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No Passport Required

How GALILEO Can Help You Travel the Globe to Find International Business Information

Casey Long & Roger Magnus

Georgia State University


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A Possible Scenario at Your Library?

  • A frantic young MBA shows up at your desk and desperately needs your help. He recently graduated with a degree in international business and now must relocate to France immediately because his wife, also a student in the program, just found a job with France Telecom.

  • Fortunately, he has already secured an interview for a management position with Alcatel, another telecommunications giant. In preparation for his interview, he needs to find out more about the company and French job-seeking procedures and the overall employment outlook.

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  • Unfortunately, he had also heard that his wife’s company recently had laid off some workers, so he is wondering if he should even be looking at the French telecommunications industry.

  • If hired, he has been told he may be managing a diverse team of individuals, so he wants to know if there have been any studies done on French management practices.

    Can you help him?


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Summary of Information Needs

Note: Proquest Databases and Lexis-Nexis are additional resources for each of these types of data. These resources, however, are not available at all Georgia libraries and are not covered in this presentation.


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Step One: Company Profiles

Synthesized Data and Analysis -

Business Source Premier: Datamonitor Company Profiles

  • 10,000+ public and private companies from around the world

  • Helpful Elements:

    • Company Overview and History

    • Executive Biographies

    • Product and Services Analysis

    • SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) Analysis


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More Company ProfilesHow to Search for Company Reports


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More Company ProfilesCompany Reports Listing


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More Company ProfilesHow to Browse for Company Reports


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More Company Profiles

More in-depth/Miscellaneous Information and Current News - Business Source Premier: articles

  • Advanced Search research fields: Company Entity, People, Geographic Terms, etc.

  • Sort by: magazines or scholarly journals


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More Company ProfilesHow to Search for Articles


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More Company ProfilesArticle Listing


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More Company ProfilesHow to Search for Articles


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More Company ProfilesArticle Listing


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More Company ProfilesArticle Sorting


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Step Two: Industry Overviews/Market Research Reports

Synthesized Broad Industry Data and Analysis -

Business Source Premier: Datamonitor Industry Profiles

  • Currently 1,600+ industry reports; same industry covered for multiple countries

  • Helpful Elements:

    • Market Overview- Market Segmentation

    • Competitive Landscape- Market Forecasts


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More Industry Overviews/Market Research ReportsHow to Search for Industry Reports


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More Industry Overviews/Market Research ReportsIndustry Report Listing


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More Industry Overviews/Market Research ReportsHow to Search for Industry Reports


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More Industry Overviews/Market Research ReportsIndustry Report Listing


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More Industry Overviews/Market Research Reports

Additional Industry Information and Niche Sector Coverage -

Business Source Premier: articles

  • Advanced Search research fields: Subject (Thesaurus), Geographic, Default, All Text.

    Computer Source Premier: articles

  • Highly targeted information for computers, telecommunications and other high tech industries

    Other Resources -

  • Findex – market research report directory

  • Business Source Premier – COMING SOON: searchable market research reports


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More Industry Overviews/Market Research ReportsHow to Use Thesaurus


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More Industry Overviews/Market Research ReportsHow to Search for Articles


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More Industry Overviews/Market Research ReportsArticle Listing – Business Source Premier


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More Industry Overviews/Market Research ReportsArticle Listing – Computer Source Premier


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Step Three: Business Culture & Etiquette

Best Source: Business Source Premier

  • Relevant Scholarly Journals and Magazinesin the areas of:

    • Human Relations (140)

    • Management (368)

    • Production & Operations (93)

    • Psychology for Business (154)

    • Sociology (233)

  • Country Specific Reports (1307)

    • Many include information on ethnic and religious composition.

    • Country Watch reports provide information on cultural do’s and don’ts.

  • Country Career Guides

    • Provides job applications and interviewing tips, employment trends, procedures for obtaining work visas, and cultural trend.


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More Culture and Etiquette Resources

PsycINFO or Psychological & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Search for articles on management trends, employee/management relationships, and factors influencing job satisfaction and productivity

Sociological Collection or Sociological Abstracts

Search for articles that describe cultural norms within a particular country and differences in workplace etiquette.

Academic Search Premier

Search for general articles on the country.

netLibrary

Access books on various aspects of business and management.


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Step Four: Economic Trends & Data

Business Source Premier

Contains reports from 9 economic information publishers

  • Business Monitor International (49)

  • Country Watch Incorporated (190)

  • Datamonitor Industry and Country Profiles (3022)

  • EIU Reports (210)

  • Global Insight (219)

  • Icon Group International (465)

  • OECD Economic Survey (35)

  • PRS Group Inc (99)

  • ABS Energy Research (63)


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Spotlight on In-depth Economic Reports


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Accessing Country Reports – Step One

Click on Publications


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Accessing Country Reports – Step Two

Type in country name and click Browse


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Accessing Country Reports – Alternative Method

1.) Enter country in search box on main menu

2.) Click on Country Economic Data link

3.) Select report from list that is returned


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More Economic Trends & Data Resources

SKS Webselect

Links to key economic websites

  • Region or country specific sites

  • Historical overview

  • Major economists

  • Economic policy and statistics organizations

    World Almanac

    Lists potential reference sources, provides basic facts & statistics, and includes biographies and encyclopedia entries.

    netLibrary

    Provides access to books that may contain relevant economic data.


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Questions?

Casey Long

caseylong@gsu.edu

404-463-9932

Roger Magnus

rmagnus@gsu.edu

404-651-3111


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