All the best resources for Import/Export, Intercultural Studies, Business Etiquette, and Risk Assessment.
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2014
- A Guide to Countries of the World
This invaluable global handbook provides a wealth of information for every country in the world. Each entry gives a brief history and outlines contemporary social, economic, political and religious issues.
- Cultural Variations and Business Performance: Beyond Globalism
Increasing intercultural competence will help increase sales.
- The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names
With over 9,000 entries, from Aachen to Zyrardów, this dictionary gives the history, meanings, and origin of an enormous range of country, region, island, city, and town names from around the world.
Be sure to search TopCat for newest titles.
- Business Source Premier
For country profiles, go to the Advanced Search page, choose "Country Reports" as Publication Type, and enter the name of the country in the search box.
- World Factbook: Central Intelligence Agency
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
- LexisNexis Country Profile
LexisNexis Country Profiles contains economic, business, and political risk information on about 190 countries.
- BBC Country Profiles
Full profiles from the BBC provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.
- World Bank: Country Profiles
Country profiles prepared by World Bank staff, available for 157 nations.
The official site of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Here you can can find news, business, political, and cultural information of member nations: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
- Background Notes
The U.S. Department of State provides these profiles of countries which include: Geography; People; History; Government; Political Conditions; Economy; Defense;
Foreign Relations; U.S. Relations; and Travel/Business.
- Country Studies
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
- EUROPA: Official Internet Site of the European Union
Here you can find social, economic, political, and cultural information about all European Union countries and candidate countries (those that have applied for membership).
- Human Development Report
Reports on the work of the United Nations Development Programme in fighting poverty, supporting democracy, empowering women, and protecting the environment worldwide.
- I Love Languages
A comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources. Here you can find language lessons, dictionaries, pronunciation guides, phrase books, translation engines, language schools, and just about anything else language-related.
- Modern Language Resource Center at Carnegie Mellon University
Some of the best links to resources on Chinese, French, ESL, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and other languages.
- Religions of the World
Provides numbers of adherents of major religions, their geographical distribution, date founded, and sacred texts.
- World Development Report
World Bank produces this report, which has a different theme each year. The latest is Gender Equality and Development.
- World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.