Western Libraries

International Business Resources

Our purpose here is to introduce you to resources of a general nature that are useful for studying international business, politics, and economics. Use of many of these electronic resources is restricted to current UWO students, faculty and staff. In order to secure access from off-campus you must first log in with your UWO ID in the "Off-Campus Access" box on the left-hand navigation. 

For additional assistance or suggestions consult with the staff or contact us at buslib@ivey.uwo.ca

Advances in Global Leadership
An annual collection of essays outlining current research on the topic.

Advances in International Management
An annual collection of essays outlining current research on the topic.

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management - International Management
Volume 7 of this set is the Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of International Management.

Doing Business In...
This search in Western Libraries' Catalogue lists books which outline how to do business in countries around the world. The list includes reports published by Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young.

International Business Handbooks - Catalogue Search
This search in Western Libraries' catalogue lists various handbooks and guides about doing business around the world.

Research in Global Strategic Management
An annual collection of essays outlining current research in the subject.

Research in International Business and Finance
An annual collection of essays outlining current research in the subject.


Books, E-Books, & Journals Using the Library Catalogue

For an up-to-date list of books held by Western Libraries, search the Library Catalogue for the SUBJECTs:

Business Etiquette
Comparative Management
Competition International
Corporate Culture
Corporations Foreign
Intercultural Communication
International Business Enterprises
Negotiation in Business

International Business - Electronic Books
This search in Western Libraries' Catalogue finds a list of electronic books related to international business available from Western Libraries. (Please note that this list is not complete. Check for individual titles by doing a title search in the Catalogue.)

International Business - Electronic Journals
This search in Western Libraries' Catalogue finds a list of electronic journals related to international business available from Western Libraries. (Plase note this list is not complete. Check for individual journals by doing a title search in the Catalogue.)


Article Databases

Asia Studies Online
This website provides statistical information and full-text reports and studies related to more than 50 countries in the Asia-Pacific area.

Business Monitor International
BMI contains information on approximately 175 countries including: quarterly economic and political reports with an emphasis on emerging markets; profiles of industry sectors ranging from autos to tourism; reports on multinational corporations; country political risk assessments and macro-economic data.

CIAO – Columbia International Affairs Online
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It has published a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

EconLit (Economic Literature)
EconLit is a comprehensive, indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature, produced by the American Economic Association. It includes coverage of over 400 major journals as well as articles in collective volumes (essays, proceedings, etc.), books, book reviews, dissertations, and working papers licensed from the Cambridge University Press Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
The EIU offers a broad range of full text electronic resources covering international trade and the political and economic environment in countries around the world. Although the Western Libraries do not subscribe to all products offered by the EIU, access is provided to the following major sources: Country Reports(includes nearly 200 countries, covering the political scene and economic policy issues); Country Commerce (covers the legal and investment environment in 60 countries); Regional Newsletters (includes, Business Africa, Business Asia, Business China, Business Eastern Europe, Business Europe, Business Latin America, Business Middle East, Business Russia, Business India Intelligence) and assorted other publications.

Factiva
Factiva.com combines the Dow Jones Interactive® and Business Insights databases and provides access to news from over 8000 sources, available from 118 countries in 22 languages.

Facts on File. World News Digest
This database provides concise news summaries of world events that are distilled from more than seventy-five newspapers, periodicals, journals and government on-line sources.

ISI Emerging Markets
This database covers over 40 countries, primarily from Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America. The information it contains is collected from a large number of sources in a variety of formats and languages and can include: macroeconomic forecasts and statistics; company and industry data and current political and economic news.

LexisNexis
This database contains the full-text of more than 2,300 newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters and broadcast transcripts as well as hundreds of other business, legal, political and governmental publications.

ProQuest Direct - ABI/Inform
This database provides detailed coverage of business, economic and political conditions by indexing and abstracting the information that is contained in over 1,500 journals and magazines. In addition, the full text and/or the complete image is provided for over 800 of the periodicals. Abstracts may be found as far back as 1971 and the full image is often provided after 1987. Updates are continuous and the most current issues of some magazines are available as soon as they are published.


Statistics and Data

Asia-Studies Online
This website provides statistical information and full-text reports and studies related to more than 50 countries in the Asia-Pacific area.

Bloomberg
This terminal is located in the Business Library. Click on the link to see a description of the Bloomberg service.

