ENTR403: International Entrepreneurship
News, company information, and market data. A must for international business research, because of its strong international coverage.
Sample Search (soft drink industry in India)
U.S. and international news.
Search for Business Monitor International reports on your country from the front page (lower left corner) of LexisNexis. You will probably need to drill down by Result Group, sort by relevance/date, or search within results after your initial search to find reports of interest.
Political and economic background on 250 countries and territories (not just Europe!).
This database contains extensive country reports from sources such as Datamonitor, Political Risk Yearbook, and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
To locate the reports, first search for the name of a country. Then, on the lefthand side of the page, under Refine Your Results: scroll down to Source Types, and choose Show More > Country Reports.
Analysis and forecasts of political and economic risks of doing business.
- Be sure to adjust date limit before searching (try 1 year).
- Afterwards, you probably want to sort by relevance.
ONDD rates 240 countries for risk in terms of export transactions and direct investment.
Credit rating firm A.M. Best looks at economic, political, and financial system risk.
Export.gov's Market Research Library includes Country Commercial Guides, which provide invaluable background on a country's political and economic environment, leading sectors, trade regulations, investment climate, financing, and business travel.
Country Commercial Guides are freely available. To access the Market Research Reports and Best Market Reports, you must first register with Export.gov.
REFERENCE HF3011 .E9
Country profiles including trade regulations and required documentation. Also touches on business etiquette.
Use the global site selector to choose country-specific site. Reports on doing business as well as selected industries.
International survey of sociocultural and political beliefs and values.
Focuses on cultures and countries around the world. Entries contain descriptive summaries of the country in question, including demographic, historical, cultural, economic, religious, and political information.
REFERENCE HF5389 .M67 2006
REFERENCE GT150 .C85
Cultural information for 200+ countries.
RESERVES: HC79 .C6 E64
Demographics; market sizes; manufacturers & brands; and consumer market overviews for Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey
Each national profile includes questions on interpersonal, cultural, & workplace norms, with answers from both a local and Canadian perspective.
Comparative country scores for cultural values such as Individualism and Power Distance, with critical ramifications for cross-cultural business relationships.
Links to industry resources, including trade associations and publications. Some resources may be fee-based, but you will probably find some free information worth your while. From Alacra, aggregator of business information.
National and regional industry profiles. Sample report: Soft Drinks in Russia
To find an industry report, first do a simple search for industry and country. Example: soft drinks and Russia
Next, on the left side of the screen: Under Refine Results > Source Types > select Show More. Select Industry Profiles, if available, to see report(s).
RESERVES HC79.C6 C636
Economic, demographic, and market statistics and trends for consumer industries & products.
RESERVES: HD2757.15 .G56
Covers top brands in consumer categories for 54 countries worldwide.
Search for companies worldwide by company, product, or industry code, as welll as by country or region. Some functionality and in-depth information is fee-based; Towson University does not have a subscription.
Go to Dossier Create a List of Companies to generate lists of companies by industry code, geography, revenue criteria.
International trade show directory.
A database of e-directories that allows you to search across directories, export and analyze data. This database includes Market Share Reporter, Business Rankings Annual, Encyclopedia of Associations, and Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media.
Trade flows between countries, available by NAICS, HS (Harmonized System), or SITC (Standard International Trade Classification) industry codes.
With over 1 billion records, this database contains detailed imports and exports statistics reported by statistical authorities of close to 200 countries or areas, including annual trade data from 1962 to the most recent year.