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BUS D271 Global Business Analysis

Instructors: Cochran, Kovacs, Li, Pieratt, Routsong, Shum

General Country Resources

   CIA World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Country Reports & Forecasts

   Doing Business

The Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.

   Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Some freely available country analysis (historical, political, infrastructural, and economic trends, including business conditions) from The Economists' EIU website. Note that we do not subscribe this resource.

   Export.gov

Developed by the United States Department of Commerce's Commercial Service, the Export.gov website brings together resources to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies. The Country Commercial Guides and market research library provide information about market conditions, purchasing power, consumer trends, distribution channels, navigating entry constraints, best sectors, key contacts, and more. Coverage varies by country.

   Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

A partnership between the London Business School and Babson College that provides country-specific reports and data on the state of entrepreneurship.

Data & Statistics

   International Statistical Agencies

A portal of country-specific statistical agencies compiled by the United States Census Bureau.

   UNdata

A data service that allows one to search the United Nations statistical databases.

   UNESCO Institute for Statistics

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the primary source for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.

  World Development Indicators (WDI Online)

WDI contains statistical time-series data for over 550 development indicators for over 200 countries and 18 country groups. Data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators.