Subject Research Guides

International Management and Culture Research Guide

When to Use This Guide

Use this guide when you are researching the socio-cultural aspects of international management and how cultural differences can affect workplace behaviors, for example, in value systems or approaches to teamwork.

Finding General or Background Information on International Management

Look for background information in sources dealing with cultural issues or describing a particular region or country. It is not necessary to start your research with a focus on management. Consider searching for differences in interpersonal relations, communication patterns, or value systems that pervade all areas of life and are reflected in the workplace. The following titles may be useful.

Subject Headings for Finding Information on International Management in the Book and Media Catalog

Finding Articles About International Management in Research Databases

Business Source Complete
Search Business Source Complete for articles published in scholarly, popular, and general interest periodicals.

JSTOR
Contains a large collection of scholarly business journals with numerous articles on international management.

CountryWatch
Country Reviews include basic socio-cultural data as well as economic information for 192 countries. Select a country from the drop-down menu, then look for "Social Overview."

Selected Web Sites

Business Planet
An interactive map tool that provides information on economic health indicators, such as the ease of starting a business, in countries around the world.

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.

Export.gov Country Information
Links to several good sources of country, cultural, and business etiquette information; see the "Doing Business In" Guides link.

globalEDGE – Country Insights
Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University, globalEDGE is a portal for international business professionals, providing links to information and learning resources on global business activities.

Corporate Governance Principles
OECD’s (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) internationally applicable benchmark for good corporate governance.

Transparency International
http://www.transparency.org
Transparency International is the leading global non-governmental organization devoted to combating corruption worldwide. Look for survey results in "Policy and research," and for guides and handbooks on topics like countering bribery or integrity in public contracting in "Tools."

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