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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LINKS
COUNTRY PROFILES & INTERCULTURAL INFORMATION
Prepared by Evangel University Library Staff
Updated October, 2011
Links checked: February 2012
Recomended Web Sites for International Business - New
Hofstede Centre - Strategy, Culure, Change
This website provides you with insights in Hofstede's research and the research of his colleagues into national and organisational culture. Besides the research outcomes, such as country scores on the dimensions of national culture, you will find the Culture Compass, helping you to visualize your own cultural preferences, links to mobile applications for the same purpose, video clips and much more!
CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities
Doing Busines in Other Countries
Kintessential - Global Guide to Culture, Customs and Etiquette
Information on a selected number of countries. Topics include language, useful phrases, the society, culture, business and social etiquettes. You can access Useful Phrases here or through the corresponding country.
Mind Tools - Cross Cultural Business Etiquette
Are you about to do business in another country? We'll show you some of the benefits of understanding the business culture – and we'll offer tips on things like dress, conversation, and social customs.
MSU - Global Resource Directory
Provides a list of links to information on different business organizations.
World Bank Group - Doing Business
The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 189 economies and selected cities at the subnational level. An excellent source for research material.
U.S. Commercial Service
The U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. companies find new international business partners in worldwide markets.
An Internet resource offered by the Levin Institute to promote a greater understanding of globalization.
Globalization101.org addresses the following issues:
What is globalization? Is it the integration of economic, political, and cultural systems across the globe? Or is it Americanization and United States dominance of world affairs? Is globalization a force for economic growth, prosperity, and democratic freedom? Or is it a force for environmental devastation, exploitation of the developing world, and suppression of human rights?