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International Business Information. INLS 227 Fall 2002. Many standard business sources have companion/parallel international sources. Encyclopedia of Associations Encyclopedia of Associations, International Organizations American Statistics Index (ASI – found in LexisNexis Statistical)

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many standard business sources have companion parallel international sources
Many standard business sources have companion/parallel international sources
  • Encyclopedia of Associations

Encyclopedia of Associations, International Organizations

  • American Statistics Index (ASI – found in LexisNexis Statistical)

Index to International Statistics (IIS)

  • D&B Million Dollar Directory

D&B Principal International Businesses

  • Business Information: how to find it

International Business Information: how to find it

  • Hoover’s Handbook of American Business –

Hoover’s Handbook of World Business

general finding aids
General Finding Aids
  • Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory
  • Global Data Locator
  • International Directory of Business Information
  • Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources - Europe
  • International Business Information: how to find it, how to use it (1999)
  • International Business Resources on the WWW
  • VIBES
statistical sources
Statistical Sources
  • Index to International Statistics (from CIS)
      • International Monetary Fund
      • European Union
      • OECD
      • United Nations
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
  • Statistics Sources (Gale Pub)
  • STAT-USA
general sources for international business research
General Sources for International Business Research
  • ABI-Inform
  • Business & Industry Database
  • PAIS International
  • LexisNexis Academic
  • Business Source Elite
  • Thomson Research
  • STAT-USA
  • WSJ
company information characteristics of company information sources
Company InformationCharacteristics of Company Information Sources
  • Type of information:
      • Basic
        • D&B Principal International Businesses
      • Product Directory
        • Thomas Register/Global
      • Financial Directory
        • Mergent International Manual
      • Rankings Directory
        • Forbes Global 500
        • Fortune Global 500
company information characteristics of company information sources7
Company InformationCharacteristics of Company Information Sources
  • Legal Status - International
    • Public doesn’t always mean publicly traded
    • Private companies often provide more financial information
    • UK
      • all companies must register with the Companies House
      • All publicly listed companies are required to have PLC attached to name.
    • Italy
      • All companies must register with the Chamber of Commerce.
    • EU Directives
company information characteristics of company information sources8
Company InformationCharacteristics of Company Information Sources
  • China
    • 1994 passed company law legislation
  • Australia
    • All companies register with the Australia Securities and Exchange Commission – private companies also included
  • Special Cases
    • Japanese keiretsu (company coalitions) and Korean chaebol (conglomerates)
company information characteristics of company information sources9
Company InformationCharacteristics of Company Information Sources
  • Size of Company
    • Most companies are small, the smaller they are , the less information there is available.
    • Multinationals
      • Corporations which have home in one country but operate and live under laws and customs of other countries as well. GM, Ford, Royal Dutch/Shell
        • Forbes has annual multinational report published
    • Transnational
      • an organization in which different capabilities and contributions among different country-operations are shared and integrated. Exxon-Mobil
        • United Nations tracks transnational companies annually – World Investment Report [United Nations Transnational Division ]
  • xx
directory sources
Directory Sources
  • Basic Company Directories
    • Principal International Businesses (D&B)
    • World Business Directory (Gale)
    • Directory of Corporate Affiliations (National Register)
    • D&B Europa
    • Europe's medium-sized companies directory.
    • Directory of standing representative organizations of foreign and territorial companies in China
    • Directory of public companies in Canada
directory sources11
Directory Sources
  • Industry Directories
    • Thomson’s Bank Directory
    • European Directory of Retailers and Wholesalers
  • Product Directories
    • Kompass
    • Thomas Register of European Manufacturers

http://www.tgrnet.com/

directory sources12
Directory Sources
  • Listed Company Reports (publicly held)
    • Use SEC 20-F for non-U.S. companies that trade on the U.S. stock exchanges
    • Use ICC British Company Annual Reports full-text files for companies that trade on London
  • International Directory of Company Histories
  • Hoover’s Handbook of World Business
financial sources
Financial Sources
  • Typical Questions
    • How is a company performing financially this year? How has it performed financially in previous years?
    • Is a full financial report (with balance sheet and income statement) available? Os the company profitable?
financial sources14
Financial Sources
  • Registration requirements vary
  • Form and content vary
  • Find it okay, but interpretation ?
  • Find extracts but not complete
financial sources15
Financial Sources

Moody’s International Manual

Hoover’s Handbook of World Business

Thomson/Polk Bank Directory

economic statistics sources
Economic Statistics Sources
  • Basic Indicators of a nation’s economic well-being. Gauges economy’s performance and predict future conditions
  • Includes measures of national income, employment, price levels, and industrial output
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Formal and Informal Country Classification groups
    • G7 U.S., Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom (7)
    • OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (12)
    • OECD Organization for economic cooperation and development (29+)
    • EU European Union (15)

Good description of groups is in CIA World Factbook

key publishers compilers of economic information
Key Publishers/ Compilers of Economic Information
  • United Nations
  • OECD
  • World bank
  • World Trade Organization
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Euromonitor
  • EU
united nations publications
United Nations Publications
  • National Accounts Statistics: Main aggregates and detailed tables HC79.I5 N3844
  • International Trade Statistics Yearbook
  • SITC Standard International Trade Classification
  • Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
  • Statistical Yearbook
  • Demographic Yearbook
oecd publications
OECD Publications
  • National Accounts of OECD Nations
  • OECD Economic Outlook
  • Key Economic Indicators
imf publications
IMF Publications
  • International Financial Statistics Yearbook
  • World Economic Outlook
  • Government Finance Statistics Yearbook
world bank publications
World Bank Publications
  • World Development Report
  • World Development Indicators
  • Social Indicators of Development
  • World Debt Tables
  • World Bank Atlas
economist intelligence unit publications
Economist Intelligence Unit Publications
  • Country Profiles and Country Reports
  • EIU Regional Newsletters
  • Country Risk Service
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International Business Information
  • Source used:

Pagell, Ruth and Michael Halperin.International Business Information:

How to Find it, How toUse it. 2nd ed. N.Y.: AMACOM, 1999.