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Business Research Toolkit: International Business Research
The Sterne Library's award winning Business Research Toolkit Program is offered each Fall and Spring semester. The hands-on program introduces participants to business resources and research strategies.
Country Commercial Guides (CCG's) are prepared annually by U.S. embassies with the assistance of several U.S. government agencies. These reports present a comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis.
Open collaboration project for cross cultural etiquette and understanding.
Types of International Information
International business research is a broad term. It could include everything from researching foreign companies (or domestic companies doing business abroad) and foreign industries to business statistics and demographics about other countries and their people.
Here are just a few broad areas of international business research and types of information that would fall within each.
Economic Indicators:Pieces of economic data, usually of macroeconomic scale, that are used by investors to interpret current or future investment possibilities and judge the overall health of an economy. GDP, Consumer Price Index (CPI), and unemployment numbers are examples of economic indicators.
Gross Domestic Product: The monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period, though GDP is usually calculated on an annual basis.
Social Indicators: Social indicators are numerical measures that describe the well-being of individuals or communities. They are used to describe and evaluate community well-being in terms of social, economic and psychological welfare.
Globally renowned for its accuracy, consistency and reliability, the Europa World Year Book 2017is your source for detailed country surveys containing the latest analytical, statistical and directory information for over 250 countries and territories.
World Consumer Lifestyles Databook is full of hard-to-research statistics highlighting similarities and differences in lifestyles for 76 countries over 20 years. Compare population structures, health and living standards, home ownership patterns, income and earnings, consumer and family expenditure, crime and more.