International Business

Search Tips

Tips for Business Source Complete: Enter a country name in the first search field, then scroll down to Publication Type and select the Report and Country Report checkboxes. Or use the Browse sidebar at the right of the search page and select the link for Country Reports.

Tips for CountryWatch: For Culture, select your country in the Quick Links drop-down box, then select Cultural Etiquette in the left sidebar under the Social Overview section. For News, select Country Wire or Intelligence Wire for news and political intelligence.

Tips for Nexis Uni: On the main screen, use the Search in all News box to search by country name, then on the results screen use the Narrow By limiters to filter your search (Country & Region Reports is available under Publication Type). Or select All Sources from the Menu drop-down at the top of the screen, then use the Search Within Sources box to search by country name or by source name such as BBC Monitoring, BMI Country Risk Report, Business Monitor International, and PRS Risk Guide & Service.

Library Databases and Internet Resources

Business Premium Collection (ProQuest)
The most comprehensive business offering, comprising all content from: ABI/INFORM Collection; Accounting, Tax and Banking Collection; Asian and European Business Collection; Business Market Research Collection; and Entrepreneurship Database. With global coverage in business and economics, the collection features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, and working papers, as well as trade publications, market research reports, and key periodicals such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Economist.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
Scholarly, trade, and popular business publications covering all business disciplines. Includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. (Updated daily)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only. This resource is also available for use by all Wisconsin residents through BadgerLink.

Country Commercial Guides on Export.gov (International Trade Administration)
Market conditions, opportunities, regulations, and business customs for over 125 countries prepared by trade and industry experts at U.S. embassies worldwide.
Access: Available to everyone.

CountryWatch
Textual and statistical sources on more than 190 countries. Country Reviews include demographic, political, economic, business, cultural, and environmental information. Subscription also includes CountryWatch Data, Map Gallery, and more. (Updated daily)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Doing Business (The World Bank)
Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level. The detailed subnational reports provide data on the ease of doing business, rank each location, and recommend reforms.
Access: Available to everyone.

Europa World Plus (Routledge)
Includes economic, political, historical, and geographic profiles of 250 countries and global regions. Also provides comparative statistics as well as contact information for political, business, media, and cultural agencies and officials, including 1,900 international organizations. Search or browse by country, region, organization, or people. Archival data since 2006 from the Europa World Year Book may be downloaded. (Updated continually)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only. Licensed for 4 simultaneous users.

J.P. Morgan Research (ProQuest)
The database features thousands of analyst reports covering over 3,000 global companies and all industries. Derived from Morgan Markets – which is J.P. Morgan’s exclusive information for key clients and investors – these reports are made available to academic users for education and research purposes. Coverage is 2011 to current with a one week embargo. Lengthy reports cover equities and company performance, global and regional economics and financial strategy, foreign exchange, commodities, liquidity, and emerging markets.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Nexis Uni (LexisNexis)
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) offers access to more than 17,000 news, legal and business sources, including print and online journals; television and radio broadcasts; newswires and blogs; local, regional, national and international newspapers with deep archives; extensive legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 1790; and business information on more than 80 million U.S. and international companies and more than 75 million executives. (Updated daily)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Oxford Handbooks Online: Scholarly Research Reviews (Oxford University Press)
Oxford Handbooks Online: Scholarly Research Reviews is an outstanding collection of the best Handbooks in 14 subject areas. One of the most prestigious and successful strands of Oxford’s scholarly publishing, the Handbook series contain in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. Subscription includes: Archaeology, Business and Management, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, and Religion.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Political Handbook of the World (CQ Press)
Contains facts and analysis on the governmental and political makeup of more than 200 countries and territories throughout the world. Detailed profiles of more than 120 intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies are also included.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Top Markets Series on Export.gov (International Trade Administration)
Economists and trade experts analyze and rank industry opportunities in key overseas markets. The reports provide a detailed assessment of the competitiveness landscape within a sector.
Access: Available to everyone.

World Bank Data
Comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe, including hundreds of indicators that go back 50 years. Databases include: World Development Indicators; Global Development Finance; Africa Development Indicators; Global Economic Monitor; Doing Business; Education Statistics; Health, Nutrition and Population Statistics, Millennium Development Indicators; Gender Statistic; and Actionable Governance Indicators. (Updates ongoing)
Access: Available to everyone.

World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)
Contains overviews of each country in the world, including brief data on geography, people, government, economy, membership in international organizations, communications, and defense forces. Maps and flags may be viewed in various formats. (Updated annually)
Access: Available to everyone.