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Below are some resources specifically useful for study of global business. Be sure to see the main Business Administration and Economics pages for general business resources. 

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Country Facts

- Includes Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook

Background Notes - Country Information - U.S. Department of State background notes, arranged by country.

CIA World Factbook

Statesman's Year Book. ( Ref 305 St29) New York: St. Martin's, Annual.

World Government Data - Compiled by the Guardian (UK), a metasearch of governmental data from multiple countries, with downloadable data sets.

Constitutions, Treaties and Official Declarations Around the World - An alphabetical listing of approximately 140 countries, with links to their constitutions, and other links if available to treaties.

Americas Program ;- Policy briefs and analysis from the International Relations Center. Includes information on migration, sustainable development, and trade.

International Company and Industry Information

International Company Profiles, Histories, and Financials

In addition to the 15,000 U.S. public companies listed on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges, includes 20,000 non-U.S. companies (active and inactive).

 (See OneSource for in-depth company information and financials for US and international companies) 

(follow the "Companies" link for Hoover's and Company Dossier for US and and some international companies)


International Directory of Company Histories


International Industry and Consumer Data

Features news and analysis on various product, service, and supply industries. Includes detailed consumer data for the US and 205 other countries.



Statistics and Indicators

Business Environment Snapshots. "BES combines data from various World Bank (WB) entities including the International Finance Corporation (IFC) along with several private publishers to measure the business climate in 183 countries."

World Bank Data, includes World Development Indicators.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Data and Statistics, includes World Economic Outlook, Global Financial Stability Report, and Fiscal Monitor.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Economics Department, includes "Economic outlook, analysis, and forecasts," and "Economic surveys and country surveillance."

Doing Business in...

Doing Business Project, Measuring Business Regulations (from the International Finance Corporation, of the World Bank)

An essential resource for global business! "Doing Business provides a wealth of information for studying business regulations across countries. This excellent World Bank publication "provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 185 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.' " (Description from Choice, October 2013)

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