For anyone considering doing business in a foreign country, it is imperative to conduct advance research in order to learn about the country: its culture, its economic system, its business practices and regulations, etc.
Many UMGC Library databases contain country reports that provide an overview for various countries. These databases include:
A variety of country information is also available on the free Web.
Scroll down the page or use the links provided above to learn how to find country information in these different resources.
To find country information in ABI/INFORM Collection, first click on the icon of three horizontal lines toward the top left-hand side of the page:
Then click on the Browse link from the resulting sub-menu.
On the resulting page, scroll down to see links for the available country reports:
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Click on the Browse All Countries/Territoriesbutton toward the bottom of the page, enter a country or territory’s name in the search box, and then click on the country’s or territory’s name on the search results page.
You may be able to find additional country information in the databases listed above and in other UMGC library databases (Academic Search Ultimate, Dissertations & Theses Global, etc.) by conducting a keyword search for a country's name, along with a keyword search for an aspect of the country that you're interested in studying (e.g., japan AND "business etiquette").
There are numerous print books available in catalogUSMAI (the UMGC Library catalog) that discuss how to do business in other countries. These include:
You can find additional country information in print books in catalogUSMAI by clicking on the advanced search link for the catalog. Enter a country's name and use the drop-down menu to search for the term in the subject field of documents in the catalog. Then enter additional terms of interest in the other search boxes (e.g., japan AND "business etiquette"), as shown in the image below:
There are numerous ebooks available in eBook Collection (on EBSCOhost) that discuss how to do business in other countries. These include:
You can find additional country information in ebooks in eBook Collection (on EBSCOhost) by entering a country's name and other terms of interest in the search boxes (e.g., japan AND "business etiquette"), as shown in the image below:
There are numerous free websites that contain reliable country information. Below is a listing of some of these sites.