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how to search for information on the global business environment

How to Search for Information on the Global Business Environment

Lingnan University Library

Mar 2013

http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/services/library-workshops/handouts

after the workshop you should be able to
After the workshop, you should be able to:
  • use the online databases and web resources to find country information (such as country profiles, membership of regional trade agreements, political risk, etc.) and industry Information & news for your group project.
  • locate various indicators/indices for country comparisons.
  • know the tools that help you to generate citations.
outline
Outline
  • Country Profiles
  • Country Competitiveness
  • Industry Information and News
  • BUS108 Global Business Environment Guide
  • Citing Sources
country profiles
Country Profiles
  • CIA World Factbook
  • BBC Country Profiles
  • GlobalEDGE Country Insights
  • GlobalEDGE: Global Resources Directory
  • Business Source Premier (BSP)
cia world factbook
CIA World Factbook

Provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies.

Access: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

bbc country profiles
BBC Country Profiles

Access: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/

globaledge
GlobalEDGE

Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University. It is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.

Highlights:

Country Insights: A good source for country information in GlobalEDGE. Includes information on: Risk Assessment, Trade statistics, Rankings & Indices , etc.

Global Resource Directory: A directory of online resources on global business. Contents include: Regional Trade Agreements (e.g. Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Agreements Database), Multi-Country (e.g. Country Watch ) Statistical Data Sources (e.g. DIBS, Asian Development Bank Statistics) and more…

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Access: http://globaledge.msu.edu/

globaledge country insights

Provides Statistics, history, politics and demographics for over 200 countries around the world.

GlobalEDGE: Country Insights

Access: http://globaledge.msu.edu/Global-Insights

globaledge global resources directory
GlobalEDGE: Global Resources Directory
  • A directory of resources allows you to find international business and trade related resources.

Access: http://globaledge.msu.edu/global-resources

business source premier bsp
Business Source Premier (BSP)

Provides countries reports, industry reports, market reports in addition to full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text from more than 1,100 peer-reviewed journals.

Highlights:

  • Country Reports
    • Country Reports  By title, Subject & Description  Country name (e.g. Indonesia)
    • E.g. Indonesia Country Profile, Political Risk Yearbook: Indonesia Country Report, Indonesia Country Monitor, etc.
  • Company Profiles
  • Industry Profiles
    • Industry Profiles  Alphabetical  industry name (e.g. mobile phone)
business source premier bsp1
Business Source Premier (BSP)

Access:

Databases  Key Databases  Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost)

http://proxy1.library.ln.edu.hk:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp?profile=bsi&defaultdb=buh

country competitiveness
Country Competitiveness

IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook

Printed version: [REF]  HF1414 .W67

CD-ROM version: [REF]  HF1414 .W67

Online version: http://proxy1.library.ln.edu.hk:2048/login?url=https://www.worldcompetitiveness.com/online

Doing Business: Benchmarking Business Regulations by World Bank

http://www.doingbusiness.org

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World Competitiveness Yearbook

Access: http://proxy1.library.ln.edu.hk:2048/login?url=https://www.worldcompetitiveness.com/online

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Doing Business: Benchmarking Business Regulations by World Bank

are you still here

Access: http://www.doingbusiness.org

industry information and news
Industry Information and News
  • HKTDC: Provides HK Industry profiles, country profiles and more.
  • LexisNexis: Contains full-text news, business information, legal information from over 6,000 sources all over the world.
  • Factiva : Provides searchable access to full-text information from over 35,000 online resources as well as tens of thousands of company reports and financial data. (No. of concurrent users = 5)
hktdc
HKTDC
  • Industry Profiles: Research  Product Industries
  • Country Information: Research  Developed Markets & Emerging Markets

Access:http://www.tdctrade.com/

lexisnexis academic
LexisNexis Academic

Contains full-text news, business information, legal information from over 6,000 sources all over the world.

  • Access:
  • Databases  Key Databases  LexisNexis Academic
  • http://proxy1.library.ln.edu.hk:2048/login?url=http://www.lexisnexis.com/ap/academic
factiva
Factiva

Provides searchable access to full-text information from over 35,000 online resources as well as tens of thousands of company reports and financial data. (No. of concurrent users = 5)

Select Companies /Markets

Access: Databases  Key Databases  Factiva

bus108 global business environment guide
BUS108 Global Business Environment Guide
  • Access:
  • Research  Guides @ LU  Business  BUS108 Global Business Environment
  • http://libguides.ln.edu.hk/bus108
citing sources
Citing Sources
  • In academic writing, whenever we use someone else’s works, ideas, theory, quotes, methods, data, etc. we must cite the original source.
  • Citation styles are the rules that govern on how we format these citations.
  • There are many different citation styles set up by different academic bodies or publishers. The most commonly used ones include the APA style, MLA style and the Chicago style.
citation examples
Citation Examples
  • A Book

Boone, L. E. & Kurtz, D. L. (2006). Contemporary business. Australia : Thomson/South-Western.

  • A Journal Article

Cutler, D.M., Poterba, J.M. and Summers, L.H. (1990). Speculative dynamics and the role of feedback traders. American Economic Review, 80(2), 63-68.

citation tools
Citation Tools
  • Cite Sources http://libguides.ln.edu.hk/content.php?pid=350120&sid=2951254
  • RefWorks:

http://proxy1.library.ln.edu.hk:2048/login?url=https://www.refworks.com/refworks2/?r=authentication::init&groupcode=RWLingnanUL

  • Citation Builder (from NCSU Libraries)

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/citationbuilder/

need help
Need Help?
  • Ivy Kan (2616-8570 / ivykan@ln.edu.hk )
  • Integrated Helpdesk at Information Commons (1/F, Library)
  • Ask A Librarian (Electronic Reference): https://www.library.ln.edu.hk/research/ask-librarian
  • Research Consultation Service: https://www.library.ln.edu.hk/research-consultation-service
  • refstaff@ln.edu.hk / 2616-8571
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Questions?

Thank You !