's cultural measures to determine how culture influences the workplace, searching by country.

Economic and Political and Government Environments

Passport GMID (Global Market Information Database)
Hover over the "Countries & Consumers" top horizontal tab; areas of most interest to you will be "Economy, Finance and Trade" and "Government, Labor and Education." Choose one of the areas and then pull down the "Search Tree" menu on the left and choose topics such as exchange rates, foreign direct investment, etc. or corruption, ease of doing business, etc. After making your choice, hit the Go button. You can then build your search by topic and by country.

There are also Country Profiles that discuss various aspects of doing business in other countries. Passport GMID contains a lot of information useful for this assignment; if you are confused about how to use it, don't hesitate to ask a librarian.

CountryWatch
Choose your country and take a look at the political, economic, and investment overviews.

Doing Business
Provides reports on doing dusiness in 183 countries, including local regulations, level of corruption, and economic stability. From the World Bank and the International Finance Corp.

Market Research Library
Choose your country and all reports for a list of info on your country. Note that free registration is required for some resources.

U.S. Department of State
Use the "Countries & Regions" horizontal tab for the "A-Z List of Country and Other Area Pages." Find your country; go to the Background Notes link for information on government, economy, and political conditions.

Country Commercial Guides
In the box on the right side, use the dropdown menu to find your country.

Also see Bowman Library's Subject Research Guides on International Management and Culture and International Trade Research.

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