Coface Economic Studies & Country Risks

Coface Economic Studies & Country Risks provide quick political and economic risk assessments for 160 nations. Regularly updated, they provide an estimate of the average credit risk on a country’s businesses … Continued

Guide to International Market Analysis & Entry

About Assessing an international market for the purpose of launching a new product, or expanding an existing brand or business, requires a lot of thought and research.  Researchers need to understand the financial and economic forces and market indicators, as well as the political, legal, and sociocultural forces and issues in an area.  Likewise, it … Continued

Best Research Strategies for Global Consulting Information

About My friends in the Global Consulting Program (GCP) in the Ohio University College of Business are doing consulting projects in France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,  Italy, and Spain this summer, and Nicaragua this winter.   This guide will help them find the best information in the area quickly and efficiently.   Note: The class exercise for … Continued

CountryWatch

CountryWatch is a great resource for international business, giving you a quick overview of the political, economic, and social issues in countries around the world. Connect to:  CountryWatch  Format:  Subscription database Access :  All Ohio University Campuses Provides country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 countries of the world. Includes basic information on … Continued

Guide to researching the clothing and apparel retail industry in China

About The Summer 2013 Business Cluster students are charged with choosing an apparel retail company to open in Beijing, China. Their end product is a “feasibility study which entails researching and analyzing the chosen company, industry, target market in Beijing, and competition in order to generate financial projections, marketing plan, and management approaches.”  The resources … Continued

Import Genius

Import Genius is an enormous data set covering the activities of companies involved in international trade. The company collects and organizes hundreds of millions of shipping manifests and customs records from government agencies and private companies around the world. Connect to:  Import Genius  (only works on campus computers, no off-campus access) Format:  Subscription Database Access … Continued

UHY Doing Business Guides

If you are researching doing business in another country, the UHY guides offer information for over 60 countries, covering business environment, foreign investment, setting up a business, and more. … Continued

Uniworld

Uniworld is an online directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries, and Foreign Firms Operating in the United States. … Continued

TradeStats Express

Tradestats Express is a great resource to use when you need to measure value of U.S. imports and exports. The database contains data back to 1989, and as recently as the previous economic quarter. The database can retrieve import/export values for specific industries by NAICS code, and allow for limiting by country as well. … Continued