International Management

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MGT 352 - International Management

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Layman's Guide to HS and HTS Codes

Resource for import/export information, such as the Harmonized System (HS), Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), HS codes, Schedule B, and other classification terms within international shipping.

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Tariff and Trade Dataweb

Contains export prospects and market information for various countries and regions.

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International Business Etiquette and Manners

Source for international business etiquette, manners, and cross cultural communication.

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International Trade Administration: Export Solutions

Resource for developing successful international trade strategies. Provides information on networking, finding buyers and partners, foreign market research, financing, and compliance with U.S. foreign trade regulations.

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Geert Hofstede

Based on Professor Emeritus Geert Hofstede´s validated research, The Hofstede Center offers valuable tools to help visualize cultural differences and their impact.

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International Trade Administration

Provides country information, tariff and tax information, export resources, and industry information.

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U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets

Country reports from the U.S. State Department.

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BBC News Country Profiles

Country and territory profiles providing historical, political, and economic backgrounds. Supplemented by BBC News archives.

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Federation of International Trade Associations

Source for international import/export trade leads, events, and links to 8,000 international trade-related sites.

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See their Really Useful Sites for International Trade Professionals along with resources for country, legal, language, international markets and business directories.
Trade Compliance Center

The Office of Trade Agreements Negotiations and Compliance (TANC) helps make trade agreements work for American exporters and investors

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Country Studies (Library of Congress)

Provides eBooks for 80 books previously published as part of the Country Studies Series, which describes and analyzes the "historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world" The series also aimed to analyze how these factors were affected by culture. The focus is on lesser known areas of the world, and as a result, is not comprehensive.

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Source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies.

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Euromonitor's Passport database contains data for countries around the world covering consumer market sizes, market data & forecasts, consumer lifestyles, companies and brands, country risk and more.  Features millions of statistics and in-depth reports on 27 industries with demographic, macro and socioeconomic data and analysis on consumers and economies in 210 countries worldwide.

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Mergent Online

Mergent Online, source for global business and financial information on over 10,000 U.S. public companies, and 17,000+ non-U.S. public companies, as well as extensive corporate and municipal bond, UIT, and dividend information.

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A comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research. IBISWorld is a powerful business tool to learn about existing clients or potential clients’ core industries of involvement & how changes to those industries can have an impact on you or your organization.

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Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS)

The Public Affairs Information Services database provides information on business, public and international affairs, public and social policies and international relations. PAIS includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world.

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Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, law, public administration / policy, and public and international affairs.

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World Development Indicators Online

World Development Indicators Online, published by the World Bank, is a comprehensive database of development information covering more than 575 indicators, 225 countries, and 18 regional and income groups. The extensive collection includes data on population, income, social, economic, financial, natural resources and environmental indicators from 1960 onwards.

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ProQuest Asian Business and Reference

ProQuest Asian Business and Reference name has been changed to: Asian & European Business Collection

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Proquest European Business

ProQuest Asian Business and Reference name has been changed to: Asian & European Business Collection

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Statista aggregates statistical information on over 60,000 topics from more than 18,000 sources, including market research institutes, trade organizations, scientific journals, government databases, and many other private and public resources.  

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Bureau of Labor Statistics

Resource for labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity statistics in the United States. Agency historically has used data collection to inform public and private economic practices and policies.

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This site provides links to principle U.S. federal statistical agencies as well as the statistical agencies of most foreign countries. (A word of caution: detailed data on some country web sites is available only in the language native to that country).
Foreign Trade Statistics

Source for U.S. export and import statistics, export regulations, commodity classifications, and more trade-related topics.

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From U.S. Census Bureau

NationMaster is a central data source that allows the user to graphically compare nations. Using data from sources like the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD, NationMaster provides information on market sizing and trends on any sector or sub-sector in any country.

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Countries of the World

Provides a profile for included countries detailing topics such as geography, literacy rates, ethnicity/race, government, economy, flag, languages and many more.

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Trade and tariff data - World Trade organization

The WTO provides quantitative information in relation to economic and trade policy issues. Its data-bases and publications provide access to data on trade flows, tariffs, non-tariff measures (NTMs) and trade in value added.

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United Nations Statistical Yearbook

The main purpose of the Statistical Yearbook is to provide in a single volume a comprehensive compilation of internationally available statistics on social and economic conditions and activities, at world, regional and national levels, covering a ten-year period to the extent possible.

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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.

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OECD iLibrary

ECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.

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