CIA World Factbook - Country Information
This website provides background information about countries.

MarketLine Advantage
This resource is international in scope and provides industry overviews; lists competitors and leading companies in an industry as well as supplying product segmentation information and market forecasts. Industry Profiles are an integrated library of overview reports, covering all major industrial and commercial sectors. The Country profiles provide comprehensive industry, political and economic analyses of more than 50 countries.

Datastream
This terminal is located in the Business Library. Click on the link to see a description of the Datastream service.

eMarketer eMarketer organizes, aggregates and analyzes reports and data from over 1700 sources that relate to e-business, the Internet and information technology. It is a particularly useful resource for statistics and charts about Internet activity, online business and emerging technologies. The research available is divided into Countries/Regions, Sources, Subjects, Thesaurus and RSS (articles, charts, reports).

Europa World Plus
"Entries contain the familiar traditional elements for 250 alphabetically arranged countries: scope note and summary, area and population (demographic summary), recent national financial statements of GDP and inflation, current leadership, and calendar of the next national elections. A narrative survey for each country supplies a historical overview, recent history, governmental and economic affairs, the state of social welfare and religion, education, and developments in media, trade, industry and commerce, transport, and tourism. [...] The 1,650 entries for international organizations contain contact information, activities, statistical data, publication output, and related information." J. Gelfand.

Global Gateway: World Culture & Resources,
Global Gateway is a unified portal to the Library of Congress's digital international collections and resources. The jewels of the site are the 25 digital collections, including 20 individual primary source digital collections focused on different world cultures and 5 collaboratively built bilingual digital libraries exploring the US's relationships with France, the Netherlands, Siberia, Spain, and Brazil.

IMF eLibrary Data
Includes harmonized global statistical data such as direction of trade, balance of payments, and government finance statistics.

ISI Emerging Markets
This database covers over 40 countries, primarily from Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America. The information it contains is collected from a large number of sources in a variety of formats and languages and can include: macroeconomic forecasts and statistics; company and industry data and current political and economic news.

LANIC - Statistics for Latin America
This website provides a directory of resources related to Latin America.

MergentOnline
Mergent Online provides access to the corporate annual reports of foreign companies as well as information about their history, subsidiaries and joint ventures. Also provided are reports relating to various industries in the Asia-Pacific area, Europe and North America.

National Statistical Offices
This site, maintained by Statistics Canada, provides links to the national statistical offices of countries around the world.

OECD iLibrary
OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It comprises the full-text of book collections by theme, including all OECD monographs and reports from 1998 to the present; full-text of twenty-four periodicals; and a statistical component that allows the user to build tables from OECD statistical databases.

Passport
Passport gives you access to thousands of international market and business information sources, and contains over a million economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries with country profiles and trend analyses from 1977-2016. It also contains 6-year historic market size data for more than 330 consumer products in 52 countries, plus 5-year forecasts; lifestyle indicators such as eating and drinking habits, home ownership trends and crime patterns for 71 countries worldwide and lifestyle reports for 65 countries.

Political Risk Yearbook
The Political Risk Yearbook contains political forecasts and assessments of the political and economic climates in over 100 countries. The country profiles are standardized and typically 50 pages in length, including maps and charts.

Thompson One Banker
Available via Internet Explorer only. The Thomson One Banker database is a source for company and industry research reports written by analysts at leading investment banks, brokerage firms and research organizations worldwide.

World Competitiveness Yearbook
The World Competitiveness Yearbook is available in print in the Business Library reference collection.

World Databank
WDI is a useful data source for information on the global economy. It contains statistical data for over 575 development indicators and time series data from 1960--2002 for over 220 countries and country groups. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators.


Website Resources

Davidson Data Center
The William Davidson Institute is a non-profit, independent, research and educational institute (U. of Michigan) dedicated to developing and disseminating expertise on issues affecting firms in transition & emerging market economies.

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
The website of the Governement of Canada department.

Export Development Canada
Free market and industry information. Personal registration required.

FITA - Federation of International Trade Associations
See their section titled "Really Useful Links".

globalEDGE
This website which is maintained by Michigan State University provides a directory of useful information.

Industry Canada
The website of the Government of Canada Department.

International Monetary Fund
Official website of the IMF including IMF reports and publications by country.

Nationmaster.com
World statistics and country comparisons.

World Trade Organization
Official website of the World Trade Organization.